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Invoices from the early 90's


By dgpinball

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

I recently did some spring cleaning and discovered some old invoices from the early 90's for pins and video's, thought people might find it interesting to see what things cost then. For reference the CDN$ was worth about 83 cents US at the time.

I still own both the TAF and T2, and the MK board is installed in a 3 in 1 cabinet that I bought later on.

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#2 4 years ago

That seems pricey for a used T2 - I was paying $800CDN in '97 for those. I guess 5 more years depreciation really hit it hard.

#4 4 years ago

Here's the receipt for the HUO Jokers I picked up recently.

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#5 4 years ago
Quoted from indypinhead:

Here's the receipt for the HUO Jokers I picked up recently.

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Is that $2737 USD shipped+tax in 1989?
-mof

#6 4 years ago

The price was $2595 + tax.

my guess is, the buyer put $400 down, and the check is for the balance.

#7 4 years ago

So that TAF was $3550 CDN, which was $2946.5 US in 1992.

Running that through the inflation calculator, that comes to: $4,968.92 in today's dollars.

#8 4 years ago

I'd take a new TAF at that price today.

#9 4 years ago
Quoted from indypinhead:

I'd take a new TAF at that price today.

I'm sure many would! The economies of scale were crazy different for that title and games in general. They made something like 20,000 TAFs. I wonder what would be reasonable today given current scale: $6500?

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#10 4 years ago
Quoted from jwilson:

That seems pricey for a used T2 - I was paying $800CDN in '97 for those. I guess 5 more years depreciation really hit it hard.

Depreciation was much quicker in those days, games started to devalue almost immediately as the collector market was very small. The T2 I got was only a little over 14 months old, and there was a trade-in involved as well. $800 in 97 was still a very good buy though, as a comparison, I bought an IJ from a dealer in 1995 for $1600, but I doubt I could have gotten the same deal in 97.

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