I belong to a Yahoo! group called Wayne County Free Cycle. It's a group where you can offer things you no longer want. Kathy has gotten many books and clothes from those who have offered. I have had her give away some things, a television, VCR, and a composter. We have also given away books and clothing.
This past Saturday, I went into my email and found someone was giving away a couple of VHS camcorders. I got one of them, an RCA, model CC414.
For the most part, people get tired of camcorders before the thing wears out. Biggest problem is with the batteries, especially if they are lead acid batteries. If you don't charge your battery every 6 months, the battery dies. The advantage lead acid has over ni-cad batteries is that they don't develop a memory.
Well, I've been checking online for that and other accessories. I was able to power it up with my AC cord from my laptop. Cliff Note: Please pray for my laptop as it died on Saturday. Good news is that it's still under warranty. Actually pray for me. That's my favorite toy.
I just wonder if I should get another lead acid battery or a nickel cadmium battery?
Also remember that grandfathers and camcorders can have much fun.