This brings back good memories. Walking down the street, listening to the latest MC Hammer cassette tape. I thought I was really cool! I remember when I bought my first Sony Walkman. It was the latest and greatest technology, and I could either listen to FM radio or whatever tape I could carry. When I was done listening to the first side I simply flipped it over to side B. Technology sure has advanced since then, but the Sony Walkman is still in high demand!
Sure there are “newer” digital versions of a Sony Walkman that allow you to play MP3′s, but those are not the ones that sell well on eBay. The vintage Sony Walkman (from the 80′s) is what’s HOT! There are a few reasons why people want these beautiful electronics again, and it may not be why you’d think. I have sold many of these on eBay before, and just out of curiosity, I asked the buyer why they wanted an old Sony Walkman. Here is what they said:
- Battery Life: A couple of buyers stated that they only wanted it for the FM radio, and that the Sony Walkman has the best battery life.
- Collectors: I had some buyer tell me that they are just a fan of older technology, and they wanted to add it to their collection.
- Party: One other buyer told me that they are going to an 80′s party and wanted it as an accessory.