Man sells VCR on eBay, receives heartwarming letter from buyer

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  1. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Matt Shoukry sold a VCR to someone in Phoenix for $40 and didn't think much of it. Shoukry said his girlfriend brought in the mail last Saturday and found a handwritten letter from the VCR's new owner, an 86 years old man, and a first-time eBay user.

    Shoukry said the man who bought the VCR wrote about watching tapes of his retirement party from 25 years ago, of ski trips, of his children growing up through the years and of his own wedding. He said the wedding video was full of family and friends, some of whom are no longer around.

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    Don, the man from Phoenix, can expect a letter from Shoukry soon. “I’m going to offer to digitize his videos so he doesn’t have to worry about his tapes degrading,” he said.

    Man sells VCR on eBay, receives heartwarming letter from buyer
     
  2. Barnabas

    Barnabas Well-Known Member

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    This makes me weepy, but happy. What a wonderful story.
     
  3. cody22

    cody22 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for sharing this very nice story.
     
  4. Vedder

    Vedder John 3:16

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    Heartwarming <3
     
  5. glamourkitty1922

    glamourkitty1922 Well-Known Member

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    That made me cry.
     
  6. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    wow

    that seems like a lot of money for a vcr but nice story
     
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    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    Things like VCRs could actually become more expensive, not less, because (almost) nobody is making them anymore. So $40 isn't a lot.
     
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  8. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    I could make a killing with all the ancient electronics my husband hangs onto.
     
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  9. Hazelnutty

    Hazelnutty Innocent Bystander

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    Oh my goodness. Tears. Lots of tears.
     
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    Very nice story, thanks for posting. :)
     
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  11. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Thank you for sharing this article. DH and I had our DVD/VHS player repaired recently and were grateful to have it working again.

    During the holidays, we attempted to watch Christmas movies and found that the DVD/VHS player was ejecting videos. DVDs were fine, but we were unable to watch any of our favorite Christmas videos :( DH took the machine to Best Buy and was told that they no longer sell or service VHS equipment. They recommended a distant electronics repair shop who said they would be able to repair the machine and that it would be ready in about 2 weeks. The repair cost a little over $100 but was definitely worthwhile. We have an extensive video collection and would likely spend a lot more than that if we tried to replace all of the videos with DVDs.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2019

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