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#1 trippy1313

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 11:55 PM

So my in-laws (wife's parents) sold their place and were cleaning out the garage the other day while I was there, and asked if wanted any of the old owners cassettes.

I'd seen before they had a bunch of books on tape, no thanks. But this time I asked if there was any music or still just books on tape. They said books on tape, but also looks like some blanks. So thought eh, I'll take a look. Dug through like 5 boxes and found a box with about 65 unused Maxell UR90 XLII tapes! Yeah I'll take those!

I don't really know much about quality among brands or models, but 65 blanks is a little hard to pass up. I also grabbed a bunch of recorded on BASF, TDK and more Maxells. All books on tape they copied themselves I guess. Not a single music cassette in probably over a thousand tapes. Crazy. All books on tape.

Should I have snagged any of those? Lol These pics are what I grabbed. Attached File  20180521_223454.jpg   143.69K   14 downloadsAttached File  20180521_223634.jpg   118.88K   15 downloads

I believe they say they are High Bias Cro2? Gotta look up what all that means... I'm tape ignorant.

#2 Fatdog

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 12:04 AM

What.  The.  Fark.  :drool:   Seriously, though... dang that's a fantastic score!

 

The UR90 tapes are the green ones, and they are Type I normal bias.  For whatever reason, they put the XLII Type II Chromes in the UR90 boxes.



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 12:08 AM

This is awesome catch. I can't believe it, there is so many cassettes is nice condition. :yes:



#4 Reli

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 01:22 AM

Sell the Maxell XLII on Ebay, you could make at least $200



#5 trippy1313

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:27 PM

There were so many more that had been recorded on too, but I didn't think much of value. I kinda didn't want to have any ghosting if I decided to record a bunch of music. Maybe shoulda grabbed more huh?

I was hoping to find some reel tapes in there.

Sell the Maxell XLII on Ebay, you could make at least $200

Dang really? Are these pretty good for recording though? I'd probably use a few if so.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 11:20 PM

Maxell XLIIs are excellent tapes for recording and very sought after so that's a great score



#7 JVC Floyd

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 09:17 AM

That's a superscore!.
I'd love to have some of those Maxells , those are my favorite cassettes.

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:56 AM

There were so many more that had been recorded on too, but I didn't think much of value. I kinda didn't want to have any ghosting if I decided to record a bunch of music. Maybe shoulda grabbed more huh?

I was hoping to find some reel tapes in there.
 

Sell the Maxell XLII on Ebay, you could make at least $200

Dang really? Are these pretty good for recording though? I'd probably use a few if so.

 

 

 

With 65 of them, yeah I'd say $200+ is a good estimate.....Depends how many groups you break them up into



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Posted 23 May 2018 - 01:48 PM

Can't get much better than XLII, that's a great haul!


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 03:13 PM

:w00t:  :w00t:  :w00t:  :w00t:

:jawdrop:  :jawdrop:  :jawdrop:

whoaaaaaa



#11 trippy1313

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 06:28 PM

I gotta get a good cassette deck now. I got a line on a JVC TD-W354 that I understand is a good quality deck?

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 03:01 AM

This JVC TD-W354 is middle class deck.

Its good for playback with auto reverse and pitch control functions.

For good recordings must search for 3 head deck with manual bias ajust.



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Posted 27 May 2018 - 03:41 AM

You should have said fook it, grabbed a coal shovel and a truck, and took the whole haul.

 

Even the stuff already recorded over, if it was high quality TDK, etc. can be erased decently and re-recorded over.

When I go to St. Vincent De Paul, I take anything that's not nailed down.  At $.25 for new in the box...and $.05-$.10 for already recorded, if it's a good brand that shite's mine.  It's not going to be around forever.

 

Or, as Daffy Duck says...

 

Mine!  Mine!  Mine!  Mine!  Mine!  Mine!...