Amazon Engine Oil

#4
Walmart/Amazon. Distributed by Warren as part of the their Private Label program, both oils are identical, and come from the same source. Neither are available for store pick up, so Walmart's $14 price tag is BS. No in store pick up.

Amazon Basics 5W-30 5 Quart $25.98
Walmart MAG 1 5W-30 5 Quart $26.95
 
#5
Walmart/Amazon. Distributed by Warren as part of the their Private Label program, both oils are identical, and come from the same source. Neither are available for store pick up, so Walmart's $14 price tag is BS. No in store pick up.

Amazon Basics 5W-30 5 Quart $25.98
Walmart MAG 1 5W-30 5 Quart $26.95
Here is what I found Dave..
I don't doubt the store pick up issue though..

https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics...1-spons&keywords=amazon+basics+oil+5w30&psc=1
 
#6
Interesting tests/video, even if low tech.

Super Tech is the Walmart private label (MAG 1 is a Warren brand name). From what I see, Walmart does not sell MAG 1 oil, the MAG 1 oil on the Walmart website is from other sellers (thus no pick up at Walmart stores). Personally, I don't care about in store availability because I buy online and have everything shipped. I buy a lot of stuff from Amazon (104 orders in one year is my record!) and I also order some from Walmart. Walmart offers free shipping on orders of $35 or more. I've been a Prime member for several years so I get free shipping from Amazon (yes, there is a membership fee but it's a bargain, IMO, as you also get movies, music and exclusive deals). The prices I see on the 5-quart Amazon Basics full synthetic are $18.97 - $19.99.

I have noticed oil availability and price fluctuations at various times. After many years of using Mobil 1, I switched to Castrol Edge for my most recent oil change in my truck because, at the time, the Castrol was about half the price of Mobil 1 ($22.65 for a 5-quart jug of 5W-30 Castrol Edge full synthetic). Castrol is a brand I trusted for many years before I started using Mobil 1. I also switched from using a Mobil 1 oil filter to using a K&N, mainly due to the welded-on hex head feature of the K&N (much easier to use a socket and ratchet than a filter wrench).

I have purchased Amazon Basics products such as batteries and electronics cables, but, for a few dollars more, I'll stick with more familiar brand names for motor oil, even though the Amazon Basics may be just as good.
 
#7
Here is what I found Dave..
I don't doubt the store pick up issue though..
Hey, while I was not "real" impressed with the "testing," you posting it and my subsequent curiosity made me aware Amazon sold a quality oil for cheap. I never would have considered buying oil from Amazon otherwise, so thanks for that.

LOL, I was thinking, it's no big deal to spend $9 for a bottle of VR-1 for a Tecumseh engine break in cycle. But my Dodge 440 uses around $60-worth of that stuff, and a diesel locomotive uses 250 gallons! No there is a cost break somewhere! :)
 

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