They may also sell items well below value for this same reason or to support a bad habit. Avoid purchasing from sellers with lazy descriptions and who are probably inexperienced who are just listing item as they found them from the trash, thrift shop, flea market, yard sale, basement, attic, etc simply because they work as they found it with no servicing done. This includes long term testing, and other necessary servicing before and after sale inspection right before packing. An audio or video component may only work shortly when it arrives because they did not put in the important details in the description and it probably wasn't serviced which is prone to failure such as a good percentage of them do after a short use.
This could possibly damage and destroy your precious tapes at any point if a mechanical failure happens. The average life of rubber parts in tape decks (belts/idlers) is 15 years r less and then they weaken and turn to goo. This is a costly fix and would waste your time when you could have it now and not have to worry. Dust and shelf life may deteriorate and deform parts over a short period of time just sitting.
Most do not do any of this nor do they know how. I have been constantly servicing home audio and video equipment for 30 years. DON'T FORGET THE BLANK TAPES OR ACCESSORIES! I have an assortment variety of blank cassette tapes for sale in my other listings.This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\TV, Video & Home Audio\Home Audio\Home Audio Components\Cassette Tape Decks". The seller is "stvlu732015" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.