[Videolib] VHS format

Herownword@aol.com
Sun, 17 Sep 2006 15:25:20 EDT

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Jessica, I'm very intrigued with your comment that VHS is not an obsolete
format and won't be for a long time. What's your evidence for/experience with
this? Who is still using VHS? I recently (June '06) converted all 16 of my
Women in Nontraditional Careers titles from VHS to DVD and am continuing to
make the VHS format available (might as well, at least until my inventory is
gone, was my original thinking). It's only been three months, but so far,
given the choice, not one single customer has chosen VHS over DVD. Not one. I
do still sell some VHS of my Women's History, Literature, & Art series that
are still available only in VHS. I'm curious if you meant that preexisting
VHS dubs will continue to be used until they wear out or that titles that are
available only in VHS will still sell to reluctant customers who would really
rather buy DVD if it were available or if you still see people who prefer VHS
(and, if so, what their rationale is). Thanks for any insight and I'd love
to hear from others on the list about this issue, too.

Jocelyn Riley
HerOwnWords.com
NontraditionalCareers.com

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Jocelyn Riley
HerOwnWords.com
NontraditionalCareers.com
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