Re: How cheap are VHS nowadays and some other questions
Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 7:56 am
Yeah, VHS prices are kind of all over the place. It doesn't help that there's a healthy resale market on places like Depop and Instagram, where younger fans who kinda "idolize" the novelty & analog-ness of anime on VHS are willing to pay close to MSRP pricing on VHS. I follow a few just to see what they sell things for, and I'm astonished at the prices some kids are willing to pay. (For example: I saw someone paying $40 a volume for the old Anime Village Clamshell Cowboy Bebop tapes--that's almost what they cost back when they were first released!) Whereas if you find stuff at thrift stores, they're practically giving it away because who wants VHS anymore? It really depends on the vendor and who they're trying to sell to, ultimately.