This is another story from my own personal experiences.
In Highschool I was a very much into Xena: Warrior Princess. When the VHS seasons started being advertised, they would go for $99/season. I gradually over a couple years saved up and eventually purchased all 6 seasons which amounted to $600 over time.
Later on when I decided to downsize on my clutter, I decided to sell all of my Xena tapes on ebay. The largest amount I could get for all 6 seasons was $129, but it was $129 I didn’t have for something I didn’t need so I sold them. Unfortunately the investment came with a heavy loss in time, but I guess that’s how things go with outdated media.
Submitted by: Crystal
There’s really not a lesson to learn from here I don’t think. Outdated media is just something we accept as technology improves. That nifty new electronic device eventually becomes obsolete and the money spent on it becomes a loss due to the times.
I suppose the only advice/lesson here is to just save your money for things you truly love, that you know will not just be a temporary fad that turns into a waste of money. Put your money into timeless memories that you’ll always cherish, like family portraits or guitar lessons or something like that.
Amount Flushed Down the Money Drain: $471