Currys is the last High Street chain to bow out of the market. Woolworths has thrown in the towel and HMV stopped stocking the products 18 months ago.
Currys still sells a handful of hi-fi systems that include tape players, but will phase them out during the year.
In 1989, 83 million music cassettes were sold in the UK, last year only about 100,000 of the items were sold.
However, this figure excludes audio books and blank tapes, which still attract a small, loyal fan base, with four million blank tapes sold last year and 1.5 million audio books.