Is the Rohan mentioned above in this thread the same "rohan" who posts here on this forum usually about Royal Enfield?
As for Rob's link mentioned above, the seller '99-autospares' has private feedback and a low rating which is somewhat worrying.
I agree with Peter that the Delhi tank situation is worse than a crap shoot. I got a tank from India for my Royal Enfield that had a crack at the front which was a major hassle to repair and also spoiled the chrome to weld, but was okay after that and a treatment of Caswells. Of course most folks don't want to weld and then treat a "brand new" tank with sealer.
In another case the Delhi seller just plain sent the wrong tank, it was not even the one shown in the auction. I had to send the fuel tank back of course at cost, and was out $120 to send to India ... could not get eBay
to reimburse me, they have no shipment agreement with foreign sellers wrt US buyers, in that case.
And with eBay
you never know. In another case a purported 1965 AJS tank had been made to a much older 1953 spec (DNF) in India and was being sold by a US seller for a huge premium with totally the wrong spec. This was the same tank for a few hundred from India being sold for $1200 USD in the US. That US seller was featuring India-made tanks -- supposedly subject to his own quality control -- however he eventually disappeared as well. (Marshall from Chicago?) Personally I will not order from India ever again unless absolutely desperate for a part that cannot be found elsewhere.
Having said that, I did receive a good repro front mudguard for an Ariel Square Four which was one of the few good parts ever received from India. Even so the Delhi seller provided no dimensions, no measurements no nothing... and would not respond to messages or emails... It was simply a case of crossing one's fingers and hoping for the best. In that case it worked... in many others has not.
So it seems ordering from India is akin to Einstein's definition of insanity. Personally, I do not understand this modus operandi on the part of most Delhi sellers which seems to be to provide a poor quality image of what's on offer and then fail to communicate on particulars when questions are asked. And then to provide poor quality goods too would seem self-defeating, because it's once bitten twice shy for most folks,
As far as Rob's purchase goes, we certainly hope for the best for him and that he will get a good product of course. If not perhaps some sort of "class action" would be in order where a number of us write to complain to the seller? With such low feedback I suspect "99-autospares" is simply a new iteration of a Delhi seller who previously had issues on the site ...and regardless of what feedback they get, will pop up in some other form later on.