Time To Dust Off That Old Walkman

And throw it on eBay, they’re fetching hundreds now.

Cassette tape popularity has been on the rise for the past few years, especially over the last 12 months or so since artists started releasing their new albums on tape, especially now since Chris Pratt’s character in “Guardians of the Galaxy” carries one around, rocking his “classic” music collection.

EBay says they noticed a severe increase in the number of sales of the Sony Walkman, specifically the TPS-L2 model, which is THE one used in the movie. Some of them have even been breaking into the 4-figure pricing range. Even ones that don’t function are selling “just because” people want to have one.

Here’s one at $958 and counting with 54 bids!

This one is going for $1,200.

Here’s another one set to $700 for a “Buy it Now” price.

Safe to say I’m crawling into my attic when I get home today.


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