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PostSubject: Back in 1984...   Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:09 pm

Look at the prices, especially the VCR!



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PostSubject: Re: Back in 1984...   Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:10 pm

OhMy


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PostSubject: Re: Back in 1984...   Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:57 pm

My stars! What shocking prices!
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PostSubject: Re: Back in 1984...   Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:49 pm

Man!! I expected them to be low...but I guess I was wrong. Blue HeeHee


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PostSubject: Re: Back in 1984...   Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:04 am

Pretty crazy! But I will say this....a lot of the electronics back in those days worked better and lasted longer than those of today! yes My first job was working in an appliance store (Highland Appliance) in the service department and I learned a lot about that kind of thing. I can't imagine paying that much, but if they're not as 'disposable' as today's appliances/technology, you have to wonder if it all evens out? Huh?
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PostSubject: Re: Back in 1984...   Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:06 am

I also thought, look at the size of that VCR.


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PostSubject: Re: Back in 1984...   Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:56 am

Yep... I remember it costing a lot. I was so happy when we got a VCR in the house. My cousin worked at a video store so she would bring movies for us kids to watch and Friday she'd bring 2 or 3 Movie Popcorn


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PostSubject: Re: Back in 1984...   Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:56 am

I remember my dad havlng a VCR like that with the remote attached by a long cord. He had that thing for years. I don't think he got rid of it because it didn't work either, I think it just got replaced by a dvr my brother bought him one year. Things really were better made at that time.


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PostSubject: Re: Back in 1984...   Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:50 am

i grew up watching VHS on Video's. It wasn't has old has that one.But it lasted a long time. it broke and had it fixed then last long time afther. If it wasn't for my video getting syuck i don't think id got an DVD player lol..

I miss recording T.v shows on the vcr.and watching movies.lol


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PostSubject: Re: Back in 1984...   Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:22 pm

Oh, yes, VCRs were a luxury for families that could afford them for a while. I think that at the video rental store, you could maybe even rent a VCR, like for a weekend.

I think technology usually starts out quite expensive and then decreases in price.

(Also remember that the prices, if adjusted for current rates, would probably be quite higher, too.)

Back then, though, our lives did not seem to be controlled so much by all the gadgets. Maybe it just seems like "the good old days" to me, but for me it really was!
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PostSubject: Re: Back in 1984...   Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:40 pm

amyk wrote:
I think technology usually starts out quite expensive and then decreases in price.

That's for sure. My family bought a VCR and a microwave in 1984 and '85, and I think the combined cost was near $1,000.
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PostSubject: Re: Back in 1984...   Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:56 pm

yikes


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PostSubject: Re: Back in 1984...   Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:07 pm

Rob wrote:
amyk wrote:
I think technology usually starts out quite expensive and then decreases in price.

That's for sure. My family bought a VCR and a microwave in 1984 and '85, and I think the combined cost was near $1,000.

OhMy


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PostSubject: Re: Back in 1984...   Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:35 pm

Wow! I think my parents got a VCR in the early 80s as well, and it lasted well into my childhood. I remember the VCR they got to replace the original once it wore out didn't last nearly as long. It's amazing to compare the prices, although I agree with them being as
cheap as they are now, but not lasting as long, you do have to wonder if it evens out.





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PostSubject: Re: Back in 1984...   Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:38 pm

for walk-mens/disc mens mp3/ipods. ear phones don't last has long has the player.i spend tons in replacing them.lol


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PostSubject: Re: Back in 1984...   Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:53 pm

sweetkrissy2011 wrote:
for walk-mens/disc mens mp3/ipods. ear phones don't last has long has the player.i spend tons in replacing them.lol

True as; I hate that. Ranting


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PostSubject: Re: Back in 1984...   Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:09 pm

Amy wrote:
Pretty crazy! But I will say this....a lot of the electronics back in those days worked better and lasted longer than those of today! yes My first job was working in an appliance store (Highland Appliance) in the service department and I learned a lot about that kind of thing. I can't imagine paying that much, but if they're not as 'disposable' as today's appliances/technology, you have to wonder if it all evens out? Huh?

That's right! Electronic stuff made back then, will last more time than the modern ones.

Vanesa.


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PostSubject: Re: Back in 1984...   Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:26 am

I was lucky. My mom worked at Sylvania, at a factory that made car headlights, but she got a discount on all Sylvania products. So we had a 25" floor model with cordless remote. The remote was huge, no memory, and we got, like, 6 or so channels.
We were some of the richest trailer trash around by the standards of the time. We even has a stereo with turntable, 8-track, AND cassette.

But I remember most my first real girlfriend..Bonnie White. To an early teenage boy that was the most important thing in the world. And the coolest part? We were both 6' tall. And the Couple of the Year of 1984. That was a big thing back then.
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