I had a sweet deal for the first few years I owned my TDI. My wife’s cousin who,lives in Germany had close connections to VW.
He would bring small stuff like timing belt kits,injectors and suspension bushing in his suitcase for me at great prices and they were quality OEM items.
We tend to get more crappy knock off VW stuff here from Asian factories than the Europeans do.
I will always pay a bit more for a trusted oem supplier than off shore no name garbage !
There are some parts you just don't skimp on.