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What was something that cost a lot of money that you can now find for pennies at yard sales?  

 

For me, it's the VCR (it literally took me about 2 minutes to think of what it was called).  It was $699.99 in 1980 when I was born.

 

How about you?  Here's the website I used:

 

 

 http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/yearsanddecades.html

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Re: The year you were born....

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This is a clothes dryer from 1959. It looks amazingly similar to the basic (not a pedestal type/match for high end washer) dryer I have now.

 Washer-Dryer Combination

 

It was $419.95 then, and that's about what I paid for mine a couple of years ago. It was a much larger percentage of the average income back then than it is now.

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Re: The year you were born....

Covered wagons ran anywhere from $150 to $450.  Horses cost extra.  

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Re: The year you were born....


@RoughDraft wrote:

Covered wagons ran anywhere from $150 to $450.  Horses cost extra.  


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Re: The year you were born....

My parents paid $13,000 for the house I was raised in!!!  My car costs twice that now!!! (My parents moved the year the last one of us married into a much nicer,  larger home!!!)

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Re: The year you were born....


After all the warnings about posters keeping notes on
other posters personal info plus we could make up any year
or age we want (remember the French model commercial? Lol)
I don't think giving our birthday or year is that good of an idea.
So I'll answer that just about anything hawked as a "collectible" (like those
Franklin Mint things etc.) usually ends up
for pennies at yard sales. Smiley Happy

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Re: The year you were born....

The home I grew up in in the 50's- early 70's cost $20,000 in 1958. My Father sold it in 1990 for close to $800,000 dollars.
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Re: The year you were born....

1950  Tinkertoys.......$1.79

2015  Tinkertoys.......$36.75

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@RoughDraft wrote:

Covered wagons ran anywhere from $150 to $450.  Horses cost extra.  


Hahahahaha!!!

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Re: The year you were born....

The year I was born, 1954, my dad was the general manager of the local Wonder Bread plant. Twinkies and Hostess cupckaes for all!

 

He made about $20,000 and had about 300 people who reported to him. That was considered to be a GREAT salary, since our house cost about $15,000...plus all the baked goods we wanted!