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Any Recommendations For Tube Retailers?

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I was wondering if anyone has recommendations for good places to get tubes? I am familiar with the Tube Depot, Tube Store, and Eurotubes but am wondering if there are any other reliable sources?

My JCM2000 doesn't sound great so I figure it could do with being retubed (best to try that before sending it in to Yorkville for service) and am just starting to look around at tube retailers but the three mentioned above are the only ones that I am familiar with.
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Tube store is the only one in Canada (Hamilton) and shipping will be cheapest (there's some blurb on their website about whether they allow pickup to avoid that cost but I don't recall). Still list everything in US$ so you will get dinged for conversion. Prices are good (you ain't gonna do better after shipping from anyone else). Their matching / QC is good.

Eurotubes prices are about the same (worst case a few cents more) but their matching and QC are much better. You'll get dinged for more shipping and maybe duties (it's been a while since I ordered from them) and they only sell JJs online (if you call/email they have other stuff if you need things that JJ does not make or are out of prod). All in you will spend a bit more here, but it can be worth it if you like JJs but are worried about online horror stories about the occasional dud - won't get any from these guys. That said I haven't had a bad JJ yet, no matter the source.

Never used Tube Depot.
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