Connecting two VHS players together to record a pirate copy of a film you'd rented. Waiting for the Xmas TV guide to come out so you could see which films would be on. Imagining what something was like from a description from one of your friends instead of being able to watch a YouTube vid of it. Using the head cleaner cassette for your VHS player when the picture went all blurry. For UK gen x kids, ordering computer games from special reserve magazine.