Here’s a quick tip for media sellers looking to pad their inventory just a little with oddball “leftover” items most overlook.
VHS tapes are a strange thing. They’re cheap and everywhere. They’re also very rarely selling for more than one penny, i.e. there’s not a lot of profit to be found. Unless you know what to look for.
I’m going to do something I did in another post about cassettes: Offer two categories I noticed have a much higher chance of having value, based on my observations. Because the last thing you need to give your time to is scanning 999 copies of “Three Men and a Baby” to get to that one Bon Jovi VHS worth $6.99. Not worth it.
Here are two categories I look for, that are worth money a disproportionate amount of the time:
- Low-budget horror / sci-fi films (not put out by a major studio).
- Music video collections / documentaries.
The former were often not released on DVD, and have a passionate cult following, which is a great recipe for value.
The same holds true for music video collections (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. Have fun.