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What to do wtih old video cassettes?
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loulou41
Old 16-07-2011, 5:18 PM
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I do not know where to post this, I do not know which forum but here I am. Hubby collected loads of football matches MU and wild life and have got hundred of these tapes in the loft but not all of them have been labelled properly. I do not know what to do with them, they are very interesting to watch esp the wild lifes but they are now redundant and instead of throwing them away, they are in good condition I am wondering whether anybody knows any organization who would take them? I am not sure whether I can take them to my local tip. Thanks
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Old 16-07-2011, 5:27 PM
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I transfered any video tapes that I wanted to keep to DVD then binned the tapes, video recorders are now obsolete as most had analogue tuners.
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Old 16-07-2011, 7:21 PM
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Charity shops still sell them, though it seems some try to charge too much.

One shop in Whitley Bay, sells them at only 10p each.

Another option, put them on http://www.freecycle.org/

At least that way, somebody may come and collect them from you, without you having to bring them somewhere yourself.

Personally, the charity shop option would be my choice .. in fact they might even collect them too
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Old 16-07-2011, 7:45 PM
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if you turn them into computer files xvids mpegs mp4s avis and dvds etc ...

then upload them on to a free private uk torrent site like thebox.bz

then they can give pleasure to a few more

when you've converted them ..will give you an invite ..

sorry ..no invites for anyone else

all the best.markj
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Old 16-07-2011, 8:20 PM
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My husband has well over 1500 VHS tapes of football games from all over the world. He bought a VHS/DVD recorder and is slowly turning them all into DVD.

I chuck the VHS tapes into the non-recycling bin when he has finished with them.
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Old 16-07-2011, 8:42 PM
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I managed to sell my collection of 'artistic' video tapes on ebay....
"You were only supposed to blow the bl**dy doors off!!"
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I managed to sell my collection of 'artistic' video tapes on ebay....
Yeah they still fetch good money
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Old 17-07-2011, 12:05 AM
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Yeah they still fetch good money
But look very rough on a 60 inch plasma.
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Old 17-07-2011, 12:12 AM
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Actually I have kept all of mine with a recorder.

My oldest son ( now 21 ) used to cry when Thomas The Tank ended .

When he's 30 my plan is to give him the tapes


She'll cry & get over it .
Hate you, then love you again ...but one day she'll leave ... And she won't come back.. .
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