Purchased a broken JVC RC-W40 on eBay on the cheap. My sister had this box when we were growing up at home. Over the years it developed issues and was replaced. When I saw it on eBay I knew she would like this and it would jog her memory banks. I also saved a few of her cassettes and made her a mixed tape with all the songs she used to play on it way back when. I think this is going to make a great gift. I ended up having to strip it down and repair a few plastic parts on the cassette mechanisms as well as replace the belts and adjust motor speed and azimuth. It's playing just like new again. Not only do I think this will make a wonderful gift that will bring back memories, this whole deal (including the blank cassette and belts) totaled less than 25 bucks. It's nice to be able to tinker and fix stuff for nothing and a mixed tapes of your favorite songs put together by your brother has to be priceless... A few pics of the box torn down and the final result. It was suggested that since she used to use a gallon of hairspray in the 80's and early 90's, that I should include that with her mixed tape so.......lol..here is the total package Here is a tiny snippet of the cassette player running again: Hoping she will enjoy this. I spent quite a bit of time getting this all together and repaired. Unlike ripping a MP3 disc or CD, you have to take your time with analog cassettes. Hand writing and personally selecting the track list adds the finishing touches to being a more personal gift. We've lost that with the latest tech. Zip-zap...it's done and the personal touch and appreciation of hard work and thought that went into it is gone. I think more of a gift where someone thought enough to put effort into it versus snagging the gift card at moments notice at the checkout while buying milk.