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    Signs of the times...

    I just realized it's been forever since I've seen a commercial for the old collect-call services like 1-800-COLLECT or 10-10-220. Now it's just commercials for cell phone plans. It's amazing to think not too long ago, you'd have better luck finding a payphone than someone with a cellphone.

    Anyone else notice anything lately?

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    omg I remember all those 102020 things and all those services. How did those even work? Like how did those companies even make money?
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    a 20oz bottle of soda is now more then double in price. reeses peanut butter cups are 25% smaller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverx2 View Post
    reeses peanut butter cups are 25% smaller.
    dude. i was wondering about that. I bought some the other day for the first time in a while and thought my hands grew!

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    yeah man, they made them smaller. same with cadbury eggs. still charge more for them too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverx2 View Post
    yeah man, they made them smaller. same with cadbury eggs. still charge more for them too.
    Only in the US, the British ones are still the original size. I'll send you one and you can compare.

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    id like that.
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    I've given up on bottled soda. I went for the thermos.
    $1.50 for 20 oz, $1.90 for 3 2oz, .80 for 64 oz refill

    I just wish the local stores would carry IBC rootbeer fountan drinks.

    And showing my age.
    I can remember when a 16 bottle of pop costs 25 cents, a candy bar cost 10 cents (same prices as a local call from a payphone) cigarrettes were 45 cents a pack.

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    You must be over 43 to say such things.

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    Give that man a cigar.

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    sounds like everyone in this thread has just (re-)realised they are getting older.

    I can remember (sometimes) the good old days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genesis F5 View Post
    I just realized it's been forever since I've seen a commercial for the old collect-call services like 1-800-COLLECT or 10-10-220. Now it's just commercials for cell phone plans. It's amazing to think not too long ago, you'd have better luck finding a payphone than someone with a cellphone.

    Anyone else notice anything lately?
    Hmm try being in Holland! Maastricht must have a total of maybe 5 payphones in the whole city?

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    I've been ghosting the forum for so long, I still remember theEnigma..


    *goes back to ghosting*

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    I remember calling people's houses and asking to speak with them, rather than just directly calling their cell phone...

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    EDIT:*sh** frets beat me to it.
    i remember when cigarettes cost $1.25 a pack.
    Last edited by lefteyewilly; 04-24-2009 at 11:17 PM.

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    i remember game arcades

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    I remember when the Rolls was in the shop and we had to take the mercedes to School and there was no FM.

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