May 20, 2016

This Best Buy Flyer from 1994 Shows How Fast Technology Has Changed

 

For as long as I can remember, consumer electronics retailer Best Buy has published their weekly flyer. There was always something on sale and if they managed to get you in-store, the flyer had done its job.

Earlier this week, redditor /u/sheahofosho scanned an old Best Buy flyer from the week of October 23, 1994 and it really shows how fast technology has changed in 20 short years. You’ll find walkmans, VCRs, CDs, and camcorders; but what gets me are the specs and prices on the PCs! The flyer is a perfect time capsule and serves as a great reminder for how quickly technology is advancing.

[via sheaofosho]

 

 

This Best Buy Flyer from 1994 Shows How Fast Technology Has Changed (1)

 

4 MB of RAM, 720 MB hard drive and 14″ Super VGA! Only $9.86 for a cassette player!

 

This Best Buy Flyer from 1994 Shows How Fast Technology Has Changed (2)

 

Shaq Fu for Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis? Sold.

 

This Best Buy Flyer from 1994 Shows How Fast Technology Has Changed (3)

 

If you’re cassette Deck doesn’t have auto-reverse, I feel sorry for you.

 

This Best Buy Flyer from 1994 Shows How Fast Technology Has Changed (4)

 

I wonder how much that 46″ television weighs?

 

This Best Buy Flyer from 1994 Shows How Fast Technology Has Changed (5)

 

Your camcorder better have a color viewfinder!

 

This Best Buy Flyer from 1994 Shows How Fast Technology Has Changed (6)

 

Kids these days have no idea how fast a 14.4 fax/modem was.

 

This Best Buy Flyer from 1994 Shows How Fast Technology Has Changed (7)

 

Remember Encarta?

 

This Best Buy Flyer from 1994 Shows How Fast Technology Has Changed (8)

 

Appliance prices seem comparable-ish to today.

 

This Best Buy Flyer from 1994 Shows How Fast Technology Has Changed (9)

 

When Sony was king.

 

 

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