Discussion in '"Boat Anchor" & Classic Equipment' started by N3UIQ, Jan 24, 2018.
I just found this video on shipping vacuum tubes, any thoughts?
Much Ado About Nothing
There is some validity to that concern, as others have learned via very expensive lessons.... http://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=333292
Just ship them as a "radio part"
The idiots who interpret stupid rules like that will never have a clue
99.99999999% of common radio tubes are essentially inert.
A LiPo battery pack for use with a drone is vastly more dangerous in shipment yet that's done a million times a day
And there is nonsense like this:
We can only hope that if a silly trial happens that the defendants manage to quash the BS.
The Post Office has some stupid people, and some stupid regulations. I sample my aircraft oil during oil changes, and mail the sample to an Analysis Lab. I once had PO counter person tell me that they cannot accept it because they cannot ship "hazardous liquids". I had to research it in the Postal Regs (which are online), and show the counter person where oil samples of less than 2fl oz are specifically exempted...
The problem lies with eBay sellers who use the Global Shipping Program option, and if they have certain items listed in specific categories. It's not vacuum tubes that's the problem, it's the category they were sold in. The GSP will not ship items from certain categories. In this case it's the seller who screwed up, using the Global Shipping Program when selling in prohibited categories. Like "Wholesale Lots" as one example. The seller could have just shipped it directly, and not through the program, and this would have not happened. Bad seller.
I agree the seller is at fault, I recently ordered a few 83 MVRs and had them shipped with no problems.
Chicken Little's , mad mother
Rules should be made by someone that knows what they are talking about .