[Amps] Machlett 3-500z
paul at paulbaldock.com
Mon Jul 24 10:22:36 EDT 2017
At 05:49 AM 7/24/2017, you wrote:
>RF Parts and RF Concepts are totally different entities.
RF Concepts used to be the Ten Tec/Alpha company, and tube prices
were great. Now its Alpha RF Systems and very expensive tubes.
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>On Sunday, July 23, 2017, 2:29 PM, Paul Baldock <paul at paulbaldock.com> wrote:
>Have you tried here.
>Unfortunately twice the price they were couple of years ago when I
>bought 2 sets. That's when they when "RF Concepts"
>At 12:08 PM 7/23/2017, Terry Hart wrote:
> >I see from their website that RF parts will supply 3-500s only to
> >customers within the CONUS area. That leaves the rest of us having
> >to look elsewhere, so it would be useful to hear of the experiences,
> >good or bad, of those who have bought these Machlett tubes 'direct'.
> >Terry, G3VFO
> >----- Original Message ----- From: "Roger (K8RI)"
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> >Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 10:33 AM
> >Subject: Re: [Amps] Machlett 3-500z
> >>Warren, that price difference sounds about correct to me. RFParts
> >>tests and I believe, guarantees their tubes which are likely the
> >>same brand which they most likely purchase enough to receive a
> >>quantity discount.
> >>Purchasing direct often saves money. Sometimes it can be
> >>substantial because you are assuming the risk while the US reseller
> >>has the cost of the time and paperwork invested in testing tubes
> >>they may, or may not be able to return. With some NOS tubes there
> >>is substantial risk from "infant mortality". You are often safer
> >>paying more for the new tubes than less for the older NOS versions
> >>where both are available. Direct Vs through a US retailer? You
> >>are playing the odds and taking on the risk yourself. Research the
> >>viability of the tubes before making your decision. Price
> >>differentials and risk can vary considerably.
> >>73, Roger (K8RI)
> >>On 7/20/2017 Thursday 10:46 PM, Warren Volz wrote:
> >>>Tonight while searching for 3-500z on eBay I discovered this
> >>>I know all 'new' tubes are made in China and the rfparts version
> >>>seems to get the best reviews. Any idea what the deal is with
> >>>these Machlett 'factory direct' models? They are $90 less than
> >>>rfparts. Are they the rejects from elsewhere or the manufacturer
> >>>trying to undercut the market?
> >>>-Warren KD5YPH
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