Years ago, VHS tapes made their exit when DVDs and Blu-rays made their entrance. It seems as though everyone prefered these little guys compared to the VHS tape’s bulky design. The way we watch movies has changed as well, as we now have DVD and Blu-ray players that are sleek and compact, as compared to the gigantic VCR. But, before you donate your old VHS tapes to Goodwill however, you might want to read this first.
Chances are you’ve got an old box sitting in the closet with a bunch of dusty VHS tapes. As it turns out, they might be worth a pretty penny. If you are wondering why that is, it’s because old directorial cuts of movies released long ago hold the key to them being re-released now. The profitable benefits come from the theatrical version of the original films. This is the case especially for old Disney movies.
If you browse Disney VHS tapes on eBay for example, you are probably going to come across a Beauty and the Beast VHS tape that is currently priced at $9,999.00. The song, Human Again, was not included in the original movie release due to space limitations, but was later added to the 2002 special edition release. This makes the tape even more valuable because it is so unique. Another example is that some of the spines of the VHS cases have Walt Disney’s original signature on them, thus raising their value.
nd who didn’t love watching Disney movies back in the day? Everyone still loves watching them now, because Disney movies have always been made to help spread positive messages for children, and bring families together by watching the magical stories unfold. While everyone is collecting DVD and Blu-ray copies of Disney movies now, chances are you are wondering what to do with the old VHS Disney tapes you still can’t let go of.
Take it from collectors, as they were smart to hang onto these movies. Not only are they holding the early original works of the great Walt Disney, but now some of them are worth a lot of money. Just browse eBay, and some of the following titles are ones you will notice that are being sold for a higher amount than when they were first released:
Beauty and the Beast
Oliver & Company
The Black Cauldron
The Fox and the Hound
The Little Mermaid
If you were planning on donating or trashing your Disney Classics, you might want to think twice before you do. If you own any of the movies from this list, especially diamond or special edition VHS tapes, do some research to check and see if they can make a little profit for you. Who knows, you may walk away with a nice chunk of change in your pocket – which would bring a smile to your face again for sure!
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