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Rca-rp3538.29001923
8.3 out of 10

RCA RP3538

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Reviews and Problems with RCA RP3538

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Overall 2
2.0

No batteries or tapes included as advertised, terrible sound quality.

Mala, Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: The product description said that tapes and batteries were included. I received neither with my package. Also, the recording is very poor quality. I ordered this because I have used this brand before and liked it, but this one sucks. It's cheaply made (in China) as well. Certainly not worth what they're charging. Extremely disappointed. How do I call out Amazon on this inaccurate description/advertising of this product? Terrible, especially for the exorbitant price.
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Overall 2
2.0

Awful product

J. R. Brookens "bobntheboys", Amazon
3 October 2014
  • Summary: I bought 3, and glad I did. The first never worked. Return cost not worth mailing back a piece of junk. The second and third are used in 2 locations; they eat batteries, sometimes I'll stop to hear what I've dictated and only get static on one of them, until I shake it a few times. One only records on the 'first half' of the battery. I can use the batteries after I pull them out of the machine; they're not dead.
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Overall 4
4.0

Sadly this recorder would have been perfect if it worked

Gina Rappa, Amazon
24 August 2014
  • Summary: Sadly this recorder would have been perfect if it worked. I was so excited to get it I put a tape in right away and hit record. The motor was so loud that the tape picked up the noise. When I hit playback, it was so fast that I sounded like a chipmunk on top of the motor noise that was picked up on the recording. I am returning this product. The shipping was fast however. Can't complain their.
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Overall 2
2.0

One Star

Sarah Lehl, Amazon
6 July 2014
Overall 4
4.0

Almost acceptable, but not quite.

S. Seibert "sphd", Amazon
6 July 2014
  • Summary: This dictaphone is replacing one that broke. Unfortunately “they” can’t make a digital voice recorder with a pause button, which is essential for me. In fact the pause button is the only good reason I can think of for getting a mini-cassette tape recorder instead of a digital voice recorder, well that and my transcription machine which takes tapes. But anyway, the reason for two stars is that the pause button is ridiculously difficult to use!
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Overall 2
2.0

CRAP

cheryl crawford, Amazon
18 June 2014
  • Summary: WORKED 2 HOURS BEFORE EATING EVERY TAPE IN SITE. WASTE OF MONEY I SENT ALMOST 100 DOLLARS FOR 2 HOURS OF RECORDING.
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Overall 10
10

Works great

Seeker of Great Deals "Seeker of Great Deals", Amazon
13 June 2014
  • Summary: I had been looking for a good tape player and purchased another cheap model last year. It didn't work and I let them know and instead of refunding - they sent me another piece of cheap junk. Was thinking I would never find one to play some old cassettes of my kids when they were babies - but I got online the other day and found this one. Just like the ones I used to have. And it plays the tapes easily! Works great. Quality ok for what I need.
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Overall 10
10

Old-fashioned...but it is just fine

Easy Rider, Amazon
3 June 2014
  • Summary: If you would like to get the newest, flashiest gadgets for your audio needs.......this is NOT for you. This tape recorder uses plain, inexpensive cassettes, does not play MP3s, does not easily download to your laptop, like the new-fangled flash memory recorders from Sony or Olympus. THAT is the down side.
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Overall 10
10

Fine

Renee, Amazon
1 June 2014
  • Summary: I found a lot of cassette tapes and wasn't even sure I could find something to play them on. I bought this and it is great. Good to have, inexpensive enough.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Very Good Quality

mstockhoff, Amazon
26 May 2014
  • Summary: Bought this as a gift for our sister who is serving a mission, so we could record tapes and send them back and forth. I wouldn't buy this voice recorder again, or recommend it. It will randomly slow down or speed up the voice recording (imagine deep slow voice and then fast chipmunk like voice). It doesn't record very clearly and unfortunately we have lost some recordings because of it.
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