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Old 02-04-2016, 04:19 PM
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NOS Headlights?

Are these really NOS? I know you can get items from DC or LMC and its in a Ford box. Does NOS not mean made by Ford years ago?
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Last I thought nos=new old stock. I didn't read the description are they new not open aside from taking the picture?
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they look NOS to me. Ford boxes and all.
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I bought NOS mirrors from that seller (Ford boxes). Shoot them a message to confirm though.
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I thought I bought stuff from DC or LMC and it came in packaging that looked like that. The real McCoy from Ford looks different.
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NOS means "New Old Stock", never been installed. Shelf wear is acceptable. It may have dings and other faults from being in storage, but the item is new from the standpoint of never having been used.

It's possible some resellers rebox genuine Ford items. Whether or not that's the case here, more likely the seller just likes the word or meant "NOS From LMC". Sort of like "Mint", it probably doesn't really mean anything in an eBay listing.
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I just looked at the first product on that page. It was for a set of HID replacement headlights. Since Ford didn't make HID headlights for '97 - '91 F-series that I am aware of, I seriously doubt these are NOS.

And yes, NOS means new-old stock. It's a phrase used to describe new in the box original parts for old vehicles. Typically the parts are obsolete so any available "new" (unused) originals are "old" (were made a long time ago).

"Identical" reproduction parts are not NOS, and upgrade parts (like HID to replace halogen) are not NOS.
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I can't see them from where I am now (eBay is blocked), but in all likelihood, they're more like POS than NOS.....
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The original "ended" Ebay ad looked like OEM boxes, but must say the cardboard looked awfully flimsy like LMC knock offs.
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