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VHS movies on eBay

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by CazuaL, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. CazuaL

    CazuaL Elite Member

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    I see plenty of listing for VHS videos on eBay, the problem is I don't see how they make any money from it.
    Selling at £1/Video, after eBay & PayPal take their cut you'd be left with barely anything (don't forgot the 35p to list the item)
    I have close to two thousand VHS videos sitting in the loft (Nothing to do with me, blame the ol'man)

    Must be that they sell so many it adds up over time. Anyone on here selling old videos and could offer some insight?
     
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    maybe they're selling to just get feedback or to water down their defect rate?
     
  3. Asif WILSON Khan

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    When people sell their VHS collection most go for £1, but it is the few rare, hard to find non DVD releases that will attract the bids that make it worthwhile.
    If you have Horror Videos, that haven't been released on DVD, then you should be able to make a few sales.
     
  4. CazuaL

    CazuaL Elite Member

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    Got 2,000 I need to do something with :D
    Might just throw them on there as one lot and see what happens.
     
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    Probably better not to do that, unless you just want to get rid of them. You will make more by selling them individually.
     
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    Of course that depends on how you value OP's time. Let's say you can make 10 listings an hour and OP makes an extra $1 per item sold. OP is basically working his ass off for $10 an hour for a one time revenue thing. If OP spends that time for recurring listings he's much better off selling the VHS tapes as a lot and working on the recurring listings.
     
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    Yes, obviously.
    The consideration here is that serious collectors will pay a premium price for the missing VHS in their collection.
    Obviously, whether this is a worthwhile endeavour for OP, will depend on him having something collectors want.
    If OP has the time to do a little research then he may find he has a tape that will go for £100+, on the other hand the whole lot may be worthless.
     
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  8. CazuaL

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    Ill give it a think over and decide at another time. Not in a rush to get rid of them right this minute, got plenty of over stuff that needs to go first.
    Cheers for the help
     
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    i remembered when i was young i watched my first xxx film.VHS is my hero :p
     
  10. stealthexpert

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    sell something else