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Does anyone here still buy movies on VHS?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jp_bl_68, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. jp_bl_68

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    I've got a few dozen vhs tapes I'm looking to get rid of. Plenty of decent films nothing rare though, it's all available on dvd. Is it worth the effort of trying to sell them or would I be better off taking them to a charity shop/dump?
     
  2. Biohazard

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    porn

    for the authentic feel
     
  3. Dinomania

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    No one will want them, not even people on Freecycle! I hear even some charity shops don't take them as they can't sell them on - but worth a try.

    I have lots to give away myself and not having much luck!
     
  4. Cosimo

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  5. campbell

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    split them over several charity shops? im sure older people still watch 'videos'

    for me personally they take up too much space, i gave all mine away.

    although i did sell my doctor who ones on the bay! might be worth a checking through some of yours.
     
  6. KNiVES

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    I'm just about old enough that authentic porn for me would be 30 second 320x240 quicktime movies :p
     
  7. jp_bl_68

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    Cheers.

    Yeah, that's what I thought but I didn't want to chuck them without making sure. The dump it is!
     
  8. Westyfield2

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    No. Blu-Ray only.

    But we do have a Panasonic VHS/DVD-Recorder thingy (with HDMI upscaling & DVB-T Tuner) for watching of old home movies and transferring them to DVD.

    VHS on a 1080P TV is kinda interesting!
     
  9. TipTop

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    I purchased the 6 Star Wars movies in a VHS box set last year for £5 from a charity shop. :)
     
  10. joey1211

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    30secs.. now there's a treat. I wasted so many hours on 10sec wmv's
     
  11. bledd

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    binned mine ages ago

    the only one I have left is a recorded tape of Shasta McNasty (old american funny show that was on Sky 1, doubt it'll ever come out on DVD :( )
     
  12. SourChipmunk

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    Hax. Eps 1 through 3 aren't commercially available on VHS. I'd have to see photographic proof. :D



    Remember, if you made a "digital copy" of your VHS tapes you must retain the original tapes. Otherwise it's piracy.
     
  13. KNiVES

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    I vaguely remember installing a different toolbar every time I saw one of those!
     
  14. PhillyDee

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    VHS? Last time I used one of those was about 6.5 years ago when I binned my VHS recorder.
    Cassette tape - even longer!
     
  15. SiriusB

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    Binned all of my VHS around 6 months ago. They just sat in my room taking up shelf real-estate. There were no VHS players in the house, no idea why I held on to them for so long! :p
     
  16. DampCat

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    I have some VHS' of things you cant get on DVD. Flight of Dragons, mainly. Dont have a VHS player though.. kinda sucks.
     
  17. TipTop

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  18. GTanny

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    my mums recently been buying a few vhs films actually, purely for my daughter and nephew - shes stocking up on all the old disney films for when she looks after one of them, not too bad really - lion king for 50p when on DVD its £20+ and my 2 year old really couldnt care less about quality as long as she can see and sing along
     
  19. whitecrook

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    For a couple of years I bought loads of VHS in the early 2000's on ebay for pennies each, to watch loads of movies I hadn't seen etc, when I was still on dialup. These days I can just download them in about an hour so definately no need for them.
     
  20. SourChipmunk

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    That's what I get for only looking up Revenge Of The Sith to see if it was available. :o Still, not quite a box set. 2 versions of Ep IV and no EP III. Isn't that an ebay photo?
     


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