Once again, the Disney resale market never fails to surprise Guests.
In the ever-evolving world of technology and streaming platforms, it seems astonishing that old Disney VHS tapes are commanding sky-high prices on eBay. With the emergence of limited editions and the nostalgia-driven market, Disney VHS tapes have garnered a cult following, turning them into coveted collector’s items.
Now, fans are raiding their closets to see if they can cash in on this cash opportunity.
VHS Tapes Turn a Profit for Fans
If there is one thing that Disney fans are weak for, it’s nostalgia. There is something about Disney that reminds us of the tender, joyous years of our childhood. Getting to return to that child-like state is a very special experience, and in many ways, Disney capitalizes on this to maintain lifelong fans of the company.
In the 1980s through the 2000s, most fans experienced Disney movies through VHS tapes. When DVDs were introduced and the world became digital, many families got rid of their old VHS tapes. Now that streaming is so popular, many people do not even keep physical copies of movies at all.
However, there may be a payout for the select few who held on to their old VHS tape collections for so many years.
What Tapes Are Worth the Most?
If you are currently rummaging through your storage right now, there are some specific Walt Disney classics you should look for. According to USA Today,
- Aladdin (1992) VHS tapes are going for $500
- The Lion King (1994) VHS tapes are going for $3,825
- 101 Dalmations (1994) VHS tapes are going for $9,999.99
- Pinocchio (1993) VHS tapes are going for $10,000
- Dumbo (1885) VHS tapes are going for $20,000
- Beauty and the Beast (1992) VHS tapes are going for $35,000
In addition to Disney VHS tapes, other popular titles can earn you big. The Goonies tapes are going for $125,000, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is going for $39,000, and Back to the Future is selling for $14,080.
Who knows? you could be sitting on your very old gold mine with one or more of these special VHS tapes!