No, you did not read that headline incorrectly because Urban Outfitters really are selling old VHS tapes – a pack of five – for 40 real buckeroos. What a time to be alive.

If you’re a lover of random shit you will buy and never touch again, you can find the tapes – including copies of Dirty Dancing and The Breakfast Club – in the novelty section of the online store. It’s right there, alongside a Bob Ross air freshener (six bucks) and the World’s Smallest Rubik’s Cube (eight bucks). Oh, but that’s not all, Urban Outfitters have given you a choice between the must-have Studiohouse Designs Assorted ’80s Romance VHS Tape – Set Of 5 or the Studiohouse Designs Assorted Horror VHS Tape – Set of 5. 

Both 40 dollars.

Urban Outfitters ensure the set of VHS tapes have been specially “curated by Studiohouse Designs exclusive for Urban Outfitters.” 

“Each set is unique, iconic and will vary from what is pictured here. Don’t worry – there are no duds in this batch!”


Dirty Dancing
Credit: Urban Outfitters

Unfortunately, Urban Outfitters don’t appear to sell a video player so that’s a bit of a bummer. Ah well, you can always just watch the flicks on Netflix then just Insta-Story the VHS tape for peak ~aesthetics~.

As you would expect, fans have gushed over the find and the product has already attracted one sizzling review.

One star.

“This is a whole new low for this capitalist site.” 

The review’s subtitle reads: “$40 for 5 vhs tapes is a disgrace”.

Credit: Urban Outfitters

If 40 bucks (plus shipping) for a curated pack of VHS tapes tickles your fancy, click HERE

Happy Sunday.

Source: AV Club
Image: Getty Images / Alain LE BOT