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re-packed cases?

Post by cat » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:28 am

I'm working out a deal with a guy for a few cases and as part of his sales pitch he said [I'm paraphrasing] "these are new 2008 cases, not old cases repacked cases", the further went on to clarify saying that "manufactures take back the 3 year old cases and repackage them with a new test by date." - This I've never heard of, does this really happen?

I got one case a month or so ago where several meals had been swapped out, a case A with duplicates and a #22, at the time I just assumed the guy removed what he wanted and re-sealed the case.

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Re: re-packed cases?

Post by kman » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:44 am

cat wrote:he further went on to clarify saying that "manufactures take back the 3 year old cases and repackage them with a new test by date." - This I've never heard of, does this really happen?
I haven't heard of that practice. I mean, it wouldn't surrpise me to see someone take an old case of MREs, repack it, and then change the "date packed". But changing the test date is worse - the components of the MREs themselves are marked and stamped so there's no getting around the fact that if you get a 2005 entree in a case marked as packed in 2008, you're still (possibly) up against a 3-year inspection date. To say otherwise sounds like fraud.

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Re: re-packed cases?

Post by housil » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:59 am

cat wrote:
I got one case a month or so ago where several meals had been swapped out, a case A with duplicates and a #22, at the time I just assumed the guy removed what he wanted and re-sealed the case.

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-Brian
Same to me...

It is for the Army more expansive to "repack" and "old" case after inspection into a new labeled case than just throw it away and take a new one in case of.

Sellers say many things to sale their stuff.
I reglued my own boxes after I did some changes for my own stock - so why not others but sale them more expansive :evil:

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