When films for sale on eBay (or elsewhere)are referred to as tape?I assume that comes from the VHS generation but it still bugs me.
Andy, I cringe much more when people list a film then get a perfect sharp image or tow from the movie from the internet so it looks like thats the print they are selling. That is so annoying. If i purchased one,(which i wouldn't), i would demand a full refund with the "not as advertised" excuse.
If you are selling on ebay the screenshots MUST be from the print you are selling. I am seeing this more and more. Another one is "Mint condition, sealed from new never used". How the hell do they know there is any colour left?
BTW. I tape stuff all the time, on my digi telly box
I even feel unwell when people say they are gonna watch a film ... They mean video. Film for me is on a reel. Movie feels acceptable
I stopped taping many years ago, when my VHS was attached to my TV
Being a person who is very conscious of how things are described, I avoid the incorrect usage of terms like 'taping' or 'filming'. I know someone who frequently refers to CDs as 'tapes' (LOL!). I've run across listings on eBay that refer to a reel as a 'roll' (EX: 'the roll is in good condition')! It just reveals the lack of knowledge of the item by the seller. In that respect, the seller possibly would be unaware if the leader or part of the film appears to be missing!