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Amazon Does DIY Parts

kevinkr

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

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.)
 
kevinkr-

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.

sorenj07-

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.

Casey
 

kevinkr

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valveitude said:
kevinkr-



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

sorenj07-



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.

Casey

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.