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Re: There are number of newbies out there with LOTS of money playing "catch up"

I tend to agree with this opinion that there are a lot of "newbies" out there with deep pockets who are willing to play/pay "catch up" on desirable reel tapes. There are those who discovered late that analogue reel tape sound is better than CD. But there is a new generation coming on with good ears who can also tell the difference, and they are snapping up a lot of the old RCAs, Mercuries, Everests, etc. (2- and 4-track) that have become part of yard and estate sales.

But I don't agree with the opinion that ebay is driving up the prices of reels in general. If people are ticked off about ebay prices, then they should look in the classified ads of audio hardware and software magazines for sellers of recordings who offer reel tapes in mail-order catalogues, auction-style or fixed-price. You either pay the fixed price first-come-first-served or bid at or above the minimum bid price in an auction by a given date. I think these catalogue dealers are the ones to look to as far as what a fair market price for a reel tape is. Most of them are reliable and have been in business for years, otherwise, bad marketing practices would have put them out of business a long time ago. In ebay, sometimes, you get a defective tape (caveat emptor).

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  • Re: There are number of newbies out there with LOTS of money playing "catch up" - whrdad@cox.net 07:53:43 02/14/07 (0)

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