If VHS movies are what you are looking for, then now is the time to buy. Now that DVDs have become the format of choice, it's possible to purchase VHS movies for almost pennies, both locally and online.
Buying Cheap VHS Movies Locally
Buying VHS movies locally is easy; you just need to know where to look. Keep in mind that you'll be buying used VHS tapes most of the time, since VHS movies are produced in drastically smaller numbers now than they were just a few years ago.
Thrift stores and used bookstores are a great place to start when looking for cheap VHS movies. Salvation Army and Goodwill stores that rely on donations for their merchandise will often have a large selection of VHS tapes, often for $1 or less.
Yard sales and flea markets are another source for cheap VHS tapes, with flea markets often having multiple vendors with large selections. If you are buying a number of VHS movies at a time, ask for a discount.
Don't forget your local public libraries when looking for cheap VHS movies. Libraries weed their collections all the time, and often will have books and movies, especially VHS movies, that are no longer needed for sale—and cheap Some public libraries schedule special book and movie sales, so call and ask for the dates.
For new VHS movies, overstock and dollar stores such as Big Lots, Dollar Tree, Dollar General and Family Dollar sometimes have a few VHS movies, and they are usually less than $5.
Buying Cheap VHS Movies Online
You can also buy VHS movies inexpensively by shopping online. If you are looking for specific movies, or for new movies, it is often easier to find them online than it is to comb through your local stores, yard sales and flea markets waiting to find the titles you want. Even with shipping, VHS movies, used ones especially, are often just as cheap online as in local stores.
Both eBay and Amazon have many vendors offering thousands of VHS tapes for sale, often literally for pennies if you are willing to buy used movies, with new VHS movies costing slightly more. Shipping is usually less than $5 for a single movie, and if you are buying several movies, many vendors will discount both the movies and the shipping costs.
Half.com has a special section offering VHS movies for $3.99 or less. With shipping included, most of the VHS tapes on this site cost less than $4.
Movie vendors like Movies Unlimited also offer VHS movies for sale, although they are often more expensive than the vendors on eBay and Amazon.
Keep in mind that if you are looking for a VHS movie that is hard to find, or is out of print, then you can expect to pay more.