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What to do about selling Anime VHS tapesWhat to do about selling Anime VHS tapesAsk MFC

vallahvallah6 måneder siden
I've been trying to get rid of over $500 in VHS anime tapes I bought years ago, I've tried Ebay but I was scammed, Mercari's selling fees are ridiculous, and it just seems like no collectors actually want something that unique for their collection so I'm out of options. They're taking up so much space right now, and I have no clue where to get rid of them, I have the full set of Evangelion Vhs tapes, Ghost in the shell, and Akira to name a few ((they'res probably about 50 VHS tapes in total). I believe there are some R-18 ones as well, but as I bought them when I was 14 I never really watched them and thought it would be cool just to keep them displayed.

Does anyone have any ideas on how the hell to get rid of them and make my money back (I only paid $15 but I would obviously like to get more out of it than that seeing as the prices for them keep going up but :/)
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What should I do?

7%Keep them, maybe they'll be valuable later
35%Keep trying to sell them individually/by series
57%Offer a great deal to take all of them
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4catdoorman5 måneder siden#77640297Don't wish to rain on your parade but you'll probably have to just gift them out, toss. Robert's Anime Corner had a backlog of VHS several years ago. According to his blog he finally dumpstered all of them about 10 years ago account nonexistent demand.
I have stuff on my eBay site that might as well be listed as radioactive / do not buy ever. Corgi British Diecast trucks: oh, I'm sure I'm not the only collector living USA that collects these but I'll not ever get out of these offerings what I have invested in them as a collector. I have them onsite but so far no takers unless it's an absolute give away with free shipping. Hah!
I wish you good luck on the discard. Stuff that's fallen from popularity just takes longer than many sellers have the patience to tolerate listing. There might be someone out there interested but you'll have to keep the lists ongoing until he/she/they bite 1 yr to 10 yrs out or you can bite the bullet and discard 95% of it and move on. VHS likely isn't going to enjoy a renaissance for what 20 yrs, 50 yrs from now?
Plan accordingly.


I mean I got the tub for $15 when I was 14, I'm not hurting for being out hundreds lol, there are probably a few I'll keep for my own collection, but I'm likely just going to give them away to someone at this point lol, I have a friend overseas atm (deployed for marines) who really wants the Evangelion set, and I think I'm going to hang onto the Akira I have a Sailor Moon VHS already displayed in my collection and I think it looks rather cool. Thanks for the advice I think I'll likely take it, the box is just taking up so much room at this point and I'm trying to store my figure boxes ;;
5 måneder siden
Don't wish to rain on your parade but you'll probably have to just gift them out, toss. Robert's Anime Corner had a backlog of VHS several years ago. According to his blog he finally dumpstered all of them about 10 years ago account nonexistent demand.

I have stuff on my eBay site that might as well be listed as radioactive / do not buy ever. Corgi British Diecast trucks: oh, I'm sure I'm not the only collector living USA that collects these but I'll not ever get out of these offerings what I have invested in them as a collector. I have them onsite but so far no takers unless it's an absolute give away with free shipping. Hah!

I wish you good luck on the discard. Stuff that's fallen from popularity just takes longer than many sellers have the patience to tolerate listing. There might be someone out there interested but you'll have to keep the lists ongoing until he/she/they bite 1 yr to 10 yrs out or you can bite the bullet and discard 95% of it and move on. VHS likely isn't going to enjoy a renaissance for what 20 yrs, 50 yrs from now?

Plan accordingly.
5 måneder siden
DogStar5 måneder siden#77135707What anime is in your vhs collection? I know a couple of iger's who collect anime vhs. I can send them a dm of the list & hopefully take some off of your hands or pass on the list to others in the community. Or you can use the hashtag vhscollector on instagram. aaàa I've been working so much I haven't been on much, I have a ton of different series, most notably evangelion, ghost in the shell, Akira there are a lot more but I feel way too physically weak to pull out the huge 50+ lbs tub full of them and list every series off, but I have quite a variety of some mainstream and obscure anime.
5 måneder siden
What anime is in your vhs collection? I know a couple of iger's who collect anime vhs. I can send them a dm of the list & hopefully take some off of your hands or pass on the list to others in the community. Or you can use the hashtag vhscollector on instagram.
5 måneder siden
I’ll buy some
6 måneder siden
victorviper6 måneder siden#76632405If you bought $500 in VHS tapes, I'd forget the idea that they're worth $500, and Ebay prices are often wishful thinking prices.
If you want to get rid of them, I'd just donate them to a local thrift store. You can have the satisfaction that you will make the day of that one right person out there who walks in the store and sees this treasure trove of old VHS tapes they've always wanted. Plus, the proceeds will go to a good cause.


I was thinking of donating to good will but I have no clue if they'd just trash them or not, I'm thinking I might just sell the at a relatively low low price to get rid of them all quickly, but as someone else pointed out I'm going to go through them first and see if any are 'lost media' so to speak.
6 måneder siden
accidias6 måneder siden#76648233You might want to make a full list of your tapes before getting rid of them, including the obscure stuff. If there's anything that's really hard to find, it might be good to digitize them. For example, tapes of the very first Dragonball dub were found and preserved recently! Obviously the odds of any particular tape being something like this aren't high, but it's still best to double-check.

honestly there were a few I couldn't find anywhere, even on google images for the box cover, so I may have something in there, but most of the series are somewhat well know-ish? Either way I'll check it out before I do the go ahead and get rid of them for a small price.
6 måneder siden
You might want to make a full list of your tapes before getting rid of them, including the obscure stuff. If there's anything that's really hard to find, it might be good to digitize them. For example, tapes of the very first Dragonball dub were found and preserved recently! Obviously the odds of any particular tape being something like this aren't high, but it's still best to double-check.
6 måneder siden
I threw most of mine away. I kept a few rare ones. Most of them likely won't be worth anything unless you keep them so freaking long they become antiques.
6 måneder siden
If you bought $500 in VHS tapes, I'd forget the idea that they're worth $500, and Ebay prices are often wishful thinking prices.

If you want to get rid of them, I'd just donate them to a local thrift store. You can have the satisfaction that you will make the day of that one right person out there who walks in the store and sees this treasure trove of old VHS tapes they've always wanted. Plus, the proceeds will go to a good cause.
6 måneder siden
PVC anime figure store.

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