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Who remembers.. - April 27, 2013, 09:50 PM

When McDonalds only took cash?

Or when the credit card was pressed into a form and they had to call in the amount?

It wasn't too long ago. Sorry for the random post. It just intrigued me. Any others?
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April 27, 2013, 09:51 PM

It was a big deal.

I remember.
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April 27, 2013, 10:18 PM

Yup, and I also remember why 7-Eleven was called 7-Eleven...


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April 27, 2013, 10:21 PM

I remember when we only had one channel which started broadcasting at 9am and stopped broadcasting at 10pm. This was Turkey of course


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April 27, 2013, 10:23 PM

I remember the credit card reader thing. I also remember when MTV used to play awesome cartoons and amazing music videos.


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I remember when we only had one channel which started broadcasting at 9am and stopped broadcasting at 10pm. This was Turkey of course
Heck I remember when all TV channels went off air here in the US as well. They'd end the day with the Star Spangled Banner or America The Beautiful and then go to a test screen until morning.


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April 27, 2013, 10:31 PM

You guys are ooooooooold! Hahahaha.

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April 27, 2013, 10:37 PM

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I remember when we only had one channel which started broadcasting at 9am and stopped broadcasting at 10pm. This was Turkey of course
I was in Paris '76... it was much the same way there,back then at least. Three channels, and TF1 generally played the same crap as TF3, so two channels really. The Grundig TV had four channel buttons on it total. And they all signed off well before midnight.

Stateside, it would be uncommon to use a credit card at a supermarket... most people wrote checks. Of course a check could be no good, so stores would pre-vet you and provide you with a check cashing or courtesy card, which later became the savings "club" card. Anyone else would have to cough up their Driver's license and the clerk would write your Social Security number on the check. People would even engrave their SSN on objects of value, so a thief would have their SSN as well as their camera or whatever. Protecting your SSN was not something that people gave much thought about.

When I worked at a Radio Shack Computer Center in 1985 (TRS-80 computers) we accepted credit cards, ran them through the imprint machine, and sent them to out Fort Worth headquarters for processing. In the meantime we did not phone in the number to see if it was good but would check the number in a booklet that was sent to us every week that had a list of "bad" numbers in it. The clerk would make a notation of what page he didn't find the card number at on a space on the charge form. If you did find a bad card, you'd get a $25 reward for catching it and seizing the card.

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Remember when TV was only B&W?


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April 28, 2013, 07:39 AM

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Heck I remember when all TV channels went off air here in the US as well. They'd end the day with the Star Spangled Banner or America The Beautiful and then go to a test screen until morning.
Yes! The earliest I can recall back (about TV) was JFK's funeral broadcast on TV.

Before credit card use was widespread people put things on layaway.

And remember when the better hardware stores had 9" South Bend lathes on display?
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Yes! The earliest I can recall back (about TV) was JFK's funeral broadcast on TV.

Before credit card use was widespread people put things on layaway.

And remember when the better hardware stores had 9" South Bend lathes on display?
Test patterns at the end of the broadcast day were both pre and post the advent of color broadcast and sets.


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April 28, 2013, 12:37 PM

.....and every bike came with a kick starter; and twins and singles came with a compression release....and everybody knew how to find TDC... or they got launched.......or a broken arch....


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April 28, 2013, 01:58 PM

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Yup, and I also remember why 7-Eleven was called 7-Eleven...
That was a really long time ago. When I was a kid I worked the graveyard shift at 7-11 (just long enough to get the money together for a guitar, Kramer Focus 6000 if memory serves). I think I got off work at 4am.
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April 28, 2013, 02:05 PM

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When McDonalds only took cash?
I remember Popeyes being the first place that took credit/debit cards. It's kind of weird that they're now the only major fast food place that still makes you sign a receipt.

Remember when there were just the two Five Guys restaurants in VA? I liked the place but never would have guessed they'd get as big as they have...
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