Two things I bought with earnings from a summer job in 1974: A Panasonic stereo which was a receiver, turntable and two 2-way speakers, and A Smith & Wesson Model 28-2 with a 4" barrel. No idea what happened to the stereo, but I still have the Model 28-2.
Posts: 15 | Location: Hernando, MS | Registered: September 16, 2019
My dad used a 99 cent bag of little green army men as a life's lesson. I was about 4 years old and got 25 cents a week allowance. I saved 4 weeks and we bought the army men. Got some praise and kind words/attention from my dad. Lesson of pay cash must have took because I've avoided debt all my life.
Support your own damn self and leave me the hell alone - Kurt Schlichter's Red, White And Blue New Deal
Posts: 3143 | Location: Sunnyside of Louisville | Registered: July 04, 2007
12 gauge semi automatic shotgun Winchester super x model one. rode my bike to the hardware store every Saturday to make payments. 389 dollars when I was 14 years old. 45 years ago. took me six months of doing odd jobs. and I still have it.
My needs we pretty minor back in the day. I was in a band in high school playing lead guitar. The only thing we saved for was buying beer (black label, Pabst, Mickeys malt likker, wine (Boone’s farm), or cheap whiskey (Kessler and Old Rocking chair). Life was simple and good back then. Get a buzz, turn the amps up to 11, and rock on. Sometimes go get more (older brothers buying for us) drinks and going for a ride out on the back roads. Well, I still play music in the bars, and drink a few, but I don’t need to save for it any more. I still hear “ hey man, play some Hendrix/Skinnard/Seeger. Oh yeah! Turn up the amp! Life is good.
Never be more than one step away from your sword-Old Greek Wisdom
Posts: 2120 | Location: SE Mich-- USA | Registered: September 10, 2002
Originally posted by YooperSigs: A better bicycle.
Mine as well. I bought a Mongoose and then slowly replaced parts with better parts. It wound up a Supergoose with Tuff Wheel IIs, Mongoose bars, Redline pillow block gooseneck, DiaComp MX900 brakes, Kashimax seat, Takagi 1 piece chrome moly crank and some rattrap pedals. I really wanted Redline Flight cranks and Shimano DX pedals, but I has lost interest in BMX bicycles before I got them. I gave the bike to my oldest son when he turned 8.
Posts: 5077 | Location: SWFL | Registered: October 10, 2007
Scuba gear 1972 age 13. ScubaPro MK IV Regulator/ Series 80 alloy SCUBA Tank that held 2000 PSI. I was a LA County Naui Jr. Scuba diver at that time.
I mowed lawns pulled weeds painted the offices of a VW Dealership in La Canada Ca. The cost for the gear with a backpack was $384.56 I purchased it after having regulator failure at 60' from rental gear when I was Scuba diving off Catalina Island. I made my purchase at Sport Chalet in La Canada CA. I Still have the regulator... Now I'm 60 years old
Posts: 5417 | Location: Near Sutters Fort. | Registered: August 10, 2008