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Old 10th Jul 2018, 12:47 pm   #1
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Default Tesco now selling Walkmans.

Was in Tesco today and next to the shortband radio I mentioned sometime ago was a good old fashioned cassette Walkman for sale.
Incorporating a Cassette player AM/FM Radio plus headphones and built in mic it was selling for 20.
I've not seen a cassette player for sale for a while now and it seems that Tesco are on the button when it comes to revivals.

For anyone interested its called GrooveE retro personal cassette player and recorder.
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Old 10th Jul 2018, 1:03 pm   #2
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I think Argos had one or two tape recorders in their catalogue the last time I looked.
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Old 10th Jul 2018, 2:51 pm   #3
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The Mylar revolution?

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Old 10th Jul 2018, 3:26 pm   #4
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My wife bought a Bush branded tape Walkman a couple of years back. It was total junk. Mono playback! I use the AM radio in it for sniffing out oscillations and that’s it.
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Tesco website reporting "We no longer sell this product."
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Old 10th Jul 2018, 11:41 pm   #6
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Default Re: Tesco now selling Walkmans.

Apparently Tesco is winding down it's electrical goods sections in the supermarkets.

Asda has some good retro stuff under the Onn or Polaroid brand..I think i have seen Walkmans there.. It sells AM/FM radios starting from about 6 .

However I bought a little 'Onn' Dab radio there for about 20 (varies from week to week)
..absolutely fantastic bit of kit for the money..I was particularly interested in picking up Radio 4 Extra, but about 5 minutes after I had switched on, it virtually had all the major and local stations I wanted on the presets...in the month or so since purchase I cannot say I have noticed any drop out or popcorn.

BTW.. the mini jack out is stereo so a useful source for tape recorders etc.
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 12:36 pm   #7
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That silver personal cassette player appeared under another name for a couple of years in the Argos catalogue...possibly is still there with the Bush brand.

From what I hear, it's cheap and not especially cheerful. But the mere fact that two high street retailers are selling such an item proves there's some demand.

I'd happily pay 30 for a reasonable quality stereo "walkman".
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 1:50 pm   #8
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Apparently Tesco is winding down it's electrical goods sections in the supermarkets.

Asda has some good retro stuff under the Onn or Polaroid brand..I think i have seen Walkmans there.. It sells AM/FM radios starting from about 6 .

However I bought a little 'Onn' Dab radio there for about 20 (varies from week to week)
..absolutely fantastic bit of kit for the money..I was particularly interested in picking up Radio 4 Extra, but about 5 minutes after I had switched on, it virtually had all the major and local stations I wanted on the presets...in the month or so since purchase I cannot say I have noticed any drop out or popcorn.

BTW.. the mini jack out is stereo so a useful source for tape recorders etc.
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The Onn DABs look similar to the Alba DABs Argos sell, & might have the same innards.

I've got 2 (1 stereo & 1 mono) which both perform very well.
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 3:15 pm   #9
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Default Re: Tesco now selling Walkmans.

Still plenty for sale in my local Tesco.
I may actually buy one if they still have some when I next go down there , as ive still got plenty of tapes .
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***sigh***

If it's not a Sony its not a Walkman. Certainly not with a capital "W" anyway. What this is is a personal stereo, and not a very good one at that. You can't beat the original.
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I think Walkman has become a generic term along with Hoover, Biro and Dremel.
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Old 15th Jul 2018, 10:46 pm   #13
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Default Re: Tesco now selling Walkmans.

I'm awfully glad I kept the Sony I bought circa 1992, around the time Sony stopped using 'dial' tuning & went PLL, LCD, AM/FM, preset stations and reverse play with Dolby for tape playback. Very up-market.

It still retains its original box/instructions/accessories etc, the all important 'Mega bass', and from memory, cost me 89.99 from Argos (no ties) all those years ago. Still works a treat and has an authentic retro 'cool' about it (apparently )

Defo a Walkman, in every sense.

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Stick with the original I think.
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