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    Attention! Fake NOS El34 Siemens on ebay UK and USA - watch out!

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    dynacophil

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    Attention! Fake NOS El34 Siemens on ebay UK and USA - watch out!

    Post by dynacophil on Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:41 am

    Hi

    be careful when u are looking for el34 NOS tubes. U may find offers that seem too good to be real if you know a bit about tubes.

    For Example:



    EL34 SIEMENS MATCHED QUAD NOS
    NEW AND UNUSED
    ORIGINALLY DISTRIBUTED BY SIEMENS GERMANY
    ORIGINAL BOXED
    EARLY PRODUCTION
    ORIGIN OF THESE TUBES IS NOT KNOWN THEREFORE PRICE IS VERY VERY REASONABLE
    WE HAVE SOLD HUNDREDS OF THESE TUBES NOW AND CUSTOMERS ARE VERY PLEASED WITH THEIR PERFORMANCE
    TOP QUALITY ORIGINAL EL34
    OUR STOCKS OF THIS TYPE ARE GETTING LOW, PLEASE BUY NOW TO AVOID DISSAPOINTMENT.
    IF ORDERING IN QUANTITY PLEASE EMAIL FOR SHIPPING QUOTE. THANKYOU



    This is the description of UK auction 310309367729 of seller yitry

    Matched Quad. There must be hundreds to match them. There are not NOS amounts like this... Smile those tubes are never distributed by Siemens, Siemens stopped production in the 70s, later can only appear RFT tubes with Siemens brand. The offered are NOT RFT made El34. Early production? Early productioon would mean SH (Siemens-Halske-)Logo. Wrong logo used for this while designing the fake stamp.
    Origin not known. I know. Those ar todays production JJ Tubes. Easy to recognise. The price is not reasonable for JJ, they make at least 80$ per quad extra money Smile Top quality... ok, you know JJs. Stocks getting low? men, work a weekend, print boxes and stamp JJs... then u can go on.

    Watch out! This guy sold hundreds of quads, nowadays people appear in german forums telling what the found on ebay when looking for NOS Tubes Smile and describe them as phantastic. On HiFiForum I saw one comparing them to JJ without seeing that them are the same toobs. Must be hundreds of Noobs to scam out there.

    US-seller shay12320092010 sells same stuff, different description, not in amounts like the UK seller. Auction 230903517015

    http://www.jacmusic.com/nos/images/Fakes/index.htm
    scroll down, they are already listed in the Hall of shame


    Best, Dyna


    Last edited by dynacophil on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:28 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : added info)

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    Re: Attention! Fake NOS El34 Siemens on ebay UK and USA - watch out!

    Post by Bob Latino on Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:41 pm

    Hi,

    Thank you for the information. About 2 years ago I made a post about FAKE Chinese electrolytic capacitors that were being sold. Unless you had a capacitor tester, you wouldn't know that the value marked on the outside was way higher than what the actual value of the capacitor stuffed inside was. Link to that post below ..

    Fake capacitors from China

    Bob

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