About ten years ago I used to do very well selling 8-track tapes as singles on eBay and some of them do still sell well such as a Michael Jackson BAD 8-track tape sold for $152.50 in February Item number: 270705196549 And a Billy Idol Rebel Yell 8 Track Tape SEALED from 1984 sold for $100.00 Item number: 310184210477
If you have access to a lot of 8-track tapes then I suggest getting comfortable at your computer and research them one by one on eBay using the completed listing style of search.
Get 2 boxes ready by the computer, label them:
- 1) BOX LOT
- 2) SINGLES
And if you would like to take it one step further, have notepaper or sticky notes ready to write a few quick notes to add with each of the singles. Look up each tape and decide which box to place them in.
I’ve personally done better selling box lots of tapes when I have a nice case to put them in. Today I just listed a lot of 15 tapes I picked up at a local sale. They had an empty case so I grabbed the case and picked out the quality tapes I felt were best:
I paid $2.00 for the entire case with tapes so I started the listing on eBay for 7 days at .99 cents, auction format. Listing ends March 14, 2011. Item number:390295501798
If you have a bunch of tapes and no case, see how many you can list and box in one listing. I found a lot of 234 8-tracks sold for $157.00 on eBay . They used auction format, starting the bid at $99.99 Item number:300528758827
Another friendly 8-track tape selling tip is to include the name of the tape. Such as artist and tile. Example:
- EARTH WIND & FIRE: All ‘N All
- CAPTAIN FANTASTIC and the Brown Dirt Cowboy ELTON JOHN
- BARRY MANILOW: LIVE Double Album
- DISCO PARTY Adam VIII ltd
- THE BEST OF BREAD
- THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND: Long Hard Ride
- CAPTAIN & TENNILLE : Come in from the rain
- SOUNDS SPECTACULAR K-TEL 1975
- EDDIE MONEY : Playing for Keeps
- THE SANDPIPERS
- DISCO GOLD No.5
- GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS : Second Anniversary
- AC/DC : Highway to Hell
- TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA : Original Broadway Cast
WHY? Because they are indeed included which makes the description accurate AND they make fantastic keywords for your listing. Never know, someone may want only one or two of the tapes while others want more. This will help to bring up the price and sell for more money. As eBay goes, you only need two people to WANT that item and you have it made with an auction bidding frenzy!
I personally owned a case of tapes once and someone stole them from my car. I think it was 1978!
Wonder if they ended up on eBay? Anyhow, check back and follow along to see what the $2.00 box of tapes sell for