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Old 20th March 2008, 12:59 AM   #1
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Am I the only one that didn't know this, or is this new?

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Anyone can pretty much sell anything through an Amazon storefront as long as its legal..

Not new, but I don't ever buy transformers and tubes through Amazon, I'm not totally happy with them right now. (Too many errors on recent cd/sacd orders, both Amazon itself and some of its sellers, and then in addition holding my money for weeks when refunds are due because of an error they've made.)

I noted that Amazon itself is not selling these components when I checked some of these out. (The ones I checked anyway, and I didn't check every single one.)

They do sell a lot of consumer electronics and computer parts and hardware directly. (I've bought cases and drives from them directly - sometimes they have the best price overall.)
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Plus their prices are not the bet I've seen.
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I noted that Amazon itself is not selling these components when I checked some of these out. (The ones I checked anyway, and I didn't check every single one.)
True..they seem to have partnered up with several vendors.

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Plus their prices are not the bet I've seen.
Well...I haven't done many comparisons..but... they have Sovtek 2A3 Platinum matched pairs through Vacuum Tube Valley for $49.95. Best price I've seen so far.

I don'y know if it's a good thing or not that Amazon has decided it's worth their while to get into DIY parts, but I find it interesting.

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True..they seem to have partnered up with several vendors.

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Well...I haven't done many comparisons..but... they have Sovtek 2A3 Platinum matched pairs through Vacuum Tube Valley for $49.95. Best price I've seen so far.

I don'y know if it's a good thing or not that Amazon has decided it's worth their while to get into DIY parts, but I find it interesting.

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I wouldn't say that Amazon made any deliberate decision to be in this or most other markets Amazon vendors operate in. As long as the item is legal and is not in a sales area (like used cars?) that Amazon considers too risky, there will be vendors selling to that market in the Amazon marketplace. There is little/no cost to Amazon to allow vendors to sell these parts, and any that generate significant customer complaints and/or direct expense to Amazon will be quickly booted.. Small businesses that can't afford/don't want the hassles of their own commercial websites and want to drive volume will often choose this or an eBay storefront because of the relatively high traffic potential.
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No one read closer, eh? That's one of Parts Express' outlets (the iron anyway)

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No one read closer, eh? That's one of Parts Express' outlets (the iron anyway)

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Exactly, and VTV, and others..
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