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Old Original VHS Tapes - What to do with them?!

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  1. Alien

    Alien Well-Known Member

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    I have hundreds of videos stored upstairs in a room at my house, including the entire set of seven years worth of ST: Voyager and all sorts of original VHS tapes, films, disney, all kinds of stuff.

    Now, given you can't even give them away to charity shops thesedays, lol, short of recycling them, there surely must be a better way to dispose of them? It seems such a waste to just chuck original tapes out. :(

    Anyone know of any other ideas? :cool:

    Cheers all! :)
     
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  3. binny

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    Me too must have about 100 movies in their boxes in the garage, been about to chuck them a couple of times but just think it's a helluva waste. Times have moved on though.
     
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    Perhaps sell them on ebay? There might be some enthusiasts collecting them?


    By the way, did a quick domain scan for VHS related domains and vhstodvd.org.uk is still available, gets 4400 exact uk searches :)
     
  5. Joeyl

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    I have loads too sitting in the garage, don't know what to do with them either as people can't sell them at carboot, charities. Maybe list them on gumtree and someone may have a use for them.

    Or if your creative you could do something like this :)

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/iri5/sets/72157611954107572/
     
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    How many of them are of 80's or 90's era self recording types? I know someone who scans them for old recordings, but to be honest, he buys them in bulk at the moment for £1 per 20 units, so you don't get much even doing that.
     
  8. Alien

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    Thanks all - yeah, such a shame to just ditch them. I'm told E-Bay buyers do sometimes pick up original Disney stuff, but we're talking pennies, not worth the hassle TBH.

    I'd say it's probably about 60-70% original, self-recordings are the remaining %. Some old stuff I'd keep on blank tapes I bought I think (e.g old school wind band recordings!, etc). :grin:

    Perhaps we should get them all together and make the world's biggest VHS tape mountain?!! :D
     
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    Keep them and get a DVD/VHS combi player. We got a nice Toshiba one with hard disk and can use it for copying old VHS movies onto dvd or laptop.
     
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    I remember some years ago copying a load to DVD and a load of cassette tapes to MP3 for my mum.
     
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