We have an inventory of
over 12 million tubes in stock!
No, that is not a misprint. We actually have Twelve Million vacuum tubes in our inventory. So you can stop wandering around the Internet! We are the only tube supplier you will ever need. Even our competitors buy from us, especially those hard to find tubes. We have them all, in stock, and we have them at the best prices! Try us! Give us a call today at 1-800-326-4140 and find out for yourself why we are #1.
Whether you need vacuum tubes for industry, hi-fi applications, ham radio, old time radio, or any other purpose, we will be the only supplier you will ever need.
We keep both NOS (New Old Stock) and factory-new tubes in our warehouses. The majority of our orders ship within twenty-four hours. After your order is received, we hand test each vacuum tube TWICE to make sure it is exactly up to the manufacturer’s specs before it is ever sent to you. Nothing leaves our warehouse without this service! Our customer loyalty is legendary and for good reason. We do exactly as we promise and we stand behind our customers 100%
Once a customer buys from us, he stays with us.
We supply radio & vacuum tubes for:
Amplifiers of all kinds
Ham Radio and more!
We also have a large supply of used vacuum tubes in stock
We stock radio and vacuum tubes for every application from all major manufacturers including RCA, GE, Sylvania, Raytheon, Tungsol, and Amperex. If you are looking for a hard to find vacuum tube, we can nearly guarantee that it is in our inventory and available today!.
As for pricing? We offer the best pricing in the industry. We buy and sell in quantities that allow us to offer the best deal AND the best service.
We stand behind every tube we ship. We own and operate Radio Electric Supply. We ship our tubes worldwide, and we promise total customer satisfaction.
From humble beginnings in 1997, TubeDepot.com has grown to become the premier source for tubes, quality components, DIY parts and kits for vacuum tube enthusiasts world wide. We are here for you, our customer.
TubeDepot.com started life as three metal shelves in a bedroom, loaded with a few vintage tubes and great aspirations. Advertising via early internet bulletin boards, TubeDepot’s first order was $35 for a pair of US made 12AX7s. Although considered a modest start, the opportunity looked promising and the direction clear.
The following years were filled with driving around the country looking for NOS tube honey holes. Those early three shelves quickly expanded and filled. As internet orders continued to grow, so did our stock of some of the worlds greatest vintage tubes. Customers quickly took notice as we worked to meet their needs.
By 2002, demand and inventory quickly expanded and operations were moved to a nearby business park, ending the days of filling orders in pajamas (those were great days). In this new warehouse came the addition of the first full time employee, a 9 – 5 business day, and same day shipping.
Moving to even larger facilities in 2005, the shipping and receiving department saw exponential growth. In addition to vacuum tubes, we began carrying a few tube accessories and parts for both audiophile and musical instrument interests. Customer response was overwhelmingly positive.
By 2008, we entered the world of manufacturing with “The Button”, an all tube guitar distortion pedal assembled in house. We began expanding into tube audio DIY with high fidelity tube amp kits, speaker drivers, books, clothing items, and more components. We posted our first video on YouTube and began our Facebook presence.
In 2009, we introduced our first guitar tube amp kit (Tweed Champ). We started carrying amp chassis, speaker cabinets, and an expanded selection of transformers.
Between 2010 and 2013, we introduced three new guitar tube amp kits. We expanded our wire department with high quality interconnect and hook-up wire. We became distributors for EAT and KR handmade power tubes. We also completed this fine new website to enhance the shopping experience and help thousands of customers with their tube projects.
Looking back, it is wonderful how a small bedroom labor of love has grown to provide the best vacuum tube related parts, tubes, and support for you, the best customers in the world. We are honored to be your partner in your vacuum tube adventures.
Martin Billington and his father started trading in 1981 as “Billington Valves” selling valves and government surplus items such as Morse keys from his garage at home in Horsham. The business expanded and in 1989 he moved to a small factory unit at the nearby village of Bolney, the business continued to expand rapidly into overseas markets and in 1991 “Billington Export” was formed.
The premises at Bolney soon became restricted for the four members of staff and in 1992 “Billington Export” moved to the current premises at Billingshurst. 1994 saw the introduction of their own brands, “Thermionic” and “Billington Gold”, and in 1995 the purchase of a second, two storey, freehold warehouse next door to the existing facility.
The computerised Stock Control system has been extended to include invoicing, sales analysis and catalogue preparation which reflects Billington Export’s positive approach to providing a fast and efficient service to its customers.
To meet customers’ needs for rare and obsolete items over one million valves, plus CRTs, magnetrons and sockets are now held in stock, including large quantities of Chinese and Russian items as well as famous old brands such as Mullard, GEC, Sylvania etc. Most valves carry a ‘no fuss’ guarantee for a minimum of 90 days.
Billington Export’s customers include, amongst others, audio enthusiasts, audio shops, amplifier manufacturers, government, aviation and military establishments. We have specialist test facilities on site as well as access to extra high power test facilities from outside consultants.
The Company’s most valuable asset is its team of carefully chosen people who dedicate each working day to maintaining the high standards of quality and service for which “Billington Export” has become so well known.