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  • #16
    To put 40 years ago in perspective: In Jan 1972, the average new house sold for $24,700.

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    • #17
      To put 40 years ago in perspective: In Jan 1972, the average new house sold for $24,700.

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      • #18






        Quote Originally Posted by W. M. Hellinger
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        To put 40 years ago in perspective: In Jan 1972, the average new house sold for $24,700.




        Ouch...
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        • #19






          Quote Originally Posted by W. M. Hellinger
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          To put 40 years ago in perspective: In Jan 1972, the average new house sold for $24,700.




          Ouch...
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          Former product development engineer: Genz Benz, a KMC Music/Fender Musical Instruments Company, continuing factory level product support and service for Genz Benz

          Currently product development engineer: Mesa Boogie

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          • #20






            Quote Originally Posted by W. M. Hellinger
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            To put 40 years ago in perspective: In Jan 1972, the average new house sold for $24,700.




            Less than that up here. My brother-in-law bought his 3-bedroom house in '72, in a brand new housing developement, and I believe he paid $17,000. I bought my first house 5 years later ('77), and I paid $32,500, for a nice 3-bedroom townhouse in the city of Laval, Quebec, which is just across the river from Montreal.
            Veni, Vidi, Velcro;

            (I came, I saw, I stuck around)

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            • #21






              Quote Originally Posted by W. M. Hellinger
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              To put 40 years ago in perspective: In Jan 1972, the average new house sold for $24,700.




              Less than that up here. My brother-in-law bought his 3-bedroom house in '72, in a brand new housing developement, and I believe he paid $17,000. I bought my first house 5 years later ('77), and I paid $32,500, for a nice 3-bedroom townhouse in the city of Laval, Quebec, which is just across the river from Montreal.
              Veni, Vidi, Velcro;

              (I came, I saw, I stuck around)

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              • #22






                Quote Originally Posted by agedhorse
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                Ouch...




                Some other reality checks from 40 years ago:



                1972 prices:



                Loaf of bread: $.25

                Gallon of gas: $.36

                First Class postage: $.18

                Minimum wage: $1.60/hr.

                Combined local, state, and federal taxes: approx. 30% in 1972 (it was approx. 20% in the early '60's... now I believe it's >40%)

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                • #23






                  Quote Originally Posted by agedhorse
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                  Ouch...




                  Some other reality checks from 40 years ago:



                  1972 prices:



                  Loaf of bread: $.25

                  Gallon of gas: $.36

                  First Class postage: $.18

                  Minimum wage: $1.60/hr.

                  Combined local, state, and federal taxes: approx. 30% in 1972 (it was approx. 20% in the early '60's... now I believe it's >40%)

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                  • #24






                    Quote Originally Posted by BillESC
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                    I started Entertainment Systems Corporation. Been a long road.




                    1972 I remember seeing Vietnam on the evening news every night.

                    I was 13 years old. I still have a hard time believing 1993 was 20years ago. Wow

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                    • #25






                      Quote Originally Posted by BillESC
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                      I started Entertainment Systems Corporation. Been a long road.




                      1972 I remember seeing Vietnam on the evening news every night.

                      I was 13 years old. I still have a hard time believing 1993 was 20years ago. Wow

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                      • #26






                        Quote Originally Posted by BillESC
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                        I started Entertainment Systems Corporation. Been a long road.




                        Congratulations. A great accomplishment. And from one of those benefiting from your experience through perseverance, thank you.

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                        • #27






                          Quote Originally Posted by BillESC
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                          I started Entertainment Systems Corporation. Been a long road.




                          Congratulations. A great accomplishment. And from one of those benefiting from your experience through perseverance, thank you.

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                          • #28
                            Congrats!



                            40 years ago, my mom was getting her drivers license. ;-)



                            -Dan.
                            Well, I've been to one world fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing I ever heard come over a set of earphones.

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                            • #29
                              Congrats!



                              40 years ago, my mom was getting her drivers license. ;-)



                              -Dan.
                              Well, I've been to one world fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing I ever heard come over a set of earphones.

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