Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Look what two cents bought you in 1914!

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A silver thimble! A steel tracing wheel! A full half pound of sealing wax! Today you can buy absolutely bupkis for $.02. Previously: the $125 typewriter from 1876.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two cents will buy you someone else's unsolicited comment. But yeah...I guess you're right.


1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dollar store! more correctly, the '99 cents' store, which now must advertise itself as a '99 cents and up' store.


1:49 PM  
Blogger cheeseonearth said...

This post is a good illustration of the concept of money illusion. Keep up the good work.

2:56 PM  

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