$1.00 worth

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  1. rjtfroggy

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    I bought a Marlin 336 with a 4x Marlin scope, base and rings, a sling and a box of 30/30 ammo for $105 out the door 1970, still in my safe.
     
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  2. South Prairie jim

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    A fella could also get beat up for having the wrong hair style'
    Trust me on that one;)
    J
     
  3. Ringostar

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    Since the price of a 94 Winchester was brought up. I remember the Sears catalog had them about $89. A Marlin "Glenfield" 22 with worthless 4x scope were real cheap. I'm thinking about $25.
     
  4. Link

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    3 gallons for a dollar. 3 short OVs for a dollar.
    I should have driven further and drank more before the prices went up ;]
     
  5. Ringostar

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    In the 60's everyone showed up the first week of school with whitewalls! That's what we called it. We were allowed to let our hair grow over the summer. A couple days before school started everyone got the cattle clipper ran over their head. Around your ears was white from not getting sun.
     
  6. Chris Covell

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    It was .90 cents a gallon when i started driving.
     
  7. KMart

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    But, you got 5 for free in the C-Rations and some butt wipe for later.
     
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  8. snakepit

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    In 1961 at the age of 16 I bought the following from Kresge's 5 & 10 cent store:

    Remington Model M1917 Enfield 30.06 $25.00. These were piled on top of each other on a couple of large tables.

    Sporterized Remington Model M1917 $50.00. Not like a true custom rifle but it looked ok. I still have this rifle and still shoot it.

    M1 Garand $50.00

    These were all old military surplus.

    To buy these surplus rifles then only required the cash, no ID or background check. I even got S&H Green Stamps with the purchase. I still have the 1/4 inch electric drill I got with S&H Green Stamps.

    Also in 11th grade English class I took the Sporterized Model M1917 to class as my speech class show and tell project. In 1965 I carried that same rifle with me on a United Airlines flight. I carried it on board the airplane myself and put it in the overhead which at that time was a shelf with no door like overhead storage has now.
     
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  9. Bc'z

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    And you could smoke
     
  10. KMart

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    In 1961, the minimum wage was $1 per hr until September. Then it jumped to $1.15.
     
  11. JRS

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    Looking at my Sears catalog, you could buy the 94 for $12.52 - $14.95 depending upon caliber and barrel configuration.
     
  12. ShootDots

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    I remember quite well in 1972 I was working at my first "for real" job just out of high school. I worked at Republic Steel Corp in Buffalo, New York. A "work friend" bought a BRAND NEW Plymouth Duster for $1900.00!
     
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  13. South Prairie jim

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    Around the age of 20 work was unsteady in fact my un employment check was about $100.00 something like that,
    Anyway my friend Rick Judd was also struggling and offered me his 1960 Corvette for $500.00
    Only driver quality but still a very cool car- white with red interior 283 -4 speed
    Sadly I had to pass:(
    I've told my kids that story so many times they know it by heart!
    Jim
     
  14. snakepit

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    What year is your Sears catalog?
     
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  15. South Prairie jim

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    Do you remember Monky Wards catalogs?
     
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  16. South Prairie jim

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    That's an oooollldd one
     
  17. snakepit

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    Fifty years ago in March 1968 I bought a 1968 Coronet RT with a 440 Magnum Engine, Rally Instrument Dash, Bucket Seats, Center Console and numerous other options for a sticker price of $3,748 and $2,467 after a trade in. It is a fast and beautiful car which I still own and it only has 33, 100 original miles on it.
     
  18. dryhumor

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    I remember during gas wars in Oklahoma and Texas it was .11 a gallon. AND, you could for the longest time, work on getting a set of free glasses or plates or whatever was offered.

    The dollar was far stronger then also.....
     
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  19. South Prairie jim

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    Ahh yes the free glasses I'd almost forgotten those
     
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  20. ShootDots

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    A good friend of mine owned a 1970 Coronet R/T 440 with Ram-Air hood scoops, with what seemed to be about the same trim level as yours. Beautiful cars indeed! John bought his used, although it was in showroom condition! I am glad you still have yours! They truly were the epitome of what we called "Muscle Cars"!
     
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