I went to the Radio Shack where I bought a micro cassette and tapes just two week ago. The clerk tries to sell me digital video cassettes. Once I got them to understand I meant audio the clerk tells me "we have not carried that for years." There were full racks at the Boulder City Radio shack when I purchased it to document my PhD interviews.
No I do not need a cell phone.
I went to CVS and Walgreen's. Both had micro cassette players but no tapes on display. No one around to ask for help at either store.
What happened to customer service?
There were additional items I intended to buy, but I walked out in all three cases buying nothing.
Maybe retails should look at their own staff and inventory before they cry about customers going on-line to purchase items.
It will delay things a few days, but with free shipping...