Friday, July 24, 2009

Last Big VHS Supplier Abandons The Business

(From The Los Angeles Times)

Pop culture is finally hitting the eject button on the VHS tape, the once-ubiquitous home-video format that finished 2008 as a creaky ghost of Christmas past.

After three decades of steady if unspectacular service, the spinning wheels of the home-entertainment stalwart are slowing to a halt at retail outlets.

On a crisp Friday morning in October 2008, the final truckload of VHS tapes rolled out of a Palm Harbor, Florida, warehouse run by RYAN J. KUGLER, the last major supplier of the tapes.

"It's dead, this is it, this was the last Christmas, without a doubt," said Kugler, 34, a Burbank businessman. "I was the last one buying VHS and the last one selling it, and I'm done. Anything left in warehouse we'll just give away or throw away."

Last Big VHS Supplier Abandons The Business

Now the question to ask is "What to do with all those old VHS tapes?"

INSTRUCTABLES has a few suggestions -- some more sensible than others.

VHS Tape -- USB Storage Drive

VHS Tape -- Pinball Machine

VHS Tape -- Toploader Table

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