The top two categories to look for and make the most profit selling VHS on Amazon
The money in VHS tapes is knowing what categories to look for
If you’re sourcing Amazon inventory in the second hand market, you’re likely to regularly come across more VHS tapes than you can possibly scan.
VHS tapes are weird. They’re everywhere. They’re cheap. And they rarely have value on Amazon. I.e. there’s not a lot of profit to be found. Unless you know what to look for.
Like books, the money in selling VHS on Amazon is in knowing what categories to focus on – not individual titles. When you know what genres have the highest likelihood of value, finding profit becomes a lot easier.
I’m going to do something I did in another post about reselling cassettes on Amazon: Offer two categories of VHS taps I noticed have a much higher chance of having value, based on my inventory sourcing experience. Because the last thing you need to spend time scanning 999 copies of “Three Men and a Baby” to get to that one Bon Jovi VHS selling for $9.99 on Amazon. Not worth it.
Profitable VHS category #1: Low budget horror
Anything not put out by a large studio has value a disproportionate amount of the time.
The cheesier and more low-budget, the better the odds it’s worth money on Amazon.
Profitable VHS category #2: Music video collections / music documentaries
These were often never released on DVD, and have a passionate cult following. These are two huge drivers of VHS value.
For example: Ever try to buy the Fat Boys video collection? It’s not on DVD, and the VHS is going to cost you.
There you go: Two tips to ramp up your profits selling VHS on Amazon.
old movies on vhs too. many have never been released on DVD. I sold 2 vhs in the last day or two, South of Pago Pago ($35), and My Foolish Heart ($25). Both were old B&W classic movies. spent 0.10 cents on each.
Tv movies should be added on the list. Few people are looking for those that used to be on Lifetime, CBS, and other TV specials.