Old Disney VHS tapes are selling for thousands of dollars.

Sitting in my closet I have dozens of old Disney VHS tapes that I collected as a kid. But, thanks to DVDs and now Netflix, I’ve lost my VHS player and the need to keep VHS tapes of Aladdin, Mary Poppins, and Peter Pan have waned. But, did you know that some of these Disney VHS tapes are selling for $9,000?

According to reports, the original Beauty and the Beast VHS are selling on Ebay for as much as $9,000. One in particular, actually sold for nearly ten thousand dollars, and an unopened “Black Diamond Classic” case, which originally sold for $20 is now worth thousands of dollars.

Apparently, there’s a new trend where Disney is remaking classics and turning them into live-action movies and fans are yearning for old copies of the original Disney movies. Reddit user, Reddit_Executive, has a theory behind the sudden desire for rare Disney tapes:

On the spines of some VHS (and BetaMax) tapes is a black diamond with Walt’s signature on it. This was Disney’s first attempt to market their videos to homes. Because of this, certain Disney collectors are convinced that these VHS tapes are worth something.”

Here’s several Disney VHS tapes that are being sold for a ton of money.

You could be sitting on a thousand dollars and not even know it.

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