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#1 peturssc

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 05:31 AM

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In researching an early cassette player I had , I found all of the old RadioShack catalogs online. It is interesting to look at the evolution of electronics, original costs, and "NEW for 'x year to show the launch years. Link here: http://www.radioshac...ex_general.html and example attached SCR-8 from '83

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#2 caution

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 06:55 PM

Fun site, isn't it? :-)

I love looking through the really old issues, hard to believe how much audio gear went for decades ago.



#3 JVC Floyd

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 06:59 PM

I used to drool over the radios on those catalogs and AD's.
Believe it or not my pops good friend owned a TV repair slash retail store so could get any box as long as I had the money which I didn't , I bagged and pleaded to my mom for a boombox till I finally got one lol.

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 07:49 PM

I used to drool over the radios on those catalogs and AD's.
Believe it or not my pops good friend owned a TV repair slash retail store so could get any box as long as I had the money which I didn't , I bagged and pleaded to my mom for a boombox till I finally got one lol.

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 09:50 AM

Interesting that the SCR-6 was considered "our best portable", even though the SCR-8 is bigger and sounds way better.



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Posted 16 January 2020 - 10:07 AM

yeh Reli I thought that too when looking at the prices, weird, even the model numbers give it away.



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Posted 16 January 2020 - 10:42 AM

Interesting that the SCR-6 was considered "our best portable", even though the SCR-8 is bigger and sounds way better.

 

Dolby licensing. Wasn't cheap back in the day.



#8 Rimmer36

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 02:56 PM

these prices are to be taken with a pinch of salt, tandy were way over priced compaired to every one else



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Posted 16 January 2020 - 03:11 PM

Those catalogs were so loaded with cool toys I never could get enough, I never got tired of looking through them.



#10 peturssc

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 05:55 PM

My first "boombox" 1978. I was 7. Oddly I just picked it up in excellent shape on ebay for $30 the other day. Excellent value retention. Sound - not so much.Attached File  Screenshot_20200116-184826_Photos.jpg   49.86K   1 downloads

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 10:52 PM

these prices are to be taken with a pinch of salt, tandy were way over priced compaired to every one else

 Compared to Who, these were for Poverty Folk?



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Posted 03 February 2020 - 02:12 PM

 

these prices are to be taken with a pinch of salt, tandy were way over priced compaired to every one else

 Compared to Who, these were for Poverty Folk?

 

These were all local stores which were not world wide



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Posted 03 February 2020 - 02:36 PM

 

these prices are to be taken with a pinch of salt, tandy were way over priced compaired to every one else

 Compared to Who, these were for Poverty Folk?

 

 

 

Nah, "poverty" was more like Amstrad, Audiosonic, Citizen, Emerson, Saisho, Unisef, and Yorx

 

Realistic was mid-priced



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 07:01 PM

ouch the SCR-8

there tons of these in usa 80Β΄s like philips in europe