Streaming, digital downloads, and Blu-rays are the future, but many still love to dust off the VHS player, and buy what the kids call it now, "retro format" or "dead format." Retro sounds much nicer though! Well anyway if you love the VHS then read my tips and websites, that might be helpful.
Some websites that deal with collecting, buying, and even about a documentary:
These websites are great for the collector especially fan of the horror film.
Now you don't have to just buy them online of course, here are some tips on finding them near your own city:
- Rummage sales, it seems like almost everyone is selling their old VHS movies.
- Flea markets, always check your local flea markets!
- Thrift shops are another good place to check especially Goodwill.
- Check for used video stores near your city, some sell both videocassettes and DVDs.
- Talk to friends and family, most people are getting rid of them, sometimes you can even get some for free! Especially if they want them out of the house ASAP!
Some other tips on pricing, buying, etc:
- Anything over $5, and it's not rare (because if it's rare, well then paying anything over $5 makes sense), personally wouldn't buy it. Prices between 0.25 to $2.00 are good prices in my opinion. But for some that differs, it all depends how much are you willing to pay?
- Always price check and do your homework especially if the movie is rare! You want to make sure you are getting a good price, that's always important.
- Talk to other collectors and sellers to get an insight especially if you are a newbie.
- If buying online, read the descriptions very clearly!
So hope these tips and websites work for any VHS collector. Maybe this article will give someone who always wanted to collect to start doing it today, it's always better than throwing them in a landfill somewhere!
Share your own tips on buying VHS movies!