Welcome Guest [Log In] [Register]
Welcome to THE CINEHOUND FORUM: Dedicated to Bill Barounis (RIP). We hope you enjoy your visit.


You're currently viewing our forum as a guest. This means you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use. If you join our community, you'll be able to access member-only sections, and use many member-only features such as customizing your profile, sending personal messages, and voting in polls. Registration is simple, fast, and completely free.


Join our community!


If you're already a member please log in to your account to access all of our features:

Username:   Password:
Add Reply
The End Of An Era?; don't pull the plug from Cinehound!
Topic Started: Jun 27 2015, 08:41 AM (1,637 Views)
horrorC.K.
Member Avatar
Superstar Member
When I first entered on Cinehound it was a fun forum. Everything was about getting those elusive tapes and getting the Oooohw and Aaaawh's from everybody and after that the tsunami of PM's if you wanted to TRADE them.
Supergreat times!
I bought 1000's of tapes to have trade material. Sometimes even 4 of the same. Made some nice deals!
I was Always on Cinehound. It was the first page I visited and the last every day.
Now I won't say I am the diehard member because there were those long before me but I did know the oldstyle collecting.
But slowly the trading made place for money. And some people were willing to pay good for certain tapes and so it appears money made it appearance and some people made 1000's maybe even 10.000's euro's out of it.
Bought some tapes myself and saw it went on and on.
The forum(s) became a Marketplace......it scared off quite some people, especially those old time members. I had weeks off myself too because of being disgusted by all of it. But...as I was stuck with too much tapes I had no choice and with me more, to sell off some tapes. On ebay for 1 euro starting bid I got off a lot of tapes...people asked me if I stopped collecting. No, was my answer: I have too much tapes and noone wants to trade anymore!
Me too sold some tapes for nice prices and it appealed to more people to do the same and the hobby of collecting became more the hobby of selling and getting good prices. Noone talked about movies anymore only about prices and how much it is worth......it was the general demise of tapecollecting.
New collector's who never even saw a rental store from the inside saw all of this and jumped on the wagon to profit from it all and facebook was the key to that happiness because you could be quite anonymous on there and pretend to be collector. The worldwide appearance and the fact that everybody is always online makes it even easier to sell off tapes so even the last activity on the forums, which was the Marketplace, shifted to facebook.
The forums have died. All of them. Films, music, comics....everything! Money took over and facebook as well!

In the shoutbox Miltos already said he will end the forum and it makes me feeling sad that yet another piece of history will vanish into nothingness. It makes me even feel worse that I saw it coming with the introduction of big money into the game and that I participated in that myself too, although I never got rich of that.

To be honest I don't want to see this forum gone even it has not much activity anymore. Let's hear it if you are with me.

Being on here and buy and sell some tapes would be nice again and if Miltos puts on a 'donate button' he will at least get back some money so he won't have to worry about that. At least I would like that to do.


Edited by horrorC.K., Jun 27 2015, 08:43 AM.
VHS-BETAMAX-VCC

danogrumper's ebay sales

Infinitedepression tapesales
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
horrorC.K.
Member Avatar
Superstar Member
To me there is nothing against the sales topic as I used it and probably will use it again as there is some stuff to shift but it is a fact that once the sales started instead of trading and it got a booming business on the forum(s) the essence of the forums what they were meant for got lost in there.
Cinehound let quiet about it but on Pre-cert there have been a lot of discussion about the fact that the forum has been become a Marketplace instead of an sharing tool of movies, information and knowledge.
It is not the sales so much but more the decline which came with it of the forum.
Years ago I could trade a Gestapo's last orgy against a Tiroler. These days if you propose such a deal you get to hear: your Tiroler is worth 5 euro and my GLO is worth 40 euro so I can't do that as much as I like that Tiroler to have in my collection.
And when people post pictures of their recent finds and put them for sale the next day it becomes clear what intention lies behind the hunting of tapes. I hunt tapes for selling purposes too but keep that anonymous and just put them where they belong.
Nothing is wrong with selling tapes, really not but I don't think a forum can thrive on that alone. And that is what has been happening.
It is there where it has begun. Money literally fucks up a lot in this world. In collector's worlds too.

It is too late to get the talking on again. But as can be read in the shoutbox: Miltos is thinking about shutting down the forum and that would be a bad day to many collector's.

Although it seems we have a discussion going on now and that is a start :cheers:
VHS-BETAMAX-VCC

danogrumper's ebay sales

Infinitedepression tapesales
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
horrorC.K.
Member Avatar
Superstar Member
Just transferred a lil money Miltos!
VHS-BETAMAX-VCC

danogrumper's ebay sales

Infinitedepression tapesales
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
1 user reading this topic (1 Guest and 0 Anonymous)
ZetaBoards - Free Forum Hosting
Create your own social network with a free forum.
« Previous Topic · Forum Announcements · Next Topic »
Add Reply