Beware of the prolieration of Counterfeit Tubes?

The old rules should still apply.
If something seems like too good a deal, you should instinctively know better.
There are currently more "gold pin tubes" offered on Ebay, which could possibly exist.
The 6DJ8 / ECC88 / Cca /6922 type of tubes, is the most abused.
NOS tubes are not supposed to have perfect print.
Latest trick and tip-off: The print is "imperfect" in the exact same place.
Stupidest criminal act: Printing "Bugle Boy" on the tube or tube box, it was always, just a nick-name!
Original boxes are your best friend, but boxes can be copied.
What is your experience with this issue?
IMO I agree with you. NOS is a laugh.
Finding a reputable tube dealer and buy from them. You spend more, but actually save money by not buying crap at a discount price.. it is still crap.
Beware of the proliferation of counterfeit EVERYTHING.
Use magnifying glass to look for those deltas and diamonds.
Buy anything on ebay and get crap!!
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