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Huge lot of valves/tubes, Austin Texas
« on: September 02, 2017, 05:48:51 PM »

Ridiculous amount of glassware -  some nixies, a few vacuum gauges :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/112548624241
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Re: Huge lot of valves/tubes, Austin Texas
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 06:06:52 PM »
Wow! Tube Heaven   8)

I don't see it going past the 1st bid at $999

"SOLD AS IS! UNKNOWN IF WORKING , UNTESTED! UNSEARCHED,NEW, USED, AND DAMAGED!
SOME BOXES MAY BE EMPTY-SOME ITEMS MAY BE SCRATCHED, SCUFFED, DINGED, BROKEN, MISSING PARTS ETC. "


I reckon a back door offer for $600 and cash pickup ASAP will secure this lot 

I might be wrong...   ::)
 

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Re: Huge lot of valves/tubes, Austin Texas
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 02:31:44 AM »
Some really old 4pin valves there as well, along with a lot of common TV and radio tubes as well.  You could do a good resell on just the audio output tubes as well, selling them as tested matched pairs.
 

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Re: Huge lot of valves/tubes, Austin Texas
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 02:45:14 AM »
That box of Nixies would almost pay for the lot.
 

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Re: Huge lot of valves/tubes, Austin Texas
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 02:00:14 PM »
It's going to interest someone .... but I reckon the one who gets it will be close enough to drive there.

These guys say they have "no idea" about this stuff - which may be a ruse to make you think they haven't skimmed the best of the lot ... or they may be being honest.  If they are being honest, I don't know how much I would trust them to pack so much glass .... nor the carrier who transports it all.
 

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Re: Huge lot of valves/tubes, Austin Texas
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 09:01:57 AM »
Seller has 100% Feedback on over 1200 transactions, I'd gamble they are as legit as anyone can be with such vintage parts

BTW: The first bidder has done the click thing !   :clap:

6 days to go...
 


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Re: Huge lot of valves/tubes, Austin Texas
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 07:07:25 PM »
No bids on this $147,000 lot of tubes  (500,000). Three out of focus pics on a $147k sale  :palm:


LOL, good find ez24  :-+

easily the Ebay giggle of the week/month/year?   :clap:

Reason For Sale:  "...WE ARE SELLING THE BUSINESS SOON . TO DOWN SIZE IS A MUST... "




to MUST buy a working phone to take clear pictures, MUST open some boxes...and MUST pop prescribed meds for the camera shakes..   :phew:


Laughs aside, this Ebay seller also has 100% Feedback too, on over 3700 transactions

Hmmm...   :-//

No shortage of other NIB NOS goodies either    :o  and a couple of nice compact variacs, pots, tubes... whoa!   :P
www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odkw=variac&_ssn=old_guy_radiola&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2046732.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.X.TRS0&_nkw=&_sacat=0


« Last Edit: September 05, 2017, 08:24:27 PM by Electro Detective »
 
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Re: Huge lot of valves/tubes, Austin Texas
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2017, 11:37:50 PM »
Mmm the good old days of tubes.
Were you could just design your circuit on the go.
(sometimes miss that)
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Re: Huge lot of valves/tubes, Austin Texas
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2017, 06:26:02 PM »
Current bid:

US $1,717.00

 [ 19 bids ]


4 days to go... 

I was wrong, this gear isn't going to be sold cheap   :popcorn:
 
 

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Re: Huge lot of valves/tubes, Austin Texas
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2017, 06:34:05 PM »
No bids on this $147,000 lot of tubes  (500,000).  Three out of focus pics on a $147k sale  :palm:

Sure are a lot of tubes on the market


http://www.ebay.com/itm/500-000-THOUSAND-NOS-NIB-TUBES-VALVES-VINTAGE-AUDIO-AMPLIFIER-STEREO-NEW-HI-FI/302347267849?_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D41376%26meid%3Dde16517c89024db99c5d7386725dc4ae%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D112548624241&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982


The 'Buy It Now' price has been pumped from $147,000  to $195,950.95   :o

Speculation that blurred photos of the  -lucky dip-  boxed up stock must be an Ebay bidders magnet, so they upped the price...?

 :palm: :palm:


"LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE MORE INTERESTED IN THIS DEAL.  GLAD TO GIVE MORE DETAILS
NOTE:   WE WILL ALSO TRADE FOR SILVER OR GOLD OR CASH
FREE PICK UP ." 


 
Free pickup works for me, why should I pay when I'm picking up     ???   



:-//


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UPDATE: and another price change  :clap: :clap:


Was:
US $195,950.95    :bullshit:

You save:
$58,785.28 (30% off)   :bullshit: :bullshit:

Price:
US $137,165.67   :-*




Update: "This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available"     


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Re: Huge lot of valves/tubes, Austin Texas
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2017, 07:41:35 AM »
The next 30 mins will be interesting... or not.  Auction is finishing. US$2092 presently.
Not easy, not hard, just need to be incentivised.
 

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Re: Huge lot of valves/tubes, Austin Texas
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2017, 11:54:39 AM »
$3550 + $500 shipping, ouch!
 

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Re: Huge lot of valves/tubes, Austin Texas
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2017, 06:15:42 AM »
Guess the scam account is another alias for the OP, they did not get the reserve/fool they were hoping for.
 

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Re: Huge lot of valves/tubes, Austin Texas
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2017, 07:04:41 AM »
There's a decent chance the tubes as parts are that valuable..... you've gotta be valuing the time spent sorting and listing them pretty low for that to be a reasonable investment, though.


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