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Old 12th April 2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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Cool Saw them coming (stupid prices on ebay)

I have been checking on the silly price list, on ebay.

Would you pay these prices for common garden variety tubes ?

If you would, please contact me as i would like to do business with you
Check the links before ebay removes them.



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Old 12th April 2009, 02:36 PM   #2
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Default But they still buy them

I wish I had kept some of the mad, absolutely mad prices they are asking on ebay.. I have seen people pay more for an auction on ebay than the item costs new!!! (Lundahl mc step ups and 2 digital slr's).
You must put the term "rare" or "Collectors Item" or better still, and this is the one that always kills me "Measures Better than new"..
how can it be better? Ar NOS tubes like red wine?
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There a sucker born every minute and they mostly have ended up on ebay.
When I first joined ebay it was great... I got countless great hi fi bargains but I am afraid it isnt the Nirvana it once was....
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Old 12th April 2009, 02:42 PM   #3
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I only got $60 for the NOS, boxed pair of 6A3's I sold a while ago.
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Old 12th April 2009, 03:13 PM   #4
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Easter 1961 and I got the Aurora Atomic Cannon plastic model kit as a gift, boy was I happy. It now goes for $1000+ at times on eBay.
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Old 12th April 2009, 03:59 PM   #5
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$72 USD for a GEC 6AS7! Pass... I will buy NOS US made ones for a tenth of that! Of course I don't know, maybe a good deal for that magic eye...


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Old 12th April 2009, 04:38 PM   #6
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Check these out. Maybe would have brought more at auction.

This one was as is, good luck Charlie.

And more then once I've watched WE-300A's go for well over $3000 each.

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Old 12th April 2009, 04:57 PM   #7
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maybe a good deal for that magic eye...
If it has that Mullard sound

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Old 12th April 2009, 05:14 PM   #8
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Not long ago I spotted a NOS transmitter valve (I fail to remember the model) worth about $50 US being sold sold for about 300€. That's roughly 260€ worth of air. Didn't particularly like 'em apples, myself. The good thing is that I suppose most valve enthusiasts are pretty well aware of what they're looking for. It is worth noticing that usually none of these ridiculously overpriced valves have any bids on them. Which of course is a good thing.
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Old 12th April 2009, 07:17 PM   #9
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I've seen crazy prices on eBay for just about everything.

Recently I saw fostex t90 used tweeters go the same price as new.

I can only guess that people must be paying these prices because it is on EBay and assuming it is a deal...
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Old 12th April 2009, 07:59 PM   #10
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I can only guess that people must be paying these prices because it is on EBay and assuming it is a deal...
It is it is. You ever look for a laptop on ebay?
They sell 5 year old laptops and even BROKEN laptops 100-200 more then a new one.
As for tubes ive never really looked on ebay as i dont trust them
But i have seen some sylvania gas tubes sell for upwards of 200 dollars each and Russian VFD tubes for about the same price, and that was the tiny single digit ones that are filled with neon not the good ones like these: http://www.allspectrum.com/store/pro...roducts_id=345

there are some round bulb ones selling now 3 for 5 dollars
Hardly enough to make a clock without a major redesign
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