John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Wordless Wednesday - Remember When a Nickel was Worth a Dollar?

Wordless Wednesday - Remember When a Nickel was Worth a Dollar?

Once upon a time 5 cents could actually buy something :-)

Nickel Candy

Where's my hula hoop and banana split?

Juke Box Dollar

Foot Longs on the beach in Cape Canaveral - 50 cents. We all had jobs to pay for them.

Foot Longs Van Cape Canaveral

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Comment balloon 23 commentsJohn Mayer • July 29 2010 12:21AM

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Hi John!  Excelent post and it came with a smile!  Nice work.

Posted by Dan Edward Phillips, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA (Dan Edward Phillips, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA) about 9 years ago

I remember when gas was 30 cents a gallon.  I remember when houses cost less than$15,000.

You'll have to do the math.

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) about 9 years ago

Thanks Dan - You have to laugh! 

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

Jim - You're giving away your age but then so am I. I can remember gas for 35 cents a gallon so I must be younger than you :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

Hi John, I may be showing my age also, but I remember bread was around 32 cents a loaf when I was five.

Posted by Tamara Camden Vacation Rental Agent (All Rentals 2 Remember, inc.) about 9 years ago

I sure do like that 5 cent bill!

about what a dollar is worth now :)

your friend in Charlottesville

Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTORĀ®, Blogger, Principal BrokerĀ®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) about 9 years ago

John, 900 from USA alone, it'll be a challenging time for the area.  Still, a great place to be!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 9 years ago

John,

My first house cost less than my car now. I wish I still had it.

Rich

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 9 years ago

John.......nice reminder! Hope you have a great day!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) about 9 years ago

Tamara - So do I! Back then we used to eat "Wonder Bread" - yuck. I like 12 grain now.

Charles - Times sure do change.

Silvia - It will be challenging but the beach is great!

Rich - I think a lot of us would like their first house back for the same price.

Thanks Rob - you too.

 

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

John,

I have been thinking about this same thing for some time now.  What happened to the days of a penny gumball machine.  Is there such a thing anymore?

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

Don - I think you have to go an antique store to find that machine :-) The penny might be right along side it before too long.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

Dang, I'm old enough to remember most of that - not sure I want you reminding me, LOL. 

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) about 9 years ago

John....5 cents buys nothing today.  I can remember when could get a full sized candy bar, large pack of gum for a nickle - now the nickle has just about gone the way of a penny - nearly worthless.

Posted by Carra & Shae Riley, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 9 years ago

I can not remember when a nickle would buy anything, but I can remember my mother paying 30 cents for a gallon of gas.  Why that stuck in my head, I will never know.

Posted by Diane Williams about 9 years ago

John, lol.

I remember when I was a kid, we would go out hunting for bottles.

Then we would return them to a convenience store and get 10 cents a bottle. Then just buy a bunch of candy and soda. :)

-Paul

Posted by Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor (Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida) about 9 years ago

Juli - Memory Lane is in a great neighborhood :-)

Carra - I could do without all that useless change weighing down my pockets. In Canada, they have 1 and 2 dollar coins called "Loonies and Twonies".

Diane - You and Jim Hale must be the same age!

Paul - I did that too. It was a great source of income for us kids.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

I remember when bazooka gum was 2 cents each.  Those days are loooong gone!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) about 9 years ago

John,

A nickle was worth a lot at one time - many things from candy bars to popsicles were a nickle. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 9 years ago

Debra - Wow, you look like you just got out of high school :-)

Steve - Sad but true. I wonder where the world is going from here. Maybe we should all buy a purple popsicle and figure it out :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

John, you've started the old memories up! Penny candy that really cost a penny or two. Coke was a quarter. Sigh, the good old days are gone but I love your funny money!

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Chartwell Kansas City Realty) about 9 years ago

John you are just wonderful!  LOL

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) about 9 years ago

Maria - I found that money on a website that I don't think exists any more. I think the fellow who made the images may have passed away just like "the good old days".

Debra - Gosh, golly, gee whiz :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 9 years ago

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