Aside from the fact shippers have raised their prices almost 40% in the past year. PLEASE do your due diligence in researching the product, if you have questions please ask before purchasing, I'm happy to answer any and all. If the electronic has a pay for service I'm also not responsible for that. Its sad that I have to say that but, I dumbfoundedly had customers try to return a computer because I won't pay for their monthly internet bill or a Blu Ray player because I won't pay for their monthly Netflix bill.Would you expect a car dealer to pay for your gas for life? However, going through each unit and testing cleaning and repairing does take time. Not to mention the cost of replacement parts (if needed). Even tracking down new replacement parts for some of these vintage units is time consuming in itself.
Please keep this in mind if you make an offer. My prices may be a bit higher then the next guy who might have just pulled the item off the curb, but rest assured you get a solid item that has been professionally tested and serviced. If the unit from the next guy hasn't been serviced yet, it eventually will need to be. I would HIGHLY suggest going with a unit from a reputable refurbisher.
As a electronics technician who repairs electronics every day I know and see the damages time/age dry rot and non-usage can do even when stored under the best conditions. List of service done prior to listing. Replacement of any blown or non working fuses capacitors resistors etc. Mode control switch has been inspected, cleaned, and greased. All solder joints have been inspected.VHS heads have been cleaned. Audio heads have been cleaned. Pinch roller has been cleaned. Capstan shaft as been cleaned and tested for range of movement. IR sensors that control loading mechanism have been cleaned and tested. IR diode that indicates tape is at end has been cleaned and tested. Cooling fan/fans have been cleaned. Disc lens has been cleaned. Tape heads have been demagnitized.
Gears that control the Disc tray have been cleaned and greased. Disc tray switch has been cleaned (tells the machine if the tray is open or closed).All functions, inputs, and outputs have been tested and are working. Replacement of belts bands idlers pulleys etc that need to be. Any battery compartments are clean working and free of corrosion. Greasing of any moving parts that call for it.
I will place a sticker on the inside of the unit with a unique serial number that will identify the unit to me, as well a void if broken tamper sticker on the back of the unit's case. These will not affect normal functions. However, they sadly are a measure against scammers and con artists. Who would claim they bought something and it didn't work or they didn't like the item and will open a return and send me back their old broken unit that my refurbished one just replaced or strip the unit of its parts and send me back an empty shell.
If the seal is tampered with or broken, you immediately forfeit your request to return. If you intend to lie cheat steal or try to scam me and or the system, please don't try. I won't allow frivolous and bogus claims and will fight them tooth and nail.
I'm very fair and easy going and don't want to give anyone a hassle, as I don't want to be hassled. I take every precaution and measure to prevent and combat this, so I can continue to bring you quality goods at reasonable prices. I'm a average guy who loves vintage electronics and wants to keep the hobby alive. So by trying to con or game me or the system you are literally taking food out of my family's mouth, I'm not a billion dollar chain store.
This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\TV, Video & Home Audio\Home Audio\Home Audio Components\CD Players & Recorders". The seller is "sneakers-ruined-my-life" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.