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Caveat Emptor... #4785351
06/12/18 10:29 PM
06/12/18 10:29 PM
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I use K&N oil and air filters on all of my cars. I sometimes cruise eBay for my particular part numbers, and sometimes get lucky and score a K&N HP series filter that fits my junk for under $10 shipped. This time I found an HP-1004, that fits my Optima and would also work on the wife’s Capri convertible, and if I’m feeling extra hotrod-like, also fits the zero turn mower. I won it for $1 plus $5 shipping, no big deal, and it arrived today in a non padded envelope. The box was torn up pretty good, but hey... it’s a K&N. It’s thick and strong and can get tossed around a bit and be ok. I open the box up and find a dented up Fram PH3593A. Well nuts. If it wasn’t all dented up I would have just chalked it up to experience and used it on the zero turn. But I don’t use dented filters. Oh well. Live, learn, and experience stuff. That is all. Feel better now that I’ve shared my $6 lesson. Good day folks.


1969 Ford Torino GT 390 Auto
2003 Mercury Marauder
1992 Mercury Capri Convertible
2005 Ford Freestyle
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
2015 Kia Optima
1947 Ford 2N
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Re: Caveat Emptor... [Re: 69Torino] #4785356
06/12/18 10:36 PM
06/12/18 10:36 PM
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Get your money back; very easy to do on eBay.


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Re: Caveat Emptor... [Re: 69Torino] #4785363
06/12/18 10:50 PM
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There comming...............

You need to hang around here more. I won’t go into the quality issue of the k&n filters but 6 bucks is no bargain. Especially when you could get one on an oil change special for that much without much effort.


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Re: Caveat Emptor... [Re: 69Torino] #4785431
06/13/18 02:33 AM
06/13/18 02:33 AM
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Report this to eBay and get your hard earned money back. We don't need bad sellers like this

Re: Caveat Emptor... [Re: 69Torino] #4785457
06/13/18 04:47 AM
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Emailed the seller and explained. Politely asked for a refund. We’ll see how it goes.


1969 Ford Torino GT 390 Auto
2003 Mercury Marauder
1992 Mercury Capri Convertible
2005 Ford Freestyle
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
2015 Kia Optima
1947 Ford 2N
1978 Honda XL75
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Re: Caveat Emptor... [Re: 69Torino] #4785539
06/13/18 07:19 AM
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Just a "data point" question.

You're in Indianapolis....from HOW FAR AWAY did the dented Fram come?

That's all...just the distance. Thx

Re: Caveat Emptor... [Re: 69Torino] #4785540
06/13/18 07:19 AM
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Mahzurrah!
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There is a process to get your refund through ebay. Highly recommend that route. Plus you should get a full refund that way, not a buck. But not thinking you'd have much luck dealing direct anyway with a seller that puts a Fram in the package for a KN Filter listing.


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Re: Caveat Emptor... [Re: 69Torino] #4785596
06/13/18 08:20 AM
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Take a picture of filter with envelope and use "return" on your auction. You'll have the $6 back.

Re: Caveat Emptor... [Re: Kira] #4785938
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Originally Posted By: Kira
Just a "data point" question.

You're in Indianapolis....from HOW FAR AWAY did the dented Fram come?

That's all...just the distance. Thx



Prospect, Ohio. 191 miles away.

Last edited by 69Torino; 06/13/18 02:21 PM.

1969 Ford Torino GT 390 Auto
2003 Mercury Marauder
1992 Mercury Capri Convertible
2005 Ford Freestyle
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
2015 Kia Optima
1947 Ford 2N
1978 Honda XL75
Plus Other Stuff...
Re: Caveat Emptor... [Re: 69Torino] #4787551
06/15/18 02:49 PM
06/15/18 02:49 PM
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Not a big fan of K&N filters after one I cut open for a friend and I found it had failed.

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