|Re: NOS Mini Data Cassettes?|
Message #8 Posted by Allen on 21 Feb 2008, 10:44 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Mike
Thanks for your question!
I do not believe you are correct in this matter.
I bought two boxes of these sealed tapes from two different sources several weeks apart AND from different states and they were exactly the same bag-seal packaging, One of the sources was an HP employee.
I think you are confusing the ones that were assembled in MEXICO with the ones made in the USA. The USA manufactured ones have ALL come in the looser sealed bag. All of the ones Made in MEXICO have been in the strip-open wrapped package with MEXICO on the strip. The ones in this listing are MADE IN USA.
I have the original USA boxes, and can positively confirm their origin. On the blue/white 82176A sticker below "10 Mini Data Cassettes" is another line that reads: "Made in USA". The mexican versions have the different wrapper, and do NOT bear the "Made in USA" or similar marking anywhere on the box.
Also the dimensions of the USA box is completely different from the MEXICAN box above, specifically the MEXICAN box holds the tapes snugly lengthwise 10 across in 1 row, however the USA boxes are more narrow and deep, apparantely to allow room for the excess plastic packaging. The box is deep enough and wide enough that the tapes can either stand on end or be placed lengthwise as shown in the ebay listing above, but only 6 or 7 across. The remaining tapes fit in the box on another row.
So I have 4 independent data sources: My own Previous purchases of new MEXICO tapes, two separate sources of USA tapes with identical box, markings and packaging, and the current ebay listing of MEXICO tapes with the different box and packaging consistent with your past experience.
Can you offer stronger evidence to the contrary other than your 1 liner? :-)
Al ( hudendai)