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  • #9803

    rudedaddy
    CVRS Member

    HI GUYS ……. I got the reason why my 3 shipments of radio tubes were stopped at GLOBAL SHIPPING……… they have classified radio tubes of having MERCURY in them
    Getters never used MERCURY ever…….. they are under the impression radio tubes have and classified them as mercury vapour lamps

    In my research http://www.thevalvepage.com/valvetek/getter/getter.htm

    This if it stands ….. NO TUBES PRIOR TO 1970 WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR RESTORATION OF OLD RADIOS FROM E-BAY

    #9807

    Greg Bilodeau
    CVRS Member

    I have run into the same issue and the only way around it is to ask the seller to send in the mail. The post office has no problem with radio tubes at this point..
    Gregb

    #9808

    rudedaddy
    CVRS Member

    UNFORTUNATELY E-BAY has forced MOST of their sellers to use the GLOBAL SHIPPING PITNEY BOWES …. We will not get a fair shake on any auction if e-bay has it’s way….I was chatting to a collector in europe , he also had his three shipments RESTRICTED……It is not fair….. to class domestic radio tubes pre 70 s to have mercury in them….. it is insane……..Yes I agree that you could find other sellers out there but you would be paying more for them…….. THAT IS WHY WE SHOULD GET TOGETHER AND STRAIGHTEN THIS MISSGUIDED INFORMATION …… Another thing , all pre 70s electronics had tubes in them….. radios , record players, guitar amps, ham radios …. etc all will be restricted ……

    #9809

    Greg Bilodeau
    CVRS Member

    So far every ebay seller I informed of this silly restriction by the Global Shipping program has been more than willing to ship in the mail. I have tried calling the Global Shipping program and so far have only been able to speak with someone at a call centre someplace NOT in North America and they did not even understand what I was talking about. Its funny how a fluorescent light is OK but not a radio tube.
    Gregb

    #9810

    rudedaddy
    CVRS Member

    You ran into the same person as I did……They just do not understand what this is doing to our collecting days………..
    I am getting so tired of trying to get everyone together and do something about this…….. soon it will grow to the postal service and other carriers and then it will be too late to do anything……..no more boarder shopping for parts or radios …. back and forth … the start of the end of radio restoration and collecting…..

    #9813

    rudedaddy
    CVRS Member

    I contacted our Canada Border and Restriction services and they are telling me that radio tubes are not RESTRICTED from Canada . e-bay pitney bowes are restricting them . They gave me false information and have been shaddy with their export items . Selling confiscated items at low prices to insiders and they are relisting them at higher prices .

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