Well, the usual yard sale weekend of hunting landed me with the proverbial "You'll never know what you'll find" item(s).
I was at one yard sale looking at some old beat up albums when guy walks up and tells me of another yard sale nearby that I didn't know about. He saw me looking at the albums and said the other one also had a lot more but in very good condition. He had just bought 130 of them (damn!) but there were a bunch more.
So.., I high tail it over and he was right about the albums condition but I only picked out 4 that I had any interest in (wish I had seen what he grabbed first). However, i start looking at this stack-o-videodisks that is sitting next to a 1980's vintage RCA videodisk player. Sign on top of player says "$50 for player, accesories and all disks". I start reading the title's of the movies and its a wonderful collection of '60's thru '80's movies. Classic ones like Apocolypse Now, China Town, Bullit, French Connection, Blade Runner, The Boat, Good Bad & Ugly, FistFull Dollars and Few Dollars More, Straw Dogs, Airplane etc, about 8 Bond movies, all the Mad Max movies, 3 Star Trek movies and the first 3 Star Wars, bunch of cool B-grade horror and sci-fi stuff (Swamp Thing, Escape from New York, Halloween 1, 2 and 3 etc.), music videos of the Beatles, Who, Pink Floyd. Crap, I realize he's got about 120 films, almost all of which I would keep and watch again (OK I may toss the Jane Fonda Workout since I already have it on tape ). My youngest 15 year old son who came with me is jumping out of his skin at all the titles. Everything is in very good condition, some actually unopened.
So, I take it all, load it all into the trunk (damn things are heavy) and schlep the stuff into the basement to the "secondary" movie watching area where I hooked it up in about 10 minutes and everything works like a charm. Video quality maybe only a little better than VHS but who cares. Sound actually quite good. So, while this was nothing I would have EVER sought out looking for, I now have a way cool selection of movies, in a funky format, to kill some boring winter evenings.
Ya just never know what you'll find....