Thursday, November 18, 2010

M*A*S*H on VHS - 1984

I found this fairly rare single page ad for sale on eBay--CBS/Fox pitching "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen" as a standalone VHS for sale.

The ad copy seems to suggest its aimed at individual buyers, but at the time most new VHS tapes were selling for a now-astounding $79.95, so it seems more likely this was meant for video stores to rent.

This tape was one of the first VHS tapes I ever wanted to own (at the time, it was the only episode of M*A*S*H available on tape, and in turn it was the only episode not part of the syndicated re-runs), and it stayed at that $79.95 price for what seemed like forever. Then one, day, all of a sudden, it was knocked down to something like $30 (a steal!) and I snapped it up immediately.

1 comment:

Melanie Young said...

Even if they did, it's too bad that most television nowadays wouldn't even be worthy of so much newsprint space.

That ad is a treasure; I also remember when VHS tapes cost that much.

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