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    Just yesterday I managed to get my dad to drive around looking for garage sales & Boy was I lucky! I found a tape featuring an episode of Friends, An episode of Will & Grace(a season finale actually), An episode of Frasier & An episode of Mad About You all from NBC recorded in SP Hi-Fi.

    EDIT: Forgot to metion I bought another blank tape that had an episode of Fear Factor on it.
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      • 6 years 11 months ago
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      My girlfriend has found some crazy, awesome shit on VHS at garage sales. Once she got an airing of a "We Are The World" concert taped off Japanese TV.
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        • 6 years 11 months ago
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        One time a found a video with people, um....uh....yeah,I don't think I can say what they were doing.
        Narrator: Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality. But... there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit... a Darkside :twisted:
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          Iloveth80sfan911 wrote:
          One time a found a video with people, um....uh....yeah,I don't think I can say what they were doing.


          haha funny you say that, 2 days ago I went to a thrift shop and bought 4 "blank" VHS tapes so that I could you use. They still had the stickers and everything and all 4 were full of 8 hours of porn. haha
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            Duffiskoolomg wrote:
            Iloveth80sfan911 wrote:
            One time a found a video with people, um....uh....yeah,I don't think I can say what they were doing.


            haha funny you say that, 2 days ago I went to a thrift shop and bought 4 "blank" VHS tapes so that I could you use. They still had the stickers and everything and all 4 were full of 8 hours of porn. haha


            I actually just put that up as a joke, never really did find a video like that.
            Narrator: Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality. But... there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit... a Darkside :twisted:
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              • 6 years 11 months ago
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              Iloveth80sfan911 wrote:
              Duffiskoolomg wrote:
              Iloveth80sfan911 wrote:
              One time a found a video with people, um....uh....yeah,I don't think I can say what they were doing.


              haha funny you say that, 2 days ago I went to a thrift shop and bought 4 "blank" VHS tapes so that I could you use. They still had the stickers and everything and all 4 were full of 8 hours of porn. haha


              I actually just put that up as a joke, never really did find a video like that.


              ahah well it can happen! cause it happened to me
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                • 6 years 11 months ago
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                Cool VHS tapes with old shows and commercials on them? Hmm, time to look in the phonebook to find a local thrift store.
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                  • 6 years 10 months ago
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                  I found a few episodes of Beverly Hills teens few months ago.
                  In Russian, not in English, so I can't even show it to my English-speaking friends, but it's good anyway.

                  I also found a few episodes of Sylvan on VHS.
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                    I did find a VHS recording at a garage sale that contains 3 movies taped off HBO in the 1980s. The StuntMan, Flash Gordon, and Bye Bye Birdie (Bye Bye Birdie is in very awful video quality for whatever dumb reason). I also have a Disneyland Songbook tape which seems to be copied from the VHS release. I'd like to trade something for the HBO tape because I don't really need that.
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                      I once bought a tape from a bargain barn in 1996 that had a recording of a TV special on the Titanic from 1987. Of course, my parents had to screen it themselves first to check for sexual content, if any.
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                        retroguy78 wrote:
                        I once bought a tape from a bargain barn in 1996 that had a recording of a TV special on the Titanic from 1987. Of course, my parents had to screen it themselves first to check for sexual content, if any.


                        I actually have that. its pretty cool
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                          • 6 years 10 months ago
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                          I have a tape full of Twin Peaks episodes from 1989-ish, commercial breaks intact. I've been looking for more home-recorded tapes like that, but I actually haven't had a lot of luck yet.
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                            • 6 years 9 months ago
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                            I've bought a lot of 50 "blank" used VHS tapes just for this reason. The best I've found was a few episodes from the first season of "A Different World" with commercials.

                            There's a guy at a local flea market who kept all of the cartoon holiday specials he had recorded for his grandkids in the 1980s. I bought about a dozen tapes off him for $3. TONS of awesome 80s toons with commercials.
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                              • 6 years 9 months ago
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                              I dont buy those because you could be buying something you already have.
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                                • 6 years 8 months ago
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                                I found a dinosaur show narrated by Christopher Reeve. We watch the video when I was in kindergarten, and I had only seen it maybe once since then. I was very, very happy when I found it.

                                I also found a copy of Ice Pirates at a garage sale. I was trying to explain how ridiculous that flick is to my wife, so I was pretty excited when I found it.

                                I've been lucky about finding quite a few tapes of shows I watched when I was a kid. The Beetlejuice cartoon, M.A.S.K., The Real Ghostbusters.
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                                  For me, I have found lots and lots of tapes recorded off TV at thrift stores and flea markets.

                                  The oldest tape I have, and I found this recently, is of a couple of movies recorded off WKCH-TV 43 (now WTNZ-TV 43) in Knoxville from 1985. A news brief with Phil Rainey (WKCH staff announcer) is included along with local commercials.

                                  One local commercial I found interesting was an Alert Transmission commercial where the car's transmission was talking. I am not sure if Alert Transmission is still around.

                                  Another old tape I have is of a movie taped off WBIR-TV 10 called "The Karate Kid II" from 1988 and it was the network television premiere on NBC. The commercials I have include an Oldsmobile commercial with Frankie Avalon, Jr. and his father.

                                  I also have a tape of movies recorded off WRGT-TV 45 in Dayton, Ohio and WKRC-TV 12 in Cincinnati, Ohio from around 1984 or 1985. However, there is a logo bug on the movie recorded off WKRC-TV 12.

                                  Also, I have a tape of a pool match from 1987 recorded off ESPN with some commercials included.

                                  I know I am posting too much but recently, there was a person that had a lot of blank VHS tapes recorded off TV. I got episodes of Mr. Belvedere, Hunter, Burke's Law, and The Price is Right (partial episodes). I also got an NBA game that included some commercials and lots of Gulf War coverage taped off NBC, CNN, and Headline News. I got them for get this...25 cents. That is an amazing deal on the tapes I found. These tapes range from around 1988 to about the early to mid 1990s.
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                                    • 6 years 5 months ago
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                                    I have found a lot of tapes with stuff taped off of TV - holiday cartoon specials (Charlie Brown, Garfield's Halloween, etc.), episodes of Small Wonder, the movie Prancer, Muppet Babies, etc. and they ALL have those cool, cheesy old commercials on them.

                                    The weirdest tape I found was a home tape of a woman showing off her puppies and weighing them, etc. as she was raising them.
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                                      • 6 years 5 months ago
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                                      Man, I need to go to more garage sales. I wanna find old VHS tapes.
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                                        • 6 years 4 months ago
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                                        Today at the thrift store I found a tape that said Dumbo's Circus. It had 1 episode of Dumbo's Circus, 10 Mickey's _______ Shorts, and 1 Episode of Care Bears. It was nice seeing 80's-90's Disney bumpers.
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                                          • 6 years 25 days ago
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                                          I Did Buy A Blank Tape Once.I'm Currently Recording My SSBB Gameplays On It.
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