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Snake45

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We still have a 1969?? Curtis Mathis cabinet stereo and our first color TV in 1967 was a cabinet model 21" C M that cost $435.00
According to a net inflation calculator:

What cost $435 in 1967 would cost $3658.30 in 2021.

Here's a modern miracle: You can buy a much better TV with 435 2021 dollars than you could in 1967. The price of electronics has gone way down, especially considering all the extra added features.
 
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According to a net inflation calculator:

What cost $435 in 1967 would cost $3658.30 in 2021.

Here's a modern miracle: You can buy a much better TV with 435 2021 dollars than you could in 1967. The price of electronics has gone way down, especially considering all the extra added features.
Yea and I was making 4.75 per Hr. working 45 Hr. weeks. :-(
 
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Ray Newman

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Things that work right out of the box, can be repaired by the user or at a service store, and are built to last.

For example, some of my wood working tools are 35-40 years old and over the years have only needed motor brushes, new power cords, or on/off switches.
 

Joe Chartreuse

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Just in shootables:
Ruger Red Label
Ruger #1
Lyman Flintlock Great Plains Rifle
Marlin 39

Yes, they can be found for sale from time-to-time, but desirable + discontinued = "collectable", and drives the prices up beyond my means.
If the Ruger #1 is the .22 semi target pistol, better off gone. Ruger made some of my favorite guns, which is why I am here, but this AND it's successors- including the current model- Were not their best work.
 

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