I pulled my OEM front and rear struts off my 2003 1.8T Passat at 3,000 miles to add lowered springs and Eibach dampers. The pulled struts have been a cardboard box in my basement workroom ever since. They are essentially new.
$60 per pair for fronts, $40 for rears, plus shipping. Buy the set of four for $100 and I'll pay for shipping.
Or, pick them up in Arlington, VA to save shipping.