Times sure have changed in the way we watch our movies. It doesn’t seem all that long ago that DVDs started invading the shelves at our local BlockBusters. I remember thinking that it was going to be such a drag to have to learn about these strange looking round DVDs and some day possibly switching over from the VHS that we all had become so comfortable with for so long. Now I can’t image life without all these wonderful DVDs and having to rely on the old VCRs that really were a pain in the rear in so many ways.
I remember last year we didn’t have cable or satellite for a few days, so I had to drag out my old TV that is a combo TV/VCR and scrounge up a few old VHS tapes to play at night. Sadly I can’t go to sleep at night without the TV on. Anyway, when the movie was over it made so much noise with it’s self-rewinding and then automatically ejecting when the process was over which woke me up with such a start! Of course then I had to get another tape, which had not been rewound – I swear I don’t remember it taking that long to rewind a 2 hour tape. Needless to say that I didn’t get much sleep those two long nights, but I’m very glad that I had held onto that TV/VCR combo and a boxful of random old VHS tapes.
I have a huge selection of DVDs at this point. I really need to go through them all and weed out a bunch of them before they start taking over the house. I sure there are dozens that wouldn’t be missed by anyone and I could probably get a couple bucks for each of them. I think I’ll start looking at websites that can help me sell them. I’m not into putting them on eBay or Craigslist, but I know there are websites that are available specifically for DVDs, CDs and Video Games and the like. I could use the money for new movies. I can’t wait for the new Super Man to come out on DVD. I went and saw it at the theater over the weekend and it was awesome. In a few months I’ll be able to add it to my Super Man DVD collection.