Question of the Day - Tuesday, April 23

denice

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Most electronics. All of the electronic things we take for granted and are affordable for most people were at one time pricey items that only those with a good income could comfortably afford.
 

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Jeans are cheaper now. And you can find cheaper coffee drinks now if you look. I could never afford the $5 ones every time I go out.
 

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Jeans are cheaper now. And you can find cheaper coffee drinks now if you look. I could never afford the $5 ones every time I go out.
Back in the day, I wore jeans because they were cheap. I paid $4 a pair for Blue Bell Wranglers in 1971 at a local clothing store; this at a time when I was making $3.31 1/2 cents an hour.
 

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Back in the day, I wore jeans because they were cheap. I paid $4 a pair for Blue Bell Wranglers in 1971 at a local clothing store; this at a time when I was making $3.31 1/2 cents an hour.
I just paid over $50 for a pair of jeans that will become muddy, dirty, and ripped up within a year. I only swore a little under my breath.
 

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iPappy iPappy --Old Navy has great jeans sales!

I can't believe you guys think cars are affordable. You must have some good incomes!!!
 

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Cars are more affordable than they were for people in the past. A 2210.00 brand new car back then (average price) was way out of reach for someone only making .75 cents an hour (minimum wage, or median family income of 3319) in 1950. I remember back in the 60's my folks so worried they couldn't handle a mortgage of 8000 dollars on a huge two story house on a corner lot. Dad only made a couple of hundred dollars a month on a cop's wages. We just bought a 2024 Ford Maverick Hybrid for under 25,000. Our uncome isn't near that! Even retired!
 

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iPappy iPappy --Old Navy has great jeans sales!

I can't believe you guys think cars are affordable. You must have some good incomes!!!
I bought my first car, a 1968 Mustang, in 1971, and paid $1350 for it. Since then, I have owned exactly two new vehicles- a1977 Ford pickup and a 1998 Dodge pickup. Everything else we bought used, and drove them until the wheels figuratively fell off- eight to ten years was not unusual. Our current vehicle, a 2015 Ford Explorer we bought in 2020. We just put money aside and buy what we can afford when we can afford it.
 

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Computers, they went from being the size of a room to being in our hands in tablets or phones.
 
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