14. VHS Tapes
Over the past couple years, people went wild on the Internet talking about Disney’s “Black Diamond” VHS tapes, and how they are selling on eBay for thousands of dollars. Here’s the thing…Just because someone lists something online for thousands of dollars doesn’t mean it’s actually worth that much. There are also people out there selling the identical Disney Black Diamond VHS tapes, brand new in plastic, for only $25 instead of $12,500. The consensus is that these must be fake listings where money laundering is the true motive behind the sale, not the item itself.
With that being said, there is still money to be made with VHS tapes. If you can find a brand new, sealed in plastic Black Diamond VHS for $1, you’re still going to make a $24 profit. And there seems to be a grading system in place, similar to comic books and pokemon cards. For example, this IGS graded tape of the Super Mario Bros movie just sold for $10,000.