lets see who is the smart one one here

#1 by Dave Guest , Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:20 pm

if you was given £100.00 to spend in the 1960s what would have been the best to spend it on to get a healthy profit I know the answer lets see if anyone one on here knows I will post the answer next week



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#2 by Andrew Woodcock , Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:36 pm

Kodak shares wouldn't have been a bad option back then in that era David.

Or McDonalds!


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#3 by Clyde Miles , Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:39 pm

bazooka joe.


 
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#4 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:41 pm

I'll hazard a guess David, guitars. Property, land or gold, but £100.00 would have bought a fine guitar worth many times its value
today. My first electric bass cost the princely sum of £28,00.



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#5 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:56 pm

I think bricks and mortar. about 1960, or a bit before, my maternal grandfather had the chance to buy the house my mother was brought up in. It was on offer for £300, but as he had three children, he didn't purchase, as he said, 'You can't divide a house between three people', so they got the money instead.


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#6 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:21 am

A couple of sealed cases of Barbie dolls. One doll that cost a few bucks back then would be worth a few hundred in a mint box today. Or Hot Wheels die cast cars. They were under a dollar each and would also fetch big bucks today in a mint blister pack.


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#7 by Tyler Hatwell , Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:36 am

if you're in the USA, comic books? spiderman #1 etc?


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#8 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:05 am

I guess The Beatles first vinyl pressings of all their albums ?
Or a pile of DC / Marvel Comic books.
Action Comics # 1 comes to mind.



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#9 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:50 am

How I wish I had those DC Comics from the 1960s. We didn't think they would have any value.


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#10 by Douglas Warren , Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:52 am

Stock in IBM and any early tech companies!


 
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#11 by Del Phillipson ( deleted ) , Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:01 am

Knowing David it would be either something 16mm such as a projector or how about a vintage Dodgem Car, an original from the pleasure beach


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#12 by Dave Guest , Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:44 pm

no youre all wrong heres a clue its to do with decimalisation think carefully before you answer



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#13 by Andrew Woodcock , Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:56 pm

I think all the above would have brought considerably return on your £100 depending on the time frame we are talking here David , on your return?

I remember reading an amazing statistic regarding McDonalds share price increases from the 60's through to the late 80's.

Wasn't decimalisation in the early 70's? 71 or 72 maybe??


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#14 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:01 pm

If I get it correct, when do I receive my prize of an IB Tech print of 'Robin Hood'


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#15 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:12 pm

Decimalisation? What the heck is that?


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#16 by Clyde Miles , Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:14 pm

the biggest con in british history


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#17 by Dave Guest , Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:28 pm

heres is the answer
240 pennies to the pound
480 half pennies to the pound
960 fathings to the pound
what you should have done is take your £100 to the bank and changed it for £100 worths of farthings these now would be worth 50p each
lets see if anyone can work how much you would have got for your £100 its big money



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#18 by Dave Guest , Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:34 pm

my dodgem fairground ride which was bought new in 1937 cost my father £1800 I wish he would have bought 6 houses at £300 each I could have sold these now for £500.000 each I would have had 3 million now but its been fun opening and running the dodgems all these years ,I sold the dodgems 2 months ago they are now in their new home in Switzerland


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#19 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:36 pm

They'd have to be mint condition David, coin collectors make us look like amateurs, very picky. I still think a nice
Gibson guitar would give just as good a return, David, you wouldn't be happy in Switzerland, and we'd miss you're input
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#20 by Dave Guest , Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:37 pm

they would have been mint all brand new from the bank any news from ted re my film hugh



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#21 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:39 pm

I thought he'd have contacted you, but I'll get in touch with him, he did say he would keep it for you. My arithmetic is shaky, but
would it be £480.00?



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#22 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:43 am

Just as a rider David, your Dad obviously enjoyed his Fairground attractions, he liked to be involved, property is fine, but boring, the
man enjoyed what he had and full marks to him or indeed anyone else that likes their employ.



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#23 by Dave Guest , Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:51 am

my dad once told me when the dodgem was built up at burtonwood warrington just after the war when the yanks were still over here it was their for 3 months and the yanks were good spenders, he said he if he would have put all the money that the dodgem made on the qe 2 it would have sank it its was a shilling a car to go on .a new dodgem ride is £500.000 to buy new .our dodgem had 3 sets of cars on ours and a new set of 20 dodgems cars are £100.000 to buy now they are about £4000 each plus vat



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#24 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:06 am

There's an investment David, who makes this stuff now?



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#25 by Dave Guest , Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:12 am

lots of different suppliers now our was made by orton and spooner of burton on trent and in the boom years orton had to employ a night shift to cope with the demand it is said they were building one a week
other dodgems makers were
lakins
supercar
reverchon French
but ortons were the best
sir billy butlin was the first to bring the idea from America he bought the rights, and his life story says he got a percentage of every one that was made in the uk ,



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