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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2012, 06:43 
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What a dream!!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-tubes-ECC83-TELEFUNKEN-smooth-plates-12AX7-ECC-83-/170925882838?_trksid=p2047675.m2109&_trkparms=aid%3D555003%26algo%3DPW.CAT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D142%26meid%3D2989145525985911431%26pid%3D100010%26prg%3D1076%26rk%3D2%26sd%3D180983600078%26


What a rip-off!! :eek:

Note: I´m not the seller, neither know him


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Hi, Worse, you don't really know if they are genuine. :| There is a booming business in rebranding new tubes as NOS valuable ones. I would never buy a valuable NOS tube on Ebay. I'll pay the extra cost and get from a dealer that I trust who will take it back if there is a problem. This is a big part of why I try to design projects around new manufacture tubes. The only NOS ones I use come from very reliable sources. BTW, you need to watch some of the retailers on new tubes as well. Some are pedaling seconds and you won't know it until they don't perform like expected. :eek: I make it a habit to test any tubes I get from certain places. I have sent batches back that were not up to spec. They usually get the message and I don't get any rejects a second time, that is if I ever order from them again.

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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2012, 00:50 
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Well, someone paid $791 for the lot of 12 ($65.91each).

ridiculous....absolutely ridiculous. What's that old saying: A fool is easily parted of his money - there's one born every minute.

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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2012, 22:57 
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Steep price, when you consider the eBay risk. But most internet tube retailers will sell Telefunken ECC83 smooth plate tubes for about double that amount! Some swear by NOS tubes but the new production JJ 12AX7 for $10-$20 can sound pretty sweet IMO.

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