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October 27th, 2012

Be kind

Did you know that you can still buy VHS rewinders? And that they’re surprisingly expensive?

I still have one, which makes sense since I still have a frightening amount of VHS tapes in my collection. I will say, however, that I have not used the rewinder in many, many years. But, boy were they handy when you wanted to watch one movie while rewinding another, amiright?

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Maria November 1, 2012, 2:23 am

Here’s a weird anecdote: The video rental place close to campus when I was in college had signs up at the store, and stickers on the cases/tapes that said DO NOT REWIND VHS TAPES AFTER WATCHING. As a result, the first thing you had to do when you wanted to watch a movie you rented, was rewind the stupid tape. Something about if it’s rewound on a different player than the one it’s played on then it could be wound too tightly/not tightly enough, and then not play right on your VCR, but if you rewind it in your VCR and then watch it, it will play fine. (Nevermind that I have never heard this ANYwhere else.) It was really bizarre.

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