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Compnent prices 1975

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tarhawk, Jul 10, 2011.

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  1. tarhawk

    tarhawk TS Member

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    Cleaning out some things and I just came across an old invoice for reloading components I bought dated 4/5/1975:

    15lb. Red Dot.........$48.95
    100 lb. #8 Shot.......$34.00
    1000 Win. Primers.....$ 8.95
    2000 AA Wads..........$15.50

    Inflation?
     
  2. yakimaman

    yakimaman Well-Known Member

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    It's all relative.... what were your wages in 1975?
     
  3. oldman_1949

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    Taking inflation into account :

    1975 2010
    $48.95 $196.11
    $34.00 $136.21
    $8.95 $35.86
    $15.50 $62.10
     
  4. BDodd

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    Classic example of how the value of dollar has deteriorated. I was there too and remember my pay checks.....breakemall
     
  5. Dbl Auto

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    My Dad quit trap shooting around this time when shot got over $30. When we started shooting again in 2001, shot was $12.50. He felt like it was a great deal. Now we are back to $30+ lead. I don't see him quitting this time though.
    Doug Allison
     
  6. michmoe

    michmoe TS Member

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    It sure is....in 1975 I was making about $5.00 an hour and today I make about $19.00 an hour.Sooooooooo I'm getting a bargain!!!! Thats quadruple the wages which would mean I should be paying $196.00 for 18 # Red Dot and $36.00 per M of primers.The big difference is in what I now pay in taxes! So who's getting richer? and its still not enough,they want to raise the debt ceiling! Why even have a debt ceiling if its constantly being raised?I wonder how much money we gave to other countrys back in '75 and how many illegals we had back then!How much was our dollar worth in '75 compared to today! Its a sad state of affairs and I don't know if it will ever get any better.
     
  7. postmastertim

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    Results from a buying power calculator:

    48.95 in 1975 had the same buying power as $206.72 in 2011.

    $34.00 in 1975 had the same buying power as $143.59 in 2011.

    $8.95 in 1975 had the same buying power as $37.80 in 2011.

    $15.50 in 1975 had the same buying power as $65.46 in 2011.
     
  8. birdogs

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    Shot was under $10 a bag. If you bought 3 bags you got the 4th bag free!
     
  9. neofight

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    Proof positive that we all should have invested in shot in 1975, rather than shots at the Nose Dive Inn and Bar : )
     
  10. Borchardt

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    The Dow was around 800 in 1975. Compare that to today.
     
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