8 TRACK TAPE Pre-Recorded Music 8Track Audio Tape~ NOT an lp ~ NOT a cd ~ NOT a cassette ~ NOT reel-to-reel ~ Format = '8-Track Tape' ~
Regular Disco Band
Non-Stop Disco Dance Party Vol. 2
United States (Charm CC-2034) 1970s Stereo
NS / SEALED
Original US tape; by the titles this looks more like soul/funk than disco; some sort of studio / exploito stuff?; tear in shrink wrap along side but tape is still sealed
Sleeve Type: No Sleeve
Tracks Include: Blame It on the Pony Express, Heart of Stone, Sunshine Day, Mama Mia, The Lies in Your Eyes, I Bit Off More than I Could Chew, I Got Ants In My Pants, Superstition, Love's Theme, See My Baby Jive- - - - - - - - - - - -
SHIPPING -- In January of 2013 USPS International Rates increased substantially.
NOTE: I will gladly combine multiple items for a SHIPPING DISCOUNT; when you are ready to pay, just ask me for a "Combined Invoice."
Reminder - eBay charges sellers commission on shipping costs.
International Rates: FIRST CLASS (when offered) starts at $12-14 for 1st tape (CANADA starts at $9-11). Full Value declared for Customs. Complete information under 'International Instructions' below.
US DOMESTIC SHIPPING: Rates are calculated by USPS & eBay:
FIRST CLASS Mail ca. $4 for 1 tape and ca. $5 for 2 Tapes; 3 or more tapes will probably ship by Media Mail -- MEDIA MAIL starts ca. $5 + 0.35 per additional tape and goes to $6.97 for ANY number of tapes beyond 8 tapes (regularly-priced tapes only; does not apply to Lot Sales).
If Buying More Than One Tape - Please ask for Combined Invoice BEFORE you pay.
Packages will be shipped only to a CONFIRMED PAYPAL ADDRESS and your ebay address and paypal ship-to address MUST MATCH.
Canada: Please ask me to send you an invoice or the eBay Checkout System will overcharge you for First-Class mail.
US Media Mail can take up to 21 days for delivery!
I ship each business day. All packages shipped within the US include Tracking.
GRADING -- SLEEVE / TAPE -- Example: VG+ / M- = VG+ Sleeve with M- Tape ** EVERY 8-TRACK TAPE SOLD 'AS IS' ** All Sales Final
NOTE 2 - MOST of these tapes will be marked as cutouts (usually on the end of the cart), so just assume that the tape has a small notch or other cutout mark, sometimes a dye mark (usually red) on outside of shrink wrap. Also, many of the sealed tapes will have some small tears in the shrink wrap: I try to note these, but even if not mentioned in the description, the buyer should assume that the shrink wrap might have some small tears. Also not noted may be a tiny sticker or a dye mark or two (usually red) and 90% of the time mostly on the outside of the shrink wrap (although on rare occasions a tiny bit of dye might seep through to make a small stain on the cover or label itself).
NOTE 3: When talking about 8-Track Tapes, I'll use the terms 'sleeve' and 'cover' interchangeably.
100% VISUAL grading (occasional test playing will be noted).
8-Track Tapes are NOT guaranteed in any way; EVERY 8-TRACK TAPE IS SOLD 'AS IS'.
CART/TAPE GRADES (from High to Low): M- = looks almost like new; EX (VG++) = a few lite marks on the plastic cartridge and/or a few lite marks, stains, rubs, or bubbles on the label; VG+ = 'used but not abused'; more marks than EX but will still be a presentable cart; VG, G, F, P = increasing marks and blemishes with each lower grade. Any cart may be cutout marked. SLEEVE GRADES: M- = looks almost like new; EX = shows slight wear: very lite ring, rubs, a couple tiny tears and/or bumps; VG+ = used but not abused: more pronounced marks, rubs, bumps, and/or tears; going to VG and G sleeves the blemishes increase in number and severity.
SLEEVES INFO: 'Artbox Sleeve' or 'Artbox Cover' is another name for a Picture Sleeve for an 8-Track. A Company Sleeve is usually designated by having the name of the releasing company on it (RCA, Columbia, etc) or by having a logo or design specific to that company. A Title Sleeve is usually die-cut to show the label on the tape itself and also usually has other information on the back like a track listing. End Cap is a small plastic cap over the 'tape end' -- the United Artists family officially released many of their 8-Tracks with end caps. A Generic Sleeve is just a plain sleeve and some tapes have No Sleeve (NS).
ABBREVIATIONS & NOTES - common: Ampex roller = soft roller (will have to be replaced to play and tiny portion of tape might have to be cleaned); bad roller = Ampex roller; bb = bubble; co = cutout; coh = cutout hole; dh = drillhole; ol = on label; NS = No Sleeve/No Cover; rw = ringwear; scr = scratch; slt = slight or small; soft roller = bad Ampex roller; stkr = sticker; stn = stain; tol/tos = tape on label/seam; tr = tear; woc/wol = writing on cover/label.
PHOTOS / SCANS - If this ad has no photo one may be requested, but I can only post them as time permits -- at best that means maybe once or twice a month. Most artwork on tapes is basically the same that appears on the LP.
This photo is of a tape from my collection: it could a photo of a different copy (I have multiples on a few tapes), however, the item in this ad will look almost identical to the photo and it will be exactly the same as regards the music, label, release company, etc.
QUESTIONS and PHOTOS: I work out of my home but my inventory is not stored here. Therefore, it may take 3-4 days for me to answer your question; it will take even longer (if I have time at all) to post photos or song listings. I'm getting around to taking photos for all my items but am doing it in order of descending price: higher priced items will get priority. I usually just don't have time to honor requests for full track listings: in general, the songs on an 8-track are exactly the same ones that are on the corresponding LP (but maybe in different order). If you want to make sure a particular song is on a tape, I can let you know that.
NOTE -- Full Value Declared for Customs! I will not mark any purchase as a 'gift'. ~~ All orders are shipped in ONE package ~~
Two Short Notes ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES: 1) In 2013 the USPS substantially raised their International Rates; 2) Please be aware that ebay deducts commission on my shipping charges.
FIRST CLASS Mail -- 1-Tape ca. $13-14; each additional tape + 2.50 / additional tape -- NOTE: USPS First Class Mail does NOT offer full online tracking!!
For packages valued $75 or more and paid through PayPal, I might SHIP ONLY BY EXPRESS MAIL which includes tracking and signature on delivery. You may decline Express Mail on such a package but I may then cancel the order.
I do not use registered mail because PayPal does not accept that for proof of delivery - Please choose Express Mail if you want tracking and/or insurance. Express Mail costs about $40+.
CANADIAN CUSTOMERS: Please ask for an Invoice BEFORE paying -- eBay checkout will overcharge for First Class Mail (Canada First Class starts $8.97 / first tape + $1.00 each additional tape).
NOTE: Import duties, taxes, import charges, VAT, and any other Customs fees are not included in the item price nor in my shipping charges. These import / customs charges are the buyer's responsibility -- Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional charges will be prior to bidding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up -- do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. I do not mark merchandise below value for Customs, nor do I mark items as "gifts" -- US and International government regulations prohibit this.
Express Mail includes Tracking service and can be Insured; ship cost starts at $40-45. AGAIN: If Insuring your package, the full value of your package will be declared for Customs and I will ship only to a Confirmed Paypal Address.
POST OFFICE BOXES - If you use a POB address, the USPS says that you must provide a telephone number!
PAYMENT: I must receive payment within 3 days after purchase (or end of auction). I WILL FILE A NON-PAYING BUYER claim with eBay after 5 days. If you want to continue browsing my listings, you must pay for items already won/bought in the previous 5 days: When you're finished bidding or buying, I will send an updated invoice and will adjust the shipping charges to give a discount for the additional items you've bought.
GUARANTEE & Refunds: EVERY 8-TRACK TAPE IS SOLD 'AS IS' -- ALL SALES ARE FINAL -- NO refunds, NO returns, NO credits, NO exchanges. I'm selling the tapes as memorabilia, especially the sealed ones. MOST will play fine, at least at first. Although not all tapes will need work, many tapes could use new pressure pads; some will need new splicing-tape/sensing-foil; some may need new rollers -- especially ones marked as having an 'Ampex roller' or a 'soft roller'. Some tapes may need other work. Please understand and accept this before bidding or buying any 8-track tape.
Thanks for looking, Slainte! --Keith