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 Post subject: Re: Feeling 70s #4 (FootFace has a problem)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:20 pm 
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I may have enjoyed watching that whole PIR episode and playing along...I was doing pretty good at getting the prices, too. Love it

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 Post subject: Re: Feeling 70s #4 (FootFace has a problem)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:13 pm 
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How'd you get the prices? Nothing costs the right amount!

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 Post subject: Re: Feeling 70s #4 (FootFace has a problem)
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:00 am 
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FootFace wrote:
How'd you get the prices? Nothing costs the right amount!

That's what I was thinking, too. A new car for $2231?


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 Post subject: Re: Feeling 70s #4 (FootFace has a problem)
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:38 am 
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For the pricing, I was right on top of many of the grocery items because I always used to go grocery shopping with my Mom as a young'un. (In the game where she had to come out with $6.00 for the groceries. Pretty sure I could have won that one. I can't remember exactly how much the Rice-A-Roni was, but it used to go for, like between 19 cents and 29 cents back in the day. Now, it's like a buck or more a box. Who knows, I haven't bought Rice-A-Roni maybe since back then). I was lost at the pricing of the big ticket items though. I think the washer and dryer was, like, $500 bucks for the pair on the show and I found that steep. I was expecting it to be $250-300 but I guess $500 was the high end version. I think cars are outrageously overpriced these days thanks to my TPIR upbringing. New cars should only be around $3000!!!!! $4000 to $5000 at most. I'm still stuck back there with those seventies price tags in my head going WHAT!? at today's tickets.

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 Post subject: Re: Feeling 70s #4 (FootFace has a problem)
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:39 am 
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Please watch this whole thing (it's 7 minutes long or so):


You dirty slot.

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FootFace wrote:
Please watch this whole thing (it's 7 minutes long or so):


You dirty slot.


The porn music in the background really adds that special somethin' somethin'.

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 Post subject: Re: Feeling 70s #4 (FootFace has a problem)
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My only memory of grocery shopping in the 70s: the gumball machines outside the P&C used to cost two cents. I'm pretty sure it was that shitty square gum, and you didn't get much of it, so it's not clear that it's commensurable with modern gumballs machines. Still: two cents.

Video games, meanwhile, cost just about as much as the did in the 70s. I guess that's probably down to decreasing hardware and development costs. Playing a single game of Space Invaders used to cost as much as a box of Rice-A-Roni!

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 Post subject: Re: Feeling 70s #4 (FootFace has a problem)
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alice1drland wrote:
FootFace wrote:
How'd you get the prices? Nothing costs the right amount!

That's what I was thinking, too. A new car for $2231?


New car for $ 2,213 is a combination of inflation and the fact that nowadays (contemporary) cars have more features/technology/gadgets than back in the days.

I was mostly chocked to hear the tune of the show: 15 years later the exact same tune was used for the Dutch/European version of the show. Two days after seeing the clip Footface posted I'm still trying to figure out the exact title of the Dutch show....

*has a moment of clear memory: "OMG I Found it!!" 1987 in NL:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CvX2AL2jDo

Added extra thought/realisation : in 1987 I was nearly 20 years old....I'm getting "old"...


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 Post subject: Re: Feeling 70s #4 (FootFace has a problem)
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Veg_Eric wrote:
alice1drland wrote:
FootFace wrote:
How'd you get the prices? Nothing costs the right amount!

That's what I was thinking, too. A new car for $2231?


New car for $ 2,213 is a combination of inflation and the fact that nowadays (contemporary) cars have more features/technology/gadgets than back in the days.

Oh heh, I wasn't that surprised that a new car cost that much then compared to now. Just that she could remember prices from the '70s clearly enough to play along while watching the clip.


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