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Pep Boys Proline oil from China now? #4717494
04/05/18 06:43 PM
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The PB rep was just here. He said to buy the PB Proline oil now because they are changing vendors and the oil will be coming from China. Wonder if its true or if he is trying to unload pallets of oil?


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Re: Pep Boys Proline oil from China now? [Re: Chris142] #4717535
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Chinese oil? crzy

Unless he was just talking about the filters. Those "leak tested" cans with cellophane wrap around the bottom

Re: Pep Boys Proline oil from China now? [Re: Chris142] #4717620
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No he said the oil.


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Re: Pep Boys Proline oil from China now? [Re: Chris142] #4717621
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Yeah it's Chinese oil. It's the next-gen GTL technology- VTL. Vapor to liquid. They're scrubbing the air in China and making oil out of it.

Re: Pep Boys Proline oil from China now? [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #4717665
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Originally Posted By: SubieRubyRoo
Yeah it's Chinese oil. It's the next-gen GTL technology- VTL. Vapor to liquid. They're scrubbing the air in China and making oil out of it.


I thought that was synthetic coal tar oil?

grin crackmeup


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Re: Pep Boys Proline oil from China now? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4717739
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
Chinese oil? crzy

Unless he was just talking about the filters. Those "leak tested" cans with cellophane wrap around the bottom
those are prolly better than the tearlater built oil filters they sell now.


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Re: Pep Boys Proline oil from China now? [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #4717791
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Originally Posted By: SubieRubyRoo
Yeah it's Chinese oil. It's the next-gen GTL technology- VTL. Vapor to liquid. They're scrubbing the air in China and making oil out of it.


Good one! Filtration of the particulate must be a key step . . .


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Re: Pep Boys Proline oil from China now? [Re: Nyogtha] #4717793
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Re: Pep Boys Proline oil from China now? [Re: Chris142] #4717852
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Maybe he thought they were recycling oil from Chinese restaurants... smirk

Re: Pep Boys Proline oil from China now? [Re: Chris142] #4717925
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Originally Posted By: Chris142
The PB rep was just here. He said to buy the PB Proline oil now because they are changing vendors and the oil will be coming from China. Wonder if its true or if he is trying to unload pallets of oil?


From a business perspective, you'll be tying up cash into sitting inventory. Assuming you want nothing to do with the Chinese oil, just find a different supplier now because you'll have to eventually. That said, are they even giving you guys a discount to buy all this?

Tell the local NAPA you're getting oil from PB for $x.xx a quart. See if they can beat or at least match it.


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Re: Pep Boys Proline oil from China now? [Re: dlundblad] #4717993
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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
Originally Posted By: Chris142
The PB rep was just here. He said to buy the PB Proline oil now because they are changing vendors and the oil will be coming from China. Wonder if its true or if he is trying to unload pallets of oil?


From a business perspective, you'll be tying up cash into sitting inventory. Assuming you want nothing to do with the Chinese oil, just find a different supplier now because you'll have to eventually. That said, are they even giving you guys a discount to buy all this?

Tell the local NAPA you're getting oil from PB for $x.xx a quart. See if they can beat or at least match it.
I have tried that in the past. Napa won't bargain on oil. My cost from pb is $1.80/qt. Napa is double that.

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Re: Pep Boys Proline oil from China now? [Re: Chris142] #4718003
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Originally Posted By: Chris142
Originally Posted By: dlundblad
Originally Posted By: Chris142
The PB rep was just here. He said to buy the PB Proline oil now because they are changing vendors and the oil will be coming from China. Wonder if its true or if he is trying to unload pallets of oil?


From a business perspective, you'll be tying up cash into sitting inventory. Assuming you want nothing to do with the Chinese oil, just find a different supplier now because you'll have to eventually. That said, are they even giving you guys a discount to buy all this?

Tell the local NAPA you're getting oil from PB for $x.xx a quart. See if they can beat or at least match it.
I have tried that in the past. Napa won't bargain on oil. My cost from pb is $1.80/qt. Napa is double that.


Sounds like you'll still need a new supplier. Buy all the oil you want, but you'll need more eventually.


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Re: Pep Boys Proline oil from China now? [Re: Chris142] #4718172
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Proline oil from China? More evidence that Pep Boys is headed down the tubes.


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Re: Pep Boys Proline oil from China now? [Re: Chris142] #4718201
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PB is currently owned by this guy. The current day Gordon Gekko. A real crook, 'imo'.


Re: Pep Boys Proline oil from China now? [Re: Chris142] #4718210
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The Pep Boys locally never sells oil or filters, unless they put them in. Ive seen bottles oil from 2010, and even older filters! Theyre still full price, too.

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