Got any VHS tapes stowed in your garage? Stuffed in a suitcase under your bed? Or maybe you’re still playing your favourite movies on them.
Well, wherever they are, drag them out. It turns out they could be worth more than just a buck or two.
According to Yahoo! Finance, some collectors are actually forking out thousands for the old school gotta-sit-there-and-wait-for-it-to-rewind tapes. Yep, video tapes are BACK people. They’re so old they’re officially cool again.
So if you’re a hoarder, and have a dusty stash of tapes at home, consider this your time to shine bright like a diamond.
Here’s a breakdown of what you could make if you have any of these “classics” at home.
1. Star Trek Next Generation: up to $500.
You may not want to part with your collection.. .But hey, $500!
If you’re not a fan — and your significant other is — at least you have a good excuse to get it out of the house for good.
2. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: up to $500.
Okay… I approve of this price tag. Come to think of it, I would probably pay this for Beauty and the Beast.
I mean, there’s $500 worth of cinematic gold right here (post continues after video).
3. World Class Championship (WCW) Bash at the Beach 2000: up to $600.
I can’t say I’ve heard of Bash at the Beach 2000, but I’ll trust the Internet Gods who tell me it’s the rarest wrestling vid on the market. So it’s absolutely worth $600.
Almost every VHS of the fight was pulled from stands when Hulk Hogan sued WCW, so this is special, you guys. If you’ve got Bash at the Beach 2000 sitting next to a box of old Tamagotchis and Tazos or something, you’re in possession of a very special (potentially illegal) piece of footage. Congrats.
4. Tales from the Quadead Zone: up to $2000.
Admittedly, I am entirely unfamiliar with Tales from the Quadead Zone too.
I Googled it though, and apparently it’s a trilogy of horror movies from 1987. Considering it only managed a 3.6/10 on IMDB though, I’m not exactly convinced the hefty $2K price tag is justifiable.
5. Disney’s The Little Mermaid: more than $195
But only if you’ve got the right version.
And that version is the one with the glistening penis on the cover.
If you’re in doubt, here’s what we’re talking about: