Orlando Hamcation Boatachors Lunch

Todd, KA1KAQ ka1kaq at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 30 11:31:18 EST 2006

On 1/30/06, Freeberg, Scott (STP) <Scott.Freeberg at guidant.com> wrote:

> At that same swapmeet, another guy with some tubes was rattling off prices from his AES catalog as well but when I wandered by his table near the end of the swap meet, he was now selling for 1/2 AES price.... I bought some..

Heh, how amusing. I have nothing against folks making money for their
efforts, I actually appreciate having the access. But you're right on
the mark about the prices vs reasoning. Tubes are the proverbial iffy
purchase, so why pay top $ without the ability to get a replacement if
your new purchase is bad?

We're lucky up this way to have a few tube sellers who are fair,
reasonable, and nice folks overall. Dick Bergeron of Electron Tube
Enterprises is one of the nicest guys you'll meet, and tries his best
to make you a fair deal. He's in Maine now, but when he lived up in
Essex Jct VT I can remember driving to his place one Saturday night to
get some tubes for my 'new' Clegg Venus station. He spent a fair
amount of time hauling down the boxes to pluck out a few tubes for me
so that I didn't have to wait for the mail. He also has a few boxes of
oddballs tubes he takes with him to sell for a buck or so at hamfests
and radio meets. Weird things for those who like to line up old tubes
on a shelf.

~ Todd/'Boomer'  KA1KAQ

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