neptronix wrote:.............. since a few of you here won't listen to reason
On the contrary, some are only trying to stop a "mad shark feeding frenzy" developing, with accusations being made without any hard evidence. Maybe it is a scam, in which case the thing to do would be for an affected party (maybe HPC) to get Aliexpress to investigate and maybe take the seller off their site.
There seems to be an assumption by some that bike stuff badged as being from a western country brand is made in the west, when there is a very strong probability that it was made in China or Taiwan. Even the really high-end stuff is often made out there, and their manufacturing system leaks like a sieve, so "genuine" parts do end up on street markets and thence on to ebay and the like. The scale of manufacture in China has to be seen to be believed; as well as making some of the dubious quality stuff we're all familiar with, and making fake copies of just about everything, they also produce goods for many of the big brand names that we probably don't think of as coming from there.
Manufacturing costs are such that few companies really make parts in the US, UK or Europe any more. As an example, I've had a quick look around my house in the last ten minutes and found that my "Japanese" Panasonic camera is really Chinese, as is the "Japanese" Sony LCD TV, the "Japanese" Sony audio/nav system in my car, the "Japanese" Sony audio system in the house, all of my PCs/laptops (two Samsung netbooks, an Asus Eee and an Acer desktop with a 24" screen) are actually made in China, too. Both my bikes are Chinese made, as are all the spares I have around, like Shimano gearsets etc. Even the new part I've just bought for my "French" heating system is actually made in China!
Please ask questions on the forum, rather than by PM, as it helps others and you'll get a better range of answers.