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    There's a place for machines in this condition. It's called the landfill LOL

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=130451411150

    He hates to part with it... yeah right. It works, but has a few, ummm… minor issues like no tape well cover or side panels and is covered with enough dust to grow grass in. LOL Oh and the remote doesn't work... and how odd too (seller scratches head) 'cause it was working just fine before. Hmmm... damn shame, isn't it?

    I will give him credit for not saying his wife says it has to go. Well, you know me… I try to see the good in everyone.

    Someone needs to come out with a book of the funniest eBay listings ever. Really sometimes I'm laughing real tears.... er reel tears? Well, whichever.

    I’d be ok with it if the seller started it at $9.99 maybe, but $50.00 no way in hell even if it was the last 388 on the planet. And the Buy-it-Now… hehe my sides are literally hurting. Oh what the hell I guess… laughter is good for the heart. That can be a good enough reason to brows eBay listings at times.

    And I still say eBay needs an open comment section on listings so we can warn people or just express our disgust with certain sellers.

    I’m thinking something like this:

    Place Bid

    Buy it Now

    Bite me!

    The last one should send the message. If a seller gets a certain number of “Bite Me’s” they would be required to reduce the opening bid to 99 cents or have to remove the listing. Yeah I know it wouldn’t be a perfect system but holy cow the listings, items, sellers and prices are just getting worse every day… didn’t think that would be possible as bad as they’ve been over the years. LOL

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    With a bit of a clean it would be in pretty much identical condition to my Fostex X-24. No tape cover, knobs missing, pause button doesn't work, line outs buzz like crazy, working but man one foot is in the grave.
    Mind you mine it didn't get to that condition from abuse or sitting in the closet, this thing was taken through it's paces, gig - practice - demo recording then back to gig every week for a couple of years.

    I think he's sad to see it go because he used it so much... and because he will barely get any money for it. Once again, same reasons why I still have my one lying around.

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    I have never understood why someone going thru the effort to photograph and list something online doesnt even bother spending 5 minutes with a damp cloth wiping the dust, dirt, bird droppings, or whatever off of their "treasure" before taking pictures. The local term for this unit is "road hard and put up wet".

    I'd bet this sucker is on Craigslist somewhere with the comment" Ive seen these go on EBAY for $500!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beck View Post
    There's a place for machines in this condition. It's called the landfill
    You ain't kiddin'!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Beck View Post
    laughter is good for the heart. That can be a good enough reason to brows eBay listings at times.


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    Quote Originally Posted by technoplayer View Post
    I have never understood why someone going thru the effort to photograph and list something online doesnt even bother spending 5 minutes with a damp cloth wiping the dust, dirt, bird droppings, or whatever off of their "treasure" before taking pictures. The local term for this unit is "road hard and put up wet".

    I'd bet this sucker is on Craigslist somewhere with the comment" Ive seen these go on EBAY for $500!!"
    HA You mean like this guy:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_1541wt_1141

    "This item is covered in Barn Grime, it might also be yellowed but I can not tell for the grime."

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    He's in Toms River, NJ.

    Any one here near there?

    I find that Apple appealing!!!

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    I just want the remote to the 388.

    That particular 388 wouldn't be bad as a parts machine. There are TWO 388s for sale (same CL listing) in Dallas, one working and one parts machine.
    The interface said to use "Windows XP or higher"...

    ... I used tape...

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    What is Tascam's part # for the 388 remote?

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    The popular RC-71 is the proper remote for the 388...I have TWO of them, though I still call them RC-71's...I suppose one should be called RC-71 and the other RC-72...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetbeats View Post
    The popular RC-71 is the proper remote for the 388...I have TWO of them, though I still call them RC-71's...I suppose one should be called RC-71 and the other RC-72...
    I bought one off epay and realized that it had a dsub connection on the end instead of the stock plug on the end. Pretty useless to me. Guess I'll have to hunt for another one.
    The interface said to use "Windows XP or higher"...

    ... I used tape...

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