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eBay Seller Recieves Heartwarming Letter From The 86-Year-Old Who Bought His VCR

By Omar Rimawi

Product release cycles these days coupled with our expectations of what the next generation of tech should offer in order to separate us from our hard-earned cash. If you're reading this, chances are you've never had to make a massive adjustment when it came to technology. Many of us have grown up with some form of internet, have had an old flip phone, and know why it was a good idea to have a pen nearby if you were using cassette tapes.

For the older population though, their world changed. While those of us who grew up during the recent tech boom that brought us smartphones, the internet at our fingertips, and Same-Day Prime shipping, haven't had any trouble adjusting, a fairly large chunk of the older generation lived the bulk of their life with tech that has been rendered obsolete, especially when it came to media.

Nowadays, if you wanted to transfer a video you recorded a decade ago to your phone, it's simply a matter of dragging the file from one place and dropping it in another. Getting media from 30+ years ago, however, is pretty tricky. The most common conversion is digitizing old VHS tapes to preserve and play them on today's devices. For many, the process is cost prohibitive to buy the equipment, and taking a VHS to a local store to convert is also a costly endeavor, especially if you don't remember what was on those dusty old tapes. As a result, a lot of people resort to simply trying to find something that'll play all of their old media, and that's exactly how this story got started.