If You Have One Of These Old VHS Tapes It May Be Worth Over $1000

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Got VHS tapes collecting dust on a shelf somewhere? Maybe you already reclaimed the space and they’re sitting in an attic long-forgotten. Hopefully you didn’t throw them out, though, as it turns out there might be quite the market for some old tapes. Modern directorial practice for movie releases and re-releases tends to include adding or editing the film from the theatrical version. While some people don’t mind or even enjoy these changes, for others, the original cut is worth a hefty price tag.

Your old VHS tapes could be worth as much as $9,999. One report earlier this year by Your Nation News alleged that a Beauty and the Beast VHS tape sold on eBay for $9,999.

It explained the increase in prices by pointing to editing changes made in subsequent releases of popular films, leading collectors to desire the original in order to obtain the full cut.

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Others are less convinced by such stories.

“There’s a lot of brouhaha going on about those but the fact remains that at the moment…they might list for high prices but they’re not selling,” Tony Pernicone, a fine arts dealer who has specialized in valuing Disney memorabilia for over three decades, told Vocative. “Everything is all speculative and it’s all word of mouth, as far as I can tell.”