Since when have cassettes become cool again? I know labels like The Tape Worm in England have been releasing cassettes for a number of years (never been tempted to buy any), but now some hipster used record stores are carrying used cassettes, but they won't carry used CDs! Old cassettes that are probably full of wow and flutter are cool, but a used CD which sounds excellent is to be sniffed at? This makes zero sense. I've seen numerous hipster stores in New York and Los Angeles that carry used vinyl and cassettes, but no CDs. This seems extremely stupid to me. Are the best formats those that sound the worst? I wish I knew old cassettes were being purchased by some stores. I tossed out quite a few of them a few years ago, thinking they were worthless. There's a hipster store in Atwater Village down the street from me who even purchases those used wooden cassette racks everyone used to have, and they sell for a pretty penny. They put pictures of them on Instagram and they sell within a day! Crazy. I even threw out a number of those too. This hipster store also has the brass to try and charge around $20 for used cassettes. OOP. Ha ha, every cassette is OOP. When I worked at a record store in the 90s we almost stopped carrying them because interest had waned even then, and we were paying maybe .10-.20 per tape that were traded in.