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Q: tape answerer ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: tape answerer
Category: Computers
Asked by: docbea-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 13 Oct 2002 20:05 PDT
Expires: 12 Nov 2002 19:05 PST
Question ID: 76237
Looking for an answering machine, can even be refurbished if no other
available, at any price,that uses tape cassettes (large or small) at
least for the incoming messages. The voice chip models that now
blanket the market are useless for my office.
Subject: Re: tape answerer
Answered By: vinods-ga on 14 Oct 2002 00:31 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Compact Microcassette Answerer
$29.99   Reg. Price Brand: RadioShack 
Cat.#: 43-716 Model: TAD-716 


Southwestern Bell SWBFA936
Single Tape Answering Machine 

ATT-Lucent Technologies - Lucent Answering System
[ ]

Bell South microcassette answering machine
[ ]

Retell - 
208 Micro Cassette Answering Machine (expensive, designer model)
[ ]
Model 550 Business Answering Machine
[ ]

126 Micro Cassette for use 'on the move' 51.02 Ex. VAT
701 Standard Cassette for home use 119.26 Ex. VAT
702 Micro Cassette for home use 125.00 Ex. VAT
703 Standard Cassette for business use 164.21 Ex. VAT 
704 Standard Cassette for business use 164.21 Ex. VAT 
705 Micro Cassette for business use 169.95 Ex. VAT
[ ]


 - REFURBISHED - many listings:
[ ]

Auto Logic Panasonic answering machine with dual cassette system
] email:

Google Search key-words:
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answering machine panasonic
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answering machine panasonic cassette analog
panasonic micro-cassette answering machine
panasonic KX-T1412
panasonic dual cassette answering machine  -digital -cordless -phone
-copier -paper
cassette answering machine  -TV -AM/FM -stereo -digital -cordless
-phone -copier -paper

warm regards

Request for Answer Clarification by docbea-ga on 14 Oct 2002 16:35 PDT
Thanks for the answer, but I hadn't realized that those lame
one-cassette models were still being inflicted on the consumer. I
should have specified thast I meant an answere with a separate
cassette for incoming. Outgoing can be digital or not. Any ideas?

Clarification of Answer by vinods-ga on 14 Oct 2002 22:10 PDT

Please check out the Retell models....

Will get back later, my ISP has been very erratic.

Warm regards

Clarification of Answer by vinods-ga on 19 Oct 2002 02:43 PDT
Hello Docbea, 

Firstly I am very sorry for having been silent for some time - I was
having lots of trouble with my ISP.

I have found you a number of options with TANDY products. All these
are dual cassette answering machines. There is one problem though - I
could not find any of these listed in the online Radioshack store.

This is the only cassette-based answering machine featured here. 
RadioShack Compact Microcassette Answerer - TAD-716 $29.99   

------- not found at Radioshack online -----
RadioShack TAD-270 Dual Microcassette Telephone Answering System -- 

RadioShack TAD-518 Dual Cassette Telephone Answering System -- 

RadioShack TAD-510 Dual Cassette Telephone Answering System -- 

RadioShack TAD-276 Dual Cass Answering System w/Remote 

I have a feeling that you may find them at a store near you if they
are still manufactured. There is little chance of this, in my opinion.
If they were still manufactured there is no reason why they should not
be available online from Radioshack.

Retell seems like a nice option. It is a single-cassette based system
though. Please do check them out. I have posted you the URLs earlier.

[ ] Please look
under Professional Answering Machines.

The last option is to look for a used one at Ebay. If you like, I can
do this for you.

warm regards

Clarification of Answer by vinods-ga on 19 Oct 2002 03:49 PDT
Hello docbea, 

I scoured Ebay for what is available. I found many results but this
one seems the most promising:

[ ]
PANASONIC KX-T5100 dual cassette answering machine
Currently  US $18.50  -   First bid  US $8.95 
Time left  1 days, 9 hours + 
Location  Charlotte, NC 
Country  United States 
Started  Oct-10-02 13:06:59 PDT
Ends  Oct-20-02 13:06:59 PDT

Please check this one out as soon as possible. There does'nt seem to
be much time left!

Meanwhile, I will be working on other possibiities. 

warm regards

Clarification of Answer by vinods-ga on 19 Oct 2002 04:07 PDT
Hi docbea, 

More possible hits from Ebay:

PANASONIC Dual Cassette Tape Answering Machine
Item # 1389635854  
[ ]
"Here is a Panasonic Easa-Phone dual cassette tape answering machine.
This machine uses regular sized cassette tapes (included) - not the
Currently  US $22.50     First bid  US $4.99 
Time left  1 days, 10 hours + 
Location  Tennessee 
Country/Region  United States /Nashville 
Started  Oct-13-02 14:33:17 PDT    
Ends  Oct-20-02 14:33:17 PDT  

PANASONIC answering machine KX-T1520 (seems like an older model)
Item # 1387962535 
[ ]
"This machine uses 2 regular size cassettes ..."
Currently  US $15.00     
Time left  1 days, 17 hours + 
Location  Toronto,Ontario 
Country  Canada 
Started  Oct-10-02 21:36:23 PDT    
Ends  Oct-20-02 21:36:23 PDT 

More in the next post!

warm regards

Clarification of Answer by vinods-ga on 23 Oct 2002 21:58 PDT
Hi docbea, 

You got what you wanted? 

warm regards

Request for Answer Clarification by docbea-ga on 02 Nov 2002 15:32 PST
Thanks for all the hard work. I think I got what I wanted--from your
Radio Shack tip. I hadn't realized that there are two kinds of single
tape answerers. The awful kind uses one tape for everything. But the
kind that uses a chip for outgoing has a single cassetts, but its just
for incoming and that should work fine. Thanks again.

Clarification of Answer by vinods-ga on 06 Nov 2002 08:04 PST
hi docbea, 

thanks for your kind comment. I am glad to be of help!

warm regards
docbea-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Very industrious and competent.

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