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Re: [Killietalk] Old Convention Favorites
When I was a kid gas was 15 cents a gallon and one could go to a movie for
10 cents. That's the perspective from an old man like me. Sorry to get
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Davis" <unclescott at prodigy_net>
To: "killifish discussion list" <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Old Convention Favorites
> Interesting thought! Too much to do this week, vis-a-vis this year's
> killie activities and the convention to explore this much now. 1970 was
> before my time in the AKA (though I was drolling over Scheel's articles),
> but if there were any records of what was paid for specific killies in
> that auction or of another of somewhat the same time, it might be fun to
> make comparisons - in a few weeks. ;)
> Grist for the mill:
> The Inflation Calculator
> contends that
> " What cost $100 in 1970 would cost $559.68 in 2007. Also, if you were
> to buy exactly the same products in 2007 and 1970, they would cost you
> $100 and $18.37 respectively"
> And of course that would be a tad different now.
> And gas was estimated, by a couple of web sites, to be 34-36 cents/gallon
> in 1970. ;)
> Of course we could be in Europe and pay the equivalent of $10/ gallon
> today, but that's whole 'nother discussion. :)
> All the best!
> Sevenspringss at wmconnect_com wrote:...as incredible as this may seem --
> many of those auction bids
> were on par with today's bids in $ numbers, but in 1970's dollars. So if
> think that some of today's bids are high (and sometimes they have been),
> what those Killies were going for in those days in real 1970's dollars.
> Wetzel #08273
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