Aftermarket Ignition Coil?

Any thoughts on replacement ignition coils (non-honda)?
Salesman here says that there's not much of a difference, because it's "just a coil" of wire. Any truth to this?
TIA
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

distributor or are positioned over the spark plugs are "potted". the quality of that potting compound and its density [no air bubbles] is definitely a function of who manufactured it and therefore has an influence on how long it's going to last. what do you save on aftermarket, and is it worth the [lack of] peace of mind?
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote in

Sure it's "just" a coil of wire, and a steak is "just" a piece of meat. They're all the same, right?
It certainly matters who made the coil. Go with jim beam's advice.
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Point well made. Thanks.
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Thanks to everyone who replied.
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

It isn't "just a wire". In fact, even a wire isn't just a wire. Insulation, metallurgy and care of assembly all matter.
I would be comfortable with a well respected aftermarket brand name like Denso, but wouldn't use just any old white box mystery part.
John
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