Four Ways to Drop Your Old VHS Tapes

Four Ways to Drop Your Old VHS Tapes

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Taryn Williford
Oct 23, 2008

If you're already living in a home without a VHS tape in sight, congratulations. Some others, we know, have a harder time purging old technology. If you're sentimentally hanging on to your tapes, why not take the time to rip them to DVDs? If you're hanging on because you don't know what else to do with 'em, read on...

Donate old VHS movies to your local library. Libraries often carry VHS tapes to rent just like their books, and they're never one to turn down a donation.

Sell them on Ebay or Craigslist. There's always the chance that no fish will bite, but we've heard that outdated items sell better in large lots (true for a lot of things) Try categorizing them by movie type.

Give them away on Freecycle.com or Craigslist's free section. You would be surprised at how many people actually collect VHS movies. Just realize that even though you're not getting money or a tax break off of your tapes, you are gaining space and peace of mind.

Recycle your old VHS Movies and send them to Greendisk. Although you so have to pay a fee, it's really not much different than paying a fee to go to the dump. But this way Greendisk will try to reuse what they can and then they recycle the rest.

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