Tuesday, August 14

C'mon people, you're wasting big money on dirt mall finds...

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Don't get me wrong, I'm not against buying tapes online or paying substantially for true quality, but the increasing prevalence of total auction blowouts such as these on beat-up junk is baffling. Some tapes are beginning to be harder to find; however, it's still not that hard to hunt down great pieces in much better shape for much cheaper. Either these are shady bid bumping by the sellers or dumb pride driving bidders into wars over tapes I'd have a tough time spending a fraction of these ridiculous prices on. I hope the winners find that it was worth it somehow...




3 comments:

the-scandyfactory said...

If someone has the money and they want to use it/burn it/give it away, I always say more power to ya. But seriously, that is an assholish amount to spend for something like this. It almost makes more sense to me to go so overboard on one single title; something you have been dying for and need desperately because it means something to you. But for a lot of random titles (i wouldn't give 60 cents for Ripper...i got my copy thru trade credit)? Death of Superman, Death of VHS. Little difference, these days.

Dr Blood said...

SlasherIndex on YouTube has been moaning about this kind of thing for years. It's lazy collecting which has allowed it to happen. The fun of VHS collecting is to track down the best copy for the least amount of money. The people who pay this kind of money deserve to be ripped off because they aren't doing it the right way. The sellers, however, are equally reprehensible for being greedy enough to set up these auctions and ridiculously priced "buy it now" items in the first place.

Anonymous said...

this is coming from the guy who overpays for japanese vhs tapes on a near constant basis.

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