The Good Old Days [Pic]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 3 years ago in Weird

Memories... in the corners of my mind, Misty water colored memories, of the way we were.
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Male 86
Checking a consumer price index calculator, it seems $1.70 today has the same buying power as $.80 in `86. So, if it`s around $3.40 today, gas prices have increased about twice as much as the average goods.

Also, around here, it`s around $2.33 per litre, which would be around $8.84 per US gallon. (Which is of course a pointless thing to mention without also taking into consideration wage level etc.)
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Male 4,745
5Cats,
"Now? $1.14"
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Lucky bastard. We were at $1.42 in the summer and have dropped to $1.32 now. I think $1.32 per litre works out to around $5 a gallon?
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Male 2,672
It was all so simple then.
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Male 101
Yup, when I first started driving, $5 would get you a week`s worth of gas and a pack of cigarettes. Now, $5 will maybe get you to work one day, sans cigarettes.
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Male 39,564

"First job" other than picking crops of course. That`s hard work that doesn`t count as a job for some reason.
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Male 39,564

When I was a kid my dad would go to ARCO gas station for a fill up to get the free animals for the ARCO Arc toy I had. I was collecting all the animals.



My first job in 1977 was at an Arco Gas Station... we filled radiators, tires, checked oil and washed windows back then. They were "service stations" not gas stations. So now you pay more for less service... typical.
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Male 15,832
Cheapest I ever bought gas was $0.199/gal. That was only a few times, but I bought quite a bit at $0.219/gal.
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Male 40,304
@bophus: It may easily have been a local "gas war" price. It dropped to about 0.30/liter for a few days or a week at a time, on and off, years ago.

Ooo! Your link has Winnipeg`s prices too! lolz, cool.
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Male 497
@MelCervini

Where was it $.79 a gallon for a month? Do you mean in 2008 when the banks were crashing? They got low, but not that low.

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Male 2,675
... and you knew who you were then. Girls were girls and men were men. We could really use a man like Herbert Hoover again.
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Male 514
this is the outcome from infinite quantitative easing....
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Male 40,304
About 10 years ago it was 0.50/litre here.

Now? $1.14

3.89 x 1.14 x 0.92 = $4.08 US per gallon...
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Female 4,086
i watched the DIE HARD movies a few weekends ago. in the first, in the background, gas was 0.79.

i lol`ed.
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Female 4,178
in 2007, before the elections, it was .79 cents a gallon for about a month.
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Female 8,043
Link: The Good Old Days [Pic] [Rate Link] - Memories... in the corners of my mind, Misty water colored memories, of the way we were.
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