David1917 wrote:I am searching for these, as well as many other audio components to Assimil, Langenscheidt, and Buske courses for various languages. Stockpiling used books is cool until it's impossible to find the other pieces. I wonder if everyone who bought the full sets literally just threw the tapes and cds away or something.
I'm surmising, partially from memory of seeing people's purchases in the past, that many more books were bought than full packages because the extra audio was often expensive. The vinyl versions were fragile and wore out and I've only ever seen a few examples of extant reel-to-reel tapes sold with a course. They had some at my school, but these were already deprecated and they used the 'language lab' cassette method. I have cassettes for some old courses, but you can see they've had a battle with a cassette mechanism at various stages in their lives.
We may recall that in the past people had a nasty habit of throwing things away. Usually parents who tidied out the loft and gave things away to people who either ruined them or eventually chucked them out themselves and they went to landfill.
So the leftover stuff is minimal, especially for languages that weren't sold in their thousands back when people mainly learned FIGS.