Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Throwing out the old boom box

I'm going to have to throw out the old GE boom box.   My brother got this back when Michael Jackson was coming out with the Thriller album, around December 1983.   I ended up taking it from him when I went to college.

The radio still works on it, but the tape deck started dragging pretty badly a few years back, and today I checked and it doesn't work at all.   Model was GE cassette recorder 3-5257A.  I'm going to sound old, but they really don't make them like this anymore.  In my opinion, people would buy more boom boxes again if they were built solidly like this one.  I never got another because the one's in the stores seemed so cheap in comparison.  In particular, this one made excellent recordings - I'd use it to record song ideas mostly and that's something the newer consumer decks got progressively worse at over time.