Author Topic: Why are magnetic stripe writers so expensive? (anyone know a good cheap one?)  (Read 1179 times)

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Offline XOIIO

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Hey all, I've always been interested in getting a magstripe reader/writer and a bunch of blank cards to mess around with, test durability, etc, and the readers are cheap enough, you can get usb ones for $20 or so, but the writers, holy hell those seem to be $150+, what gives? What makes them so expensive? VCR's didn't have a huge price increase if they could record to the tape as well as play it back.

Anyone know of a good reasonably priced one? I was hoping to get one for around $50, don't know if I'd spend more on something just to muck about with.

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