Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Decluttering Give Away for a Good Cause

Edited to add: Rob is our winner! Rob, please email me with your address so I can ship the tapes to you. louise "dot" hornor "at" cornell "dot" edu

As part of our project
to convert our videotapes to digital format, we're cleaning out our cabinets and getting rid of the last of our movies on VHS. As a result, we have three gently used movies that we're giving away free to one of our readers.

The three movies are:

The Color of Money, starring Paul Newman and Tom Cruise
rated R

Apollo 13, starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise and Ed Harris
rated PG

Liar Liar, starring Jim Carrey
rated PG-13

There are only three catches. (Always a catch or three, aren't there?)

First, you get all three movies. I'm too lazy to wrap, address and ship more than one package, so winner takes all. If you don't like one of the movies, give it away to someone else.

Second, in keeping with that same laziness, I will only send the movies to a US address. Sorry, non-US residents. International shipping is a pain!

Third, I ask that instead of reimbursing me for the shipping costs that you make a small donation to the American Red Cross. Three VHS tapes will cost me about $5 to ship. Would you please donate $5 (or more)? Thanks. Here's the link to donate: Yes! I would love to help the American Red Cross! (Because your giving is confidential, this "catch" is strictly on the honor system. And just to be clear, folks who don't want the tapes are also more than welcome to make a donation.)

If you're interested in these tapes, please leave a comment on this post. If more than one person wants them, I'll do a random drawing on Wednesday, April 8, 2009. Watch back here after that for the winner. I'll arrange to get your address off-line; please don't leave addresses in the comments.

Good luck!

Edited to add: I will ship the tapes to you anywhere in the US. Instead of you paying me for the shipping, you pay the Red Cross. Sorry if that wasn't clear!


  1. Are we close? How do we cross paths with you?

  2. I would like to participate in the VHS giveaway, and, on my honor, will donate the $5 to the Red Cross in place of shipping costs. Great idea Louise!


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