Where to buy S-VHS tapes?

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  1. Marvin

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    This may have been asked before but I couldn't find anything, and I'm not sure this is even the right section of HTF.

    In any case, can anyone recommend a good place to buy S-VHS tapes? I have a JVC S-VHS player (5901) and I don't do a whole lot of taping so I wouldn't want a box-load of tapes but is there anyone who sells a few tapes (like 10 or fewer) for a reasonable price?
     
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    Most of the standard 'big box' stores like Best Buy have them.
     
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    I have found them at Best Buy and Radio Shack, with the Radio Shack tapes being TWICE as expensive as those at BB. Prices vary, but I got 2 tapes at BB for just under 12 bucks and RS had them for $12.99 for one.
    BTW-I have the same JVC tape deck and love it. For once I can watch a taped program and not have to squint!!!
     
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    Thanks Lew and Chuck. Actually I found the SVHS-ET setting (on standard tapes) to be very good so I was curious about how actual SVHS tapes would look. Does anyone know of any online etailers that can do better than $6 a tape? Thanks
     
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    I usually get them at Circuit City - they used to have the best prices for a B&M.
     
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    Fuji tapes are OK. I prefer the TDK SuperPro myself. Excellent for DVHS use.
     
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    I guess it's better to get them locally than online if you're getting only 2 or 3, due to shipping. But thanks for all the responses. Actually I'd ordered some minidiscs from Tape Warehouse a long while ago but had forgotten about them, so thanks for the reminder.
     

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