Where can i buy a Walkman(plays cassettes) online?
June 14, 2015 12:00 PM   Subscribe

Where can i buy a walkman online or at the very least a place that does repairs? I've been looking for a sony walkman for awhile now to no avail. All the ones i've found on Ebay either don't work or the radio works but it needs new parts. I would buy one that doesn't work if i knew i could send it somewhere for repairs. So, are there any websites besides ebay/craigslist that would sell old walkmans or do repairs that you know of?
posted by earthquakeglue to Technology (10 answers total)
 
On Amazon there's a bunch of them. New they're ridiculous ($200) but there's some reasonably priced used ones where the condition is "very good" and they say they tested it and it works and so on. e.g.
posted by aubilenon at 12:11 PM on June 14, 2015


I think the Sports ones are some of the most iconic.
posted by box at 12:15 PM on June 14, 2015


Well, this one on Ebay says it works perfectly. 7 hours left.

Etsy is another resource. Here's one.
posted by Crystalinne at 12:30 PM on June 14, 2015


You can search eBay for products in new, unused condition. There are 21 listings for new-in-box cassette Sony Walkmans (Walkmen?), most still factory sealed.

Sony discontinued the cassette Walkman over 3 years ago in Japan, and before that in America, so you're not going to find new ones in any conventional retail outlets unless you're lucky. Their time is gone.
posted by eschatfische at 12:51 PM on June 14, 2015


Gimme your shipping address and you can have my Sansui FX-W31R cassette player. (No radio on it, sorry.) The battery's been in there so long it's corroded a bit, but I'll throw in the headphones and an external speaker.
posted by easily confused at 3:24 PM on June 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


The Vermont Country Store has a non-Sony model if that helps.
posted by jgirl at 3:47 PM on June 14, 2015


I actually had no idea Etsy even sold stuff like that, but i'll check there and Ebay more. Thanks!
posted by earthquakeglue at 5:22 PM on June 14, 2015


Does it have to be Sony? There are still generic **** made by "Craig" or "GPX" and they are sometimes in local Pharmacy's "gadgets" shelf, so they can be found online.
posted by kschang at 3:21 AM on June 15, 2015


No, doesn't have to be sony. I'll check those out and see if there's any online.
posted by earthquakeglue at 7:18 PM on June 15, 2015


Just search for "Portable Cassette Player" and there's a bunch of hits on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Jensen-SCR68B-Stereo-Cassette-Player/dp/B0016BQECA

This one even has a USB port so you can plug it into your PC where it gets recorded as MP3s

http://www.amazon.com/Handy-Cassette-Player-Digital-Converter/dp/B008ASIZR4
posted by kschang at 8:06 AM on June 16, 2015


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