Searched online for your “B&M Store”, got a whole bunch of warnings from my Spyware/AntiVirus programs when I went to their site, so I think I’ll pass on that one. Guess that’s why I stick to Amazon or Buy.com and a few others.
I realize everything you said about the PAPA code originating from a particular manufacturing facility at CMC Magnetics. Having worked in manufacturing for nearly 40 years, I also know that different manufacturing facilities within a company supposedly making exactly the same product can and will produce different quality. Usually, it’s the machinery (different, older, not as well maintained) and sometimes it’s the personnel (more careless, bad attitude), but it happens often. I also know that those different facilities often will historically supply different customers. Sometimes, it’s the customer’s choice (if they’re picky on quality) as to which facility they will accept product from and (if not) it’s just chance as to where your production order is assigned. But, if you’re a big distributor and barring any production problems at the plant, the production usually stays where it’s first assigned.
I suppose that, since Amazon and Buy.com seem to get PAP6 consistently through their their supply chain, I was wondering if anyone else knew of a retailer who seemed to usually get PAPA from their distributor.