I'm a big fan of vintage, nostalgic and obsolete items. The Smithsonian Institute would be proud of me. So my question is... Do you still have any 8 track tapes? And if so, are you able to listen to them?


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Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

When I downsized my house about 15 years ago, I didn't have any room for my "special stuff" (as my wife called it), so I gave it all to my oldest son. He has the same nostalgic feelings that I have and displays it all in a room in his house. 100's of vinyl LP's and 45's, 8 tracks and players, board games from my childhood, Erector Sets, the old chemistry sets in the metal cases and tons of other "special stuff". He has an 8 track player and speakers set up in his garage and listens to old rock and roll when he's working out there.

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Ancient Hippy
Ancient Hippy commented
The maintenance and upkeep on a large house is just too much work, at my age. Besides, I don't want strangers in my house!!
Skip  Gentry
Skip Gentry commented
Hi Hippy, I'm trying to answer this question but I don't know if I'm in the right place.
Ancient Hippy
Ancient Hippy commented
You have to go waaaayyyy down to the bottom of the page Skip.
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Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

I have quite a stack of Life magazines and Popular Science magazines from the 30's and 40's in pristine condition. Also some good newspapers from WW2 and earlier. Also have quite a bit of WW1 and WW2 memorabilia also. Some great old restored pictures of my Grandpa. Geez, I have lots of old stuff!

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Mountain  Man
Mountain Man commented
Thanks Rooster! I like looking at old pics. My buddy bought an old trunk at a flea market and there was an old Harpers Weekly down in the liner. He framed it and hung it in his bar.
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
Those are really old pics and took some time to restore them. I have a whole closet full of old mags and stuff !
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Arthur Wright , Florida Paralegal with a BS degree in Social-Psychology, answered

I still have a box full of 8 track tapes but no way to listen to them

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Mountain  Man
Mountain Man commented
That's a bummer. There is probably alot of good music on them.
Arthur Wright
Arthur Wright commented
Very true my friend and Id hate to throw them out but seems like every yard sale here in Florida, everyone has 8 tracks for sale but no one buying them as no one has anyway to listen to them so many just give them away
Skip  Gentry Profile
Skip Gentry answered

I have a box of 8 track tapes that are like new. They were ordered from BMG music club when they were popular. I have no way of playing them but I never got rid of them.

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