Vendor feedback thread
dBtubes - http://www.dbtubes.com/
I haven't seen any previous threads about this vendor, so here is my experiences with them:
dBtubes has a site with a good layout, with good prices and a huge inventory. But on a whole my experience with them was negative. I ordered matched tubes, the shipping was slow (I think that was out of their control however), but when I received the tubes none of them were marked or paired in any way (so they probably never got matched).
Also the condition of the tubes were below my expectations, I understand "NOS" tubes may show signs of age. But the ones I received were in very rough shape, looked like they had been stored in a damp and moldy warehouse for too long. Patina and rust, the bases dirty and miscolored, and the boxes in generally rough shape.
However I might just have been unlucky, so I figured to give them another chance.. But this time I wanted to make sure that they really have matched pairs available of the tubes I wanted to buy (as the last time I had paid for matching, but just recieved loose tubes), so I sent them an email.. and yet to this day no reply