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Southtree vs Costco

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By Dillon Wallace

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to get into the cleaning spirit. So while you’re up in the attic dusting off that old box brimming with childhood film and photos, consider bringing it down and sending it in for a little digital facelift.

With the fresh air outside, it’s time to breathe some fresh life into your old memories. So let’s perform digital CPR to bring them back to life like never before.

 

But before you start your trek to the nearest Costco or 24-hour photo store, know that there are other alternatives to consider, like us, Southtree. And to make it as easy and convenient as possible for you, we’re going to let you know exactly what you get from each, so you can make the decision that’s best for you and your precious memories.

 

Let’s take a side-by-side look!

                                                           

 

Southtree

Costco

Only one company handles your film, cassettes, photos and other analog media?

 

Yes

No

Open for use to anyone?

 

Yes

No (Costco members only)

Convenient shipping from home?

 

Yes

No

Film formats

Regular 8, Super 8, 16mm

 

Regular 8, Super 8, 16mm

Tape formats

VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, Video 8, Digital 8, Mini DV, Betamax, Micro MV, PAL

 

VHS, Betamax, VHS-C, Hi8, Mini DV

Convenient packages to choose from?

Yes

Yes

Real-time updates & tracking?

 

Yes

Yes

Package starting price?

 

$23.74 (Up to 3 items)

$19.99 (Up to 2 tapes)

What’s included?

 

·      Welcome guide with instructions

·      Crush-proof box

·      Barcodes for each item

·      Pre-paid return shipping label

·      Digitization by hand

·      DVDs

 

·      Digitization by hand

·      DVDs

Turnaround time?

 

6-8 weeks

3-4 weeks

Thumb drive option?

 

Yes

No

Customer Service

 

Access to personal Southtree concierge any time by phone or email

 

Contact with Costco, transferred to third-party vendor (YesVideo)

USA Today recommended?

Yes

No

 

As you can see, both options can transfer your old home movies, photos and cassettes into fresh digital media, but only one option offers you the convenience and customer service support your precious memories deserve.

 

Your memories are personal, and so are we. Whatever the format, we’ve got you covered – from our do it at-home simplicity and proactive tracking to our in-house, single handler approach – all the way down to the details of what’s included in the process. No memberships. No third-parties. Just great customer service and an amazing product that you can relive again and again.

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