National Union 6F8G Vacuum Tube

National Union 6F8G Vacuum Tube

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WE JUST PURCHASED 120,000 VACUUM TUBES. IF IT'S NOT LISTED, WE PROBABLY HAVE IT. PLEASE CALL OR TEXT US AT 202-372-6931 IF YOU DO NOT SEE WHAT YOU NEED OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

1. MOST OF THE TUBES WE SELL ARE OVER 70 YEARS OLD. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE FOR FAILURES AFTER POWER UP AS THERE IS NO WAY TO DETERMINE HOW TUBES WILL INTERACT WITH YOUR ELECTRONICS OR IF THEY WERE MISTREATED IN TRANSIT; NOR IS THERE A WAY TO DETERMINE WHETHER THEY MAY HAVE FATAL FLAWS! WE CAN ONLY TEST FOR THE PARAMETERS MENTIONED ABOVE. WE CANNOT TEST FOR CATASTROPHIC FAILURE. IF A TUBE FAILS AFTER YOU GET IT, IT IS YOUR TUBE THAT HAS FAILED. THERE IS A .1 % CHANCE THIS MIGHT HAPPEN. BE WARNED. NO REFUNDS IN SUCH CASES.

2. IN WELL OVER 4000 TRANSACTIONS, WE HAVE HAD HALF A DOZEN LESS-THAN-FIVE-STAR REVIEWS. IF THERE IS AN ISSUE, PLEASE CONTACT US FIRST RATHER THAN POISON THE WELL BEFORE DETERMINING WHAT HAPPENED -- OR DIDN'T. WE HAVE LOST CUSTOMERS BECAUSE WE REFUSED TO EITHER ISSUE A REFUND FOR A TUBE THAT WENT BAD AFTER IT HAD BEEN USED OR A BUYER KNEW NOTHING ABOUT TUBE REBRANDING AND CLAIMED -- IN THAT INSTANCE -- THAT SOMETHING MADE BY TUNG-SOL AND BRANDED BY EMERSON WAS MADE BY EMERSON, AN ELECTRONICS COMPANY THAT NEVER MADE TUBES!

3. TUBES ARE GUARANTEED GOOD ON SHIPMENT. IF YOU FEAR DAMAGE OR LOSS OF PARCEL IN TRANSIT, PLEASE INSURE THEM! OUR SHIPPING RESPONSIBILITY ENDS WHEN THE PARCEL IS ACCEPTED AND SCANNED BY THE US POSTAL SERVICE. ETSY IS CLEAR ON THIS. SOMETIMES THERE ARE INITIAL SCANNING DELAYS. WE HAVE ACCESS TO THE SAME INFORMATION YOU DO AND IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DEAL WITH THE USPS SHOULD THERE BE DELAYS OR LOSS OF A SCANNED PACKAGE. PLEASE BE PATIENT FOR THE FIRST DAY OR TWO IF THE PACKAGE IS STILL MARKED AS "PRE-TRANSIT." WE SHIP THE DAY AFTER THE SALE IF THE SALE WAS AFTER 9:30 AM EASTERN TIME.

4. THIS IS NOT AMAZON. THERE WILL BE NO REPLACEMENTS FOR LOST PACKAGES OR TUBES THAT FAIL. IN PRACTICE THIS MEANS YOU TAKE ON THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE LOSS IF THE PACKAGE IS MARKED AS "IN TRANSIT" OR AS "DELIVERED." MAIL GETS MISPLACED, STOLEN AND LOST. SOME COUNTRIES DO NOT HAVE INTERNAL TRACKING. CHINA IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE. IF YOUR COUNTRY IS SIMILAR, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO INTERACT WITH YOUR CUSTOMS AND POSTAL AUTHORITIES TO FIND THE PACKAGE. CUSTOMS DELAYS CAN ADD WEEKS TO DELIVERIES.

5. WE BUY TUBES IN BULK. 10-15% OF THEM ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR HIGH END AUDIO APPLICATIONS. THAT LOSS RATE IS REFLECTED IN OUR PRICES. I LISTEN TO THESE TUBES IN TUBE EQUIPMENT. SOMETIMES TUBES THAT TEST WELL HAVE PROBLEMS AND SOUND AWFUL. THAT IS ALL I CAN DO. IF THERE WERE A TEST FOR FUTURE FAILURE, I WOULD USE IT. THERE ISN'T.

6. THERE IS RISK IN LIFE. THESE PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER MADE. THERE ARE NO MANUFACTURERS TO TAKE PRODUCT BACK BECAUSE OF DESIGN FAILURES OR QUALITY-CONTROL ISSUES. THE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT CYCLE IS OVER.