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  Reply # 1529096 9-Apr-2016 17:31
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tdgeek:

 

Stu: ..and you hired movies on Betamax tapes :-/

 

When you had a friend who bought a VHS top loader when they came out, at a paltry $3500, and spent $500 to upgrade the 5 mile remote CORD with a IR remote. Gross that back to the purchasing power of $4000 in those days. In fact I just will. RBNZ calculator, tells me that $4000 in say 1985 is equivalent to $11,038 in todays money.

 

 

 

 

My parents had a top loader National branded VHS player




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  Reply # 1529238 9-Apr-2016 20:58
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You know you're old when you used to watch Rhubarb and Custard when you were having tea - although unless you grew up in the UK this probably won't mean anything to you unless you watch You Tube and look it up.

 

 

 

Edit - and were eating Findus Crispy Pancakes for your tea...






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  Reply # 1529247 9-Apr-2016 21:21
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frankv:

You know what shorts are, in the context of movies.


 



Forgot all about thosr shorts those were great. Remember intermission? Time to get a munch, chat with your mates about the movie and the all important toilet stop.

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  Reply # 1529252 9-Apr-2016 21:30
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DarthKermit:

You can remember when Dick Smith Electronics sold electronic components.


Oh and they had competition called "David Reid Electronics".



David Reid was great, my dad bought a crystal set kitset for me from there. Listened to AM radio, and then I rebuilt it years later based on Spot On's crystal set instructions. I sent a self addressed envelope off to Danny Watson & co for those instructions.

Oh and I still wish Olly Olson was on TV signing to kids to, 'keep cool til after school'.


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  Reply # 1529255 9-Apr-2016 21:35
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keewee01:

 

tdgeek:

 

Stu: ..and you hired movies on Betamax tapes :-/

 

When you had a friend who bought a VHS top loader when they came out, at a paltry $3500, and spent $500 to upgrade the 5 mile remote CORD with a IR remote. Gross that back to the purchasing power of $4000 in those days. In fact I just will. RBNZ calculator, tells me that $4000 in say 1985 is equivalent to $11,038 in todays money.

 

 

 

 

My parents had a top loader National branded VHS player

 

 

I did too. Panasonic NV370  


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  Reply # 1529258 9-Apr-2016 21:36
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Kiwifruta:
DarthKermit:

 

You can remember when Dick Smith Electronics sold electronic components.

 

 

 

Oh and they had competition called "David Reid Electronics".

 



David Reid was great, my dad bought a crystal set kitset for me from there. Listened to AM radio, and then I rebuilt it years later based on Spot On's crystal set instructions. I sent a self addressed envelope off to Danny Watson & co for those instructions.

Oh and I still wish Olly Olson was on TV signing to kids to, 'keep cool til after school'.

 

 

 

David Reid, yeah. Trinity House, ChCh, dunno f it was elsewhere. Jaycar is the equivalent these days


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  Reply # 1529277 9-Apr-2016 22:22
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When you have a problem with mould infestation of your entire VHS collection


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  Reply # 1532988 14-Apr-2016 12:30
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When you forget your own birthday ...





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Sideface:

 

When you forget your own birthday ...

 

 

Intentionally.

 

 


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  Reply # 1533008 14-Apr-2016 13:11
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frankv:

 

Sideface:

 

When you forget your own birthday ...

 

 

Intentionally.

 

 

 

 

I would say forgetting it intentionally is just a sign of middle age :D






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  Reply # 1533011 14-Apr-2016 13:16
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Geektastic: You know you're old when you used to watch Rhubarb and Custard when you were having tea

 

sp

 

 


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  Reply # 1533015 14-Apr-2016 13:21
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When things that were easy are now hard.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


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  Reply # 1533017 14-Apr-2016 13:24
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Brumfondl:

 

frankv:

 

Sideface:

 

When you forget your own birthday ...

 

 

Intentionally.

 

 

 

I would say forgetting it intentionally is just a sign of middle age :D

 

 

True. But forgetting it unintentionally is a sign of old age.  wink





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  Reply # 1533063 14-Apr-2016 15:22
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Rikkitic:

 

When things that were easy are now hard.

 

 

 

 

When things that were hard are now soft...! surprised






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  Reply # 1533175 14-Apr-2016 19:27
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When you were young you may have needed glasses but now you need glasses, no glasses and your other glasses (or contacts), and usually within seconds and turn about. Very inconvenient. Makes shopping a lot more of a chore.

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