For many of us, the idea of watching a VHS tape today is not only outdated, but pretty much impossible. Having made the switch to DVDs and MP4s, very few of us still have a working VCR! With that being said, if you are anything like us, you still have quite a few VHS tapes in your home. At first glance you may think that those tapes are worthless, simply taking up space and collecting dust; but did you know that some of your VHS tapes might be worth a great deal of money?
Due to nostalgia and rarity, there are many different types of VHS tapes that are worth big bucks. For instance, Pro-wrestling VHS tapes from the 1980s and 1990s are worth quite a bit of money to collectors. Music videos and movies are also highly sought after by die-hard fans, searching to get anything and everything distributed by their favorite bands. Speaking of die-hard fans, some of the most dedicated followers of any movie genre has to be horror enthusiasts!
Horror fans all over the world are willing to pay top dollar for low-budget films, or B movies. These movies fetch a high price mainly for their rarity. Why are they so rare? When major film companies moved away from VHS to DVD, many of these films were not deemed important enough to make the transition. Because there is no other format in which these films are available, the VHS copies are often the only recordings of these films, and horror fans go nuts for them!
Finally, the last type of rare VHS tapes we will discuss is banned or discontinued films. As times change, so do societies and cultures. What was once considered to be normal or acceptable, can quickly change and these changes are reflected in film. Certain movies that were once considered to be perfectly acceptable family entertainment, are now considered unsuitable for a variety of reasons. Much like banned books, collectors scour flea markets and the Internet searching for many of these banned films.
These are just a few of the types of VHS tapes that are highly sought after… do you own any of them? Now is a great time to take a look at your forgotten VHS collection and make some extra cash, but before you do, remember to bring them in to us and have them transferred to DVD first!