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Old November 13th, 2010, 11:53 AM   #1
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What do I do with these old tapes?

Been cleaning house recently and I have a ton of old tapes. Beta, 3/4", VHS, etc.. I hate the idea of just tossing them in the trash (and adding to the landfill). Anyone have good ideas on what to do with them? Thanks.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 12:53 PM   #2
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Burn them for heat this winter

Use the tape to set snares for rabbits and squirrels and such

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Give them as a gift to somebody who won't feel bad throwing them in the landfill
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Old November 17th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #3
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Before you burn them or send them to the Taliban for destruction, check the labels to see if you happen to have any old BBC programs on them.

I understand that a few years ago, somebody at BBC accidentally erased some of the vera tapes of "Dad's Army" while spooling them in routine maintenance.

It was a popular old TV series and BBC was apparently then trying to find home recordings that might have been made.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 12:25 PM   #5
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Saw someone who propped their AC up with their old VHS tapes
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Old November 26th, 2010, 04:34 AM   #6
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[QUOTE=Bob Hart;158917
I understand that a few years ago, somebody at BBC accidentally erased some of the vera tapes of "Dad's Army" while spooling them in routine maintenance.
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It was less accidental in many cases and more to do with reusing the 2" Quad video tapes. Quite a few programmes were lost this way, including Dr Who episodes.
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