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Cassette tape cost back in the day.

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And after you were done cruising the food court and mingling with your teenage crush, you’d find your way to Sam Goody to probably pick up the most popular Michael Jackson or Isley Brothers cassette tape to pop in for the trek home.


Which makes you think: How much did people actually pay for their favorite cassette tapes in the 80s?

After all, that slice of pizza was mere cents compared to the near $4.00 it costs now. In today’s world, where tapes and CDs have gone the way of the dinosaur for $10/mo. streaming services, how much were cassettes back in their heyday? And how much are they now, on their recent comeback tour?


If you can believe it, pre-recorded cassette tapes were on average about $6-8 for a single album. Of course, that depended on title and obscurity, but for the time (and to be able to listen to it on the go), that was a decent price. Better yet, if you were just looking for the latest single of your favorite band, that tape would cost you about $2-3. That may not have been the best deal price-wise, but some people just wanted the artist’s single and not the whole album. There’s a reason songs like “Hey Mickey” and “Never Gonna Give You Up” are the only major hits from some of the 80s biggest one-hit wonders. Nobody needs a full album of filler tracks they’re never going to listen to.


For those 80’s goers who wanted to record their own cassette tapes, mainly for the purpose of compiling the ultimate mixtape, those blank packs typically came in counts of 10 and cost around $20. Because let’s face it, the true value came in taking the time to record every individual track for the actual mixtape, and if we’ve learned anything, it’s that time is money. So that would make mixtapes sentimental gold.


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