It’s no secret that tapes are getting harder and harder to find out there in wild, especially good genre material in ex-rental form, but I received a lead from a good contact and as always decided to act upon it, the only problem was that this particular lead was down on the South Coast. I say problem, as you all know I will travel the length of the country for VHS, so more of an inconvenience than anything.
With my work being national, I had some meetings in the area and a few days out on the road planned, so in the late afternoon last week dropped in to see what this guy had.
You could tell immediately as you walked in that the room hadn’t been touched in years, but at its height was displayed on bespoke racking like a video store. There was around 1000 tapes, a mixture of ex-rental pre and post-cert tapes and also generic mass produced sell throughs.
I left with 228 tapes in total, 175 of which are all doubles to me, so will soon (once sorted) be made available for trade/sale. Below is what was picked up.
To the more older hardcore collectors this will be nothing more than car boot fodder that they would leave on the turf, but for me, I grew up in the post-cert era and this is exactly the sort of material I would collect if I didn’t already own almost 85% of it.
When you pick up tapes like Dudes, Easy Money, Mirage, Secret Admirer and Blood Tracks, to name but a few, and for pence, it’s a great day in my book.