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Possible value of Music Cassettes as antiques?

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filtafreq
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Postby filtafreq; Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:58 pm

I still regularly take samples off my old tapes via my Tascam cc222 and record them to digital . Got some cracking old rare stuff , apprx 3000 tapes :D
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ariston
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Postby ariston; Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:03 pm

Time for bed... I just read the thread title as "possible value of Nick Cassavetes as antiques". :shock:
SampleScience
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Postby SampleScience; Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:54 pm

The value of your cassettes really depends on what's on it. If it's popular, easy to find now on CD stuff, then, it's not worth much. But if you've got some rare new age albums, they might be worth something. At the beginnning of this year I've sold a lot of new age tapes for 10$ to 25$ each. Punk, experimental, ambient and spoken word cassettes are the ones you are looking for. Numbered limited edition can also be worth a lot.

Here's an example of a tape I've sold 50$ a couple of months ago:

http://www.discogs.com/Jesse-Bernstein-The-Sad-Bag/release/1704846

Here's another example of a cassette I've sold 125$ a couple of minutes after I've put it on sales on Discogs:

http://www.discogs.com/Steven-Jesse-Bernstein-Pete-Leinonen-Words-And-Music/release/1713338

If you have those, go to Discogs and put them on sales! Or wait a bit and get even more money for them... ;)
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Postby MFXxx; Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:01 pm

Yep there are a lot of hardcore collectors out there. I focus on vinyl and the odd cd, have loads of cassettes from the 80's which I'll hold onto but not holding breath until there's a cassette revival, currently in the Vinyl phase.

Nice sell btw.
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Postby himalaya; Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:41 pm

I still don't know what to do with my Denon cassette tape deck...keep it as a museum piece for my son?...bin it? sell it for £1?...pretend I'm a dinosaur everytime somebody comes to see me?.... it is a lovely machine...

By the mid-1990s the cassette was a dead medium


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Postby xNiMiNx; Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:32 pm

filtafreq wrote:I still regularly take samples off my old tapes via my Tascam cc222 and record them to digital . Got some cracking old rare stuff , apprx 3000 tapes :D

Im in the same boat.

SampleScience wrote:The value of your cassettes really depends on what's on it.

Couldnt agree more.

himalaya wrote:I still don't know what to do with my Denon cassette tape deck...

Ive got a Kenwood KX-77CW that i wont get rid of, even though people are selling them as vintage online for like $15. Dolby NR B and C? Woo! Sometimes i convert microtapes i stumble on around here into standard cassettes so i can transfer them to digital, and discover the strange crap i recorded years past.

Plus, you just cant fake the effects you can make by recording things onto a casssette, taking a lighter to it, and re-recording it back into digital. Or that lovely bleed you get, from whats on the other side, or pulling some tape out, crunching it up, reeling it back in...

Ive got a tape hardon just thinking about it.

So what tapes do you have? Any for sale now? :)
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morelia
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Postby morelia; Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:14 pm

MWSOS wrote:I put all mine in a binbag years ago - even the charity shops didn't want them :wink:
Similar thing here. Although don't give up hope. I did manage to sell my $1-2k cassette collection to a 2nd hand music store for $2. I really only sold them because it was easier to carry $2 home than a pile of cassettes :hihi:
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Igro
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Postby Igro; Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:05 am

Is anybody still walking outside with the cassette player (like walkman and so on). I still got mine in mint condition (Panasonic). With auto-reverse and small led diplsay that shows the battery and other stuff. :D
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aMUSEd
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Postby aMUSEd; Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:32 am

I have one of these in full working order - still sounds great:

http://www.vintagecassette.com/yamaha/kx_493
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aMUSEd
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Postby aMUSEd; Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:34 am

Igro wrote:Is anybody still walking outside with the cassette player (like walkman and so on). I still got mine in mint condition (Panasonic). With auto-reverse and small led diplsay that shows the battery and other stuff. :D


Mine still works - maybe I'll take it out on the bus to look retro-cool :) I remember not going anywhere without a stack of tapes in my backpack.
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Numanoid
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Postby Numanoid; Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:48 am

SampleScience wrote:The value of your cassettes really depends on what's on it. If it's popular, easy to find now on CD stuff, then, it's not worth much. But if you've got some rare new age albums, they might be worth something. At the beginnning of this year I've sold a lot of new age tapes for 10$ to 25$ each. Punk, experimental, ambient and spoken word cassettes are the ones you are looking for. Numbered limited edition can also be worth a lot.

Here's an example of a tape I've sold 50$ a couple of months ago:

http://www.discogs.com/Jesse-Bernstein-The-Sad-Bag/release/1704846

Here's another example of a cassette I've sold 125$ a couple of minutes after I've put it on sales on Discogs:

http://www.discogs.com/Steven-Jesse-Bernstein-Pete-Leinonen-Words-And-Music/release/1713338

If you have those, go to Discogs and put them on sales! Or wait a bit and get even more money for them... ;)

Nice deals :tu:

Of course if anyone should be in possession of this tape in good condition, you should be able to pay off that MiniMoog your lusting after pretty quickly :D

http://www.discogs.com/Boards-Of-Canada ... ease/15286
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thecontrolcentre
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Postby thecontrolcentre; Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:04 am

I own 4 cassette players ... but I rarely listen to anything on cassette ( i have hundreds of the things). I also have 2 md players, talking of dead formats.
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Postby SampleScience; Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:21 am

Numanoid wrote:Of course if anyone should be in possession of this tape in good condition, you should be able to pay off that MiniMoog your lusting after pretty quickly :D

http://www.discogs.com/Boards-Of-Canada ... ease/15286


My dream is to find one of those Boards Of Canada tapes in a thrift store for .50$. :P
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Numanoid
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Postby Numanoid; Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:30 am

SampleScience wrote:
Numanoid wrote:Of course if anyone should be in possession of this tape in good condition, you should be able to pay off that MiniMoog your lusting after pretty quickly :D

http://www.discogs.com/Boards-Of-Canada ... ease/15286


My dream is to find one of those Boards Of Canada tapes in a thrift store for .50$. :P

Dream on :D

I have thought about making a pilgrimage to Edinburgh, knock on their door and maybe try to blag me some free copies :oops:
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Postby filtafreq; Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:10 pm

looks like someone thinks they are collectable
http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/sony- ... to-content
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