What does it mean comes with foil splice and pads?
That means we take the old foil splice and pad out of the vintage used 8-track tape you are purchasing and replace it with a new pad and foil splice. For after many years the glue on the foil splice may deteriorate. The pad or felt pads may also do the same. So we replace the pad if necessary and then test each tape through all four tracks to make sure the tape is operating as it should. We listen carefully to the audio to make sure there are no sound discrepancies. Then the item is listed for sale, the item will then sit until the time of purchase. Once purchased the item is then re-tested to make sure the audio and the mechanics of the tape performs to full play-ability with no issues as the manufacturer of the tape has intended for it to play. We then enclose the tape in a cellophane bag and place the 8tracksRBack logo to close the bag once your purchased item has passed all test.
Shipping/handling great.The tape doesn't play, I guess too old. No tunes from Paul here,sadly.HELP?
Hello Customer, I have noticed the neutral feedback that you left, however like I mentioned in the previous e-mails that I sent when you first purchased the tape a couple of months ago. As I mentioned to you then by e-mail and also in the listing when you purchased the tape, a new sealed 8-track tape is very old and more than likely it will need a few of it's components replaced in order to bring it to full play-ability, for over time these components disintegrate. As I mentioned also to you then, before you decided to open the tape, to send it back to me so I could restore the sealed new 8-track tape to full play-ability for you or give you a complete refund which ever you preferred. If you would like for me to still restore the tape for you there will be a $7.50 charge for the restoration plus the return to you postage cost of $3.09. Hope this helps, Best Regards John/8tracksRBack
Thanks for your help, John. I will send it back in hopes you can fix my problem. Please, educate me on the best 8-tracks to buy in the future. It's clear the unopened ones from the 70's can pose a problem. Thank you for all your help., .
Hello Customer, Any of the used 8-track tapes on the site are restored to full play-ability and are guaranteed. Any of the new sealed 8-track tapes on the site, are anywhere you may purchase them will need to be restored to full play-ability. If you would like for me to open any sealed new 8-track tape and restore it to full play-ability there is an additional $7.50 charge. If the sealed new 8-track tape you asked me to restore should need a pinch roller replacement, there will be an additional $7.50 charge for replacing the old soft pinch roller. Soft pinch rollers will usually and more than likely will be found on the new sealed 1970 and pre- 1970 Ampex or GRT 8-track tapes, so if you were to purchase one of those type of cartridges expect for me to send you a notification about the soft pinch roller. All 8-track tapes that are used on the site that are 1970 and pre- 1970 Ampex or GRT tapes have a new pinch roller replacement. The reason for soft pinch rollers is because years ago when the tapes were manufactured by some manufacturers, they were manufactured with natural rubber pinch roller instead of the synthetic rubber. Natural rubber breaks down and disintegrates over time and use. Synthetic rubber does not, however, it will wear down over time same as the tires on any automobile. When selecting a new sealed 8-track tape you would go to "New 8-track tape repair" in the new 8-track tape category and there you can select the number of restorations needed for the amount of tapes you will be purchasing, here is the link http://8tracksrback.ecrater.com/p/17831734/8-track-tape-repair-foam-felt?keywords=new+8-track+tape+repair Whether the tape is 1970, 1980 or even 1960 the pad or pads should be inspected and replaced also along with the foil splice in most instances. Even though the foil splice may look good, the glue may have soaked into the oxide coating and may separate it from the plastic tape over continuous play of the tape. This may not happen for sometimes up to a month of playing a new sealed 8-track tape, so always replace the foil splice on any new sealed tape no matter how it looks. Tape reversal will most often occur when a foam pad has not been replaced in an 8-track tape. Tape reversal is when the graphite bottom side of the tape is twisted to the top of the tape and the oxide coated side is now on the bottom of the tape, you will still hear sound when the tape is played, however it will not be very loud. Make sure your foam pad is firm and never mushy or too soft, for tape reversal may be the outcome. Hope this information helps, if you should have further questions feel free to let me know. When you should decide to send me the tape, let me know that it is in the mail that way I can expect the arrival of the tape. Thanks and best regards, John/8tracksRBack
Does not tell me how much shipping is going to cost after Credit Card information?
I have talked with PayPal and have asked them to start putting the shipping cost along with the cost of product on the information page (which asks for credit card information). The information page is not a commit to page. The following page after the information page is where the total shipping cost is at plus that page is where the icon is to submit your order. I mentioned to them that it is very confusing for customers because after they input their credit card information and they feel they are committing to the order without knowing how much the shipping is going to cost them. My apologies for your inconvenience and hopefully my screams will be answered from PayPal.