Our VHS tapes may have found a home

@sallypup (27123)
Moses Lake, Washington
August 6, 2016 6:31pm CST
Like many people we sunk quite a bit of change into buying VHS movies. Then the TV player refused to do more than rip up the VHS tapes. The tapes got to be part of yesteryear. I asked a lady that helps at library fund raisers. She said they throw the tapes in the garbage when they get them. I just saw an ad asking for contributions for a sale that the local women's shelter will put on next weekend. I asked them the same question. You want some VHS taped movies? The women's shelter lady said yes. I'm starting to dust and bag off cases today. Probably on Monday I will drop them off. Great way to clean house!
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@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Aug 16
I still have a box of VHS tapes. I need to find them a good home.
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@sallypup (27123)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Aug 16
@just4him We bought a tape cabinet for the movies. Soon as we get all the tapes moved out we'll get going on selling or dumping the cabinet. (Fake wood.) Takes up space and gives out tons of dust.
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@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Aug 16
@sallypup My video cabinet was hand made and has gone from VHS to DVDs.
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@sallypup (27123)
• Moses Lake, Washington
10 Aug 16
@just4him Now that's a doozy. No way would I give that one up. This cabinet has thin fake stuff for a backing.
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@inertia4 (27674)
• United States
6 Aug 16
VHS is going away for good, I know. No more machines will be made. We live in a digital wold now. And it is cheaper to buy a digital movie and store it in a cloud. I still have some VHS tapes and also some DVD's.
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@TRBRocks420 (77683)
• Banks, Oregon
6 Aug 16
That's cool. What kind of VHS do you have? I heard some of the Disney ones can be worth a lot.
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@sallypup (27123)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Aug 16
@TRBRocks420 We do have old school Disney like the super good one called Thomasina. We also have Garfield Christmas.
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@Corbin5 (106509)
• United States
7 Aug 16
So glad those tapes will go to helping a worthwhile charity. I suppose a lot of folks still can watch them.
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@CinnamonGrl (5807)
• Paradise, California
6 Aug 16
I recently got my DVD/VCR combo hooked up to my new "Smart" TV, and got my mom's hooked to hers. So now I'm all excited that I can go to the local thrift stores and pick up some old tapes. I know; it's bizarre when there's so much other entertainment now. But I really want to pick up some old favorites that I let go before. I think you are doing a great service! (I just noticed I wrote that I had to pick up some old TVs. Had to edit that, lol.)
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@sallypup (27123)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Aug 16
@CinnamonGrl Smart TV. I would need your help STAT if I bought one of those.
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• Paradise, California
7 Aug 16
@sallypup it just takes time to get all the passwords entered, it isn't hard to figure out.
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@sallypup (27123)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Aug 16
@CinnamonGrl I love your confidence.
@allknowing (65203)
• India
7 Aug 16
There are people who will convert your VHS in6to CDs Have you tried? Just see if this helps
Whether you have a stack of VHS tapes that you’ve wanted to digitize, or you found a box of VHS tapes in your parent’s house, you can easily convert those VHS tapes to DVDs.
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@sallypup (27123)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Aug 16
Thanks @allknowing I have one particular tape that I can't get on DVD. Its an interview with the late author Tasha Tudor.
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@allknowing (65203)
• India
7 Aug 16
@sallypup You mean to say you have it on VHS and cannot convert it?
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@sallypup (27123)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Aug 16
@allknowing Yes. I have found a company that would do it but it costs quite a bit. I think soon I will give myself this gift.
@LadyDuck (157679)
• Switzerland
7 Aug 16
I have boxes full of VHS tapes, I do not even know if they are still good enough to be played. I am going to ask to our local shelter if they want them.
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@sallypup (27123)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Aug 16
@LadyDuck End of an era for sure.
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@LadyDuck (157679)
• Switzerland
8 Aug 16
@sallypup They were big, the quality not so good, but they were surely great when they first showed up.
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• United States
7 Aug 16
We sold the few we had left at yard sales years ago and the machine to play them on
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@sallypup (27123)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Aug 16
@AbbyGreenhill We gave away our last TV and also the DVD VCR combo cause I couldn't figure out how to make the thing work. No sense in taking up space with something that just sits around.
@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
7 Aug 16
I have been buying mom DVDs over the last couple years as presents so we can replace her collection of VHS
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@sallypup (27123)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Aug 16
@Jessicalynnt That's cool.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
7 Aug 16
I'm glad you found a good home for them! I got rid of my last VHS tapes with this last move. I brought them to work, put a sign that said "free" on them, and watched them disappear.
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@sallypup (27123)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Aug 16
@Rohvannyn Good all the way round.
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@josie_ (7348)
• Philippines
6 Aug 16
With the way technology keeps coming up with new gadgets, everything is disposable or throw away. We've become a wasteful and polluting society.
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@sallypup (27123)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Aug 16
@josie_ You are very right. The new gadgets are coming on so fast.
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@ilocosboy (34315)
• Philippines
6 Aug 16
wow, at least now VHS is in the safe hands.
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