Reel-to-reel tape recorders are available for sale through websites such as J-Corder.com, OakTreeVintage.com, UltraElectronicActive.com and eBay.com, as of 2015. As few companies currently manufacture reel-to-reel recorders, most sites sell used or refurbished models, which means that the variety and availability of inventory varies significantly over time.
J-Corder.com sells custom made reel-to-reel tape recorders using a combination of parts and components from older model units and new electronic parts. Its exclusive lines are available through its website for direct purchase, with many models futures special upgrade packages that add additional features or special appearances.
OakTreeVintage.com specializes in vintage stereo and recording equipment, focusing on repairing and restoring models to working condition. Since all of its inventory comes from repairing units, it may experience times when it does not have any products available for sale. It is possible to contact the company directly to inquire about current models under construction and make arrangements for preemptive purchases.
UltraElectronicActive.com also works with vintage equipment and features a variable inventory. The company does not sell items directly on the site but instead requires customers view its listings for different models and contact the company via email to inquire about availability and make payment arrangements.
Auction site eBay.com features reel-to-reel recorders from both private sellers and vintage equipment resale businesses. It contains numerous search options to locate a specific brand of recorder or model within a given price range.