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Are vhs tapes collectible?

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October 27, 2012 1:21AM

VHS tapes share the same status as most twenty year old rusting cars. Too old to be useful and not rare enough to be a prized possession.

As a storage medium, VHS tapes are poor quality, bulky, difficult to handle and unreliable. They will never serve as archives of high quality content and they have no practical benefits compared to DVDs. One day, in years to come, they will have a value as a piece of history but they are unlikely to ever be more than a museum curiosity. A quick search on auction and trading sites show that most VHS tapes offered for sale or auction generate no interest.