About The Cassette Place™ & FAQs
The Cassette Place™ (formerly The Tape Place) is an online Classic Cassette Music Tape Store that has been around since 1982, helping Cassette Tape Collectors add to their collections of Music Tapes. We deal in Classic Cassettes: Rock/Pop, Country, R&B/Soul, Jazz/Blues, Vocal, Oldies, Soundtracks/Musicals, Classical, Comedy and Holiday. (Sorry, we do not deal in any Rap/Hip Hop.) > The Cassette Place only deals in Tapes that are in Near Mint condition. We do not deal in any abused, beat up or "junk" condition Tapes, so you can buy from us with confidence.
Pre-recorded Stereo Compact Cassette (Music) Tapes were first introduced in the U.S. in July 1966 by the Mercury (Philips) Record Company (49 Titles). [Philips had introduced the Compact Cassette Tape in 1963 originally for dictation!] They named them MUSICASSETTES. (Then later, "MUSIC-CASSETTES"). Since vinyl record albums were the preferred form of recorded music - followed closely by Stereo 8-Track Tape CARtridges - Stereo Compact Cassette Tapes were only produced in small quantites. Few people were interested in them, at the time, nor purchased them. This situation remained approximately the same throughout most of the early 1970's. Around 1981, due in large part to the increasing popularity of the SONY "Walkman®" stereo portable cassette player and the continuing growth of Auto Cassette Players, Cassette sales rose rapidly and they were produced in much larger quantities. [ Note: Stereo Compact Music Cassette Tapes were phased out by all the major Music Companies by 2003. ] *There has been a current resurgence in the interest for Cassette Music Tapes and some small (and major) companies are even producing new ones for certain Artists or Titles!
Mr. Lou Ottens - Inventor of the Philips Compact Cassette Tape - R.I.P.
[ Lodewijk (Lou) Frederik Ottens - June 21, 1926 – March 6. 2021 ]
FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
Do you ship to other Countries, how much is shipping and are there any taxes and fees that will be added?
We ship Worldwide and the cost of shipping is determined by a shipping calculator that is built into the site. The cost is based on the total weight of all the items being purchased and the current USPS rates. You can choose from First Class International or Priority International. The total will be given to you after you enter your billing info, but before you make the final confirmation of your purchase, so that you have a chance to review it. Any other import taxes and fees that are imposed on international orders are completely dependent on the country that you are ordering from. If you are ordering from outside the U.S. the best way to find out if you will be charged any import fees is to contact your local postal service.
How soon will my order ship?
Orders ship the Next business day, by the more reliable USPS 1st Class Mail.
What condition are the used Cassettes in?
All previouly owned cassette tapes are in at least Near Mint condition with pressure pads checked and intact. We do not deal in any kind of "junk" or abused tapes. Our tapes are guaranteed to play correctly without any sound issues. If you are not satisfied with the condition in any way you may return it (postage paid) for a replacement, credit or refund within 14 days.
Are these stock photos or do i get the one in the picture?
You get the exact tape in the pictures!
What is your return policy?
We understand buying used tapes online can be a concern. So we have a policy to ensure that you have a positive experience.
USED ITEMS: All used tapes are guaranteed! If you are not fully satisfied with the playing condition or sound quality of the tape you may return it (postage paid) within 14 days for a replacement, credit or refund.
New (sealed) items can be returned within 21 days, but must be unused and in the same sealed condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. All shipping costs on New items are customers responsibility and non-refundable. [In the case that if a New item is defective, than the used item policy applies.]
If you want a return please email us at support@TheCassettePlace.com for authorization.
How often do you get new Cassette Tapes in?
There's always new Tapes being listed... See "New Arrivals".
Do you buy used Cassette collections?
Sorry. we do not buy any used Tapes as we have our own Stock, Distributors and Sources, etc.
Do you ship to prisons and correctional facilities?
Sorry, NO we do not ship to any Prisons/Correctional Facilities because of the strict guidelines and implementations that are required.