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Turbinator
03-15-2009, 10:25 PM
Wish I had a time machine - found this flyer in my stuff.

THIS AD IS NOT CURRENT

And this stuff is not for sale any longer at Reed's at these prices, so please don't go driving over there looking, mmkay?

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2008-8/1321130/Reeds%20ad%2006.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2008-8/1321130/Reeds%20ad%2001.jpg

Turby

Turbinator
03-15-2009, 10:26 PM
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2008-8/1321130/Reeds%20ad%2002.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2008-8/1321130/Reeds%20ad%2003.jpg

Turbinator
03-15-2009, 10:26 PM
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2008-8/1321130/Reeds%20ad%2004.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2008-8/1321130/Reeds%20ad%2005.jpg

One Shot, One Dropped
03-15-2009, 10:29 PM
:Ivan:

Eroland7
03-15-2009, 10:30 PM
WOW!! see those winchester ammo prices??? those days are long gone...

HCz
03-15-2009, 10:32 PM
Those browning Hipower prices are killing me.:eek::(

Black Majik
03-15-2009, 10:36 PM
Those browning Hipower prices are killing me.:eek::(

+1!!! I'll also take a $319 S&W 686 as well! :eek:

WOW!! see those winchester ammo prices??? those days are long gone...

What funny though is while those prices look good now, $12 a box of 50 for .45 ACP was GOUGING! :D

Eroland7
03-15-2009, 10:38 PM
I like the $189 for the 1000 rounds of winchester .223. The $134 ruger 10/22 is a pretty good deal too...

wilit
03-15-2009, 10:40 PM
I love the 20% off bargain guns in the first ad. Oh the days before the safe handgun roster. :D

Sam
03-15-2009, 10:48 PM
I'll take a dozen each of the Hi-Powers and of the m1991a1s. Seriously, a time machine doesn't seem like a bad investment.

TheBundo
03-15-2009, 10:58 PM
I'll take the Winchester 44 mag lever action for $299 or the Marlin 45/70 for about the same price. But I did notice I can still buy 12 gauge shells almost as cheap at WalMart

Black Majik
03-15-2009, 10:59 PM
I'll take a dozen each of the Hi-Powers and of the m1991a1s. Seriously, a time machine doesn't seem like a bad investment.

You're totally right. Go back in time, buy all the ammo possible then resell it on Calguns for crazy markup. It'll pay off the time machine, the kids college, the house, the car, and buy Microsoft.

Dr Rockso
03-15-2009, 11:20 PM
My GF's parents have a copy of the 1902 Sears catalogue that I was flipping through. Winchester 1894, now chambered in the NEW 30-30 caliber for about $15.

ldivinag
03-16-2009, 12:27 AM
lol...

sig 229 for $699...

CmpsdNoMore
03-16-2009, 12:56 AM
When hearing, reading or seeing prices from the 90's I often wish I was born 10-15 years earlier. Also, I wish I had a time machine.

TheBundo
03-16-2009, 1:03 AM
When hearing, reading or seeing prices from the 90's I often wish I was born 10-15 years earlier. Also, I wish I had a time machine.

It doesn't work that way. You ARE born earlier, compared to those born later who would wish for the same thing as you have now (so buy hundreds of guns, millions of rounds of ammo, the few cars that will go up in value, break out the wallet, time is a-wasting). Life doesn't allow you to buy extra of everything, hoping to make a profit down the line. Besides, so much stuff NEVER goes up in value, but only down. You'd need a crystal ball to avoid the bad purchases. But you can start now as well as I could as a teen in the 70's or my dad as a teen in the 30's. I could have made a fortune on certain Wheaties boxes, baseball cards, you-name-it, etc., etc. I'd have needed a warehouse. Good luck :D

HCz
03-16-2009, 2:17 AM
Since I have no life and don't have to wake up early tomorrow, I decided to see how much they would be in today's price. I decided to use CPI as the measure.
ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/special.requests/cpi/cpiai.txt

Don't know when this ad was printed, but assuming that it was in 1995, CPI (annual average) was 152.4. In 2008 it was 215.303.

The formula for finding out the price in 2008 is
price in 1995 * (CPI 2008/CPI 1995)

so CPI 2008/CPI 1996 is 215.303/152.4 = 1.41(approximate)

To find out the 2008 price of the products in the catalogue, multiply by 1.41

Browing HP would be $564
Beretta would be $647.19
Glock 17 would be $592
S&W 686 would be $451

1000 rounds of 9mm would be $239
45 will be $310
.223 will be $267
.308 will be $465

So some guns are just about the same price, while some jumped up(Hi power and 686), and ammi price for 9mm is same, but for .223 it jumped way ahead, and .308, I don't want to talk about it.:(

Greg-Dawg
03-16-2009, 10:26 AM
And minimum wage was $5.25 an hour.

ricknadine1111
03-16-2009, 10:30 AM
My glock model 23 was in there and the date when I bought it was in the early 90's.

bombadillo
03-16-2009, 10:56 AM
The good ol days!

mtnfolk mike
03-16-2009, 9:10 PM
ha.. that was cool..:thumbsup: those were definitely the good ol' days...:(

Chunky_lover
03-17-2009, 6:29 PM
my glock was only $100 more, not that much, dont know if thats good or bad