Andrew, those 'tapes' will be snapped up if you put them in a biggish op shop - you'd be surprised how many 'old fashioned enthusiastics' there are out there.Here's hoping those Brit souvenirs aren't gifts from the rellies you saw during your latest trip ??
Oh Cathy, I am afraid they are gifts from the British side. Interesting about the tapes.
Just Think, Some Young Pup Will See These And Think, What Is This Rubbish?? Thankfully, There Are Enough Of Us Old Dinosaurs Still Around.CheersP.S. Still Enjoying The New Camera??
Great comment Padre.
You can knit video tape. I made a bag once that way. It's hard going though because it doesn't slide along the needles very well.
Meanqueen, how wonderful and yet weird to knit video tape.
Yes we threw out heaps of those tapes when we moved. CD's too.
Diane, I have put nearly everything from back then into cloud storage and I pay for it.
Andrew, I've got about a dozen VHS tapes on my shelves. I live in hope that one day I might find an old player and copy them to dvd.
Some film developing places might be able to do that for you.
Dee, we bought one from Ebay, I copied everything to dvd and then we 'leant' the machine to someone else.
River, they can but when I looked about ten years ago, it was not cheap.
River/Andrew, I did see an old VHS player in my regular Charity shop some time ago, and only £10. Should have taken a gamble on it.
I need to do a cull as well. I still have a lot of CDs with photos and nothing to view them on now. Well, not true, we kept a laptop that has a CD player. No worries, though the photos are backed up on an external hard drive.As for all the movies we had on CD, I gave them to a favourite concierge in our building. He is a true movie buff and got an immense amount of pleasure out of them. He was then taking them to his grandson in the Maritimes.
Jackie, like all my photos, who will be interested in your old photos. But we are capturing a moment in world history.
We 'finally' took the video player to the e-waste recyling a little while ago - to be told they don't accept them. The suggestion was to bin it, which was just what we were trying not to do.
EC, that is very odd. Surely a video player is the classic e waste.
I have so much stuff (junk!) to go through and either throw out or give away. I do still have a VHS player! And a tape player (music). And a pretty big collection of both tapes and DVD's. What will I do with them all?
Maribeth, keep working on it. It is always a project underway.
I finally gave up my VCR when I left the house and gave away about 1000 tapes to various aficionados who were overjoyed.I haven't missed it/them which surprises me.XOWWW
WWW, you can probably watch what you gave away on Youtube now.
video tapes and unwanted dvds, plus players might be welcomed at community centres and RSL clubs or similar?
Good point River.