8-tracks / 4-tracks / Reels / Cassettes / Vintage Hi-Fi


Jerome Tomko
PO BOX 1686 Plains PA 18705-0686 USA
TEL: 570/472-9137 (noon-10PM eastern [NYC] time)
FAX: 570/472-9489 (24 hours)

email me HERE (This email link should bring up an email from you to me. If not, my email address is shown below: )

(NOTE: if your email bounces or you don't get a reply within 48 hours, please try calling or faxing).

Use the "home" link at end of each page to return here; use the link above or at bottom of this page to get back to the "vinyl" site, if you entered from there!

This part of the site was last updated 10/21/2014. Many sealed 4-tracks added, also more pics of the 8-tracks. I am finding fewer and fewer good tapes since the big "sealed score" back in early 2008. As usual, lots of complete junk is still available via local flea markets! I've said this before, if you collect these, grab them when you see them, they disappear a bit more with each passing year.

For those of you new to the site: the rarer / more collectible rock tapes are on the "PSYCH" page rather than the "ROCK" page, for the most part. I set this site up a long time ago (around 1998?) and that's how it is...

TAPE SHIPPING RATES: Sorry, no more per-order rates for tape shipment. New postage flat rates for tapes as follows. "N/A" means that rate is not available (or costs more for slower service!) at that weight.

Two-tape sets count as two tapes for shipping. If you are ordering a big quantity or also ordering vinyl, I will figure your order by weight so you are not overcharged.

SPECIAL SHIPPING DEALS: for USA tape orders totalling over $100, I will ship via MEDIA MAIL for FREE. Offer does not apply to first class, priority mail, or any orders shipped outside the USA. See the table below for shipping rates for all other orders. I can also ship priority in the USPS "flat rate" priority boxes if this will save you money (see table below). For overseas orders under four pounds weight it will normally be cheaper to use the individual rates, but the Priority rate will give you a tracking number.

USA shipping rates INCLUDE delivery confirmation; insurance is extra and starts at $1.70 for $50 of coverage. Foreign orders under four pounds weight can be registered (for $10.80 extra) but NOT insured; foreign orders of four pounds weight or higher (also any orders sent in Priority boxes) can be insured but NOT registered.

If you are ordering a mix of formats, start with the base rate for the heaviest format (reel > 8-track > cassette) then add items at the "each additional" rates for that specific tape's format. If you want Priority Mail you may also use the available Flat Rate boxes for the quantity indicated if it saves you money. The maximum quantity shown is the most that will fit into the USPS priority boxes (36 8-tracks, 8 reel tapes, 84 cassettes); below the minimum shown, my individual rates are lower.
Format & quantity One 8-track Two 8-tracks Each additional 8-track One reel tape Two reel tapes Each additional reel tape One cassette Two cassettes Each additional cassette Priority Flat Rate box, 7-36 8-tracks Priority Flat Rate box, 6-8 reels Priority Flat Rate box, 15-84 cassettes
To USA, 1st class $3.25 N/A N/A $3.50 N/A N/A $2.26 $2.76 N/A N/A N/A N/A
To USA, priority mail $5.85 $5.85 $1.00 $5.85 $8.25 $1.50 $5.55 $5.55 $0.50 $13.95 flat rate $13.95 flat rate $13.95 flat rate
To USA, media mail N/A $2.98 $0.75 N/A $3.33 $0.75 N/A $2.98 $0.25 N/A N/A N/A
To Canada $2.88 $5.76 $2.00 $4.76 $8.56 $2.75 $1.66 $2.38 $1.00 $29.95 flat rate $29.95 flat rate $29.95 flat rare
To UK / Europe $6.40 $12.30 $3.00 $10.30 $13.90 $3.75 $3.00 $5.40 $2.00 $55.95 flat rate $55.95 flat rate $55.95 flat rate
To Japan / Australia $6.40 $12.30 $3.00 $10.30 $13.90 $3.75 $3.00 $5.40 $2.00 $55.95 flat rate $55.95 flat rate $55.95 flat rate

I also may be interested in TRADING the tapes listed here and / or BUYING tapes from you. Check the wantlist links below if you have anything to sell to me. I'm pretty much only buying & trading for tapes for my own collection these days so don't get mad if I turn down any of your trade / sale items. I still take vinyl in for resale, of course :)




C) ITEMS FOR SALE & TRADE (separate links for each category below)

1) Stereo 8-Track Tapes (broken into sub-categories below. Note the new categories for C&W, Easy Listening, Classical, Soundtracks/Original Casts)

Rare Psychedelia / Garage / Collectibles (rarer rock tapes are found on this page)
Soul & Jazz
Dollar Tapes
Country & Easy Listening
Classical, Soundtrack and Original Cast

2) Quad 8-Track Tapes

3) 4-Track Tapes (carts, not reels)

4) BLANK 8-Track Tapes (also some 4-Track blanks!)

5) Prerecorded Cassettes

7) Prerecorded Open-Reel Tapes

7) Vintage Hi-Fi (Old tape players, amps, turntables etc for sale. I generally DO NOT buy or trade for gear, except certain turntables, tonearms & cartridges, 4-Track cartridge decks and possibly some Quad items)  

D) WANTLISTS (for trades & purchases)

1) Tapes wantlist (generally applies to EVERY format, cassette, 8T, 4T, reels)

2) Records wanted (This is part of my vinyl site. After entering undergroundalbums.com, scroll down and cick on the "buy / trade" link on the left-hand menu.)
IMPORTANT: BOOKMARK this page or click on "tapes" link on left-hand menu to return here from there!

I am a SERIOUS buyer of obscure '60s psych / folk / hardrock vinyl, in case you are selling any. I will pay high prices for many items, but I buy almost exclusively "obscure" groups / artists, imports (i.e., bands who did not get any US releases), etc, NO top-40 '70s "album rock", actually very little of anything after 1972 or so (except weird prog / heavy UK / Euro stuff), NO popular late '70s-1980s artists or "common" used records wanted, sorry. Longwindedness aside, if any of you have access to any large lots of promo records, sealed old store or distributor stock, cutouts, used records etc featuring "unknown" / non-charting artists from 1965-1972 or so, I'm VERY interested. 

UNDERGROUNDALBUMS.COM (My main site featuring vinyl LP's, 45's, and a handful of CD's).  If you entered this "tapes" site from there, use this link to return. To return to this site from there, BOOKMARK this page OR click on "tapes" link on the left-hand menu.

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