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Subject: February 14, 1988

Written By: J.C. on 09/06/02 at 10:42 a.m.

???

I need help. Can someone please help me find out the prices of:

Daily Newspaper
Sunday Newspaper
Gallon of Milk
Automobile
Candy Bar
Soft Drink

I would also like to know what products form then aren't around anymore.

Please help me. I need it for a school project. Thanks in advance..

Love & Peace... JC

Subject: Re: February 14, 1988

Written By: Q.Aviator on 09/06/02 at 11:53 a.m.

Hi J.C, perhaps this site i found will help.


http://www.1980sflashback.com/1988/Economy.asp


                                   

Subject: Re: February 14, 1988

Written By: pell on 09/06/02 at 12:48 a.m.

Here's some other prices from the 80s (mostly from memory):

Comic books were $0.60 ($0.75 in the late 80s)
Cigarettes were $1.50
MAD Magazine was $0.90 (before several price increases)
Cokes were $0.50 (in the machine)
Stamps were $0.20 ($0.22 in 1988 )
Pay phones were $0.25
Arcade video games and pinball was $0.25 ($0.50 for deluxe games)

That's all I can think of right now. Can anyone think of other prices of things?

Subject: Re: February 14, 1988

Written By: Jennifer (Guest) on 09/06/02 at 03:35 p.m.

hey J.C.!! this is jennifer i know a few prices that can help you out!!
Milk: $2
Car: averaged around $14,065
Bread: $. 61
Tell hannah i said hey!
Jennifer

Subject: Re: February 14, 1988

Written By: Paul S. on 09/06/02 at 04:58 p.m.

How old are you kids anyway?  Where you guys born in 1988 and this is the project you have to do for school?

Subject: Re: February 14, 1988

Written By: Chele on 09/10/02 at 09:52 p.m.

Quoting:
???

I need help. Can someone please help me find out the prices of:

Daily Newspaper
Sunday Newspaper
Gallon of Milk
Automobile
Candy Bar
Soft Drink

I would also like to know what products form then aren't around anymore.

Please help me. I need it for a school project. Thanks in advance..

Love & Peace... JC
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Hey! mabey I can help.
newspaper (daily) - .35
sun. paper- $1.00
milk-$1.50(or so)
Candy bar- .45-.50
soda-in the machine-.50
hope this helped a little :D Chele

Subject: Re: February 14, 1988

Written By: Sean1983 on 09/14/02 at 05:00 p.m.

That's amazing how a dozen eggs cost less in 1988 than in 1980, despite all the other factors.

Subject: Re: February 14, 1988

Written By: Indy Gent on 09/14/02 at 05:30 p.m.

FYI, I am not the same J.C. that posted this thread. He is apparently doing research for a school report, and I haven't been at school since I got my radio license.
Here are some prices I can remember just from the top of my head.
TV Guide was 75 cents.
It still cost a quarter to may a call in a phone booth.
A gallon of milk was $1.99.
A non-luxury car cost from $4,500 to about $9,000.
The daily paper was a quarter to 35 cents, and the Sunday paper was $1.25
Canned soft drinks from the machine were 50-55 cents, and 2-liter bottles were form 79 cents to 99 cents.
Eggs were under a dollar for all sizes.

Subject: Re: February 14, 1988

Written By: Zella on 09/16/02 at 01:17 a.m.

How do you guys do this? I can't even remember where I lived in 1988.... ::)

Subject: Re: February 14, 1988

Written By: TripsMom on 09/16/02 at 08:51 a.m.


Quoting:
How do you guys do this? I can't even remember where I lived in 1988.... ::)
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I agree with Zella. Although I could probably tell you "Happy Hour" prices for 1988 :D