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My dad told similar stories of low prices, here are some prices I remember when I started driving.

Gas was $0.99, sometimes on sale for $0.89

Lead was $0.10 to $0.25 prices fluctuate with the market.

Silver was $2.75 to $3.25 per ounce prices fluctuate with the market.

.22 shells were $0.99 per 50

410 shells were always high $6.99

Marlin model 60 was $69.99

H&R shotgun was $79.99

As I recall or if my memory serves me correctly.
Your dad must be a "young-un". The prices quoted above seem pretty high to me. I always bought .22 shells for $.50 for 50 and gasoline was way below a dollar per gallon.
 

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Another "Themsh wush the daysh" thread...
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McDonald's hamburgers were 15 cents, small bag of fries 12 cents and there was no drive-through nor inside seating. Picked up soda bottles for 2 cents each. Dad only drove on retreaded tires (Kelly Springfields). Total "reloading equipment" was a Lee Loader and a hammer.

Found this old advertisement when going through my dad's stuff. Imagine what the asking price would be today.

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Fast food joint across the street from my H.S. Hamburger and a small coke for .25.
And I just cleaned up my T/C Patriot. It's a good shooter.
 

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1966 Gas was $0.23 /gal. 1968 gas was $0.23/gal 1973 Oil Embargo Gas $0.37/gal. huge gas lines and many stations without gas.
My first job as out of high school as a civil draftsman for the Cleveland Illuminating Company,
Year was 1966 $1.65/hr - $66/wk. - 1972 went to work at the Walton Hills Ford Stamping plant in Ohio, $4.25/Hr. Today they are 10 times that.
Also government greed, along with central bank system, and overspending on free government welfare programs screws everyone!! BTW: The Supply Chain As Planned Is Broken!
 

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I think my first job was $1.80 an hour as a press hand at a gin. We were told not to tell the other gin hands about us making 5 cents an hour more than them. That might be considered flaunting it.
 

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There's a gas station near my house that has a great sign regarding those idiots sagging their pants, in fact I just took a pic of it the other day. I love that place, all the employees open carry too so it's the safest one around.View attachment 178552
Drove a Frito Lay route in the inner city, South City St. Louis area back in the early 1990's, seen more than I wanted to, some people had no respect and it's the same today. Damn shame.
 
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My first house was $5200, small camp on 7 acres.

My second house was a two family 2 1/2 story, separate 2 car garage on a small lot in a big city. Cost 32K, mortgage for 60% as we paid 30% down was at 7%

Third house we bought was a 3 family 3 decker tenement, paid 19K, mortgage at 21% 2K down remodeled cost 20K, sold as condominiums at 25K each Made money.

Flipped 3 more until 1982, Sold 2 family for 200k in 1985, moved to NH, bought a 6-bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage and barn on 30 acres, sold in 1990 for 250K Flipped it for a 2-bedroom ranch on 7 acres with a two-car garage we paid 84K for. Still in this house.

In 1986 bought an NFA gun for 200 bucks with silencer and 5 mags. Plus $400 tax. Sold it in 2009 paid for the wife's right knee replacement in full.

Right now I can tell you the only way this happened was inflation. Stay out of stocks buy real estate you will not loose.
 
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I'm 62 years old. A couple weeks ago I stopped at a national drugstore to pick up a bottle of gin. (Tanqueray) The clerk "carded" me. Okay.. Then he used the intercom to call for a "manager" who was over 21 to ring up the sale. I'll bet my dad never had that happen - I sure wish he was here to ask him!! (Either way, the bottle of gin would have cost him less than the thirty bucks I paid!)
 
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I'm 62 years old. A couple weeks ago I stopped at a national drugstore to pick up a bottle of gin. (Tanqueray) The clerk "carded" me. Okay.. Then he used the intercom to call for a "manager" who was over 21 to ring up the sale. I'll bet my dad never had that happen - I sure wish he was here to ask him!! (Either way, the bottle of gin would have cost him less than the thirty bucks I paiD
If the supermarket wants my proof of age for a wine purchase I give them my Medicare ID. But they usually insist on the driver's licence.
 

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when I was 16 in flint, Michigan gas wars had gas down to .18 cents a gal!
Yes sir, I remember that being the regular price when I was 16 and first driving in Ohio. Then again, as a high school kid, at 16, I was working after school and weekends at a small icecream and hotdog/hamburger stand for $0.40/hr.
 
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