Rare lp's....???

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'Cos if you write, quite scratched but can be replaced for pennies at any charity shop, you might not get many bids? :dunno:

 

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ha! Was going to give the benefit of doubt to the seller ... but as I worked down the list it got more and more laughable!

Anything I wouldn't mind on vinyl though really does fetch too much money these days - too much of a mass movement and all wanting the common stuff too. I've decided to let happy circumstance bring me to my vinyl purchases rather than looking for stuff. I'm actually more into cassettes and CDs of rarer stuff these days, oddly enough - brings much more interesting music past my nose and for far far less.

 

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Cassettes generally sell for more than CDs on eBay these days! The players are still cheap as chips, but the cassettes themselves seem to have become cult items. That was possibly a fair bit of money you threw away!

 

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Cassettes....I've just thrown away about 500! Hope there isn't going to be a massive resurgence!
Rest assured there isn't! :nup:

I'm not saying it wouldn't have been worth keeping them, as there are plenty of v capable full size decks going for peanuts.

 

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Doesn't even come close to the 7000+ vinyl albums I sold for £200 in 92. Those did actually have rare ones included too. Hundreds of them.

This sellers rarities though, can be found in most car boot boxes, hiding under the tables.

 

vacdac

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Hmmmmn

First link .....article published December 2009

Second >> e-bay sale end date >> End date: 2012-03-05 :

[h=1]NME C81 Rough Trade Cassette Tape Orange Juice Scritti Josef K Cabaret Voltaire

Third>> end date>>

[/h] End date:

2006-11-05 :

[h=1]CABARET VOLTAIRE 1974-1976 cassette ORiG psych punk kbd.

Or is your point that the "Gold Rush" is over? :? [/h]

 

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HmmmmnFirst link .....article published December 2009

Second >> e-bay sale end date >> End date: 2012-03-05 :

[h=1]NME C81 Rough Trade Cassette Tape Orange Juice Scritti Josef K Cabaret Voltaire

Third>> end date>>

[/h] End date:

2006-11-05 :

[h=1]CABARET VOLTAIRE 1974-1976 cassette ORiG psych punk kbd.

Or is your point that the "Gold Rush" is over? :? [/h]
Hi,

Cassettes have picked up in recent times. There is a niche market for them. Blank tapes are going for good money with metal tapes going for bigger money.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5x-TDK-MA-XG90-Type-IV-Metal-Blank-Audio-Cassette-Tape-Brand-New-Sealed-/281184810162?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item4177ebb4b2

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SONY-Super-Metal-Master-60-Type-IV-Metal-Blank-Audio-Cassette-Tape-Sealed-/290951345938?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item43be0d3712

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THATS-MG-X-90-Taiyo-Yuden-Metal-Type-IV-Blank-Audio-Cassette-Tape-NEW-/271223571351?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item3f262f4397

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-SONY-UX-Pro-90-Type-II-Chrome-Position-Blank-Audio-Cassette-Tape-/281165199462?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item4176c07866

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-BASF-90-Chromdioxid-Super-II-Type-II-Chrome-Blank-Audio-Cassette-Tape-/290940365086?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item43bd65a91e

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-MAXELL-XLII-90-Type-II-Chrome-Blank-Audio-Cassettes-Brand-New-Sealed-/271225318180?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item3f2649eb24

A number of tapes are collectable. Items by big name groups and artists, demo & promo cassettes, mix tapes, tapes from raves & nightclubs and tapes in in a certain series can go for good money.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Criminal-Mafia-The-Crucifixion-Memphis-Rap-Tape-Only-Cassette-three-6-Mafia-/261262603050?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item3cd476f32a

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Street-sounds-electro-cassette-whole-collection-/261281027954?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item3cd5901772

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/t-A-T-u-TATU-Not-Gonna-Get-Us-Cassette-Single-EXTREMELY-RARE-/300938486724?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item461154e3c4

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2PAC-TUPAC-MAKAVELI-TO-LIVE-DIE-IN-INSANELY-RARE-NEW-ZEALAND-CASSINGLE-/380687427402?pt=Music_Cassettes&hash=item58a2bd274a

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Overkill-Power-In-Black-Demo-Tape-1983-Rare-Cassette-Metal-Rock-/271241732577?pt=Music_Cassettes&hash=item3f274461e1

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GEORGE-HARRISON-ALL-THINGS-MUST-PASS-CASSETTE-BOX-SET-/151120394074?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item232f7a375a

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DJ-TIESTO-PROMO-CASSETTE-BLACK-HOLE-RECORDINGS-TSUNAMI-CODEBLUE-AMSTERDAM-1999-/221274010197?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item3384f57255

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Beatles-Help-Cassette-/271292278882?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item3f2a47a862

If you look at the link below, there are over 100 pages of cassettes that are £5 and above.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Cassettes-/176983/i.html?LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&_sop=3

So there can be a few bob made from cassette.

SCIDB

 

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Hi,Cassettes have picked up in recent times. There is a niche market for them. Blank tapes are going for good money with metal tapes going for bigger money.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5x-TDK-MA-XG90-Type-IV-Metal-Blank-Audio-Cassette-Tape-Brand-New-Sealed-/281184810162?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item4177ebb4b2

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SONY-Super-Metal-Master-60-Type-IV-Metal-Blank-Audio-Cassette-Tape-Sealed-/290951345938?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item43be0d3712

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THATS-MG-X-90-Taiyo-Yuden-Metal-Type-IV-Blank-Audio-Cassette-Tape-NEW-/271223571351?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item3f262f4397

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-SONY-UX-Pro-90-Type-II-Chrome-Position-Blank-Audio-Cassette-Tape-/281165199462?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item4176c07866

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-BASF-90-Chromdioxid-Super-II-Type-II-Chrome-Blank-Audio-Cassette-Tape-/290940365086?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item43bd65a91e

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-MAXELL-XLII-90-Type-II-Chrome-Blank-Audio-Cassettes-Brand-New-Sealed-/271225318180?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item3f2649eb24

A number of tapes are collectable. Items by big name groups and artists, demo & promo cassettes, mix tapes, tapes from raves & nightclubs and tapes in in a certain series can go for good money.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Criminal-Mafia-The-Crucifixion-Memphis-Rap-Tape-Only-Cassette-three-6-Mafia-/261262603050?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item3cd476f32a

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Street-sounds-electro-cassette-whole-collection-/261281027954?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item3cd5901772

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/t-A-T-u-TATU-Not-Gonna-Get-Us-Cassette-Single-EXTREMELY-RARE-/300938486724?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item461154e3c4

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2PAC-TUPAC-MAKAVELI-TO-LIVE-DIE-IN-INSANELY-RARE-NEW-ZEALAND-CASSINGLE-/380687427402?pt=Music_Cassettes&hash=item58a2bd274a

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Overkill-Power-In-Black-Demo-Tape-1983-Rare-Cassette-Metal-Rock-/271241732577?pt=Music_Cassettes&hash=item3f274461e1

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GEORGE-HARRISON-ALL-THINGS-MUST-PASS-CASSETTE-BOX-SET-/151120394074?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item232f7a375a

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DJ-TIESTO-PROMO-CASSETTE-BLACK-HOLE-RECORDINGS-TSUNAMI-CODEBLUE-AMSTERDAM-1999-/221274010197?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item3384f57255

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Beatles-Help-Cassette-/271292278882?pt=UK_Music_Cassettes_GL&hash=item3f2a47a862

If you look at the link below, there are over 100 pages of cassettes that are £5 and above.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Cassettes-/176983/i.html?LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&_sop=3

So there can be a few bob made from cassette.

SCIDB
I'm certainly not saying there isn't a strong niche market. :nup:

I'm also perfectly aware that the price of decent quality blanks has been on the up for quite some time.

Rare items too, will obviously enjoy stronger value. Same as for LP's vinyl singles etc.* (*However given the SQ of all too many prerecorded cassettes due to poor tapes often being specced, poor Q.C. & the high speed mass duplication eqpmt used I would personally see little real value in most examples:td:).

Believe it or not I don't have a downer on tape & know it can deliver decent SQ. I do think it's had it's day though compared to current recording options. I would certainly consider a decent full size machine again myself for archival/transfer purposes. :geek:

There was a recent industry Hoo-Ha re releasing new material for Record Store Day, that got plenty of media coverage. Yet doesn't seem to be creating waves amongst the trendy younger market it has obviously cynically been aimed at. :doh:

I posted this thread over in "Whats Happening" over 2 months back re this 'event' . >>>>> .http://www.hifiwigwam.com/showthread.php?92014-Record-Store-Cassette-day-WTF.

As you can see with only 300 hits & only five replies in over two months it hasn't generated much interest on here. :nup:

 

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It's still music on those tapes, and people still want to listen to music! People love physical formats too as vinyl shows and cassettes have unique pull out covers and stuff. As with ANY format, some will be uniquely released on cassette, different versions, different B-sides etc etc. People collect music first and formost.

I can't understand any act of throwing away whole collections of a particular format unless the music taste is utterly shit.

You don't actually say they were 500 pre-recorded cassettes though - if it was 500 mix tapes or stuff off the radio then no bother.

If it was 500 pre-recorded then WHY??? Give them away on an music loving, hifi loving forum at least.. Don't understand the throwing away of music.

Some people happily spend £5 on an interesting cassette on eBay - it's a physical format with unique pull-out covers too, some with album art or band photos etc not on any other format.

There are many cassette audiophiles too with a whole display of Nak Dragons, ZX1000s, Tandberg 914s etc etc and they need something to actually play on them. If they've the money to spend on the machines, they've the money to spend on the pre-recorded cassettes too. I guess some also just like to record, hence the prices of fancy metal cassettes.

 

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I'm actually selling a whole bunch of mintie Lp's right now but only because I've somehow managed to get multiple versions of the same record. (Doh)

I refuse to palm them off to overpriced specialists but much prefer to hand them over buck-shed to the charity shops. After all, I've found many a bargain in the same place, and its also helping someone somewhere.

 

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I was talking to a dealer at a boot fair last Sunday..told me he had a copy of the wall on cassette...amongst othe popular stuff from floyd..acdc etc...and said that his sales of cassettes were on the up and said..like vinyl.. a come back was on the cards...

Cassettes....I've just thrown away about 500! Hope there isn't going to be a massive resurgence!
 

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i still have a few full size decks and occasionally still buy pre recorded tapes and some job lots. quality is ok.

 

nat8808

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I'm actually selling a whole bunch of mintie Lp's right now but only because I've somehow managed to get multiple versions of the same record. (Doh)I refuse to palm them off to overpriced specialists but much prefer to hand them over buck-shed to the charity shops. After all, I've found many a bargain in the same place, and its also helping someone somewhere.
:^

Sadly so many charity shops refuse cassettes because they don't think they sell. I guess that is true of past experience but I think they're missing out, definately from my custom anyway.

Bought some good 90's soundtracks and Vangelis album the other day - things I wouldn't shell out for on £2 CD apart from Vangelis perhaps. 50p tapes are where it's at for VFM* The trick is knowing which charity shops have them.

Found Electric Cafe - Kraftwerk on cassette in a charity shop a fair while ago. I wouldn't have ever listened to it had I not as I'd kind of dismissed it - some of it is my favourite Kraftwerk now after endless playback in my gf's 80s car.

* Value For Music

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I was talking to a dealer at a boot fair last Sunday..told me he had a copy of the wall on cassette...amongst othe popular stuff from floyd..acdc etc...and said that his sales of cassettes were on the up and said..like vinyl.. a come back was on the cards...
Much of it though is getting good music cheap. Once dealers think there's money to be made, so it kills a comeback (unless for trendy or sound quality reasons like vinyl).

 

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