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Old 10th May 2010, 20:32   #256
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Great going, pavan! Glad to see your car getting the much-deserved OHH REE GEE NAL parts at last!

How I wish I got a windfall like this for Standards!
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Old 10th May 2010, 22:10   #257
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Great going, pavan! Glad to see your car getting the much-deserved OHH REE GEE NAL parts at last!

How I wish I got a windfall like this for Standards!
A windfall... You would fall down your chair, if i reveal something extremely funny incident that happened to me today.

Just look at the below details for time being,

Will reveal the details of my new part received today evening.

I had ordered for a pair of VW Beetle tail light for my friends car.

Order priced at 19.96$ and shipping 60$.. Everything is fine, as these are the lowest rate for shipping. I received everything in order.

But. there was a lot of catch , i got Stumped....



All shipment travel activity is displayed in local time for the location Date/Time

Activity Location DetailsMay 10, 2010 17:49


DeliveredBANGALORE IN

Payment received May 10, 2010 10:18On FedEx vehicle for delivery

BANGALORE IN May 10, 2010 09:53At local FedEx facility

BANGALORE IN May 9, 2010 18:39In transit

NEW DELHI IN May 9, 2010 12:35Int'l shipment release

NEW DELHI IN May 9, 2010 12:33In transit

NEW DELHI IN Package available for clearance

May 8, 2010 23:38In transitPARIS FR

May 8, 2010 23:15 Departed FedEx locationPARIS FR

May 8, 2010 20:59Arrived at FedEx locationPARIS FR

May 8, 2010 06:23In transitMEMPHIS, TN

May 8, 2010 04:57Departed FedEx locationMEMPHIS, TN

May 8, 2010 00:56Departed FedEx locationMEMPHIS, TN

May 7, 2010 23:55Arrived at FedEx locationMEMPHIS, TN

May 7, 2010 19:10Left FedEx origin facilityEFFINGHAM, IL

May 7, 2010 17:51Picked upEFFINGHAM, IL

May 7, 2010 15:20Shipment information sent to FedEx

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Old 11th May 2010, 16:30   #258
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The 2 pairs of tail lenses ordered from Mid-america Motorworks, travelled all the way across the globe.

And at what price? 40$ for 2 pairs of lenses and 60$ shipping and Rs 645/- (14.3$)duty. == Rs 5400/-.

Look at the stickers on the box sent
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Old 11th May 2010, 16:47   #259
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What is this? Made in India

So, it paid export duty + import duty. Good.
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Not at all surprising,because it is a known fact that american VW parts websites like CIP,Jbugs,mamotors,etc source many trim items from INDIA, Taiwan etc,
the lens shown in the first photo is available in Bangalore itself for Rs.750 a pair.one of my friends(Tbhpian who owns a yellow bug) bought a pair for that price an year ago.
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It is the same situation with the chromed wire wheels which are made in south india and then are exported to England. You can't buy them here so you have to buy it from England and at a much higher price.
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What is this? Made in India

So, it paid export duty + import duty. Good.
Nodi saar.

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Not at all surprising,because it is a known fact that american VW parts websites like CIP,Jbugs,mamotors,etc source many trim items from INDIA, Taiwan etc,
the lens shown in the first photo is available in Bangalore itself for Rs.750 a pair.one of my friends(Tbhpian who owns a yellow bug) bought a pair for that price an year ago.
That must be Devaiah. Thats the only other Yellow Bug in Namma Bengaluru. Very frustrating to know something like this can happen.

I have searched for this part since 4 months all across India. Many places the results were negative.


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It is the same situation with the chromed wire wheels which are made in south india and then are exported to England. You can't buy them here so you have to buy it from England and at a much higher price.
I Wonder how we loose out on such things.

Somehow, we guys must collectively unearth the real truth for the actual origin.


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Duh...!! Made in India... Raghav, pray it is not made in bangalore. You will feel like jumping off the hebbal flyover!!!
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Old 11th May 2010, 18:53   #264
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if my info is correct NEOLITE PPI supplies bug lenses to these vendors
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Duh...!! Made in India... Raghav, pray it is not made in bangalore. You will feel like jumping off the hebbal flyover!!!
Certainly not made in Bangalore Buddy

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if my info is correct NEOLITE PPI supplies bug lenses to these vendors

Yes true. Neo lite in collaboration with a Singapore based company manufactures few VW lights.

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There are few stockists in Ludhiana and Gurgaon, who sell quality VW products. I had been fortunate to get a few fittings from them.

I called a few guys there sometime ago, and they require order in large numbers.

But...........? Unfortunately we cant control these

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Old 16th May 2010, 21:23   #266
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Some pics by experts.

1) Lukeskywalker
2) Rjstyles

These guys wake me up early morning so that they can get me the best pics for my car.

What a wonderful gesture.

We drive some 30 kms on the Bengaluru outskirts and these guys patiently takes time to select the locations and light settings.

3 pics from Hair (Lukeskywalker)
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The 2 pairs of tail lenses ordered from Mid-america Motorworks, travelled all the way across the globe.

And at what price? 40$ for 2 pairs of lenses and 60$ shipping and Rs 645/- (14.3$)duty. == Rs 5400/-.

Look at the stickers on the box sent
What a feeling you must be having. Its like our own cat doing meow to us.

I guess, sometimes, you just cant help it. Good you atleast found the part.

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Some pics by experts.

1) Lukeskywalker
2) Rjstyles

These guys wake me up early morning so that they can get me the best pics for my car.

What a wonderful gesture.

We drive some 30 kms on the Bengaluru outskirts and these guys patiently takes time to select the locations and light settings.

3 pics from Hair (Lukeskywalker)

This pictures are mindboggling. Try posting it in some contest, you will win. Truely amazing! Where was this location?
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What a feeling you must be having. Its like our own cat doing meow to us.

I guess, sometimes, you just cant help it. Good you atleast found the part.

This pictures are mindboggling. Try posting it in some contest, you will win. Truely amazing! Where was this location?
Ha ha ha.. Correct magaa.

As they say, "Konkona Suttu Mylara" Anyways, happy to have found the part.

That location is 30 kms away from my house, Bangalore outskirts, Been strictly adviced by Riju and Hari to keep it confidential.

Pics only for T-BHP to enjoy, Wait till Riju's pics come.
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Lukeskywalker and Rjstyles: Hope you know about FCB. We do have some nice Fiats. Lets fix an appointment.

Pics are superb. Waiting for Rj's set of pics.
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Rjstyles (RIJU's) set of pics.

I am just blown to bits, never have i seen my car look so beautiful.

Sorry, if this looks like a show off, but i am eager to share these wonderful effort by Riju and Hari.
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