Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Archives > Archives > DVD Talk Archive
Reload this Page >

What have you done/are you doing with your VHS?

What have you done/are you doing with your VHS?

 
Old 02-05-04, 02:41 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,303
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
What have you done/are you doing with your VHS?

As I upgrade more and more to DVD from VHS on a number of decent titles, I'm left with a stack of films that are of little use to me. For the non-rare VHS titles, what has been your solution for liquidating your collection? The prices most fetch on eBay are scarcely worth the trouble to post them on there. I'm considering a consignment shop, hoping to make a buck or two per tape there, but not much more. Any suggestions?
The Nature Boy is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 02:46 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 499
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Gave/sold them to my friends and family who have not found the magic of dvd
bodomnet is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 02:47 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: on a river in a kayak..where else?
Posts: 4,949
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I'm keeping all 78 tapes which are films STILL not on dvd. when they are....they will go the way of the other tapes. the tame ones I donate to the public library and hospitals. the more hardcore/gore ones I dish off to a friend. it's really not worth my time to sell them.
gutwrencher is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 02:47 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Johnny Zhivago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Korova Milkbar
Posts: 5,435
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
This topic comes up fairly often...

Myself, I gave em' all away to friends and family... With the exception of Dawn of the Dead director's cut (to hold me over until the AB boxset comes out), Day of the Dead LBX (might as well keep it now) and a copy of The Wild Bunch (which I use at work when I need a video source).

Other options include, but are not limited to, donating them to your local library, trading them at a local CD or used movie store (pretty pointless IMHO) or trying to sell em' on half.com, eBay, etc...
Johnny Zhivago is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 02:54 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Times Square
Posts: 12,135
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 2 Posts
I've had luck selling a lot of them on eBay, but many aren't even worth listing for a dollar or two. I've given a lot of them away to the doorman in my building who is a movie nut.
marty888 is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 03:00 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Santa Clara, California
Posts: 10,495
Received 44 Likes on 35 Posts
The only one I ever had finally kicked the bucket after about 12 years. I junked it before moving into my current place.
shizawn is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 03:04 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Great White North, eh?
Posts: 395
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I traded a lot of them in for credit at my favourite used CD/DVD store. (They don't take them anymore.)
Damage is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 03:06 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Midwest
Posts: 5,721
Received 7 Likes on 6 Posts
Gave/sold most of them. Kept only a select few (SW OT, non-SE).
steebo777 is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 03:14 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Taxachusetts
Posts: 2,316
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The last vhs tapes still in my posession are the Star Wars movies and Schindler's List, which will be replaced by their dvd counterparts before the year is out. The rest I have just thrown away.
PalmerJoss is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 03:18 PM
  #10  
Suspended - needs to provide a working email
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 755
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I gave them away to friends and family, and anything they didn't want, I put in a box and donated to the local public library. They don't have DVD's and they were very appreciative. It wasn't even worth the effort of trying to sell them online.
elise is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 03:19 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk God
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Directionally Challenged (for DirecTV)
Posts: 127,000
Received 326 Likes on 264 Posts
I have a lot of NFL Films stuff on VHS.
Red Dog is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 03:26 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Disc-Flipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 2,702
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I've sold off any VHS which have come to DVD, making sure to scan any cover artwork which hasn't translated well to disc, so I can make custom covers. I've only been able to sell them to friends (3 movies for $10).

There are a few VHS rarities I've kept and converted to custom burned DVDs.
Disc-Flipper is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 03:43 PM
  #13  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Flava-Country!
Posts: 3,964
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
There's this video store nearby where they collect old videos for charity. I just usualy give away my tapes there.

My recorded video tapes however, I'm going through now (even as we speak), picking out the nuggets and capturing/burning them to DVD. Then - they get pitched.
El-Kabong is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 04:00 PM
  #14  
Moderator
 
Geofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: The Village Green
Posts: 39,575
Received 55 Likes on 45 Posts
I've sold most of them on eBay already.
Geofferson is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 04:06 PM
  #15  
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 238
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Tossed out others, but keeping all adult VHS for future reference.
Concorde is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 04:10 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 1,225
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I watch them on my 27" TV in my workout room when picture quality and OAR aren't as important to me although lately I've been watching more TV shows on DVD during workouts.
Tandem is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 04:10 PM
  #17  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 592
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
skeet shooting
Londo is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 04:19 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 2,278
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Gave them away.
island007 is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 04:22 PM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 579
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I keep them so that one day I can show my kids the crappy way that we use to watch movies much in the same way that my parents held onto their 8 tracks.
bjh_18 is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 04:22 PM
  #20  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Wolfram and Hart - LA Branch
Posts: 400
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
kept for now...
n0fear88 is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 04:27 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 2,463
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I sold a few at a garage sale - dollar each.

Last edited by DavidH; 02-05-04 at 04:30 PM.
DavidH is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 04:39 PM
  #22  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 683
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Gave away the ones I replaced with DVD; held onto a couple.

-AC
acostigan is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 04:44 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Lompoc, CA
Posts: 11,536
Received 10 Likes on 10 Posts
The only ones I still have are the ones that have never (or *may* never) come out on DVD... I'll probably transfer them myself, now that I'm getting into the authoring/burning hobby...
adamblast is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 07:49 PM
  #24  
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 20
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If anyone would like to make a donation, I'm open 24 hours.


-Mb
MrBumpo is offline  
Old 02-05-04, 07:52 PM
  #25  
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 3,220
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I had nearly 500 VHS and sold em all to pawn shops...friends...etc...only VHS I still have are my 5 versions of the SW Trilogy and Indiana Jones...
QuiGonJosh is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.