Stapped for cash at the moment? Sure, what student isn't. Well, rest assured you could have a small fortune sitting at home. Thank your Irish mammy that has hoarded all your childhood possessions, old Disney VHS tapes are selling for up to $7,189, that's €6,360, on eBay.
The Rare Black Diamond tapes are all films which were released between 1984 and 1993. The titles include The Rescuers, Cinderella, The Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmatians, The Fox and The Hound, Bambi, Beauty and the Beast, Aladin and The Great Mouse Detective. If you have the whole collection you could get almost €16,000, a nice little influx for cash strapped students.
It's not just old Disney VHS Tapes that are been sold for a generous price tag on eBay, original Polly Pocket sets and childhood books like Alice in Wonderland sell for thousands. Old Harry Potter books also fetch a nice sum. Here is an example of a 1st print edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone currently selling for $1,729.88, that's €1,529.
For Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, there was a misprint in the first editions making them even rarer and therefore more valuable. So there are your plans for the weekend set, never mind Body and Soul or the glorious weather we're promised, go home and rummage through your childhood possessions. Dust of the old books and VHS tapes and stick them on eBay. You never know you could be sitting on a small fortune. Or at least enough to fund your travel notions this Summer.