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#1 Grig OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 27, 2013 1:07 PM

Hello, I am still looking for Betamax or VHS tapes with TV recordings on them, 1980's or 1970's please. PM me if you have some you'd like to get rid of, I'll pay for media mail shipping. Thank you!

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Posted Fri May 31, 2013 12:25 AM

I have one on Beta that I just transferred: Television Our Life And Times from Channel 9 over here in NJ. It's from 1985. Would $10 shipped Priority be good. I know you say Media Mail, but it's a pain to get there like that(besides media mail is around 2.50 for a Beta)

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Posted Fri May 31, 2013 5:07 AM

What do you do with them?

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Posted Fri May 31, 2013 6:27 PM

I have one on Beta that I just transferred: Television Our Life And Times from Channel 9 over here in NJ. It's from 1985. Would $10 shipped Priority be good. I know you say Media Mail, but it's a pain to get there like that(besides media mail is around 2.50 for a Beta)


Hi. Thanks for the offer. $10 shipped is too much for one tape. I usually only pay around .50 to $1.00 shipped per tape, plus I try to get them in bulk. Sounds interesting, though. How long is the program? I'm not in any hurry to get tapes so media mail works great.

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Posted Fri May 31, 2013 6:30 PM

What do you do with them?


I record the commercials/specials/interviews onto DVD then I catalog them by year, type of recording and/or product/town/celebrity etc. My plan is to upload to Youtube so others can enjoy. I will probably also offer some special DVD's to anyone at Atari Age who wants them.

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Posted Fri May 31, 2013 9:52 PM

An interesting idea and way to gather them up.

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Posted Sat Jun 1, 2013 8:46 PM

I'll have to talk with my grandfather, but my great grandfather has a very large collection of VHS recordings that we're looking to get rid of. They're mostly movies he recorded off of TV. I have no idea of their condition or quality, though they are labeled at least. There's probably a hundred tapes or more, each with a couple films. Let me know if you're interested.

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Posted Sat Jun 1, 2013 9:01 PM

Yup, probably interested. We'll talk. Thanks!

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Posted Mon Jul 8, 2013 5:16 PM

Bump, still looking. I have been able to trade with a few people, thanks a million!

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Posted Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:52 AM

Bump, still looking. I have been able to trade with a few people, thanks a million!



There's someone in my family that has a huge amount, but they were recorded in EP mode on cheap tapes.

I will inquire with them to see if they'd be interested in selling them.

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Posted Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:53 PM

There's someone in my family that has a huge amount, but they were recorded in EP mode on cheap tapes.

I will inquire with them to see if they'd be interested in selling them.

No problem, just let me know. Thanks!

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Posted Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:33 AM

Bump, still looking for 1980s Betamax or VHS TV recordings. PM me if you have any to sell or give away.

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Posted Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:22 PM

bump

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Posted Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:56 PM

Bump, still looking for old 70s or 80s TV recordings on Betamax or VHS.

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Posted Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:08 PM

How about Betamax recordings that have already been transferred to DVD in SP mode? I have some good band footage from my friends "The Want" in between the TV stuff if you want to see it. Then I could just copy the ISOs to new discs for you instead of doing any editing.

 

There are things on some of them like News from Seattle's channel 4 and 5. I believe some footage is from 1984 and some is from 1988. There are even game shows and the like.


Edited by TheGameCollector, Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:10 PM.


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Posted Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:54 PM

Hey, that sounds great! I'll PM you my addy. Thanks!

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Posted Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:10 PM

I spent the week cleaning out my mom's garage and found 2 boxes full of beta tapes. One is mostly 1988 and 1984 olympics plus other assorted TV shows and movies from the 80's. There are approx 50 tapes in each box and they weigh approx 30 lbs each. I was hoping to find an old Beta player but no luck yet. I'll let you know if I do and would willingly donate it. I checked with USPS.com and looks like it would cost about 15.00 per box. I'm not interested in any profit I just hate to throw them in the landfill.

 

Are you interested?



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Posted Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:59 PM

I'm sorry, I don't have any tapes... I just wanted to say that the 80's was a great time. (except for most of the sluggish pollution controlled cars).  Atari was in its glory days, The Ronald Reagan / Margaret Thatcher combo was Awesome, and they brought down the Wall and defeated the opression of communism... The economy was booming... so many great things, Great music, during that time, as well...



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Posted Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:59 PM

I spent the week cleaning out my mom's garage and found 2 boxes full of beta tapes. One is mostly 1988 and 1984 olympics plus other assorted TV shows and movies from the 80's. There are approx 50 tapes in each box and they weigh approx 30 lbs each. I was hoping to find an old Beta player but no luck yet. I'll let you know if I do and would willingly donate it. I checked with USPS.com and looks like it would cost about 15.00 per box. I'm not interested in any profit I just hate to throw them in the landfill.
 
Are you interested?


Very interested, sent you a PM. Thanks!

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Posted Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:01 PM

I'm sorry, I don't have any tapes... I just wanted to say that the 80's was a great time. (except for most of the sluggish pollution controlled cars).  Atari was in its glory days, The Ronald Reagan / Margaret Thatcher combo was Awesome, and they brought down the Wall and defeated the opression of communism... The economy was booming... so many great things, Great music, during that time, as well...


I love the 80s, such a special time for me. Thanks for sharing!

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Posted Mon Mar 3, 2014 11:20 PM

Well I found two working Betamax players over the weekend for a grand total of $10 - and one of them is a super Betamax. Yippee! Thanks to everyone who has donated tapes. I am interested in more old Betamax TV recordings if you have them, the last batch I got had some fantastic TV shows but unfortunately almost all of the commercials were cut out - and there were some very early 1980s recordings there. Anyway, PM me if you want your old Betamax or VHS tapes to go to a good home.



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Posted Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:36 PM

Hi, still interested in 70s/80s Betamax or VHS tapes with TV recordings. Thanks!



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Posted Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:45 PM

Just a question as I have none to sell but if people are having an issue with shipping could they rip them and send you the digital version? It sounds like a good idea to save this stuff.



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Posted Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:51 PM

Most are okay with sending me the tapes. I have received some DVD's but usually it's the tapes. Media Mail is not that expensive so I can receive a lot of tapes for a low cost. Most everything can be found on DVD now but the stuff that is specialty I preserve and upload to my Youtube channel (After These Messages - check it out). Youtube blocks a lot of stuff so it can be a daunting task; however, I have been able to upload some great older original broadcast TV most with commercials. I am also available to either send the tapes back or send some DVD copies of the tapes which I have done on an occasion or two.



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Posted Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:12 PM

Is your YouTube channel up now?




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