Selling my music collection

I finally have enough room in my garage to fit a car inside. While cleaning it out over the last few weekends, I’ve found a lot of strange stuff. Some of this I’ve thrown away, but the rest has nostalgic value… like my collection of 1980s cassettes.

I realized that I don’t have a cassette player in either car, nor is there one at work. We have a deck at home, but it’s only used for the kiddie music we get from the public library. I seriously doubt they’ll want to listen to anything I used to, so I am trying to sell the collection.

I posted an ad on our internal “for sale” list:

There are over 60 cassettes, including classics such as:

Peter Gabriel: So, Security, “Melt” and “Scratch”
Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense
John Cougar Mellencamp: Scarecrow, Lonesome Jubilee, American Fool
Paul Simon: Rhythm of the Saints, Graceland
Elton John: Greatest hits

And some weirder stuff:

Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells, Islands
Shadowfax: Folksongs for a Nuclear Village, Shadowdance
Guns N’ Roses: Appetite for Destruction
Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Welcome to the Pleasuredome
This is Spinal Tap

Think of it: over $500 of music available for only $15 obo. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! If you buy today, you’ll receive TWO pre-owned carrying cases in which you can proudly showcase the collection. Available in (my office building) today. Hurry, before I get nostalgic!

– Jim

Someone asked me what a cassette was, I added this nugget:


*) For those of you born after 1980, a “cassette tape” is a small, rectangular plastic container approximately the size of a laptop hard disk. The player moves a really long magnetic tape — yes, I said tape — past a magnetic sensor head and music is played.

Cassette tape

Some days I feel soooooo old…

4 thoughts on “Selling my music collection”

  1. 🙂 And before you ask, Ted, we did have color television.

    The sad irony is we’ve bought most of the same music — well not Spinal Tap or GNR — on CD.

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