Nostalgia is indeed the pill to your every sad Saturday rendezvous. Sad about growing up and moving on? A nostalgic walk down memory lane will cure it. Have you caught sight of a child playing a board game without a care in the world? Nostalgia washes over you.
Even just passing by a few college youngsters on the road, nostalgia knocks on your door almost involuntarily.
Argos Superstore Catalogue Flares Up Nostalgia On The Internet
Something of the sort happened when a wave of nostalgia took over folks on the internet after an old catalogue caught their attention.
For Gen Z or Gen Alphas who have no idea what a catalogue is, think of it as an online shopping domain built to be delivered right to your doorstep, smushed between a few bundles of newspaper. Simply put, it is an inventory printed on paper instead of being displayed on a screen.
A video took the internet by storm after a Tiktoker reminded people of the good ol’ times and flipped through the 1998 Argos Superstore.
For many UK residents, the catalogue holds a lot of memories. Brits used to have this unsaid ritual of flipping through the supermarket catalogue before birthdays or holidays.
This was a process filled with eager anticipation and wishes being flown left and right as children asked for their big presents for a sweet 16 or a Christmas gift. The iconic shopping catalogue started trending after a Tiktoker reminded people of the old-time bliss of the 1990s.
The Nintendo Was Priced Just At A Measely Rs 5K
People on the internet could not help but marvel at the prices mentioned in the catalogue. Compared to the inflated prices now, purchasing gifts for your loved ones seemed easier during those times. Folks compared the prices of the myriad of products in the thick shopping catalogue. From gaming consoles to house furniture, the catalogue sold everything a family needs.
One of the most shockingly priced products among the numerous others was a Nintendo Game Boy. The gaming console still has a strong hold on gaming enthusiasts today. However, the Internet felt that the price it was sold at in the 90s just wasn’t fair to the young ones of today!
It was reportedly priced at a mere 53 euros (nearly Rs 5620). The front page of the catalogue itself invoked nostalgia in the viewers. It displayed the star commodities of the time. The abandoned CD players and bulky speaker systems that were once a staple in every desi household. No matter the amount of peaceful nostalgia, the reality of inflated pricing on these beloved products stings everyone on the internet.
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