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Old 9th April 2007, 03:18 PM   #1
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Anyone have any luck here buying tubes from the Tube Center?

Just curious, thanks!
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Old 9th April 2007, 04:59 PM   #2
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This company: http://www.thetubecenter.com/ ?

I haven't dealt with them, and until now had not even heard of them, so I have no opinion..
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Old 10th April 2007, 12:24 AM   #3
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Jack's a good guy; I've bought several hundred tubes from him. He's right on the case, answers his e-mail, I got no problem with him at all. He's one of my fave vendors.

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I've ordered from them twice and they were very responsive both times (the proprietor even called me with a question about one of the orders). Their prices seem fair.
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Old 10th April 2007, 01:19 AM   #5
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Jack is awesome to deal with. Doesn't pad his shipping either.
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Jack is awesome to deal with. Doesn't pad his shipping either.
Having just paid $15 USD 'S&H' on a $2.50 winning bid for a sleeve of 6CW5s elsewhere, that's good to know.
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Old 10th April 2007, 02:25 AM   #7
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Theres alot of incentive to pad the shipping on Ebay, and Im sure others, as the auction house doesnt get a cut of the shipping. Not that it isnt really annoying.
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Old 10th April 2007, 05:31 AM   #8
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Thanks for the info. I had bumped into his website and it is very simple looking compared to some of the fancier sites. I'll give him a try.
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Old 10th April 2007, 06:36 AM   #9
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Ive had rather good luck buying from places with relatively austere web sites. I think they may be focused on other things.

When it comes to finished electronics rather than raw components, flowery prose is to be regarded with suspicion. A words to diagram/graph ratio exceeding 1000:1 is worth a red flag.
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Not sure who Jack is here - I know the tubecenter as ESRC and I always deal with Stan. I can't recommend Stan highly enough, and I've bought more tubes from him than anyone. He's flexible on prices and since I'm in the UK I prefer to buy a box full which is easier on the shipping charges, so I get bulk discounts as a regular and bulk buyer. This has allowed me to stock up on a lot of stuff I needed. Stan has always been friendly, polite and helpful - he once went through a whole load of tubes to find just a few I wanted with particular plate constructions. Not a word of protest - I've had other dealers telling me to **** off. I've bought a lot of stuff and treated Stan as a friend and he's been great in return. I can't see any reason not to buy from him - in most cases he's beaten other dealers prices on anything, and that's good enough for me. Great stocks too - he's really enthusiastic and still travels a lot to buy stock. One of the unsung heroes of the tube dealers.
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