You see kids, back in the day movies came on huge cassette tapes…

The Spoony One | Nov 9 2009 | 

I have two VCRs, both about fifteen years old and they’ve both just given up the ghost. I know, who uses VCRs anymore, right? Well, sadly, most of Reb Brown’s filmography has not yet been transcribed to a digital media, and even my extensive contacts in the Hong Kong bootlegging underground aren’t wasting their time making DVDs when perfectly good VHS tapes exist.

Anyway, since VCRs are something of museum pieces now, they’re surprisingly expensive. Actually, I don’t even think you can get straight-up VCRs anymore– at least, not a decent one– since they all come as a weird hybrid with a DVD or (amusingly) a Blu-ray drive. I don’t know why I have such a hang-up against buying one of these, part of me just keeps saying “I already have a DVD player, why would I get another one?”

I’m not looking for donations or anything. I’m just curious if any of you have a relatively new-ish, functional 4-head VCR out there you’d be willing to sell.


EDIT: It seems the fair lady Scarlett may be able to hook me up with a VCR. I’ll let you guys know how it turns out. Thanks again!