You know the saying, "What's old is new again?" That couldn't be more true in this case. We've always seen fashion trends come and go and then come back again. Bell bottoms, umbrella pants, high-waisted jeans, shoulder pads, the Rachel haircut! The same thing goes with cars. It used to be the bigger, the better. Then it was all about compact cars, then subcompact, then it went back to big cars. Electronics used to be all about clarity with clean-sounding music on CDs, then digital downloads, and now crackly vinyl is back.

What Common Item Might Unexpectedly Be Valuable?

What was once a common item in your home now fetches hundreds, thousands, and sometimes more money. Those old VHS tapes that you used to watch Barney, Aladdin, and the Power Rangers on over and over again could make you rich! It's weird to think that these inferior entertainment devices are suddenly back in style, even though most people don't even have a way to play them.

Why Are VHS Tapes Valuable?

📼 Nostalgia is a magical force, especially when it comes to money. '80s and '90s kids can't help but get emotional remembering the fun of going to pick out a movie at the Blockbuster or Hollywood Video. It's that nostalgia that is driving the value of these 7.4 x 4 x 1-inch time machines.

Which VHS Tapes Are Valuable?

Before you dig that box out of your basement and finance an expensive vacation, you should know that not all VHS tapes are created equal. Like with anything, it's the rare items that are the most valuable. Limited edition releases, banned films, or forgotten TV shows that never made it to DVD or digital are what most collectors are after. You could be sitting on a goldmine if you have Disney's original "Black Diamond" VHS tapes, vintage horror flicks, or cult classics. 💰

People here in the Treasure Valley are cashing in on this VHS frenzy right now. Check out what we found on Facebook Marketplace!

You'll Never Believe What These Boise VHS Tapes Are Selling For

Gallery Credit: Ryan Valenzuela

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