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lisaeckman27
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i've got a ton of 80's movies that i've been collecting for the last 15 years on vhs and now I've got to re-buy them again but on dvd. my vcr just took a s..t and so i've decided to just buy dvd's of these movies. anybody think its a good idea to sell the vhs's on ebay and make a profit or do you think they'll be worth alot more money in the future since they don't really make vhs anymore?
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I have a similiar problem. I have 300 Vhs and aint sellin them for no money. They'll be worth something someday methinks..
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Well, if you already have them on DVD too, then you can sell them on VHS- because what's the point in having 2 copies. But, if you don't own that movie on DVD, and it may never get to DVD- then it's easy to go buy a cheap VCR. My VHS tapes have never worn out. People are always saying that over time they wear out and get brittle and will break and all that, but I have movies on VHS tapes that are 25 years old already , and they play fine.

I think the only thing you'd make very much money at on Ebay are OOP VHS tapes, otherwise people can buy them for only a couple bucks, and it isn't worth all that to go through the pain of listing them and packaging and mailing them.

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I've got some crappy VHS's I would love to get with a clearer picture. I think I was asking for it when I scooped up all these ex-rentals a while back. As for value, when I pick up a VHS I can't help but think of 8-tracks. Although I did buy a VHS online of a rare movie I had been looking for years.
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My advice would be to buy a duel-platform machine - one that plays DVD and VHS. That way, you can watch your old VHS tapes, but you could also begin to collect DVDs for newer releases.
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I sold all my VHS tapes on ebay, no use for them anymore. Highly doubtful that most will be worth money(maybe a couple in 30 years, but I'll be 65 by then). I burned some to dvd beforehand.
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The big studios are constantly complaining about declining home video sales and now they're severely cutting back catalog releases and the production of special features on the basis that the economy is sour and consumer spending is down. Yet they stubbornly refuse to license out any of these lost 80's classics to any of the little labels. They wouldn't have to spend a dime on production or marketing costs and would just collect royalties to license them, but they refuse. So they forego this easy revenue stream and let all this stuff just sit in the vaults collecting dust. It's like you have a pile of unpublished songs sitting in your attic that you have no intention of ever recording yourself, but you won't accept a fistful of cash just to let someone else take a crack at them. What a waste.
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