So, where do we leave those of us who have a lot of these tapes at home and have no way of using them? I raised this question with Tracy McCabe – a professional organizer who adopts an eco-minded approach to declassification.
Whenever he works with clients who have a lot of old VHS tapes (often, it is seen), the first thing he does is separate them into two piles: home video and commercial tapes for movies, shows, etc.
Home videos can be brought into the 21st century and digitized through services like Costco or LegacyBox. That second section, however, could be resold-and you might be surprised at how much you can get for it. “Surprisingly, there is some market for the tapes produced at the moment,” said McCabe, who noted that they have become a “collector’s item” for those who still have VCR players, although they officially stopped selling in 2016. .
I saw it and believed. I recently saw a VHS tape of a 90s kid classic Airbud during a recent trip to my local vintage store and revealed a scroll via eBay that some people are willing to pay over $ 100 for an untouched VHS tape of classic movies like Airbud.
There are several places to sell. You can also batch your low-cost VHS tapes in a bundle and sell them to quickly pick them up and make a few bucks.