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Fandom: We Have No Idea How Good We Have It
I am reading old issues of the Star Trek letterzine Interstat and it is the mid-1980s. A fan was complaining that even though the movie studios had lowered the prices of the most recent Star Trek movie on VHS tape to $30, the cost was too high. Before the price reduction, the cost for the first three movies was $79. Each.

In today's dollars, the reduced price would be around $63. The full price for those first three movies would be $172.  When was the last time you paid $172 for a  single movie on DVD?

The 1980s...when torrenting was still only a fannish dream, paying full price was a fannish reality, and fans with  two tape decks and macrovision decryption were Gods.

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khaleesian From: khaleesian Date: June 9th, 2013 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that really made my jaw drop!
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