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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:58 pm 
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Gents,

What do we think is going on here?

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Battery-Tube-Onl ... 2060906085

and here

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Pleiades-Tube-He ... 2060906085

I am being serious, would like to know opinions on 'value' from those with a technical comprehension...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:12 pm 
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I am being serious, I think the seller is out of his mind.

I can't see anything there that can justify the out-of-this world pricing. The 12K5 tube does not seem exceptionally rare and the circuit is not complicated so..... :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:24 pm 
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Demerara wrote:
I can't see anything there that can justify the out-of-this world pricing.


Well, the shipping is included in the $47K USD price, so that means something!!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:33 pm 
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lol

most likely seriously high R & D costs at the lonestar stripper bar lap dances are expensive ya know


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:37 pm 
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Too many zeroes in the asking price. Maybe he was trying to type 47.00?

Or maybe some special gas in that box. It says in the description "possibly the most transparent amplifier on earth".


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:50 pm 
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Reminds me of this:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:04 pm 
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18.00$ worth of parts, its called, going fishing, and the surprising part of all this, they will catch one.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:05 pm 
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A fool and his money.....

But how is this really any different than the $29,000/meter interconnect cable that was recently posted? You can make a case that limited production quantities drive the cost per unit up, but at some point it becomes totally ridiculous, and for some odd reason, a badge of honour for the buyer...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:11 pm 
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Well, I'm glad I wasn't missing something;
in the UK, we say 'flying a kite' (not 'fishing'), and he sure is...

A buyer ought to be proud; he will be among 2 or 3 others only?! worldwide.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:31 pm 
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obviously we're being under charged for every other electronics with all the parts that are installed in them .


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:14 pm 
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But on the other hand slap the name "Audio Note" on it and people are far more likely to jump at it for that price.


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aka how to make your mini-ipod sound like $47000.....wtf?

btw I always thought a head amp was to amplify your MC cart?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:25 pm 
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Maybe it also includes the 12V battery?
I am sure a charger would push the price tag well into the $50K's.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:26 pm 
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Looks like it is just an automatic currency conversion gone wrong, seems to come from Greece...


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milag wrote:
Looks like it is just an automatic currency conversion gone wrong, seems to come from Greece...


Greece uses the Euro which is currently trading close to par with the US dollar


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