Just because it is a cassette doesn't make it automatically not collectible. I know of numerous cassettes worth 100s of dollars. What are you basing your data or research on? I am curious? Where did you get your tape? You guys don't seem to know as much as you think you do.
I didn't say it wasn't worth much solely because it's a cassette. I said it's worthless because not only is it opened but it's not on the original label and you mentioned that it has hiss or is warped during one of the songs (Time Warp I think you said)
As for what my resources are. I'm an AVID collector from 1990 onwards and have atteneded a dozen conventions and from my own reading on the subject matter and my own knowledge of the things that I do own not to mention seeing Lou Adler several times discussing the soundtrack and the film as well as simple research from the countless books that have been published regarding rocky horror memorablilia. Sal Piro himself wouldn't dare try to sell this measly cassette for $500 because he knows its not worth that much.I KNOW what I'm talking about do you?
If you had any indication of the rocky horror collectors out there and who they are and where they are coming from you wouldn't have even posted that listing for that cassette at that price. it's rediculous. Utterly rediculous.
I bought my copy of this cassette at a local record shop. they are easy to find. That was not the only time I had come across this blue tape either it's been seen at several places I frequent as far as records tapes etc. go.
Like I said, this is one of those club house reissues and IS NOT FROM 1975.
Everyone knows the soundtrack came out here in the US later.
The only cassette tape of rocky horror picture show ever to be worth any money would be an unopened first pressing/printing soundtrack from Ode records circa 1978. I don't even think they pressed cassettes of it in the UK in the 70's ony on 8-track. And the 8-track is more of a novelty collectors item as well. If you can get it unopened which I have seen. They stopped even bringing cassettes to the conventions for the collectors there in the late 90's because people just don't collect cassetes. they don't work well, are faulty, and have hiss etc. Vinyl and CD's are where you will get your target collector.
You don't seem to know what YOU
are talking about. Think about it.....$500 for a copy of a blue cassette of The Rocky Horror Picture Show??? and its opened and it's not even the first release? seriously do you even have a clue on collecting and what collectors are looking for?
I mentioned YES there are people out there who want this blue tape becuase like me they are collectors and want to collect every possible release they can....BUT not $500 becuase it isn't worth that. Maybe $20 if the shipping was included....that's how much someone will pay you for that on Ebay.
Maybe as another one on here mentioned you will find that one sucker who will be duped into paying that much but I highly doubt it.