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    I'm looking at an Otari MX5050 8 track asking price $2000. I know I can get one for a lot less, but it has had a lot of work by supposedly qualified people and looks to be in top shape. Is that too much $?

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    New Athan Pinch roller 2007
    70% heads as of 2004, never used since I got the heads checked
    Power supply recap June 2008
    Relay upgrade June 2008
    Rebuilt capstan motor from AMP June 2008
    Locater and hard to find Remote with roll around stand for both (CB116 and CB110)
    Roll around stand for the recorder
    Rare extender cards for channels cards and master card
    Original Manual with original addendum (more schems and notes)
    Brand New IEC 1/2" MRL 15ips on ATR tape
    One Reel of new Quanegy 456 or ATR 1/2" it's aligned with, will be erased
    Leader tape
    Polyurethane cleaner for the roller
    Razor blades
    Head Cleaner w/ q-tips
    1 spare electronics card
    1 spare capstan motor
    2 parts capstan servo cards
    1 spare locator
    empty reels and extra used tape

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    Seems pretty steep. I see them for $300-$700. The MRL is a couple hundred bucks. Does it need to be shipped or is it local?

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    He's including the MRL. I will pick it up. I've seen $300-700 but those are always as is with no work done on them. He's charging a lot because of the upgrades and new parts and calibrating it. I'm new to tape so I'm not sure I want to mess with a machine that isn't already running right. And I don't really know how much all this work would cost on an as-is machine that's 300-700. Thanks.
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    I personally think that this is not such a bad deal, especially of the work done, included accessories and I'm assuming local. Heck, offer the guy 1500 and say that's the best you can do. See what he says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjacek View Post
    I personally think that this is not such a bad deal, especially of the work done, included accessories and I'm assuming local. Heck, offer the guy 1500 and say that's the best you can do. See what he says.
    That's what I was thinking. I've got an Otari 8 track. $550 for the machine, $400 in work, $150 for the alignment tape, $40 for the manual, plus yours has all the toys with it. The economy sucks, I'd offer him $1500 too and see what he says.
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