ATE brake pads

SledDawg2

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2002 Jetta TDI
I wanted to try ceramic brake pads. My vendor sent me a set of "House Brand" Mk-4 brake pads. My question is they were clearly marked as "ATE" brand pads in a vendor specific box. The price "split" between this "House Brand" and ATE (which is a VW foundry) mfg for VW branded parts.
Could this be real ?
The price split for these "House Brand" ceramics ~V~ VW OE pads was a major.

Could this be real ?
 

wonneber

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Monroe, NY, USA
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2014 Jetta Sportwagen, 2014 Tiguan,2003 Jetta 261K Sold but not forgotten
It wouldn't surprise me.
Some things have a high markup price s/a furniture.
There's also things that are fall outs from production that doesn't meet full standards but are 'OK to use'
Radio Shack use to buy a lot of things like this.
 
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