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    Posted 4 years ago

    clockerman
    (41 items)

    Wanted to share this 1979 Realistic 8 Track Player w Copy function.
    I remember making weekly trips to Radio Shack to check out the new electronics and this was always on my list of nice stuff. Found this today at a Yard Sale for a dollar. I have to check it out to see if it still works but it looks great. These were mostly made in Japan with metal parts, as opposed to the newer plastic parts. I remember listening to the oldies, 1960s- 197os rock and roll with these fantastic machines. This actually had the copy function so you could record your favorites.
    These went for about 189.00 brand new back then in the "Rat Shack".
    Sadly these only were popular for a few years because cassettes were already becoming more entertaining for most people.
    Hope you enjoy.

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    Comments

    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      LOL.....when I saw the thumbprint I thought to myself " Gee that looks like the old Realistic 8 Track Player we had..." and I clicked on the pick and SURE enough it was. MEMORIES !!

      Good old Radio Shack stuff !!!

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RadioShack
    2. clockerman clockerman, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the loves
      Nevada Blades
      AntiqueRose
      Manikin
      pops52
    3. clockerman clockerman, 4 years ago
      AntiqueRose
      I am happy you enjoyed the post, it surely brings back some fun times.
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      We had some many Radio Shack things.......

      ~ CB Radios Home bases, all the cars/truck had one, plus base......10-4 good Buddy
      ~ Bike Radio
      ~ Phones
      ~ 8 tracks
      ~ Disco Lights, etc

      .......LOL.................and then there is K-Tel Stuff...LOL
    5. clockerman clockerman, 4 years ago
      Yes I do remember that stuff,,,the cb radios were amazing. The 12 foot antennaes
      on some old jalopys.
    6. clockerman clockerman, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love
      Bensallright
      Brunswick
    7. clockerman clockerman, 4 years ago
      Ty for the love
      Sean
      MikeLv
      Iggy
      Caperkid
      Thanks for stopping by

    8. clockerman clockerman, 4 years ago
      TY for the Love
      Rick55
    9. clockerman clockerman, 4 years ago
      Ty for the love
      Packratplace
      Buckethead
    10. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Realistic was actually not a bad brand, it was pretty reliable. I remember going to NYC in 2006 and noticing several stores which were taking another look at the great electronics from the 70's to 80's and also the new products coming out. Glad you rescued this !
    11. frisco frisco, 3 years ago
      Ah Yes, the good ole 8 track. I still have one that is an all in one. am/fm/8 track, and turntable. I even have the 8 track to casset adapter for it, but never use it. Radio Shack was Great for small electronic componets, but never ever buy a big dollar item, as they were all small Ma and Pa Franchises, and did not want any returned items, Period. I still see boxes of 8 track tapes at yard sales on occasion in my area, but always pass. Do you remember when Audiovox came out with the discrete 4 channel 8 track players? I was one of the first to install one in my truck, but the selection of 4 channel tapes was slim, and the fad died soon. Very Nice Keepsake You Have!
    12. clockerman clockerman, 3 years ago
      PhilDMorris.
      I loved the Realistic electronics. They were definetly a good brand especially considering the very cheap stuff being manufactured nowadays.
      Thanks for the love, comments and stopping by.
    13. clockerman clockerman, 3 years ago
      Frisco
      I do remember the Audiovox brand. Pretty decent. I also come across 8 track tapes very often. Fun to look at.
      Thanks for the love and comments.
    14. clockerman clockerman, 3 years ago
      Nutsabotsas try for the love
    15. clockerman clockerman, 3 years ago
      Thanks for stopping by and the love Brunswick
    16. clockerman clockerman, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the love Iggy
    17. Hoot60 Hoot60, 2 months ago
      Nice! Great that you found it for a buck....
    18. clockerman clockerman, 2 months ago
      Thanks for the love
      Hoot 60
      Anything obscure
      Brunswick
      Newfld
      Happy New Year
    19. clockerman clockerman, 2 months ago
      Moy
      Thank you for the love

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