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Before amazon there was the Sears wishbook


By Viggin900

11 months ago



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  • Latest reply 11 months ago by finman2000
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    #1 11 months ago

    Check out the years of your childhood before pinball
    http://www.wishbookweb.com/the-catalogs/

    #3 11 months ago

    Great link! These were a staple of our wardrobes in grade school.

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    #4 11 months ago

    Sincerely, I can not thank you enough for posting this link. So many memories in these pages, I would be bankrupt if I could order from them.

    #6 11 months ago

    Oh yea, miss those days. Was telling my kids about this last week. Nothing like getting the catalog and circling what all you wanted.

    #7 11 months ago

    Man I remember that book. About 5 in thick. A paper Website

    #8 11 months ago

    Thanks for the flash back! I can remember looking at them when I was young. (Circa 1969)
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    #9 11 months ago

    Those were awesome. As I got older, I really looked forward to the huge hardback book from cabelas every year

    #10 11 months ago

    Damn, thats a great blast from the past...thanks for sharing

    #11 11 months ago

    I used to love the Sears and JC Penny Christmas gift books!!

    #12 11 months ago

    Wow thanks for sharing this. Wife and I are paging through remembering so many things from yesteryear.

    #13 11 months ago

    I need these ‘86 shades!!

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    #14 11 months ago

    Thanks for sharing! Fun going through these and bringing back memories. Those were the good all days. 70s n 80s for me at least .

    #15 11 months ago

    This is great! Wow, so many toys I forgot I had. The months of wearing out those pages, watching commercials during the kids shows during the 70-80’s Christmastime, and dreaming of all the cool toys I don’t have anymore. Well, I do have my old Legos (even some train stuff) are still around I’d my wife didn’t give them away yet.

    #16 11 months ago

    Wished we had kept some of those. Those were oogled over for hours in my youth. Cool toys for sure.

    #17 11 months ago

    Awesome times back then. My mom would always give us the wishbook. Thanks!!!

    #18 11 months ago

    Wow. This is awesome! Thanks for the link. Fun looking back at toys from back in the day

    #19 11 months ago

    Who cut his hair...1989 catalogue

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    #20 11 months ago

    Ah. The good old 80's

    #21 11 months ago

    Every year I would fold the page near the back of the Sears catalog that had the giant slot car track. It never worked.

    #22 11 months ago

    My dad grew up on the North Dakota prairie in the 40s. He has told me a story many times about a toy he received as a young child: a riding toy shaped like an airplane. The problem was, it did not work well on the prairie because the wheels just sank into the earth. He got frustrated with the toy and never had fun with it. His own father said in disappointment, “why don’t you smile like the boy in the catalogue?” I shared the link from op with my dad and he actually found the catalog picture. Here it is:

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    #23 11 months ago

    1979

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