Saturday, October 11, 2008

Buying mail order monkeys

Maybe I’m just feeling nostalgic, but I remember the good old days when you could get just about anything by mail.

Back in the 1960’s, prices were about 10x lower than today, a $150k house was $15k, gas was 25 cents and it;s now about $2.50, and a fancy new car was $4k, as opposed to $40k today.

While searching I found this blast from the past, from a 1960’s comic book ad.

Remember these mail order monkeys?

A 1960's mail order monkey

Back then, $18.95 was about about the same as $189 today, a whole heap o money.

I wonder how they shipped the silly things?