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"...display the API Certification mark, but are not API licensed products." #5078065
04/17/19 06:33 PM
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Re: "...display the API Certification mark, but are not API licensed products." [Re: wemay] #5078099
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That's scary. Thought that seal counted for something.


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Re: "...display the API Certification mark, but are not API licensed products." [Re: csandste] #5078119
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Originally Posted by csandste
That's scary. Thought that seal counted for something.


My sentiments exactly


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Re: "...display the API Certification mark, but are not API licensed products." [Re: wemay] #5078511
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Cheap Chinese imported oil (fake)??


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Re: "...display the API Certification mark, but are not API licensed products." [Re: wemay] #5078557
04/18/19 08:16 AM
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To me, this kind of stuff is way worse than the class action suit against Amalie for still selling API SA oil. Not even having a certification and claiming you do is worse than selling something that's obsolete; as there may be valid buyers for obsolete oils. There is no valid market for something that claims to be certified and never was.

Re: "...display the API Certification mark, but are not API licensed products." [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #5079189
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Originally Posted by SubieRubyRoo
To me, this kind of stuff is way worse than the class action suit against Amalie for still selling API SA oil. Not even having a certification and claiming you do is worse than selling something that's obsolete; as there may be valid buyers for obsolete oils. There is no valid market for something that claims to be certified and never was.


I agree. At least for the informed, we know what to look for (seal, donut), but when the product has these indicators but still doesn't meet the standard, that's scary. When i see this, i want to stick to known brands.


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Re: "...display the API Certification mark, but are not API licensed products." [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #5079219
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no-no

They will be in big trouble. The API does not fool around with this stuff!

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