If you're like me, you're probably surprised to hear that there are still VHS tapes around. Seems there was quite a niche market for them:
But no more. Like I said, get 'em now, because there probably won't be any more, at least easily.
But as shops unloaded their unwanted VHS inventory, Florida-based Distribution Video Audio was there to scoop up the refuse and make a tidy profit. Distribution told The LA Times it sold more than four million VHS videotapes during the last two years.
Its clients are mostly bargain stores, outlet malls, truck stops, and mom-and-pop operations - places that don't exactly cater to the bleeding edge of technology. Public libraries, military bases, and cruise ships were also buying VHS tapes, although nowadays are mostly only interested in DVDs.
I have to say, it's not better picture quality that did VHS in for me. It was small children frustrated at having to rewind. Of course, DVD just meant that it was easier to play Mickey's Songs To Annoy Dad again faster.