It turns out that the copy of Ishtar collecting cobwebs in your basement isn't worthless after all. Even Hudson Hawk and The Alamo have some salvage value as video "rentail" chain Hollywood Entertainment
It won't be a get-rich-quick scheme, unless your closet is brimming with dated celluloid. Hollywood is providing an average credit amount of $3 for approved DVD titles. And while VHS films will bring in only a scant $0.50, pocket change is still better than heaving forgotten movies into the dumpster.
If the practice sounds familiar, it's because video game chains like GameStop
It's a good move for Hollywood. As Blockbuster
Though this move won't find eBay
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