Cassette Tape Repair Services
Aside from doing 8 Track Tape repairs, I also can repair your cassette tapes. Broken splicing tape, cracked reels and missing felt are all common repairs around here. I can also re-lubricate tapes in which the coating has degraded and the tape will not play (this costs a little extra than a standard repair).
Please Note! Most commercial releases on cassette used a sealed outer shell. If I have to open these up to do a repair the shell may incur massive damage to the point that it will need transferred into a new shell (one that is held together with screws). I make every effort to get them open without damaging the outer shell and some times I have success. Other times not so much. The clear plastic ones without screws are the worst and its rare that I can get those open without ruining the outer shell.
1 to 3 tapes: $5.00 per tape* + Shipping (your choice of Media Mail (U.S Customers Only) or First Class Package).
4+ tapes: $3.00 per tape* + Shipping (Media Mail (U.S Customers Only) or First Class Package (as long as total weight is under 1 lb).
This includes anything I need to do with the exception of re-lubricating a tape or replacing the shell if its a sealed style shell and I have to open it up to replace broken splicing tape, etc.
A typical repair involves replacing both splicing tape to reel splices and the pad if necessary. If the pad is not the stiff type, is not missing and does not come off when I attempt to remove it, I leave it alone. After the repairs are completed I let the tape play through one complete side to check for proper playback and lubrication issues. I have unfortunately not had luck repairing tapes that squeal during playback.
*For tapes that need re-lubrication add $2 per tape (Again, I would email you to discuss the need for this before I did it. No surprises!).
Shipping and payment Details:
I accept Checks and Money Orders (make sure they can be deposited via a mobile device). Or I can email you a Paypal Invoice once I have started your job. Make Checks and Money Orders payable to the name below please.
My shipping address:
P.O Box 516
Merlin, OR 97532
Please email me and let me know your name, return shipping address, how many tapes you have sent and what form of payment you have included or if you just want a Paypal invoice when the job is complete.
USA Customers, no more than 40 tapes total please. You can ALWAYS send more out once your job is complete :)
How I Handle Return Shipping:
USA Customers Only: 1 to 9 Tapes, Customer pays the shipping both ways. Media Mail is the cheapest and my default way of shipping your tapes back to you. Depending on the amount of tapes and how they are packed, typically between $3 and $7 with insurance. I can ship them back to you Priority Mail if you would prefer.
USA Customers Only: 10+ Tapes and I pay the return shipping via Media Mail. As stated above, I can ship them back to you via Priority Mail but you will incur most of the shipping cost ( will subtract the amount I would have paid shipping them back to you via Media Mail from the total).
I am happy to do repairs for my Canadian and European Customers. However you will have to pay for shipping to me here in the U.S and back to your country. Return shipping is typically USPS Priority Mail International (I can also ship UPS).