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Topic # 191082 22-Jan-2016 16:51
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Hey guys.

 

Moving soon and going through draws and what not.

 

Kept these clippings for whatever reason. Prices on the TV are extremely high considering what they are now. Obviously back then it was new and all though.

 

If you have any other "Old School Pricing" things like this them post them :)

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1476948 22-Jan-2016 16:58
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Do they have dates on them?

 

 

 

We have a Samsung 40" plasma we bought in around 06/07 and it cost about $5,000 then!

 

 

 

 








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  Reply # 1476952 22-Jan-2016 17:04
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Geektastic:

 

Do they have dates on them?

 

 

 

We have a Samsung 40" plasma we bought in around 06/07 and it cost about $5,000 then!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009 for both


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1476958 22-Jan-2016 17:06
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Ah the Olden Days. I remember them well. Just!






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  Reply # 1477578 23-Jan-2016 22:26
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It is far worse if you go back even further e.g the 1990's. My first CDROM drive was $1,200. My first HDD (20 GB) was $720. First digital camera was $2,200.

 

It is even more embarrassing if you convert to current dollar value.

 

Can't understand where I found that sort of money back then!

 

 


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  Reply # 1477591 23-Jan-2016 23:22
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I was working for Fullers during the last America's cup held here in 2003. They had two big plasma's fitted in Supercat (the big Waiheke ferry) to display the racing and I remember hearing figures of 25 grand per TV. From memory they were around a 50". Today you can pick up something that size that would blow the picture quality out of the water for $1500 if that.

 

The old school PC magazines crack me up too. Pentium 2, 64MB RAM and a 6GB HDD, all the power you will ever need for $5000. Add on another grand or more and it could come with Voodoo graphics.

 

 





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  Reply # 1477596 23-Jan-2016 23:49
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toyonut:

 

I was working for Fullers during the last America's cup held here in 2003. They had two big plasma's fitted in Supercat (the big Waiheke ferry) to display the racing and I remember hearing figures of 25 grand per TV. From memory they were around a 50". Today you can pick up something that size that would blow the picture quality out of the water for $1500 if that.

 

The old school PC magazines crack me up too. Pentium 2, 64MB RAM and a 6GB HDD, all the power you will ever need for $5000. Add on another grand or more and it could come with Voodoo graphics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For sure.

 

Unbelievable how expense things were "Back in the day".

 

However I guess this repeats generation after generation.

 

 


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  Reply # 1477609 24-Jan-2016 01:13
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The Sony Ericsson W508 was the most terrible phone when I worked back for *insert sparky telco here* especially when they would literally lose their font, flip the screen upside down and do a bunch of other software buggy things phones shouldn't do.




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  Reply # 1477623 24-Jan-2016 07:08
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I can easily remember when RAM was $100 per megabyte. Imagine if you will how much you PC, Phone or Tablet would cost you if RAM were still at that price.




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  Reply # 1477625 24-Jan-2016 07:21
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Man I wanted one of those Sony Ericsson W995's back in the day... I still kinda of pine for it now.


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  Reply # 1477660 24-Jan-2016 09:16
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MikeB4: I can easily remember when RAM was $100 per megabyte. Imagine if you will how much you PC, Phone or Tablet would cost you if RAM were still at that price.

 

 

 

I can too. Buying 4MB of Ram for $400 and thinking it was the bees knees.

 

I bought a 2GB Hard drive (2.1Gb I think actually) - quadrupled my storage in the 486DX4-100. $400.

 

 

 

I bought a Philips 30" LCD TV in about 2007-8 for $5k. It is still going today - picture OK, sound great (compared to todays TVs). Input options limited (it has Scart, no HDMI and the component input has never worked properly). I gave it away 3 years ago, but I know its still going, connected to a Sat Freeview decoder.


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  Reply # 1477666 24-Jan-2016 09:22
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MikeB4: I can easily remember when RAM was $100 per megabyte. Imagine if you will how much you PC, Phone or Tablet would cost you if RAM were still at that price.

 

 

 

I can too. Buying 4MB of Ram for $400 and thinking it was the bees knees.

 

I bought a 2GB Hard drive (2.1Gb I think actually) - quadrupled my storage in the 486DX4-100. $400.

 

 

 

I bought a Philips 30" LCD TV in about 2007-8 for $5k. It is still going today - picture OK, sound great (compared to todays TVs). Input options limited (it has Scart, no HDMI and the component input has never worked properly). I gave it away 3 years ago, but I know its still going, connected to a Sat Freeview decoder.

 

 

 

 

2.1, yeah. Remember those physically huge drives that were the cheaper option?


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  Reply # 1477675 24-Jan-2016 09:39
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My current PC would have cost an addition $3.2 million with RAM at $100 per megabyte.




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  Reply # 1477692 24-Jan-2016 09:48
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Gosh. Memories of my first CD player for my "rack system" - $3,995 !!


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I paid $3000 for my P2 266 Win98 box back in the day....  3.2GB HDD, 32MB RAM etc.... "Zenith Data Systems" - was from Harvey Normans. Purchased it just as WIn98 was released and Voodoo 2's were released. 

 

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It is far worse if you go back even further e.g the 1990's. My first CDROM drive was $1,200. My first HDD (20 GB) was $720. First digital camera was $2,200.

 

It is even more embarrassing if you convert to current dollar value.

 

Can't understand where I found that sort of money back then!

 

 

People didn't have all their money going to pay rents or mortgages on overpriced housing.

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