Monday, September 2, 2013

Time Warp

A steal at only $20!
Sometimes I feel like we live in a time warp and certain things here never technologically advanced the way that we're used to. Maybe we're from the future and this is like a strange re-enactment of Back to the Future....hrmmm. I may be on to something here.

Where else in 2013 do you find people looking for VHS players (and lamenting that the stores only sell DVD/Blu-Ray players), tape decks and rotary phones? This is the only place that I know of that can sell cassette tapes for $20 or original Nintendo games for the same price as it would have cost retail when they first came out. It makes me nostalgic, that's for sure.

Not to say that there aren't advances here as well. Many people are glued to cell phones everywhere you turn, iPods, houses with multiple satellite dishes...it's a funny mixture of old and new technology. Things don't seem to depreciate in value here, which is good for when you're leaving and want to sell your stuff, I suppose. You can typically get what you pay for an item even after you've been hanging on to it for a while. It's a strange phenomenon. If you're ever missing the 80s (and really, who doesn't?), come on up and it'll feel like you're right back in it!

-L

1 comment:

  1. OMG. OMG NINTENDO. DO YOU HAVE FINAL FANTASY? I had a dream the other night that I was the White Mage and had to battle a bunch of Imps on my own because my whole team couldn't wave their arms fast enough. Which SUCKS, okay, because White Mages can only do defensive magic and let's be real, there's only so much a protective spell can do for you. That ... was a stressful dream :/

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