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Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to stevewoo24

Hi everyone,

 

Since this thread has continued to be used to solicit the buying and selling of VHS tapes - which is against community policy; this thread will now be locked. We recommend anyone with specific questions about their items to please start a new thread. Please keep the community policies in mind before you post. 

 

Thank you for your understanding!

 

 

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Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to renay_red22

I have some Disney movies. What ones do you have. I am trying to get more for my grandbabys.

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Registered: ‎12-20-2015

Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to stevewoo24
Old recorded vha tapes as well
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Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to stevewoo24
I have walt Disney vhs tapes new to this to inquiries recommended
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Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to stevewoo24
I have plenty
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Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to bake.prest

Can you get any $$$ for VHS Tapes. Is it just the Walt Disney Cartoons?

 

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Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to stevewoo24
Trying to find out what the VHS movies grease 1 & 2 never been opened
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Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to bake.prest

I have a total of 27 Disney VHS tapes from the 1970's and 80's. Mostly the usual names From Cinderella through to Winnie th Phoo.

 

In addition I have tapes such as Under Milk Wood with Taylor, Burton and O'Toole.

Collections of Lews series 1 & 2, Tommy Cooper, Alo Alo .

 

I also have 2 tapes of The Pink Panther MGM 1986 Cartoons.

 

I also have a tape/dvd player to transfer from one to the other. It has never been used...

 

Any advice would be helpful

 


bake.prest wrote:

Yes!  I want to grow my home movie collection ofeither VHS or DVD's.



 

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Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to stevewoo24

Hi!,

 

We would like to remind everyone that this thread is concerning whether the original poster should list his VHS tapes on eBay. This thread is not to be used to ask for or advertise items for sale. Per our Community Policies : "Advertising items, listing, services, or commercial websites, including offers to trade, "wanted" posts, or charitable solicitations" are not allowed.

 

We ask that you keep on the topic of whether it's advisable to sell VHS tapes on eBay.com to prevent this thread from being locked. 

 

*Special note* The topic was started in 2010 so the original poster may have moved on already. Feel free to start a new thread if you have more questions about selling VHS tapes. 

Thanks for your contribution, and for your help in keeping the community a friendly, productive environment for all members.



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Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to stevewoo24

Yes!  I want to grow my home movie collection ofeither VHS or DVD's.

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Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to whisperingelm

What a great idea!  Also good idea for DVDs as well that don't sell.

Consider Library for DVDs.  Might be able to get tax deduction.

 

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Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to ellie_belle00

I use a padded envelope and never have a problem.

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Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

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in reply to dorkyduo

Generally speaking, unless if never released on DVD or a newer format (Blu-Ray, HD DVD, online streaming, digital copy), VHS tapes are destined for the charity shop, yard sale, or the dumpster, even if sealed and unopened! I've listed one lot of 24 sealed VHS tapes (granted, they're common, released toward the end of the VHS era, and of mixed genre) and have not even had a single offer in a six-month span! But as always, find out if that VHS doesn't have an official advance release. This is a good tape to sell, especially if protected from copyright from video sharing. Generally speaking (and this is a general eBay rule), if the price it costs to ship is equal to or greater than the gross selling price for any item, I don't think its worth the hassle to sell unless you aquired the items at a very low price beforehand. Maybe the slipcovers may have a tiny bit of value, but the awkard way of storing them that way just doesn't appeal to me. Most VHS purchases are due to nostalgia and as a cheaper alternative to a DVD or digital copy, in which you can use a VHS to DVD dubber/converter, with tossing out the tapes after use. There may be some minor appreciation in value years/decades down the road, but unless if still hard to find on a contermporary format, VHS tapes will be one of the worst things to collect in terms of value.

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Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to stevewoo24

 

Spoiler
I'm converting my favorite movie tapes to disk, then donating the tapes to a senior citizens'  facility. I have enough tapes  that they'll be able to start up a pretty decent lending library. 
Spoiler
 

 

 

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Registered: ‎03-14-2008

Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to stevewoo24

ebay seller  Treasures by Brenda has written an excellent guide to this. http://treasures-by-brenda.squidoo.com/rareVHStapes

 

As far as whether something is "worth listing" my thinking is that if it is free for you to get or just something you have lying around - why not? If you make a sale, and do not lose money on postage - you will bring traffic to your store. And maybe make a few bucks. 

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Registered: ‎08-20-2003

Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to rensun

I still have my original collection of VHS tapes.  It started at 5000.  Over the years, I sold the rarer, out of print tapes on Ebay.  But there are still thousands left.  So I took an ad out in Craigslist offering to sell them at 1.00 each.  I have had 3 sellers come by to cherry pick this month.  I sold about 100 tapes.  Not great, but a lot better than putting them in a landfill.  The interesting thing is that all 3 customers were young - I'd say around 20-25 years old.  It was cool and gratifying to see them have an interest in old movies.

I didn't even know how they could have even known about these movies!  

 

The best genre is Horror.  Horror always sells - especially if you are lucky to have a rare title.  OOP wrestling tapes sell well.  There are hundreds of Restricted movies that haven't been released on DVD which sell. The Children genre, especially Disney, will still sell ok.  

 

Here is my genre ranking:

 

1) Horror 

2) Children

3) Comedy

4) Action

5) Drama

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Registered: ‎12-24-2003

Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to quality_distributor

DEF worth listing! I just made $71.00 on an old vcr tape....because the collector wanted the BOX!!

I listed over 100 horror tapes, and not all went, but many did. It's worth a try on eBay! That is the best place to find out their worth.

THEN you can take the left-overs to the thrift store.

 

 

Community Member
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Registered: ‎01-18-2010

Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to stevewoo24
yes list them in the trash
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Registered: ‎10-14-2003

Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to stevewoo24
There are many previous discussions about packaging for shipping DVDs, VHS, records, CD's etc. Just use the search option above to find a discussion thread.
At post offices they sell VHS tape mailers(cardboard). One type is for cheap shipping(Media Mail), the other is labeled for Priority Mail.

Cheaper is to just make your own cardboard shipping box. Make sure to tape all seams well and mark it FRAGILE. I've never had a VHS tape get damaged in shipping, so it's not like you have to put it in a big box with bubble wrap or styrofoam-peanuts.

Good luck elle_belle00
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Registered: ‎04-30-2010

Re: Old VHS Tapes.......Are they worth listing?

in reply to stevewoo24
I'm gonna piggyback on this topic for a second to ask what's the best method to ship a VHS? I just sold a Billy Blanks video, but I'm not sure how to ship it so that a heavier package doesn't fall on it and crush it. Sorry to interrupt - back to topic...