Memorex - Cassette Player with AM/FM Radio - Gray

Listen to tunes on the go with this Memorex MD2280 cassette player that features a built-in AM/FM tuner, so you can enjoy your favorite radio stations. The included headphones offer quality audio.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Memorex Cassette Player with AM/FM Radio
  • Headphones
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
52% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (139 out of 271)

Features


From our expanded online assortment; not available in all Best Buy stores

Plays cassette tapes

So you can enjoy your music on the go.

Built-in analog AM/FM tuner

Allows you to listen to your favorite radio stations.

Headphones

Deliver a quality listening experience.

Compact, lightweight design

Enables easy portability.

Pair this speaker with your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars with 271 reviews

52%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Possibly the worst product I've ever purchased.

    Posted
    PeterD
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I wanted to buy a simple cassette player for my mom to listen to audiobooks. This seemed to be perfect but it was far from it. It began when I inserted batteries and it would not turn on. After trying everything including new batteries, I examined the battery compartment and found that the little Quality Control (ha) sticker was stuck to one of the terminals. I removed it with tweezers, inserted batteries and it worked. I first tried the radio but could not pick up a station. No problem, it was for tapes. I then tried to insert a cassette tape but it wouldn’t go in. After repeated attempts, I saw that you had to very carefully guide the tape past the ridges in the mechanism just the right way for it to go in. Not gonna happen with my 90 year old mom. At last I was able to play a tape but even at low volume was unintelligibly distorted. I thought maybe it was a bad spot on the tape so I’ll rewind it and try again. But AGGHH, there’s no rewind on this model. Other tapes had the same problem. Needless to say, I returned it for a refund. Unless you are a masochist or live for challenges, don’t buy this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Posted
    jmw74x
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I generally read reviews before I buy any product. This, however, was an impulse buy, possibly my last one ever when it comes to electronics. I can't overstate how useless this thing is. It looks OK in the package, but really starts to reveal its cheapness once it's unwrapped. Cassettes don't fit properly, the cover won't close all the way, volume and tuning wheels feel alternately wobbly and like they're grinding on something, and–most importantly–cassettes play at AT LEAST double speed. The radio works OK, but that's not why I bought this thing. They ask if I would recommend this product to a friend. Honestly, I wouldn't recommend this heap to an enemy. Avoid! As for me, I think I'm stuck with it, as my receipt seems to have disappeared.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    SAVE YOURSELF THE DISAPPOINTMENT

    Posted
    LIONHEAD
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    EVERYONE KNOWS THAT CASSETTES ARE OUT. HOWEVER, FOR SOME REASON, MOST OF US HAVE ONE KICKING AROUND WITH A PASSED LOVED ONES VOICE, OR A RECORDING OF SEEING A MEDIUM OR WHATEVER. WELL, SAVE YOURSELF THE DISAPPOINTMENT. I BOUGHT THIS JUST FOR ONE OF THE REASON'S I MENTIONED, AND RIGHT OUT OF THE PACKAGE IT WOULD NOT PLAY A 90 MINUTE TAPE WHERE THE VOICES WERE EVEN THE LEAST BIT UNDERSTANDABLE. I BROUGHT A BOOKSHELF SYSTEM INTO THE HOUSE THAT I HAD BOXED UP QUITE AWHILE AGO, PLUGGED THE THING IN, THREW THE TAPE IN AND IT PLAYED LIKE IT WAS SUPPOSED TO. I WAS HESITANT TO BUY THIS PLAYER IN THE FIRST PLACE, BUT I DID IT SO MY WIFE COULD LISTEN TO THIS TAPE ANYWHERE...KITCHEN, BED, OR OFFICE. AND IT WAS A "NO GO"...LITERALLY. I AM GOING TO ATTEMPT TO RETURN IT. I CAN'T FIND MY RECEIPT, BUT I AM A REWARDS MEMBER AND MY PURCHASING HISTORY IS STORED THERE. IF YOU DO BUY IT, HANG ONTO YOUR RECEIPT AND SEE HOW IT WORKS SOON AFTER PURCHASE AND RETURN IT PROMPTLY IF IT DOESN'T. I GAVE IT 1 STAR...BECAUSE YOU LITERALLY CANNOT GIVE IT ZERO!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Can you say 'Piece of GARBAGE'?

    Posted
    butterflysbaby
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Bought this for a Christmas present for my mother since she's still listening to books on tape. The standard 'AA' batteries barely fit, and were even extremely hard to put in. The standard cassette tape also barely fit. Made me wonder what country they were made for. The lid had to be finagled or the tape would drag. After getting it to play correctly for only a few minutes, the brand new batteries that were extremely hard to put in, were apparently dead in this device, but would work in other electronics. Trying to change cassette tapes created a whole new challenge since the lid won't open after you get it closed correctly. Ended up cracking one of the hinge lids trying to get the tape out. Need I reiterate, Piece of GARBAGE !!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    Posted
    Mercedes

    I thought that this would be a decent product since Memorex is a respected name, but I couldn't have been more wrong. Not only did it not work - couldn't hear the radio, not even static - the headphone jack only worked for the first few minutes if I used all my might to hold it in. The tape player didn't work at all, even with two different sets of brand new batteries. Not only all that, but I could immediately tell that it was very cheaply made. The dial for the volume was very difficult to turn, as if it wasn't installed correctly. The buttons for the tape player were crooked. It was almost impossible to install the batteries because of the poor design. What a waste!! Thank God Best Buy instantly refunded my money. And I found a perfect tape player at Goodwill for less than this piece of dung.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Probably the worst purchase I have ever made

    Posted
    rwjones

    I went to Best Buy because I assumed they would have a decent portable cassette player. They only had one model: Memorex MD 2280. I knew that at $28 it was probably not going to be something I'd listen to opera on, but I just needed a basic cassette player that could play books on tape reasonably well(someone had given me a bunch). OMG! This thing was garbage right out of the box. Utter garbage. It felt like it was held together with chewing gum. Neither the battery compartment nor the tape compartment fully opened. And the tapes played at 2 or 3 times the appropriate speed, making them sound like chipmunks. Pure garbage. I will be going to to Best Buy tomorrow to get a refund. And never, ever again will I buy a Memorex product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Chipmunk Casette player

    Posted
    KayClover
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My son really wanted this and against my better judgement, I thought I'd give it a try. (Even though it had gotten bad reviews.) Best Buy: Please find a better product to carry as your only personal cassette player...please! Kids are again becoming interested in casettes due to the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and the use of one by the main character, "Star Lord". There is likely a larger market for a decent player, if one was offered. Thanks! As for this one, it started playing tapes at a very high pitch after the first day. Just like others have said. So it's a bad design-- no doubt about it. Tried several tapes. It is the player! Very disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the greatest but you can take what you get

    Posted
    timdub70
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    MP3/Ipod players have pretty much taken over the portable music market. Anything with a cassette in it is extremely hard to find. I went into my Best Buy and was surprised to find these. There are some here that complained about the tape playing like the Chipmunks. I found that I had to press on the door near where the heads are and the tapes play correctly. To comment on another product sold online here, avoid the Jensen-branded radio-cassette for 14.95. I bought one at another store which lasted a week. . This one looks more sturdy but not up to the quality of the old ones but you can take what you can get.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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