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90’s Kids Get Ready To Feel Old As Fuck, This Is The Last Month VCR’s Ever Will Be Manufactured

I’m so fucking old. Holy shit.

From Variety:

Funai Electric, a Japanese consumer electronics company, will end production of VHS videocassette recorders (VCRs) at the end of July, according to Japanese newspaper Nikkei. This will also mark the end of the format as a whole 40 years after it began production.

I’m gonna put on my jelly shoes and listen to The Spice Girls and cry.

Funai sold VCRs under the more familiar Sanyo brand in China and North America for nearly 30 years. The company’s move to stop manufacturing comes after years of declining sales and difficulty finding the materials for the electronics.

So, how long until VCR’s go from five bucks at the thrift shop to super expensive and valuable collectibles?

DVDs and Blu-Rays as well as DVRs have long made VHS and Beta obsolete. However, many homes across the country continue to store personal home videos and movies, with some viewers hanging on to their VCRs to view the vintage tapes.

Was me having to have the computer scream at me for 20 minutes every time I wanted to read erotic fanfiction throughout my entire childhood vintage, too?

RIP VCR.

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