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Sep 1, 2021 06:50:45   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Looking through the garage, I found an unopened 3-pack of Playtex gloves - the big yellow rubber ones.  The price was $1.98.  Just out of curiosity, I looked on Amazon - $12.98 for the same thing.  Amazing. I have no idea how old they are.

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Sep 1, 2021 08:37:03   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
Wow!

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Sep 1, 2021 09:25:25   #
DaveO Loc: Northeast CT
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Looking through the garage, I found an unopened 3-pack of Playtex gloves - the big yellow rubber ones.  The price was $1.98.  Just out of curiosity, I looked on Amazon - $12.98 for the same thing.  Amazing. I have no idea how old they are.


We're starting to get an idea of how old you are!

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Sep 2, 2021 05:46:55   #
sheldon minsky Loc: iron mountain michigan
 
Take a look at the current price of the five cent Hostess Twinkie

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Sep 2, 2021 08:10:06   #
sodapop Loc: Belcamp, MD
 
10 cent Tastykake!

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Sep 2, 2021 09:14:51   #
Dannj
 
Bet when you bought them you didn’t realize what a great investment you made😳

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Sep 2, 2021 09:21:27   #
EdJ0307 Loc: out west someplace
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Looking through the garage, I found an unopened 3-pack of Playtex gloves - the big yellow rubber ones.  The price was $1.98.  Just out of curiosity, I looked on Amazon - $12.98 for the same thing.  Amazing. I have no idea how old they are.
They're probably old enough to disintegrate if you try to put them on.

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Sep 2, 2021 09:35:33   #
Jimmy T Loc: Virginia
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Looking through the garage, I found an unopened 3-pack of Playtex gloves - the big yellow rubber ones.  The price was $1.98.  Just out of curiosity, I looked on Amazon - $12.98 for the same thing.  Amazing. I have no idea how old they are.


Gee Jerry:

Talk about antique archaeology. . . .

Smile,
JimmyT Sends

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Sep 2, 2021 10:21:20   #
DakotaColt
 
When in college I checked out a book that hadn't seen the light of day since the late 40's. In it the apparent last user left a 'Nestles' candy bar wrapper as a page marker. I don't remember the ounces but in the upper right corner there was a printed circle with 5 cents in it. Aren't they about a buck and a half now? Yikes JimM

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Sep 2, 2021 10:25:43   #
jeep_daddy Loc: Prescott AZ
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Looking through the garage, I found an unopened 3-pack of Playtex gloves - the big yellow rubber ones.  The price was $1.98.  Just out of curiosity, I looked on Amazon - $12.98 for the same thing.  Amazing. I have no idea how old they are.


SCORE!

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Sep 2, 2021 10:33:35   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
DaveO wrote:
We're starting to get an idea of how old you are!


I've been 37 for years.

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Sep 2, 2021 10:55:41   #
Bridges Loc: Memphis, Charleston SC, now Nazareth PA
 
sodapop wrote:
10 cent Tastykake!


I grew up in Memphis. The go-to snack cakes there were Hostess, not Tasty Cake. One day they went from 10 cents a pack to 15 cents. Their sales crashed! After a couple of weeks the price was rolled back to 12 cents. I think we as consumers are prepared for incremental price increases but a jump of 50% will cause a rebellion.

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Sep 2, 2021 11:42:23   #
Earworms Loc: Sacramento, California
 
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Sep 2, 2021 11:44:24   #
Earworms Loc: Sacramento, California
 
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Sep 2, 2021 12:45:25   #
Bridges Loc: Memphis, Charleston SC, now Nazareth PA
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Looking through the garage, I found an unopened 3-pack of Playtex gloves - the big yellow rubber ones.  The price was $1.98.  Just out of curiosity, I looked on Amazon - $12.98 for the same thing.  Amazing. I have no idea how old they are.


But do they still work? Back about 25 years ago I went to a shoe store closing down. They had sneakers for around 20.00 a pair that normally sold in the 80.00 price range. I wear a 14/15 shoe so often my shoes cost more than the smaller sizes. I loaded up and bought 5 or 6 pair. Well, since I no longer did any athletic activities I only wore sneakers one or two days a week. Two pair lasted me a long time. One day several years later I decided to break out a new pair. They fell apart in my hands! I guess they suffered the same fate as tires when they dry rot from setting around for a long time!

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