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Argos catalogue, 1976

If you want to feel old...
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Re: Argos catalogue, 1976

Definitely not that old yet. Looks like the kind of stuff my Gran would have bought.

My brother did have a Chopper, though
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On the contrary, I was YOUNG in 76, a young mum with a 4 year old and a new baby, a figure to die for and a dashing young husband. Hurray.

Oh s****ugar, that was ... ouch, a very long time ago
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Re: Argos catalogue, 1976

Was that done by the same person who did this one?


The 'Argos Catalogue' circa 1985
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Re: Argos catalogue, 1976

Fantastic!
I recognise some of the stuff in that catalogue - that makes me feel old.

Mind you, 1976 was a fantastic year, heat wave year, the river Wensum that runs past my Mum's garden dried up!
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Was that done by the same person who did this one?


The 'Argos Catalogue' circa 1985
Oops... I must have missed that one...
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Mind you, 1976 was a fantastic year, heat wave year, the river Wensum that runs past my Mum's garden dried up!
Yeah... the endless summer, the forest fires, Chopper bikes and the Generation Game.

Blur were right, you know. Modern life is rubbish.
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Re: Argos catalogue, 1976

and modern nostalgia just ain't what it was, hey
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Re: Argos catalogue, 1976

Just....erm....because it's always "interesting" to give an economic perspective:

Inflation can be really misleading because even though prices usually go up, sometimes, especially with technology, value goes up even faster. The example commonly given is cars - while cars go up a bit every year, things like seat belts, crumple zones, air bags and the incredible advances in interior quality have in essence negated this moderate price rise.

However in future I'm giving the example of this Argos catalogue. 50 quid for a tin-strapped LCD watch with no brand? lol - it's worth 50p now. Another 50 quid for a Bush radio cassette player? http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5139378.htm?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=tsid:11527|cc:|prd:51 39378|cat:home+entertainment+and+sat+nav+%2F+porta ble+cd+players+and+radios+%2F+cd+radios+%2F
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Re: Argos catalogue, 1976

I want one of those hairdryers !!!!
They don't make 'em any longer
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Re: Argos catalogue, 1976

Sod Argos and any other lame recollections --- this, and only this was summer of '76 - heatwave and heathland fires fade into insignificance.
This was the sound of that momentous summer.



Listen very carefully (and enjoy) .... I shall play this only once.
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