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Old 12-18-2013, 07:11 PM
 
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I reckon that home prices in the 80s were less expensive compared to now.
One big difference is whatever you paid for your home, you had a reasonable expectation of selling it for more. Foreclosures were not as common and short sales about unheard of.

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Old 12-25-2013, 11:54 PM
 
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I was the class of 82. One thing I really miss was being completely "disconnected" re: cell phones and the internet.
Damn, I don't think we even had an answering machine until the late/mid 80s. If people couldn't get a hold of you, they would eventually come by your house or leave a note on your doorstep. Today, I am constantly having my life dictated by calls at any moment - from my wife to my boss (who btw, "expects all his people to be reachable 7x24!!). Sometimes I just want to take the damn cell phone and smash it into a thousand pieces and go back to living 80s style with no freaking "smart phone" in my pocket. I feel sorry that kids/people from the cell phone/internet era will never know what it's like to live a life where you are not connected to the Matrix 24hrs a day.. I can tell you it was a good feeling that I miss!!!
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:29 PM
 
Location: West Phoenix
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Then : No internet, no cell phones, and Hollywood came up with original movies
Now: internet, cell phones, Hollywood is now hollyweird, and produces awful remakes of movies from the 80s
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:08 PM
 
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I think people generally had more respect for one another. Everything was done in person, not texting. There was more mischief than serious crime. Pot and booze was the norm, not heroin and crack. The music and mood of the country was far better. Everyone seemed to have a job. I would love to go back to an era in which you could cut loose without hurting anyone. The camaraderie built in the video game parlors was great also. American pride was pretty high in comparison to now. The 1980s was a great period to be young.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:54 AM
 
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I think people generally had more respect for one another. Everything was done in person, not texting. There was more mischief than serious crime. Pot and booze was the norm, not heroin and crack. The music and mood of the country was far better. Everyone seemed to have a job. I would love to go back to an era in which you could cut loose without hurting anyone. The camaraderie built in the video game parlors was great also. American pride was pretty high in comparison to now. The 1980s was a great period to be young.
Partially true and partially romanticized. Statistically speaking crime rates, specifically violent crime rates, are lower now than they were in the late 80's. Cities like New York for instance were cesspools of filth and crime. And crack was far more prevalent then than it is now, it was the height of the crack epidemic after all. Your point on general respect and pride is probably true though, as well as the music
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:46 AM
 
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This thread was started so long ago. Interesting how much the perspectives have changed even since the thread started!
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:13 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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the VHS tape has become extinct, use to be worth a lot back in the 1980's, video rental stores use to make you leave a $80 deposit in case you didnt return it

now they're worthless, you cant even give them away, most people dont even have a VHS player anymore, they're obsolete

I throw them in the garbage now, they start breaking easily when you rewind and dont last the tape becomes brittle with time / age.

the tape gets jammed in the player and ruins the tape when you try to remove it.
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