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GOOD VALUE FOR THE PRICE ... BUT BE CAREFUL ABOUT THE MODEL #
on October 14, 2011
Not a Sony, but I like it. I live 60 miles from St. Louis but can still pull all my fav AM and FM stations. Sound is clear for both radio and CD player. Like speed dial with digital rotary tuner. No presets, but a zip to switch stations. Digital tuner allows for pin point tuning in my rural locale. Has bass boom, which I use occasionally. No problems. Worked well out of the box. Got at Walmart.
Liked it so much I wanted another, so bought one again from Walmart. BUT WAIT! Same brand: Memorex. Same model #: MP 3851 BLK. Got it home and it was an evil look alike. Cheaper plastic case, poor audio performance. Had trouble written all over it. So what's going on?
I looked on the bottom and it was a different sub-model. My Memorex boombox is a MP 3851 BLK "D". The new one was a MP 3851 BLK "J". "J" for junk. Back it went and I bought a $50 Sony.
So, I am rating my MP 3851 BLK "D" as *****. But as for any other member of the alphabet of sub-models ... WATCH OUT! And shame on Memorex for the double switch. Naughty, naughty.