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How did you dispose of your VHS?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD discs' started by TonyA, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. TonyA

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    Assuming that you have not just starting collecting movies on DVD, I would suggest that the majority of us would have built up a substantial VHS collection over the years, and have been slowly but surely replacing those VHS tapes with the DVD versions of movies as they've been released.

    I know this has happened to me, and storage space is now a big issue for me.

    So I'd like to ask the question... How did you dispose of your VHS collections??

    T.
     
  2. Baron Von Doom

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    Took mine to a car boot sale. Got between £2 And £1.50. Reduced to a pound each near the end sold loads.
     
  3. Seth Gecko

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    Anything I replace on VHS to DVD, I normally donate to the RSPCA for them to sell in their charity shops. I normally have a clear out every 3-6 months, so they get a lot of videos.
     
  4. Marc

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    i left them all behind when i moved out of my mum's house and told her she could car boot them if she wanted. she never has, probably thinks i'll want them back one day.. actually come to think of it, i did have a ltd edition vhs of independence day, with a holographic insert in the box, which might well fit inside a dvd case. maybe i should customize my dvd...
     
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    Sold them off to sad people at work that still watch tapes. These are the same people that are considering a £50 digital camera to "embrace" the new technology. Only considering mind you, dont want to be too hasty... :rolleyes: Whats a PSP they say to me? Oh it plays Spiderman 2 they say, how do you get the tape in it?
     
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    sent to the charity shop :D at least someone can benefit
     
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    People still think like that? Thats pretty disturbing :D

    I can understand my grand parents still thinking this way, but assuming the people at your work are in their late 20's or 30's, thats pretty serious!
     
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    I gave all my unwanted VHS movies to charity. You won't get much for your colleciton and at least giving it to charity makes you feel good ! :)
     
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    Took them all the blockbuster as they give 20p a video.
     
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    To all you who gave em away to to Charity then :clap: thats what I did, though tbh I still have a lot of bleeders left ;)
     
  11. MartinImber

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    Never collected Vhs as it was rubbish
     
  12. GalacticaActual

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    I have manged to sell some collections like startrek the original series, some simpsons tapes and my only fools and horses collection on ebay. I got a good price for em as well :thumbsup:
     
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    simple answer to mine. BIN. anything decent went to some fella down the road who took em to a booty. i didnt have a massive VHS collection being i was in my mid - low teens and didnt care for it :)
     
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    Made a killing on mine. Used to work in the video trade from day one, so had a huge collection, most of it pre-certification.

    Sold a lot of collectible stuff to movie buffs, for example £50 a tape for all of the uncut John Waters movies released by Palace before the Video Recordings Act came into force. Replaced on DVD at roughly £6 a throw. :)

    Uncut horrors and video nasties as well as other rare items went for similar silly money at film marts, etc. Couldn't believe people were willing to pay this money when DVD was available.

    Took all the remaining non-collectible stuff to car boots, then lucked upon a strange guy with horrendous B.O. and no teeth whose ambition was to own every VHS tape ever made. Came round to the house once a week and relieved me of about 50 tapes at £2 apiece until I was cleared out. All monies converted into shiny DVDs! :D

    Result!!! :clap:
     
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    I just chucked them all into the bin. :( Seems like a horrid waste I know. But I thought it was pointless keeping them since they would degrade over time anyway.

    The VHS tapes that I bought weren't very many, but I had quite a few recorded programmes. It was quite therapeutic throwing them all away. Of course, I wouldn't say that if I was to throw me DVD collection away.
     
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    Any pre-recorded films would have benefited the charity shop more than the bin. :thumbsdow
     
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    Sold them off before they lost their value too much

    Got £3-5 each which helped a bit towards my dvd collection. Roughly every 4-5 video's I sold, I got 1 dvd. Dvds were still quite expensive to buy back then (around £20 each)

    tris
     
  18. MartinImber

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    I have quite a few recorded off TV tapes - apart from Tour of Duty and Life of Birds I'll just loft them

    I never bought pre recorded films because I got better quality taping off TV.

    Then along came DVD

    I missed LD due to a poor cashflow
     
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    I gave all mine to charity.A few of the movies went to the childrens department at the hospital nearby.
    :)
    I don`t think I have on VHS left
     
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    I took a load to Blockbusters and got credit. Alot I gave to Marie Curie Cancer shop next door as well, as Blockbusters offers were derisory. If in doubt charity shops will be very grateful and it makes you feel pretty good
     
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    I always hated v.tape as I always seemed to get bad quality ones. Jumping or worse.

    Had loads for the kids, but gave all the ones that they diodn't want to their younger cousins.
     
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    I just turfed them into the bin.....no point getting sentimental over out-dated technology.
     
  23. TonyA

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    Interesting to see that the charity shops are getting good business from the old tapes!

    Been thinking along those lines myself - indeed - "why get sentimental" - but don't just bin the tapes when someone else may benefit from them.

    I've promised a load of tapes to my nephew - complete series of Star Trek TNG, Babylon 5 etc... Alien Trilogy in face-hugger box - the rest I think will indeed make their way to one of the many local charity shops.

    Thanks for your input on this thread chaps - its been much appreciated.

    :clap:
     
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    I sold a lot of them and now have only around 40 or so leftover feature films, and recorded documentaries and a few star trek TV episodes William Shatner…
    All are VHS and now and then I do run the Ferguson videostar NICAM Hi-Fi LP that I picked up 2 ½ years ago for £20 pounds wow…and still in working order, if the heads go tracking down a supplier that as the video head drum is going to be tricky…and soldering in the new one, well I’m no stranger to this….

    I wonder why we haven’t had D-VHS in the UK! And seeing the D-VHS tapes cost around the same cost to the old laserdisc price there about, and yes me have read the reviews and the specifications on it, maybe the new D-DVD will be the answer, anyway sorry for slipping of the topic just a little bit….

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    But hay…

    ….It’s only a movie…

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