Is this 1985?

A North Versailles woman suffered a serious stab wound during a scuffle last night with a neighbor over a broken VCR, police said.

The chief said Mr. Simpson had sold a VCR to Ms. White for $40. The machine did not work and she went to his apartment for a refund.

The two argued and scuffled, during which time Mr. Simpson retrieved a knife and stabbed her, police said.

Thoughts:

1.  You can buy a brand spanking new in the box VCR for 40 dollars and you don’t have to fight the Black Friday crowds or your crazy violent neighbor to get it.

2. I sure hope this VCR was stuffed with some drugs or Starbucks gift cards or something because THAT is the only way I can see it being worth going to jail over.

3.  This is not an iPhone, a Tivo, or even a DVD player were talking about here.  It’s a VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER!

Is cassette even still a WORD?





10 Comments

  1. unsatisfied
    November 28, 2007 4:54 pm

    40 for a VCR? geez, I wonder what my walkman would get on the street? it still works pretty well.

    though, if I find a buyer, I should probably strap a 9, just in case…



  2. lolo
    November 28, 2007 5:17 pm

    maybe it’s a beta machine and worth beaucoup bucks to a collector? Or not.



  3. DeutschtownFrau
    November 28, 2007 5:38 pm

    That looks like the apparatus my 5th-grade teacher used for showing the class some of those new-fangled videotapes. In 1973.



  4. Still A. Fan
    November 28, 2007 6:17 pm

    curse you lolo…..you stole my thunder. my funny thunder. you funny thunder stealing lolo you. you.

    argh.



  5. Still A. Fan
    November 28, 2007 6:23 pm

    you know, i went out to walmart.com, target.com, bestbuy.com and newegg.com looking for a vcr link to post here thinking you could get one for $29.99 or something…..NOBODY EVEN SELLS JUST A VCR ANYMORE!!!

    you have to buy the combo dvd/vcr and they are selling for about $59.99 for the pigeon poop models.



  6. lolo
    November 28, 2007 6:44 pm

    mwah-ah-ah-ah, Still A. Fan….



  7. NY Luvs Pitts
    November 28, 2007 7:04 pm

    WHOLLY CRAP!!! And I do mean crap!!!



  8. NoSide15212
    November 28, 2007 8:06 pm

    I sold a vintage (1969) Sony reel-to-reel for $800 this summer. There is a market for this stuff, some of which is pretty rad. . . especially the 8 track stereos.

    http://www.oaktreeent.com/Used_Beta_VCRs.htm



  9. mikey
    December 1, 2007 10:31 am

    im annoyed by people who get angry or pompous at retro-techonolgy. here, heres your video cell phone/blueberry/ipod/satellite vibrator, stuck up your nose.



  10. redwing
    December 4, 2007 5:10 pm

    wine to get your really drunk- $3.99
    vcr that starts a fight- $40
    paying thousands in hospital bills from a stab wound…priceless