Well, Apparently Someone Still Needs Cassette Tapes For $4 Each

tdk_clearanceSure, hardly anyone uses cassette tapes anymore, but all that means is that when you need one, you really need one. That’s why Staples can charge $12.53 for a three-pack, we suppose. Reader Karl found these tapes marked down to a slightly more reasonable $9.97 for three two.

This doesn’t fall under the category of “Raiders of the Lost Walmart” because the tapes appear to be new, and probably haven’t been sitting on the floor as long as, say, this MP3 player.

“I remember back in the day when you could pick up 3 for a buck,” grumbles Karl. Heck, I’ll pay you a quarter each to take away the dubbed tapes in my attic if you don’t mind recording over something that isn’t fresh and new.

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  1. JasperBeardly says:

    “…a slightly more reasonable $9.97 for three”

    I’m no math whiz, but that looks like only two cassettes to me.

  2. Naskarrkid says:

    A friend of mine, just bought a CD player boom box with aux in, a cassette player, and it has the ability to record from CD or aux in to cassette. Someone will be thrilled to get those tapes!

  3. DaveP says:

    This price isn’t really all that unreasonable if you are in the market for blank cassettes. There is a community of people that still buy new music on tape and record tapes at home. Very few blanks are currently being manufactured, and what is out there is often NOS going for insane prices. Just check eBay. This year alone I’ve bought 20+ cassettes of new music that isn;t available in any other format and have even made a few mix tapes.

  4. JasperBeardly says:

    For the record, the D90 is the low-grade TDK cassette. Those with discerning ears will be far happier with an SA90, or a Maxell XLII. Type II, high-bias … that’s where it’s at (or where it was, in the ’80s).