The End Of VCR Is Here But Still Flying Off Shelves
The last video cassette recorder maker is hitting the stop button on production but it’s still a hot commodity.
The world’s last VCR is said to be made in Japan this month by Funai Electric.
But despite getting the plug pulled, people are still buying them.
Local pawn shops say that it is a popular item they sell out of often.
“I think its nostalgia. I think that’s all it is. It’s not the clarity of the tape. I don’t think it has anything to do with how it was produced or anything. I think it’s just nostalgia. I think we’re losing a bit of piece of the past and we get hold this through VCR,” says Pawn America Assistant Coach Paul Dyer.
VCR’s have been around for more than two decades.
Funai Electric was reported to be selling 15 million units annually but sales fell to 750 thousand last year.