Memorable Automobiles from The Past:
I did not renew my license this year, so I am a former General Contractor. I see so many ads relating to construction and life, ADS for things like:
Buy one of two windows and get two free…..
Get $2,200 off our Air conditioner price along with FREE installation!!!....
The Lady yells: CAN YOU BELIEVE IT $15,000 OFF THIS NEW TRUCK! …………Me? NO! LOL
Our AMAZING GUTTERS half price with Free installation!
And they continue. America’s ignorance or gullibility gets stretched to the end.
Okay, I am not the brightest star in the sky nor the sharpest knife in the drawer, BUT for some reason I cannot remember when I could sale one house and give another free without doubling the price of the first one.
When I sold newspapers I surely could not give two papers for the price of one.
The above in many cases lists: INSTALLATION FREE!! So today they have folks that agree to work for nothing?
Can you tell I have been watching TV? LOL I cannot believe this stuff!!
NOW, believe me I do understand how McDonalds and some stores do a two for one deal. You can see it on many register receipts you are charged the full price but then one is deducted with a code either shown or not shown. The second is a tax break for advertising.
BUT I just laughingly told Sherry, I can just imagine in 1956 someone offering $15,000 off on a truck. Back then the truck cost was $1,577. Ahhh Inflation. YEP, That price was twice what I earned the whole year in 1956. LOL
But wait, Now that 1956 truck in good shape is worth $33,200 up to $108,700. Here is NADA’s take on that antique that is still running:
Base Price 1956 Ford F100
$ 1,577 Original Sticker price 1956
$ 33,200 Average Retail in 2021
$ 108,700 High Retail in 2021
Ok, so, when I retire Imma just buy me a 20 year old truck. Edmunds list the cost from $279 and up. Maybe I can two for $500. LOL
All my fun making of advertisements is just how I see it in my mind, they actually may make sense to someone in today’s young world……………..
PS: Since reading so many westerns, I have learned that the Saloons offered free lunch with drinks. The food was salty causing a thirst for more to drink. thus the old statement: "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch." LOL