Can you guess the most expensive item in these old advertisements?

Find the most expensive food, clothing and tech in these vintage ads!

 

Sometimes, when flipping through old newspapers, looking at the advertisements can be more entertaining than the articles.

We dug through some vintage papers and picked some random promotional pages. See if you can guess the most expensive item. And see if you can remember all these companies, too!

  1. Woolco, 1979
  2. E. J. Korvette, 1964
  3. Walgreens, 1980
  4. Ace Hardware, 1957
  5. Highland, 1991
  6. Kmart, 1971
  7. Dominick's, 1989
  8. Fretter, 1989
  9. Goldblatt's, 1961
  10. Montgomery Ward, 1974

Can you guess the most expensive item in these old advertisements?

Your Result...

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque nec ante ipsum. Mauris viverra, urna et porta sagittis, lorem diam dapibus diam, et lacinia libero quam id risus.
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Close

102 Comments

ThomasPotter 4 months ago
I know for a fact that the AIWA cassette player was not 99 dollars...
AnnieS 31 months ago
First, they screwed up on 4 or 5 answers. We didn't.

Second, I really miss real stores. I'm a huge internet shopper, but that started after they closed a whole lot of stores and all started selling the exact same thing in each one -- and nothing in my size.
Lillyrose 35 months ago
3 out of 10.
LH Lillyrose 35 months ago
Me Too! Let’s start a club!!😁
SheriHeffner 35 months ago
I thought it was supposed to be the most expensive items? I picked out the right ones and they said they actually were the most expensive and I got them wrong
Craigg 35 months ago
Terrible!
You got 5 out of 10
You look a little lost, like you got your patterns mixed up. Better luck next time!
AllisonWunderland 35 months ago
Missed #7....Can't believe watermelon was more expensive than steak 😆
AnnieS AllisonWunderland 31 months ago
They stacked the deck. It was a whole, probably 10lb watermelon v 1lb of round steak or 1lb out of a 3lb container of potato salad.
jimmyvici 35 months ago
3/10…wow, I really stunk up the joint in here
JeffPaul76 35 months ago
I never heard of half of those companies and stores. E.J. Korvette, Highland, Dominick's, Fretter, and Goldblatt's. And I really miss Montgomery Wards, along with Sears, K-Mart before they merged, and Woolworth's. We didn't have Woolco, which was a division of Woolworth's.
AnnieS JeffPaul76 31 months ago
Korvette was in NY. I thought they were all over.
JeffPaul76 35 months ago
''You got 4 out of 10'' --------You look a little lost, like you got your patterns mixed up. Better luck next time!
AnnieM 35 months ago
Casio Rap Keyboard
Incorrect! It was $99! The other stuff was $69.88 and $44.88!

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm quite sure that $99 IS more than either $69.88 or $44.88.
JeffPaul76 AnnieM 35 months ago
They're saying that your choice was wrong, or incorrect, the Casio Keyboard was $99.00, and the other stuff was cheaper. They did it to me too.
AnnieM JeffPaul76 34 months ago
That's the thing - I *did* choose the keyboard for that question!
Kenner 35 months ago
I probably bought every item at one time or another. We called it an IRONING BOARD.
JHP 35 months ago
5/10

thee strangest quiz ever (I think I hear Rod Serling:))
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?