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 Posted: 03-28-2006 04:15 pm
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Greg Fletcher

Joined: 03-11-2005
Location: Lake Nacimiento, California USA
Posts: 421
Wow, that is an incredible price (hard to believe) and a fraction of what I've been getting them for. I assume these are still stamped as Lucas, yes? I've heard that the separate divisions of Lucas were bought up and reorganized by different companies, the old Lucas company as it existed for so many decades is no more. At this price it's simply impossible that they are being manufactured in the UK. I did see one recently that was was marked EU (European Union) on the box, so I suspect that production has most likely shifted to an Eastern European country. The manufacturers get the tax benefit of a EU product with a much lower labor cost and as a result, lower wholesale costs.