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To give you an idea of the extent of the fake goods problem. In a 2016 survey by Apple - 90% of the 'Apple' chargers sold through Amazon - using the other the two methods..which includes the "Fulfilled by Amazon" option -  were found to be counterfeit....90%! 

            

 
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Tuesday
Apr112017

When you couldn't compress the music...you shrunk the cassette

My favourite kind of video is one where I can show something that most people won’t have seen before. Here I’m demonstrating an unusual cassette system that was only available in Japan. Despite only costing a handful of Yen when it was on the market, its now become a highly collectable oddity that can sell for ten times that original price. 

If you want to learn more, watch the video below. 

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Reader Comments (4)

Gosh, I've never heard of that before - what a terrific system. Back in the 80's I would've snapped that up. It just goes to show that sometimes you can have a great product but if you don't have good distribution and marketing you are doomed to fail.

April 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

Fantastic idea, lugging loads of cassettes around was always a pain!

April 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSebastian Sekinger

I got a Sony MD Walkman from a friend who cleaned his attic: The player was accompained by an external power supply and some recorded discs and one unrecorded, unopened, one.
MZ-R91 is the product code. The rechargeable battery is dead but I found new ones accessible on the Internet. The player works fine attached to the power supply. The sound quality is very good when I use the headphone cable attached to my sound system. There is also an optical connection on the player but I don't have the cord or any other equipment to test it out. The player is cased in some aluminium alloy and seems very sturdy. I would gladly send the player to You if it can end up in a Youtube-video. I live in Sweden and posting the gadget to You is no problem. Interested?

June 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEbbe

Thanks for the offer, but I think that's the same one I took apart in my Minidisc video, do I don't really have a use for it.

June 7, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

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