Thursday, July 21, 2011
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.
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 eBay.com, 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
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.