I need a cassette deck of the sort that plugs into a stereo receiver. I foolishly let mine (and the rest of the 1970s era stereo system) go a few years back--and I have a bunch of cassettes that I would like to convert to CD. Some of them are not commercial releases--so I can't go out and just buy a CD version. If you have one lying around that you haven't disposed of yet, I would be quite happy to pay shipping, as long as it has RCA phono jack connectors, which indicates that it was intended to plug into a stereo receiver. (I can buy them for $10 - $20 locally--so it doesn't make sense to buy one of the USB versions.)
UPDATE: I found a perfectly functional tape deck for $17.50. It's still a bit overwhelming to the microphone input. (No line input on this notebook.) I'll try the line input on my wife's computer instead.
UPDATE 2: Yes, plugged into the line input port on my wife's PC this works beautifully. Back when The Eagles Greatest Hits came out on vinyl (yes, I'm dating myself), I recorded the album to a cassette tape. Yes, each transfer--from vinyl to cassette, and now from cassette to digital--has some data loss and noise added. Would I consider this acceptable sitting in my living room? Maybe not. But if I'm blasting Hotel California in the Corvette with the top off at 60 mph--I won't be able to tell. And I have some stuff that is of interest to my family that is on cassette that needs to be digitized for posterity.