Thursday, July 21, 2011

Weeks Later Creedence Gold Quad 8 Track Tape Sells for Fraction of Last Week's Price

It's at the same time a blessing and a curse about eBay, one week a rare item will sell for X dollars and the next week four of the same items will be listed and sell for 1/10th the price. This happens quite often on eBay, someone gets a big price and all of a sudden the same identical rare item comes out of the woodwork in numerous places. The subsequent listings leave the original buyer with remorse and the new sellers with disappointment.

A quadraphonic copy of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Creedence Gold recently "sold" on eBay for a whopping $1484, despite it regularly selling for between $100-300. So what happens, a bunch of sellers list their tapes for sale too, and now the price drops to a reasonable $395, then to a silly-cheap $270 for a sealed copy. The same thing happened a few months ago with a sealed Michael Jackson, Thriller album that sold for over $500. Now sellers are still listing the same tape for hundreds of dollars, but not getting any takers.

Sinatra Jobim 8 Track Tape for Sale on eBay!

Times are tough for sure, but right now, as I type this, someone is virtually giving away a Sinatra Jobim 8 track tape on eBay for an opening bid of $2500! That's right, for about $2000 below the usual selling price of this tape...insane!

I'm not going to post a link, because it would only become inactive two weeks after the auction ends anyway, but if you do a search on, you'll find it. The tape comes with its original sleeve and is in pretty nice condition (thought it just blows my mind that the seller is trying to sell something for $2500 and couldn't take the time to clean the scuffs off the tape and according to the listing, never listened to the tape!

Heck, who knows, it might have been recorded over with John Denver's Greatest Hits. Even if the tape has been erased and used as an audition tape for a three year old singing "Old MacDonald" this tape should still be worth the $2500 starting bid, just for the cartridge and labels! The tape...which I did not see until today....was previously listed a week ago with a starting bid of $3000 and ended with no bids. Now you'll have to excuse me, I've got to go and see whether or not I can scrape together $2500 bucks that the wife won't miss.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

$1000+ 8 Tracks Sold on eBay

Maybe the economy is picking up or maybe people forget what some things sell for, or maybe there's just a bunch of shill bidding going on at eBay, but whatever the reason there were some huge prices on 8 track tapes the past couple of weeks.

The highest price attained for any tape recently was for the Creedence Clearwater Revival, Creedence Gold quad pictured at the left. Someone apparently paid (or at least bid) $1484 for this tape, which usually sells in the $100-300 range! Check out our 8 Track Quad Price Guide to see this tape's value and others too.

The next highest price attained was for another quadraphonic tape, this one for Pink Floyd's UK release of Dark Side of the Moon, for which someone paid $1050. This price too blows away the previous high and is well beyond the range of its expected value, though, again, it was a nice cartridge and it had the original picture box.

The highest priced stereo cart was for a sealed copy of the Sparks, A Woofer in Tweeter's Clothing, which brought $80. A sealed version of the Stone's Exile on Main Street also brought $80.
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