This Panasonic model RS-817S 8 track tape player is in very good condition and has a built in AM/FM radio tuner. It also has a recording function that will allow you to record onto 8 track tapes. Other notable features include fast forward, headphone jack on front, record meter, volume, tone, balance and hookups to add a record player or other component.
Player is in very good condition with no case damage or breaks. There is a bit of minor scratching and scuffing to the top of the aluminum front plate as pictured. The two bottom rear corners show an ever so slight bit of rounding to the faux wood grain vinyl covered composite wood case.
Important Information - Please Note:
The photos on this page are of the exact 8 track tape player that you will receive. After purchase, your player will be sent to the electronics department for a full cleaning inside and out by qualified electronics technicians each with more than two decades of experience. After a rigid inspection, it will also receive a full tune-up by qualified electronics technicians, each with more than two decades of experience. When you receive your player, it will sound as good as the day it was first purchased...guaranteed! This process will take from 7-14 days (more-or-less, give or take, depending on other recent order volume).
You are not only purchasing a vintage 8-track player, but also a professional restoration of the electronics inside and a solid guarantee. This player is guaranteed for one year, to play like new. And this warranty can be extended indefinitely simply by purchasing $50 worth of any merchandise (music, games, electronics...etc.) from the 8-Track-Shack per year after the first year.
Exceptions to 8 track player warranty:
Damage from dropping & other non-mechanical occurances
Damage caused by gummy rollers (check your tapes prior to insertion into player)
It is understandable that some individuals may wish to perform the tune-up and restoration themselves, or may just want the player to add to a collection or some other use. If that is the case, 8-Track-Shack will deduct $100 from the purchase price and ship immediately. If you would like to take advantage of this option, please purchase the player through our website, then call 8-Track-Shack customer service and one of our reps will refund you immediately for the difference. Keep in mind, if you choose this option, the player will be in no way guaranteed. It may have a variety of common problems that prevent it from playing well or at all, which may include:
Dried out belt
Non-working track selector lights
Non-working track selector button
Dried / damaged roller
Issues with built in radio (if applicable)
Issues with volume & other controls
Dirty & magnetized head
Dirty and/or gummy capstan
Virtually all players that have not been professionally tuned-up or restored will have several of the above problems, and are also likely to develop more without proper servicing. (ie. If you find a player - either somewhere else online, at an antique store or elsewhere offline - unless it has been professionally serviced, the player is almost assured to not function 100% properly and will undoubtedly develop more problems that will affect tape play and listening enjoyment and very likely will damage your tapes). Even if you find a player that is described as "working," it is unlikely that it will perform properly for long, if at all.
8-Track-Shack highly recommends not opting out of the professional servicing. Your ears and your tape collection will thank you.