Are you old enough to remember life before DVDs, when Blockbuster was thriving, and Netflix was a futuristic concept? (Ah, such simple times.) If you still have some VHS tapes left over from those days and they’re just collecting dust on a shelf somewhere in your basement, you’re in luck — some collectors are willing to pay hundreds, thousands, and even TENS of thousands of dollars for them online! Here are ten tapes you should list on eBay as fast as you can; you could have enough cash money for that designer purse you’ve been eyeing sooner than you thought!
“Cinderella” (1950): $5,600
Who needs a fairy godmother when you’ve got eBay? A mint condition, Black Diamond copy of “Cinderella” went for more than five grand this June.
“Dumbo” (1941): $2,800
One copy of “Dumbo” sold for nearly $3,000 and it wasn’t even in mint condition!
“Aladdin” (1993): $10,000
If you have a Black Diamond copy of “Aladdin” sitting around, you could get up to ten grand for it! (With a price like that, it might be nice to throw in shipping for free.)
“The Jungle Book” (1967): $800
If you own a copy of “The Jungle Book’s” Black Diamond Edition from 1991, you won’t have to look for the bare necessities — with copies going for nearly a grand online, you’ll be living large.
“The Little Mermaid” (1989): $300
I’ve watched my own copy of “The Little Mermaid” dozens of times, but if you happen to have an unopened, sealed one, you can make a couple hundred bucks off it.
“The Fox and the Hound” (1981): $10,000
Ready to part with this sob-fest? A brand new, unopened edition of the 35-year-old film just sold for $10,000.
“Beauty and the Beast”: $17,000
Seventeen. Thousand. Dollars. That’s how much a Black Diamond Edition of this 1992 classic sold for this June.
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937): $1,000
Disney’s 1994 Masterpiece Collection edition of this iconic film can easily fetch a G if it’s in decent condition.
“E.T.” (1982): $230
This movie TERRIFIED me as a child, and if I had a 1996 digitally remastered copy lying around my house, I could/would happily get rid of it for a couple hundred dollars online.
“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1996): $1,525
Bidding can get pretty intense when it comes to old VHS tapes. A “Hunchback of Notre Dame” tape from 1996 started off at $200 on eBay and soared to over $1,500 by the time it sold.