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Old 10-20-2018, 03:12 PM
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I went back to that same thrift store today and saw they put out some more of those Star Treks, some next generation too. Now I'm only 9 episodes away from having all of the original series on VHS. They come from two different sets though. Some of mine are these ones in larger silver cases with 2 episodes/tape (these are the ones I just picked up), and some are in smaller black cases with 1 episode/tape.

They didn't have any more Twilight Zones, but I already had a complete set of those (all 5 seasons on VHS). But I did get some more James Bonds, two blank VHS tapes still sealed, an unopened copy of Star Trek 9, a copy of Star Trek III on betamax, and some records the highlights of which were a nice copy of Herb Alpert's Whipped Cream, and one of those K-Tel disco albums.
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:58 PM
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I went back to that same thrift store today and saw they put out some more of those Star Treks, some next generation too. Now I'm only 9 episodes away from having all of the original series on VHS. They come from two different sets though. Some of mine are these ones in larger silver cases with 2 episodes/tape (these are the ones I just picked up), and some are in smaller black cases with 1 episode/tape.

They didn't have any more Twilight Zones, but I already had a complete set of those (all 5 seasons on VHS). But I did get some more James Bonds, two blank VHS tapes still sealed, an unopened copy of Star Trek 9, a copy of Star Trek III on betamax, and some records the highlights of which were a nice copy of Herb Alpert's Whipped Cream, and one of those K-Tel disco albums.
The thrift stores around here don't sell VHS anymore. They claimed they weren't selling, but I always looked them over. When people bring them in, they refuse them or they just throw in the dumpster.
Those ratty K-Tel records are short versions of the hit records. They cut off the song before it's completely finished.
I never was much of a Trekie. I think I saw one complete episode.
Now, the Sopranos is my kind of series.
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:11 AM
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Pewaukee and Waukesha sometimes have a few tapes on the shelves, but most of it is DVD...VHS decks have reduced to a trickle too. Odds are most tape donations corresponded with the glut of decks that recently died down...Folks probably dumped their decks and tapes at the same time and now that most folks don't have tape or decks anymore most have vanished.
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Old 10-23-2018, 02:58 PM
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I've been doing well at this one store, I went back today, and no more tapes, but I picked up a working Beta VCR.
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:14 PM
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I've been doing well at this one store, I went back today, and no more tapes, but I picked up a working Beta VCR.
Is it a Sony? That's the only one I'd consider!
I thought the Sanyos , Toshibas and NEC were dogs, but if it was cheap enough, I would have bought it for a trading piece.
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Old 10-24-2018, 01:39 AM
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It's a Sony SuperBeta (but not the stereo model) missing the control door, only paid 2 bucks for it. Right now it's only one of only two Beta VCRs I have working, out of 7 total. My VHS average is better: 10/14 working. CED players 2/3, TVs 28/39.
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:35 AM
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Very nice Adam
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Old 11-20-2018, 01:59 AM
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A top-loader Panasonic VCR from 1984...that seems to have a belt problem. Worst part is, I can't find the manual for it without paying 22 dollars!
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:36 PM
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Im so sorry....I hope you can get it fixed soon
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:46 PM
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A top-loader Panasonic VCR from 1984...that seems to have a belt problem. Worst part is, I can't find the manual for it without paying 22 dollars!

First-world problem!
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:27 PM
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Im so sorry....I hope you can get it fixed soon
I think I found a source of replacement belts and some diagrams online so hey, might actually be able to fix this one.
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:57 PM
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