Originally Posted by grym
Fair enough man, support the bands and all that but just buy the tape and then download a rip of it. So much more conveniant than having to actually bother with a tape deck that degrades the source with each play until it's just a wooly, hissing mess. Buy them to collect, not to play.
How true is it that tapes degrade over the years? I've got some of my dads old tapes that are 20+ years old that have been played to death and they still work fine to this day.