I have no idea what abandoned warehouse they found these in, but it certainly appears to be the real deal, right down to the vintage packaging. It's so retro, and thus very cool. I actually have music on 8-track that I have in no other format, so I've been happily digitizing some of my old ones via a cord between the headphone jack and my computer, and it works like a champ. Guess I found mine on the right day, as I only paid $39.99. If you love vintage stuff, go for it!
A wonderful Chelco deluxe portable AM/FM 8 TRACK TAPE PLAYER with with telescopic antenna (model TP 520) Now you can listen to your favorite 8 track tapes anywhere you go! Features include tape program lights and slide volume and tone controls. BRAND NEW in its original box, this unit operates on batteries (not included) or comes complete with an AC cord.