If you’ve still got an old VCR stuck in the top of a closet, you probably don’t think much of it, but for a man who recently bought on on eBay, it was the best purchase ever.Matt Shoukry sold the outdated electronics device to an 86-year-old man only identified as Don, who was so happy with the VCR, he wrote a thank you note.
Don’s letter to his eBay seller explains that this was his first ever purchase off the web. Getting the VCR has allowed him to watch old VHS tapes he hadn’t seen in years and relive old memories. He tells Matt he watched a video of his retirement party, which he had never seen before, and a tape of his wedding, which had a lot of friends and family that aren’t around anymore.
"Then skiing trips, kids growing up, travels, and most importantly the gentle maturing of my family, each one more fun than the last, all thanks to your generous selling of the VHS player,” the letter reads. “I thought you would appreciate how much someone has enjoyed your offer. Best regards, Don."
Matt says he was surprised to get the letter, and has written Don back to offer to digitize his VHS tapes for him.