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New Early Colour TV Info

 
crustytv
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Some members might be interested in a new article I've just added showcasing all the colour TV's that were available in 1969. Includes short details on the sets and some pricing information, dearest being the Beovision 3000 coming in at a whopping figure of £409 for Teak or £415 for rosewood, that's a shocking amount.

To put that price into perspective, I remember my mum and dad bought their first 3 bedroom house in Brighton, Sussex the previous year for £3000 and a new Mini was just under £600.

Enjoy

https://www.radios-tv.co.uk/r-e-r-the-colour-sets-1969/

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Topic starter Posted : 09/08/2017 8:54 pm
Nuvistor
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I will definitely take look, yes we bought, with a mortgage, our house in 1970 for £3250, 3 bedroom semi with a big garden. Still live there, garden getting a bit big for me now.

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Posted : 09/08/2017 9:13 pm
Nuvistor
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Allied Electric , GEC and RBM quote a price plus a few pounds, any one remember what the extra was for, only thing I can think of is delivery to the dealer.

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Posted : 09/08/2017 9:43 pm
crustytv
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Only guessing here, would it be purchase tax?

Those sets you highlight are specified in gn (guineas).

All the other sets appear to be listed in pounds and might include purchase tax.

As I say, just a guess.

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Topic starter Posted : 09/08/2017 9:52 pm
PYE625
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Oh I like the rug.....I'll have that and the set that stands on it please. grin_gif

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Posted : 09/08/2017 10:29 pm
Marc
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PYE625 said
Oh I like the rug.....I'll have that and the set that stands on it please. grin_gif  

Andrew, you don't want that rug, it's red gun doesn't work !grin_gif

Hi Chris,

It's all very interesting to mull over the prices but at the same time rather frightening too. Homes seem reasonably priced but by 'eck where we stung when it came to kitting it out. eek_gif

Marc.

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Posted : 09/08/2017 10:38 pm
Nuvistor
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I don't think purchase tax, that was around 25 to 33% of the trade price. Cost of a TV came down when VAT was introduced at 10%.

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Posted : 09/08/2017 10:38 pm
PYE625
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£415 in 1969 is the equivalent of £4775.82  today according to this site....

http://www.moneysorter.co.uk/calculator_inflation.html

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Posted : 09/08/2017 10:42 pm
Nuvistor
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PYE625 said
Oh I like the rug.....I'll have that and the set that stands on it please. grin_gif  

Just shows how fashion changes over the years, we thought that psychedelic style was very trendy. Then came the purple and oranges of the 70's, too grown up for that then though. Or to put it another way two kids, a mortgage and no money.

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Posted : 09/08/2017 10:45 pm
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That rug rocks my boat....It's a must-have !!   laugh

I can just see myself curled up on it watching Lulu do Boom-bang-a-bang on that very TV set.

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Posted : 09/08/2017 10:54 pm
Katie Bush
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PYE625 said
£415 in 1969 is the equivalent of £4775.82  today according to this site....

http://www.moneysorter.co.uk/calculator_inflation.html

That would put a Mini 850cc saloon ( a real Mini that is ) at an equivalent price of about £10'000.00 in today's money, based on the premise that in 1969 a basic Mini 850, cost £850. Coincidental as it may seem, it was true.

So, what's it to be, kids? A new car? Or two new colour tellies? - I wonder which option the kids would have plumped for!duno_gifgrin_gif

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Posted : 09/08/2017 11:10 pm