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Old 02-19-2006, 05:52 PM
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nah .. its cool and dry .. never had a problem in 20 years ..

i've been playing them lately and ones i taped 20 years ago are still good ..

(oxidization and stretching at the beggining if the reels on a few .. but thats impossible to help.

my tapes have had a longer shelf life than expected just by the virtue of how many i have .. (they sure dont get overplayed or mostreated ...)
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Old 02-20-2006, 03:13 PM
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Yeh thats the same woth me. The only ones that have got beaten are are ones I've lent to people.... which doesn't happen anymore!

You guys have those shitty covers over there too that don't really protect them much.
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:05 AM
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Yeh thats the same woth me. The only ones that have got beaten are are ones I've lent to people.... which doesn't happen anymore!

You guys have those shitty covers over there too that don't really protect them much.

good for space saving though ..

are all VHS tapes in clamshells over there ?
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:23 AM
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20 years - since Beta ...


You realize that means you buy 450 movies a year. That's just ridiculous.
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:45 AM
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You realize that means you buy 450 movies a year. That's just ridiculous.

some years are a lot worse then that...

but they arent all bought ..
I was very fortunate enough to play volleyball with a guy who worked for a distributer. he gave me over 1000 tapes.

i played baseball with a guy who's business was recycling tapes.
he gave me about 2000.

where things got out of hand were the laserdiscs i was buying on EBAY and the DVDs i buy - mostly used.
i bought far more than 450 a year in the last couple of years ... which is why i've slowed to a crawl lately.

I'll be lucky to buy 4 a month now.
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:58 AM
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I had a few friends dump their vhs tapes on me when they completely switched to dvd, that's how I got about 500 of my old collection.

With my situation now I'm damn near buying anything I see.
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Old 02-21-2006, 04:54 PM
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I am sort of a bargain shopper myself, always looking around for a store getting rid of its old tapes cheap, etc. ...nothing like a cheap used tape...

Some movies I like to have good copies of, to keep, but a lot of movies I figure I'll only watch a couple of times for fun, and those are not so important.

When I decide that I probably won't watch one again or could use some space, I generally give it to the thrift store down the street.
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Old 02-21-2006, 05:49 PM
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my basement is lined with wall to wall shelving of VHS tapes floor to ceiling 3 deep ..

also - VCD & SVCD ... over 1000 of those ..
Ya think....:D

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Old 02-21-2006, 05:50 PM
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Ya think....:D


its worse now....
I ran out of room for anything new on that wall .. the DVDs are all 2 deep..
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