Beta (betamax) Video Tapes for Sale

Great deals on movies & TV programs on Beta videotapes!

It's time to say good-bye!   Back when the Sony "betamax" (beta) video tape format was popular, I purchased many movies and programs on the beta format.   Unfortunately, VHS seems to have won out (of course now DVD is the medium of choice).

Back then, movies and programs were much more expensive than they are now.   Generally it was impossible to find any "programs" for under $20 ... and most movies cost $29 to $89 !  And that's in 1982 dollars!   Compare that to now, when DVD's can be purchased between $10 to $20.

While I still have a Sony Hi-Fi betamax VCR, I only use it for transferring personally taped videos to DVD (need your own tapes converted?  --> see http://betatodvd.webs.com/).   My beta videotape library is starting to take up valuable space, and I need to clean it out (see photo below).   Of the 500 or so beta tapes in my collection, about 184 are "pre-recorded" (that is, purchased in a store), so these are the only ones that I can legally sell (due to copyright laws, movies or shows that are taped off the air, cable or satellite can not be sold, only used for personal "time-shift" viewing).    That being said, below is a list of all store-bought Beta movies and TV programs that I have available for sale.  

I am using this medium to sell these, since selling them on eBay would be prohibitive due to all the listing, re-listing and final valuation fees.   I'll try to keep it simple: 

  • All store-bought beta tapes are only $ 5.00 each!
  • Postage of $ 3.25 per tape for media mail (priority mail is available too, starting at $6.00 per tape, less per tape if more tapes are bought).
  • Shipping insurance is separate, starting at $ 2.60 for up to $100 coverage from the US Postal Service or free insurance up to $100 if I ship via UPS Ground ! 
  • If you purchase a large quantity, I might ship via UPS Ground to save on shipping cost
  • I will only ship within the USA (or lower 48 States if via UPS Ground).
  • All tapes are sold as-is
  • All tapes are in NTSC format (USA TV standard)
  • All tapes are in the original boxes or cases.  
  • Due to age, there might be slight fading of the cover art or separation of glue joints in the outer paper cases / boxes or possible brittleness in the plastic storage cases (remember, these are mostly 25+ years old!).   For my cataloging, I put a small sticker with a number on each tape case.  The adhesive on the labels on the tape can sometimes also come off (20 years appears to be the life span of adhesive that was used on the labels).  In any case, the videotape and the videotape shell are in good condition, only the packaging seems to have suffered in some instances despite good storage
  • All tapes are used (some were purchased new at the time and may have only been view once or twice, others were purchased used from rental store inventory and thus have been viewed many times)
  • Most of these tapes have NOT been viewed in over 18 years.   All have been stored vertically as recommended, in a standard air-conditioned home environment.   To my knowledge, all tapes should be in a rewound state.
  • Payment:  PayPal is preferred.  Once you reserve the tapes, I will hold them for a couple of days in order for you to get payment to me.   I'll send you a PayPal invoice; you can then pay via your existing PayPal account balance, your credit card or a transfer from your checking account.

BLANK TAPES:  I also have several hundred previously blank L750 tapes (that now contain a variety of shows & movies that I've taped over the years) that can be used for recording on.  Most of these tapes are essentially new, having been used only 2 or 3 times (once to record, once or twice to view).  I can make these available at $4.00 each + postage.

The list of available tapes is as shown below.  As people purchase them, I will take them off the list.   If you want to reserve any of these, or have a question, please e-mail me at "peter @ pcelias . com" (sorry, due to spam, I can't make this a clickable link, simply copy the text between the quotes into the "to" box of your e-mail program and delete the spaces)

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List of beta videotape movies & programs currently available:

TYPE

TAPE1

Nr

MOVIE

HIFI

STEREO

FOREIGN

NAME

EPISODE

COMMENT

--> ALL BETA TAPES HAVE BEEN SOLD or DISPOSED OF!

 --> IF YOU HAVE BETA TAPES THAT NEED TO BE CONVERTED TO DVD, PLEASE USE THE LINK AT THE TOP.

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