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Old 11th October 2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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Here's a humongous pile of tubes on eBay. Most are junk with perhaps a couple hundred of actual good ones. Notice in the blurb that possibly up to 100 may become missing.
ENORMOUS LOT OF 320,000 + NOS, AUDIO, XMIT, RADIO VACUUM TUBES | eBay
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Dang.... Yeah, the comment about "we may cherry pick a few of the obvious gold mine tubes before the end of the auction" seems a bit odd.
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He also is selling 30 Western Electric tubes separately on different
ebay numbers.
Wonder what his reserve is, ?
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At least 10,000 various Ballast tubes
make a bid.
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Dang.... Yeah, the comment about "we may cherry pick a few of the obvious gold mine tubes before the end of the auction" seems a bit odd.
Totally. Why buy, if they will "cherry pick" and good tubes and sell you the junk. Trash bin....
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oh yeah, just can't wait to tell my wife what I just bid on !!!! :-)
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this is obviously for the tube collector....not the tube consumer
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that's about 10 miles from me!
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OK, 320,000 tubes and the current bid is over 2 MILLION DOLLARS! Are the bidders smoking CRACK!

I was given a lot of 100,000 tubes for FREE. If I was offered the same lot of 100K tubes again for free, I would NOT take it. It took me about 5 years to sort through them all. Most were totally useless radar and military tubes. It cost me nearly 10K in rent for the warehouse I kept them in for 5 years. After it was all said and done, I have kept about 5,000 tubes, so they cost me about $2 each...and 5 years worth of work. Not a bad deal, but not a great deal either.

This deal costs the bidder about $6 per tube BEFORE the junk is weeded out. Those few usable tubes could get real expensive.
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OK, 320,000 tubes and the current bid is over 2 MILLION DOLLARS! Are the bidders smoking CRACK!
What?! I see it at just over $2000. Are you sure you haven't smoked something?
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