VHS tapes still not a thing of the past just yet

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - DVD's have taken over for movie watchers, but VHS tapes aren't quite extinct.

Coastal Cash Exchange employee Andrew Miller says there is still a unique market for the VHS tapes.

"A lot of people have huge VHS collections still," said Miller. "It's less expensive and more convenient to just press play for them."

Public libraries have also kept the once popular old tapes. Tattered and faded box's line several shelves at the New Hanover County library.

Librarian Jenna Jones says the relics are still on the racks because the demand is still there for VHS.  "Many of the customers prefer VHS," said Jones.

One such user is Nichelle Reid who says for people with kids, it's safer to use VHS tapes because DVD's tend to scratch.

For many reasons, there are people who aren't fast forwarding to DVD's just yet.