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It's amazing what some things cost back then.
King Doom
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It's amazing what some things cost back then.
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I saw an add for a toaster in 1951 catalog, it was $21.00
Today, that would be $204.
You can get a brand new toaster, a nicer one for $30

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03-13-2018 03:48 AM

 



Post: #2
RE: It's amazing what some things cost back then.
Check out tv prices or a microwave oven from 1973
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RE: It's amazing what some things cost back then.
With trade protectionism here we could see similar prices.
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RE: It's amazing what some things cost back then.
King Doom  Wrote: (03-13-2018 03:47 AM)
I saw an add for a toaster in 1951 catalog, it was $21.00
Today, that would be $204.
You can get a brand new toaster, a nicer one for $30

I have a toaster from 1951. Sunbeam. Made in America. Still works great. Worth every penny at $21 in 1951.
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RE: It's amazing what some things cost back then.
i paid 1200 for a tv back in around 05 and could buy 4 or 6 brand new of them now for the same price. those big back tvs lost all there value
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03-13-2018 04:14 AM

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RE: It's amazing what some things cost back then.
A few years ago, if you died within 100 miles of Las Vegas, I got your stuff. All of it, at least what your family didn't want. My portion of it was the books, and the rest we had a guy distribute among the poor and sell among the rich.

What I learned then was a profound lack of reverence for material possessions. Brand new giant TV? Free, or ten dollars. Why not? I got ten or more every week. Same goes for any other appliance or other things like you might need at home.

Never envy "stuff." Someone else has it for free and can barely get rid of it fast enough.

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RE: It's amazing what some things cost back then.
LoP Guest  Wrote: (03-13-2018 03:59 AM)
King Doom  Wrote: (03-13-2018 03:47 AM)
I saw an add for a toaster in 1951 catalog, it was $21.00
Today, that would be $204.
You can get a brand new toaster, a nicer one for $30

I have a toaster from 1951. Sunbeam. Made in America. Still works great. Worth every penny at $21 in 1951.

Exactly.

Most people don't realize that our modern products are actually hiding massive inflation because they're designed to only last for a few years.

If they were to calculate how many $30 toasters they'd need to buy over the course of 70 years, they'd realize something valuable.

Our consumer-based, perpetual growth economic model is destructive in many ways.
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03-13-2018 04:27 AM

 



Post: #8
RE: It's amazing what some things cost back then.
Spending 50 bucks on an Atari game in 1982 is the same as spending 130 today. Now games are basically free. Original Ataris were the equivalent to 800 dollars. chuckle
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Post: #9
RE: It's amazing what some things cost back then.
$1,760.00 +++ Commodore 64

$375.00 for one of the first handheld size calculators.
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RE: It's amazing what some things cost back then.
LoP Guest  Wrote: (03-13-2018 05:03 AM)
$1,760.00 +++ Commodore 64

$375.00 for one of the first handheld size calculators.

I paid 20 dollars for a C +4
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RE: It's amazing what some things cost back then.
LoP Guest  Wrote: (03-13-2018 05:05 AM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (03-13-2018 05:03 AM)
$1,760.00 +++ Commodore 64

$375.00 for one of the first handheld size calculators.

I paid 20 dollars for a C +4

I sold the C64 for $10 LOL
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03-13-2018 05:11 AM

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RE: It's amazing what some things cost back then.
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Post: #13
RE: It's amazing what some things cost back then.
things were so affordable back in the 1970's through the 1990's. damm inflation

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Post: #14
RE: It's amazing what some things cost back then.
In 1964 I bought a brand new Chevy Impala 2-door hardtop, 4-barrel carb for $1,800.
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Post: #15
RE: It's amazing what some things cost back then.
I remember when 7 pounds of Oranges sold for a dollar.

Top quality steak was under $3 a pound.

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