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:
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)
--> 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.