For the majority of my adult life there has been a plastic bag that has remained in my closet filled with old VHS tapes. I have sworn a million times that I’m going to convert them to DVD’s, however its a passing thought that I have never put into action. I did research the process online…once. What I found is that I would have to send my treasured family memories out of the country and hope that they made an unscathed exit and return. It was a gamble that I wasn’t ready to take and I hoped that with a little time, I would find a better alternative.
My waiting finally paid off.
GoPhoto is a U.S. scanning facility out of sunny California that recently launched in 2010. Founders, Sean, John, and Stephen, wanted to share their old memories with family across the country, but quickly realized how arduous the process of digitizing old family memories was.
So, How Does it Work?
Simply send in your photos, slides, negatives and/or home videos to GoPhoto. You can track your shipment via UPS so that you always know just where your treasured family memories are. Once they arrive at the GoPhoto studio, the company will go to work scanning your memories. They’ll even include image enhancement, providing color adjustments, as well as scratch and dust removal if needed. Once ready, you can view & manage your albums online and pay only for the images you keep. GoPhoto will then return your originals along with a free CD/DVD. You can even share with friends and family online with just one click!
We found the process to be very simply and hassle-free. We filled out a short form online, packed our box, and printed out a pre-paid shipping label provided by the company. The company notified us by email when our package was picked up by UPS and when our package arrived at their facility. Within a few short days, we received an email stating that our order was ready and we paid online with just a few simple clicks. The entire process took very little time, and we were impressed by the customer service! We will continue to use GoPhoto to preserve our memories and have already recommended them to everyone we know.
Ready to Go?
You can get started now by visiting GoPhoto online. photos, negatives, and slides start at just $.28 a piece. VHS and MiniDV’s are just $14.95 each and you can get an extra copy for just $4.95! The best part? You pay nothing now! You only pay when your order is ready to be shipped back to you!
One Lucky “Deal”ectable Mommies reader will WIN a $50 credit to GoPhoto to begin preserving your family’s memories!
How to Enter: Simply leave a comment below telling me what special memories you would like GoPhoto to preserve. Do you have old VHS tapes from your childhood? Old slides or negatives from your parents or grandparents weddings or trips?
Extra Entries: Please Note that the initial entry must be completed before any extra entries will count!
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The boring stuff: Contest open to US residents only. Giveaway ends on July 3rd at midnight! Winner will be chosen at random.
This post and reader giveaway is sponsored by GoPhoto and I received a credit for posting.