View Full Version : What $8500 bought you in 1989
01-23-2007, 07:13 AM
01-23-2007, 07:15 AM
Damn !!! I remember the Tandy. Not that one, but the crap ones they had in our schools. I love the 2 MB of RAM :)
01-23-2007, 07:20 AM
Wow. That doesn't even include a mouse or a monitor. That's probably another $5,000. But hey, the newly designed keyboard has a tactile feel!
01-23-2007, 07:50 AM
We had one of these, it replaced our Commodore 64. I'm thinking I played King's Quest on it.
01-23-2007, 08:24 AM
Yeah, but adjusted for inflation that only cost $13,249.21 in 2005 dollars
01-23-2007, 09:23 AM
01-23-2007, 09:26 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong but these things didn't come with a hard drive either, right? Back then a 15 MB drive was something like $1000 I think, LOL!
01-23-2007, 02:38 PM
Electronics have always been a losing proposition the first few years of a new product. I remember in 1990 paying $450 at Circuit City for a stereo Mitsubishi VCR and in 1996 I paid $1000 for a Sony Hi-8 Camcorder with 24X zoom.
On the otherhand when it comes to cars, in 1969 I paid under $2000 for a brand new one. $1937 to be exact for a Datsun 510 four door 5 speed. In 1976 I paid $3300 for a brand new Honda Civic hatchback. In 1980 I paid $6600 for a new 4-door Mazda 626 and in 1986 I paid $8800 for a new Honda Civic hatchback. Today I can't even afford a new car, I'm still driving my 1997 Chevy Lumina with only 40,000 miles on it.
How is that for a flip-flop, 1989 a computer costs more than a new car, today you can buy a classroom of new computers for less than the price of one new car.
01-23-2007, 02:44 PM
01-23-2007, 02:47 PM
A couple of years prior to this, Digital was selling a lesser product to many auto part stores for $30,000.
Commodore was the peoples computer.
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