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    OK here's the deal: Unfortunately, I'm one of those VH fans who never got to see the band live with Dave. I was in high school during the DLR era and had parents that just didn't understand. I live in the Northeast (about an hour from Van Hampshire BTW) and VH has never come to my home state. The closest they ever came was within a 2-3 hour drive from me. Mom and Dad would never spring for tickets or let me go on a school night (they always came during the midweek). Needless to say I'm 35 and still resent my parents to this day because of it. So I figure the next best thing would be to try to get ahold of a video of a show from the DLR era, right? Yeah sure.....VH never released a video from that era to the public. Since becoming a member of the Links I've been aware of several video boots of that era. The problem is, boots can't be sold, they can only be traded. Which leaves me with a burning question: All you guys that have these considerable collections of boots, at one point in your lives you had to be at ground zero for boots to trade. How did you acquire that first copy with nothing to trade with? That's MY problem! The only VH material I have is what's commercially available to me and the rest of the world as well. In short, nothing a boot collector would be interested to trade for. So even though I'm only looking for a copy of one video from the DLR era, how the hell do I go about getting my hands on one? Any advice you guys could give me would be appreciated. If any of you guys respond to this post, I won't be able to get back to it until Monday cause this is a work computer and I'm not back here until then.

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    Do what's called a 2:1 trade. That's how I got started. For every ONE boot CD you want, send TWO blanks CD-Rs to the trader. They'll keep one as payment and the other they'll burn the boot onto and send back to you. Same goes for tapes and videos. Every now and then you'll run into a nice person that won't trade with you, but will send the boot as a freebie. A couple of people here have done that for me. www.vhvault.com has several free boots in MP3 format to download, but I don't know where any videos are at that are downloadable

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    Yeh, I actually located a guy locally via www.vhtrade.com (I think its www.vhtrading.com now), and set up a 10 boot-for-20-cd's trade he came through with them no worries, and i then set up a basic web page. I listed it here at the links, and on the vh trade site, and had a pretty healthy collection within 2 or 3 months Same with videos, I used vhtrade to establish contact with a couple of guys here in Australia, and done 2-for-1 blanks on the vid tapes as well.

    I'm pretty much semi-retired now, I got more than i can listen to lol

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    I remember that I bought the first 5 video boots from Ebay , and then I started to trade !

    Then in a year of trade I comed with 50 VH videos !
    Btw ... I trade only in Pal Format videos and not NTSC , so this was quite difficult for me at the beginning !
    With the cds got not problems ... guys here like Goo , Uncle Ted , Homeunit , Jerel and others helped me a lot !
    I start in june with 7 VH cds boot , now i got about more than 100 , and this thanx to guys here on the links that are really friendly and guys from www.vhtrading.com , the site of Scott Roberst !
    Don't forget about Jerel big work ! He help us a lot giving free boots on www.vhvault.com ! ... Never found guys like him and others with a bif heart !
    Thanx !


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    Thanks guys! Do you know anyone specific who will do a 2 for 1 trade for a VHS video?

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    Try to surf on www.vhvault.com !
    There are a lot of sites of guys that made blank trades too , as ya need !


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    Eddie, You are the man!!!!!

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