One of the readers of my blog approached me for advice. He admitted that the purchase initially hadn’t raised any suspicions; only what he had read in my blog made him think twice. Why was he so sure regarding the purchase?
a. seller – large tuning company from the UK;
b. price of the injectors – high enough;
c. the injectors were delivered in new nice, original BMW boxes;
d. visually, the injectors really look new (precisely new, not, for example, polished).

Here, how he’s purchase looked like:

I have one fundamental objection – how is that possible that in the boxes are injectors with ANOTHER p/n?

Let’s open RealOEM database:

And here is the answer: injectors with the code *261 were manufactured until the end of 2013. Later they were replaced by a newer version with code *079.
Without options: these injectors are at least 8 years old.
Obviously, someone has put his old injectors in the boxes of new injectors are successfully sold them. The situation is made more strange because such a purchase was received from a respectable company.