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RE: Fake pre-recorded reel tapes on ebay

The seller of these tapes at first stated in the item description that they were gifts from a spouse who mistakenly gifted him with two track 15 !PS tapes which he could not play as his tape deck did not play back at the high speed. How sad.
His loss, someones' gain. ;-) I hope the folks who are buying these are doing it for the entertainment value of having their favorite album on reel tape. If "one" is truly born every minute this guy is gonna get rich selling this tapes on the cheapest brand of tape available.
Who knows maybe the buyers are getting great deals of music on no name brand tape duped by who knows what tape deck and then who know if the seller is copying from the best CD version of that title. Or maybe they are AAA being duped from cassettes! ;-)
Are these as legitimate as the hundreds of master tape "back up" reels that are always only available on tape that needs to be baked? The story behind one seller uses is that the original 15 IPS were copied onto another tape and then the original was destroyed as part of the digitalization of the music. So he sells a copy instead of the original. How moronic!


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