Yes, it's the real deal... made in Germany. Complete with printed instructions. I purchased several bottles of this purple nectar back in 2004. I'm just not using it these days, so I'd like to move it along to someone who will. I see people are getting wallet-raped buying this stuff on Ebay. I'm not using this developer. How about a trade for some graded paper you're not using? Maybe some 8x10 black and white film from Ilford, Kodak or Fuji? This has been kept in optimal storage conditions. I would expect the film or paper to have the same history. I could sell it too. Make me an offer I can't refuse.