My mom's old school and has a bunch of tapes. She listens to music in the kitchen, so I'm looking to get her something to which I can add an amp and some nice speakers. Since its going to be in a tight space in the kitchen I can't fit a full size cassette deck, so I'm looking for the mini sized ones.
any thrift stores near you? they might have a old aiwa or sony mini system with speakers. i bought a panasonic mini stereo system last week at a thrift store for 10 bucks. it has a tape player with it. i don't think that mine is in production anymore.
Does your country have anything like craigslist? maybe someone would sell you what your looking for cheap. I see single tape players that can be connected to a receiver or amp at thrift stores alot. they usually cost 10 to 20 bucks used.