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RE: The perils of buying used tape on Ebay

thanks for the post. I have had similar events happen to me before on ebay. But have also had the opposite, where the tape was basically brand new and unused for a cheap price.

also to most sellers on ebay who are not into reels, tape is tape, sort of like scotch tape used for holding 2 pieces of paper together. There seems to be very little common knowledge of the different brands or formulations.

Also the tape - original box mix up seems to be more common on 7 inch reels than on 10 inch reels from ebay sellers.

The other thing I do on ebay is check and see what other types of items the seller has. If its mostly tape related or audio related, then he may have a clue.

but if the seller is selling everything from antiques to toys to other collectables, then the odds are pretty good he has no clue on tape differences and applies the rule "tape is tape".



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