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Elensdottir
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Is there anyone out there who still watches videos? (as opposed to DVDs). I have to declutter, and have piles of videos to get rid of - it seems a shame to just bin them if anyone else would like them. I've got children's Disney films and blockbusters and boxed sets of the Star Wars and Godfather trilogies - send me your e-mail address and I'll send you the full list if you're interested.

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derekgruender
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If no one here wants them, don't bin them - take them to your local charity shop. Apparently they do sell, if slowly, and will raise a few pounds for a good cause.

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Elensdottir
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I once took some cassette tapes to a charity shop - then realised that I had given them one that I didn't mean to give them, so went back to asked for it; the assistant said "Oh, they're out by the bin" - they had just thrown them all away - great! (I did get back the one I wanted). That's why I was hoping that someone would really want to have them.

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LavenderRose
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I ask first at the charity shop to see if they will be able to sell them. One said they only take Disney videos, another said they would take them in small quantities .... also look around to see if there are any on sale which should give you an indication.

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Celia
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You could Freecycle them maybe? (in some areas its called Freegle) or there is a newish one called Ecobees

[url]United Kingdom (UK) Freecycle Groups' Homepage[/url]

[url]Freegle: Don't throw it away - give it away![/url]

[url]EcoBees - do your bit for the environment and get stuff for free![/url]

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Louisa
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Sorry to say I had stacks that nobody wanted and only yesterday, I took them to the recycling centre in the hope at least the cases could be recycled....NOPE, all went into landfill 😡
Brambly hedge, beatrix potter and rupert bear hurt the most. 😮

It's all very well when technology moves on but annoying when there is no proviso for what is left behind.

I have kept special personal videos and hope some day I can afford or borrow the machine to convert to DVD!

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bluebelle
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Try your local primary school. Mine took all the suitable kids ones to use when they have wet playtime. I tried the local charity shop and they wouldn't take them

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