Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers
Jul 1, 2018 at 9:51 AM Post #18,346 of 23,446

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@TK16 despite my best efforts I just can't find any info on the Tube Sellers Association. Google suggested Tube Dealers Association, but I struck out there too. However, Old_Guy_Radiola forgot to change the text on one of his BangyBang ads, and there it is!! Right at the bottom...the Tube Sellers Association! So therefore it is real and does exist. You were wise to be concerned. :relaxed::relaxed:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/3PCS-HIGH-GRADE-MATCH-TRIO-TUNGSOL-NOS-6SN7-JAN-CTL-6SN7WGTA-VT-231-ECC33-TUBES/273109282998?_trkparms=aid=555018&algo=PL.SIM&ao=2&asc=52474&meid=e019ee354c2140b182289c373dce8d8a&pid=100005&rk=1&rkt=12&sd=273067443866&itm=273109282998&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

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Edit: During my search I DID run across a rare photo of the famed BangyBang Technical Department:

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Jul 1, 2018 at 10:07 AM Post #18,347 of 23,446

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It is a secret association....

Shhhh…

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Jul 1, 2018 at 10:17 AM Post #18,348 of 23,446

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I just want to know how this guy gets away with this crap? See, I guy like me who doesn’t have the xperience like you guys, will be taken from time to time if I didn’t subscribe to this thread.

He’s good at marketing and I’ll give him props for that, but obviously that’s it. You guys nail him all the time when I don’t see it. I and many others depend on you guys to make the right purchase.

This is a compete crock of Schiit that he continues and gets away with it.
Is he just that oblivious and doesn’t know what he’s doing (thus the reason for “trying” to liquidate his inventory a while ago) or that much of a schemer?

I wonder if he reads this thread or subscribes to Headfi? If I was a player on eBay selling tubes to a niche hobby like tube rolling, I’d be all over this thread and others of the like to support my livelihood to see and “understand” what my customer base buying habits and interests are. Simple business 101.

I know this is redundant (ad nausea) and I’ve said it countless times before, but thank you to the more knowledgeable “tubers” who know the intricate ins and outs of basically every freakin tube. My hero’s!!

This guy is a Fk’er
 
Jul 1, 2018 at 10:20 AM Post #18,349 of 23,446

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It is a secret association....

Shhhh…

:L3000:

You're right...it's those secret entities that are the scariest. I sure hope they don't storm TK's house one day while he's at work and confiscate all his tubes for, you know, evidence.
 
Jul 1, 2018 at 10:25 AM Post #18,350 of 23,446

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You're right...it's those secret entities that are the scariest. I sure hope they don't storm TK's house one day while he's at work and confiscate all his tubes for, you know, evidence.
I saw him at the latest Bilderberg Group meeting and gave him the Evil Eye.
 
Jul 1, 2018 at 10:38 AM Post #18,351 of 23,446

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I just want to know how this guy gets away with this crap? See, I guy like me who doesn’t have the xperience like you guys, will be taken from time to time if I didn’t subscribe to this thread.

He’s good at marketing and I’ll give him props for that, but obviously that’s it. You guys nail him all the time when I don’t see it. I and many others depend on you guys to make the right purchase.

This is a compete crock of Schiit that he continues and gets away with it.
Is he just that oblivious and doesn’t know what he’s doing (thus the reason for “trying” to liquidate his inventory a while ago) or that much of a schemer?

I wonder if he reads this thread or subscribes to Headfi? If I was a player on eBay selling tubes to a niche hobby like tube rolling, I’d be all over this thread and others of the like to support my livelihood to see and “understand” what my customer base buying habits and interests are. Simple business 101.

I know this is redundant (ad nausea) and I’ve said it countless times before, but thank you to the more knowledgeable “tubers” who know the intricate ins and outs of basically every freakin tube. My hero’s!!

This guy is a Fk’er

I have no proof one way or the other, but I've been watching this guy's antics for a couple years now and I think he knows exactly what he's doing. The first clue is when you send him a courteous and legitimate question on the authenticity of something and he responds not with a rational explanation, but insults and threats. I think he gets away with it by just refunding the money on the few occasions he's backed into a corner. When you're relabeling $5 tubes, it doesn't hurt much to give a few away. He's banking on most buyers not knowing.

And I'm glad he doesn't peruse HeadFi or I'd probably have the Sheriff serving me papers from the Tube Sellers Association. :relaxed:
 
Jul 1, 2018 at 11:47 AM Post #18,353 of 23,446

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Lol going to report him to the tube printing association as well as the legit tube seller association of America that I know he is not a member of.
Here you go TK. Submit your app to become a member or even sit on the board. LOL
http://www.tubecollectors.org/
 
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Jul 1, 2018 at 11:55 AM Post #18,354 of 23,446

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@TK16 despite my best efforts I just can't find any info on the Tube Sellers Association. Google suggested Tube Dealers Association, but I struck out there too. However, Old_Guy_Radiola forgot to change the text on one of his BangyBang ads, and there it is!! Right at the bottom...the Tube Sellers Association! So therefore it is real and does exist. You were wise to be concerned. :relaxed::relaxed:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/3PCS-HIGH-GRADE-MATCH-TRIO-TUNGSOL-NOS-6SN7-JAN-CTL-6SN7WGTA-VT-231-ECC33-TUBES/273109282998?_trkparms=aid=555018&algo=PL.SIM&ao=2&asc=52474&meid=e019ee354c2140b182289c373dce8d8a&pid=100005&rk=1&rkt=12&sd=273067443866&itm=273109282998&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851



Edit: During my search I DID run across a rare photo of the famed BangyBang Technical Department:

That is also his test bench and tube label printing press.
 
Jul 1, 2018 at 1:08 PM Post #18,355 of 23,446

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Lol going to report him to the tube printing association as well as the legit tube seller association of America that I know he is not a member of.

Just exercise due caution or he might throw a clam at you. :relaxed:

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Jul 1, 2018 at 5:23 PM Post #18,358 of 23,446

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Tube party in Queens...
 
Jul 1, 2018 at 5:26 PM Post #18,359 of 23,446

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File this under total irrelevancy, but look what my wife found at a thrift store today. Couldn't believe it. She said she was afraid she overpaid for it. So was I, until she told me they wanted $50 and she got them down to $25. :stuck_out_tongue: It's next to impossible to find one of these in decent condition at all these days, let alone in the pristine condition this one is. Would easily fetch over $100 on Ebay. I guess I should take her out to dinner tonight, so there goes the 'savings'.
For those that are scratching their heads, it's a tube caddy. :relaxed:

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Jul 1, 2018 at 5:31 PM Post #18,360 of 23,446

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My other pair of Ref 6N3P are in Queens, are your tubes still there? They can do lunch again if your interested?

Nope, mine arrived on Friday. I bet if I look at tracking they're still n Queens though.
 

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