Sunday, December 18, 2011

NOT a featured gift

This item was, I swear, featured in a catalog we got last week.





Let's face it: if your TV looks like that, I think I'd replace it before I'd get a swivel stand.

For that matter, it might be time to replace the VCR, too.

19 comments:

Fizzy said...

My parents still have a VCR!

Then again, they didn't get a microwave till 2005. And my mother still doesn't know how to set up the voicemail on her cellphone.

Tex said...

http://www.walmart.com/ip/XL-Double-Swivel-Board-Black-Woodgrain/14301678?findingMethod=rr

bryce.schroeder said...

Interesting. Even the typeface looks old... what catalog is this? They must really not be aggressive about updating it :)

Officer Cynical said...

It "stores" the VCR. Well, then I have a house full of furniture that "stores" most of the dogs' toys, plus pretty much anything else I can't find when I need it

Anonymous said...

Just think of how much more scope this gives you for adjusting the antenna.

SeaSideRobin said...

My grandmother had one of those swivel stands... 20 years ago.

meener said...

Looks like someone discovered that they forgot to place that ad back in 1983, and was afraid they would get in trouble, so here it is in this week's flyer!

Koos said...

Somebody, somewhere must have said: "one of these days these things will sell again like hotcakes! Mark my words!"

Cthulhu Sashimi said...

Now all they have to do is convince all the hipsters in Williamsburg and Wicker Park and Silver Lake that cabinet TVs and VCRs are cool because they're ironically retro. After getting them all to drink PBR, this should be a snap.

Anonymous said...

Hey no kidding, these things fit on top of the wood-grained multi-purpose table in the efficiency apartment dining room/living room/kitchen/study. So convenient when there are two students sharing rent, too.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure the catalog wasn't mailed to you in 1980?

Katie said...

Harriet Carter!!! *Best gifts ever.*

Anonymous said...

"The swivel mechanism is made with our new 'wheel' technology!!!"

gloria p said...

Welcome to the 70s. I think the catalog was buried in the bottom of a mailbag in a storage bin for 40 years.

Anonymous said...

I tell my grandkids every year we gather for the holidays how we used to sit around and watch moving pictures on these box-like things, and no kidding, touching on the screen there did absolutely nothing but leave big fat fingerprints! Them sure was the days!

Anonymous said...

But where do you put your ColecoVision?

Packer said...

Tell me again about the old days when you had a VCR

The Bus Driver said...

whats a VCR?

LOL....

All kidding aside, one of the first gadgets i bought as a teenager and one i saved money for at the time was a vcr that was close to 60 bucks........ yep.. they were THAT expensive.. it was around 1996 or so lol

Shalom said...

@Bus Driver:

Ditto, except that it was 1986, and it was $266 then (and that was the *cheapest* one on the market, an Emerson 2-head with wired remote).

Sixty bucks, expensive? A ten-pack of blank tapes cost that much back in the day.

 
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