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Apr 27, 2019 at 6:55 PM Post #20,926 of 23,459

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Hey, folks. What was the final determination on the Indian eBay seller 'totempole_999'? I thought there was some questions as it relates to the authenticity of some tubes purchased by folks in this thread. This seller seems to have eerily pristine hard-to-find Brimar, Mullard and Telefunken tubes -- so much so that I'm leery. Any counterfeit tubes acquired for this seller??
His Telefunken ECC801S tested fine, Telefunken construction but 1 tube has 0 print on it, the other has permanent paint they looks like it was painted yesterday. You can feel the paint like on WE396A's. I won't be buying any more tubes from him myself.
 
Apr 27, 2019 at 8:12 PM Post #20,927 of 23,459

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Hey, folks. What was the final determination on the Indian eBay seller 'totempole_999'? I thought there was some questions as it relates to the authenticity of some tubes purchased by folks in this thread. This seller seems to have eerily pristine hard-to-find Brimar, Mullard and Telefunken tubes -- so much so that I'm leery. Any counterfeit tubes acquired from this seller??

It’s hard to say for sure either way with this seller, as the pair I received seem to be legit, you can see the diamond on the bottom of both of mine easily, and the internal construction on mine is correct, I only noticed two seems on the top of the glass on mine, so honestly I don’t know! I would be cautious of this seller! Think it breaks down to a few possibilities, 1. He is legit, 2. He is taking tubes like the Tele ECC801s and “repainting” them. 3. He is selling counterfeit tubes!
 
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It’s hard to say for sure either way with this seller, as the pair I received seem to be legit, you can see the diamond on the bottom of both of mine easily, and the internal construction on mine is correct, I only noticed two seems on the top of the glass on mine, so honestly I don’t know! I would be cautious of this seller! Think it breaks down to a few possibilities, 1. He is legit, 2. He is taking tubes like the Tele ECC801s and “repainting” them. 3. He is selling counterfeit tubes!
2. Yes
4. Dish washer cleaned.
 
Apr 27, 2019 at 9:58 PM Post #20,930 of 23,459

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It's worth less if you clean it and remove the patina. :wink:
 
Apr 28, 2019 at 9:31 AM Post #20,932 of 23,459

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2. Yes
4. Dish washer cleaned.

It was just a matter of time before BangyBang went international.

Any guesses on when he establishes a presence in an alternate universe? :smiley:
 
Apr 28, 2019 at 9:40 AM Post #20,933 of 23,459

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The MJ2 is some Schiit I made up.

Ahhhh….

You'd think by now I'd be able to recognize schiit when I saw it. To be fair though, I've never yet claimed to be smart.

:slight_smile:
 
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Picked up some Brimar 6060 Yellow T tubes.



Um, not to nitpick or anything, but one is white.

Maybe I need a new computer.

:smiley:
 
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It was just a matter of time before BangyBang went international.

Any guesses on when he establishes a presence in an alternate universe? :smiley:
I've been to that universe, the only tubes are GE vintage and current production J&J, seen a few of my posts there praising GE tubes. GLAD to be back here! If you want I have those coordinates dialed in on the hot tub time machine, unless Chevy Chase messed with it.
 
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Apr 28, 2019 at 12:04 PM Post #20,940 of 23,459

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Hey, folks. What was the final determination on the Indian eBay seller 'totempole_999'? I thought there was some questions as it relates to the authenticity of some tubes purchased by folks in this thread. This seller seems to have eerily pristine hard-to-find Brimar, Mullard and Telefunken tubes -- so much so that I'm leery. Any counterfeit tubes acquired from this seller??

Well, I will say that after I complained about the seams on the top of the ECC801S that I bought from Totempole_999, he sent me a perfect pair as replacements. They are 100% authentic TFK 801S, raised diamonds on bottom, sound great, but do have the permanent paint logos and date codes.

My conclusion is that he is selling the real deal and cleaning/repainting them. I wouldn't hesitate to do business with him again, FWIW.
 

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