RE: VHS Rewinder and Cleaner

Charles Timberlake (
Tue, 2 May 2000 08:03:00 -0700 (PDT)

If you purchase most of your movies as previously-viewed videos and
purchase a lot of them, buy the machine. It will pay for itself. You'll
be able to return used videos for credit or replacement immediately, and
you won't spend time and money on cataloging and then dealing with the
complaint of the first patron to borrow the defective video. The machine
will also clean oxide off the tape. We've had one for about 8 years. We
run only used videos through it, but I know one public library that also
runs new videos through it, and they claim to return some of them, because
of damage, for credit or exchange.

On Tue, 2 May 2000, Pennington, Buddy wrote:

> How many videos do you circulate that you would need a machine that costs
> $2,500. I would get the rewinder. You can get a lot of replacement videos
> or even new ones for the price difference between the 2 products.
> Buddy Pennington
> Acquisitions/Serials Librarian
> Rockhurst University Greenlease Library
> #816-501-4143
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karen Venturella []
> Sent: Monday, May 01, 2000 4:18 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: VHS Rewinder and Cleaner
> We are planning on order a VHS Cassette Rewinder & Cleaner for the
> Multimedia Dept. of the Library. We are considering a product from the
> Demco catalog that costs only 79.95 or a TapeChek XCL for $2,495. The
> latter is described as a high-speed professional VHS
> cleaner/conditioner/rewinder.
> Can anyone tell us what the difference is in the 2 products and if the
> TapeChek is worth the higher cost? Thanks in advance.
> Karen M. Venturella
> Multimedia Resources
> Montclair State University
> Montclair, NJ 07043