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Best Place To Get Rid Of Videos ?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by bigjonnyauk, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. bigjonnyauk

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    HI ALL

    MY LAD HAS NIGH ON 100 VIDEOS

    he wants to get rid of them all

    he has every xfiles film that came out on video and about 3 seasons

    plus around 70 odd films most only watched once and bought from new

    he now wants to start a dvd collection

    where is best place to get rid of them cheers

    i think he only wants about a quid for each
     
  2. Sigismund

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    Moved to DVDTalk :)
     
  3. Brogan

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    Try a car boot sale or the local market if you have one.
    That's where I got rid of all of ours.
     
  4. John

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    There is a place that will take them , they ask for a list , tell you what they'll pay and then send out packaging for it I think. Its been covered before , try a search or I think they used to have an advert in the back of empire or some other publication
     
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    Ebay!
     
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    Look for a Company called Film Vault on the net. I think their in Oxford.
     
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    Ebay if you can be bothered with the hassle. I'd guess though that at best they're only worth around £50 for the lot...
     
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    A skip.

    Sorry, but thats what I ended up doing, they cost more to send out than they are worth.
     
  9. Gary D

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    blockies are offering about 30p a title for videos (60p if you trade in) i truth they worth naff all.

    I dumped mine in a skip too.



    Gary
     
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    Shame on you - you could at least have given them to charity :lesson:

    That's what i did with mine :smashin:
     
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    Careful guys, a lot of people did this when cd replaced vinyl. Of course, turntables have come a looooong way since '85 and now sounds as good as sacd/dvda. I think the same might happen with VHS - there could be a resurgence in 2010! Just leave it in the attic until then.

    Remember, their value can only appreciate!

    VHS looks good on a decent vcr (especially s-vhs). There's not much PQ difference between a budget dvdp and a quality vcr, IMO.

    DT
     
  12. Rob20

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    The problem with tapes is that they will de-magnetise over time. I believe the material that the tape is made of can also rot in the long term. So whereas you can still play records from 100 years ago, tapes will not last. I suppose the box and inlays etc. may be of interest to people in time. Also you couldn't buy pre-recorded tapes in svhs, only blank tapes to record onto. So that's not really a factor. As for a poor dvd being no better than a good tape. Could you give examples? Personally, even the worst dvd I've seen, is far better than the best vhs tape.

    As for vhs tapes coming back into Vogue, I'd say it's about as likely as audio tapes replacing cd's. i.e. not a chance. Who wants to lose instant access, 5.1 DD/DTS, different audio tracks etc for vhs? + PQ far better than vhs. Double the picture lines for a start, and in prog scan. ;) :)
     
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    By PQ I'm referring to the best VCR's vs. the worst DVDP's of course. S-VHS on a pro/semi-pro machine beats a £40 supermarket dvd (via s-video, of course - comparison against component/prog scan isn't fair!).

    Oh and don't forget about D-VHS. This digital format produced dvd matching results AFAIK, though never seemed to make it out of the studio. Too expensive perhaps?

    Don't get me wrong - I'm not a VHS fanboy, I just don't think it should be totally dismissed yet.

    DT
     
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    on eBay you wont get anything for them really, and it will take up a whole lot of time and hassle.

    If you are feeling particually generous, you could give them to a kids hospital or a charity shop
     

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