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RE: The problem with buying...

Agree, it's a crapshoot. It helps a bit that sellers now describe tapes as "TESTED" which lets you know they've at least tried to listen to them. That still doesn't guarantee a good tape. Best to buy from a seller with a good feedback rating and a reasonable return policy. If the tape is not tested, you really never know what you will get. For example: I recently bought a tape of Bach organ music where the entire Toccata of the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor was missing. The seller fortunately refunded my money.

The Steve Hoffman forum had a discussion on buying Capitol 2-track tapes. Several collectors said they occasionally had to buy 2 or 3 or more copies in order to get a perfect one. That may be the bottom line ...


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