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Title: Valves from Germany
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on August 02, 2018, 06:40:37 PM
I just bought 1000 punched valves in 10 different sizes from a seller on German EBay, for €20 plus €3.75 postage.
Pretty good value for money methinks

Sir John

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Akkordeon-Ventile-Sonderverkauf-nur-3-Tage-1000-St%C3%BCck-m-Lochung/223072732806?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
Title: Re: Valves from Germany
Post by: malcolmbebb on August 02, 2018, 07:33:54 PM
I've used them, good service and good English!
Title: Re: Valves from Germany
Post by: Kimric Smythe on August 11, 2018, 07:41:53 AM
If you bought those from Hohner USA it would have run you well over $1500 USD.
I ordered several dozen (some were the leather/plastic) and I got a bill for about $400 wholesale. The smaller valves were about .50 to $1 each and the bigger ones were about $2.50 each.  I sent them back.
Title: Re: Valves from Germany
Post by: triskel on August 12, 2018, 11:30:35 PM
If you bought those from Hohner USA it would have run you well over $1500 USD.

Indeed I'd also noticed how much more expensive the same buttons are off Hohner USA, compared with Hohner Germany... :o
Title: Re: Valves from Germany
Post by: GPS on August 23, 2018, 11:04:13 AM
As my stock of valves was running a little low I thought these looked too good to miss, so I ordered some. Arrived today, and they do look decent quality. I guess only time will tell if they measure up in service.  Certainly the seller is a pleasure to deal with.

Graham