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Fri Jan 13, 2012, 01:46 PM

10 Brand Names Gone But Not Forgotten

http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/10-brand-names-gone-but-not-forgotten-thestreet.aspx?cp-documentid=6846398&ocid=xnetr1-1

1. F.W. Woolworth
2. Amiga
3. Merry-Go-Round/Chess King (I used to wok at Merry Go Round)
4. Diners Club card
5. Tab (Tab, what a beautiful drink. Tab, for beautiful people)
6. Rustler Steak House
7. McCall's (I think the change to Rosie killed it)
8. General Cinemas (I saw Star Wars at one)
9. Pan Am (now it's a cancelled TV show, too)
10. Chiclets

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Reply 10 Brand Names Gone But Not Forgotten (Original post)
RockaFowler Jan 2012 OP
CurtEastPoint Jan 2012 #1
Liquorice Jan 2012 #30
RebelOne Jan 2012 #2
RockaFowler Jan 2012 #4
oldhippydude Jan 2012 #9
librechik Jan 2012 #14
Ikonoklast Jan 2012 #21
randome Jan 2012 #19
stevedeshazer Jan 2012 #22
Edweird Jan 2012 #36
csziggy Jan 2012 #17
DiverDave Jan 2012 #39
joeglow3 Jan 2012 #3
hfojvt Jan 2012 #10
joeglow3 Jan 2012 #11
sharp_stick Jan 2012 #5
JaneQPublic Jan 2012 #6
no_hypocrisy Jan 2012 #16
HughBeaumont Jan 2012 #7
The Genealogist Jan 2012 #8
lpbk2713 Jan 2012 #12
RockaFowler Jan 2012 #13
lpbk2713 Jan 2012 #15
Throd Jan 2012 #25
Critters2 Jan 2012 #23
pinboy3niner Jan 2012 #27
LineLineLineLineNew Reply !
Critters2 Jan 2012 #37
demtenjeep Jan 2012 #18
Critters2 Jan 2012 #24
jmowreader Jan 2012 #33
JackRiddler Jan 2012 #20
Critters2 Jan 2012 #26
JackRiddler Jan 2012 #28
Throd Jan 2012 #29
IDemo Jan 2012 #31
Charlemagne Jan 2012 #32
CatholicEdHead Jan 2012 #34
Logical Jan 2012 #35
PCIntern Jan 2012 #38


Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 07:51 PM

30. Yeah, they still make Chiclets. I have some too! nt

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 01:51 PM

2. As a kid in Miami, I used to love going to downtown Miami to Woolworth's. n/t

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 01:54 PM

4. That was a great store

The one in downtown WPB was just as good. I kind of miss that store. It had a little of everything

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Response to RockaFowler (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 02:05 PM

9. anybody remeber

how woolworths used to smell.. it didnt make any difference where you were, they all has pleasant "dime store" smell

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 02:24 PM

14. I remember the shiny lunch counter and fountain in almost every Woolies

those were the days, right?

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Response to librechik (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 07:16 PM

21. I used to go to the Woolworth's on E.4th Street in Cleveland coming from school and going to work.

I would get off the Rapid at the Terminal Tower and walk over.

It was great in bad weather, as I could walk in one end of the building, and go out the other and be one city block closer to where I wanted to be, helpng to keep the wind and snow blowing off Lake Erie from freezing my ass off.

You could get two hot dogs with chili and a Coke for $0.79.



Boy am I old.

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 07:01 PM

19. Yes!

 

Same for the Woolworth's in downtown St. Louis.

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Response to randome (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 07:20 PM

22. Yeah, we had one in downtown Portland.

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Response to RockaFowler (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 11:13 PM

36. I used to go to that one, too. Back when Clematis didn't suck like it does now.

 

It used to be edgy down there at night and it was AWESOME. Respectable's, O'Shea's and the Roxy.
Oh, and the Arts Bar. And eventually Lost Weekends.
Wasn't there also one in the Palm Beach Mall at one time?

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 07:00 PM

17. Woolworth's was the first chain store in our little town.

They bought the local five and dime store. It was a big deal when it happened. I remember going in there and wishing for some of the things they sold, but more often than not, we could not afford them.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 07:58 AM

39. Woolworths in Eugene OR.

That lunch counter, it was a very cool place to a little guy...

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 01:53 PM

3. Diner's & Tab are still around

 

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Response to joeglow3 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 02:10 PM

10. How about a Pepsi Free?

"I'm not giving you a Pepsi free, if you want a Pepsi you can pay for it, like everybody else."

"Okay, give me a Tab."

"Tab? How can I give you a tab if you have't ordered anything?"

"McFly!!!"

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 02:12 PM

11. Haha. As soon as I saw your title, that popped in my head.

 

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 01:54 PM

5. Diners Club and Chiclets are still around n/t

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 01:55 PM

6. Vermont Country Store sells retro products...

...I thought were long gone. For example, Lemon Up shampoo:

http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/store/jump/Health_&_Beauty/Hair_Care/Shampoos_&_Conditioners/100100

They also have candy and remedies from years past.

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Response to JaneQPublic (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 06:57 PM

16. $14.95 for Lemon Up and Herbal Essence Shampoos???!!!

I paid $1.95 in 1971 for them.

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 01:58 PM

7. Chess King, home of the SWEATAH!!!

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 02:00 PM

8. The article seems to contradict itself.

These are products that are "gone but not forgotten." Of Tab, it says "Tab, which hit shelves in 1963, never regained its popularity. Nevertheless, it is still available in the United States if your grocer is inclined to carry it"

Of Diner's Club "Those feeling nostalgic for their first charge card can take some solace in the fact that Diners Club, though rarely seen, still exists."

Of Chiclets: "Chiclets are no longer easy to find in the United States."

I am a very nostalgic person, and often long for, or remember fondly, brands or products that are still around. Many of these in the article, however are not really "gone."

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 02:18 PM

12. Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Buick LeSabre




Many other auto brands.


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 02:22 PM

13. I miss the Oldsmobile

Loved that big old car

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Response to RockaFowler (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 02:24 PM

15. I had a 95 LeSabre




Nice ride. Gave me hardly no trouble at all after driving it ~ 60,000 miles.


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 07:27 PM

25. I have a 1959 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88. Coolest car ever.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 07:26 PM

23. And now Mercury. nt

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Response to Critters2 (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 07:33 PM

27. And Pluto!

Well, maybe it wasn't a brand name. But it used to be a planet...

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #27)

Sat Jan 14, 2012, 03:16 PM

37. !

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 07:00 PM

18. Marathan Candy Bar

one foot of yummy chocolate covered caramel

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 07:26 PM

24. And Slow Pokes, and Sugar Daddies. nt

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 10:24 PM

33. Then go here...

http://www.oldtimecandy.com/curly-wurly.htm

Turns out the Marathon Bar is a US-made copy of the British Curly Wurly bar, which they still make and the Old Time Candy guy imports. Not cheap. Still good.

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 07:10 PM

20. Atari

 

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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 07:27 PM

26. Pong!

I remember the first time I saw Pong. I found it amazing!

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 07:33 PM

28. Bank of America

 

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 07:35 PM

29. Brew 102

"Perfected After 101 Brews" Said so right on the can!

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 10:03 PM

31. A song about Woolworth by Nanci Griffith

"Love at the Five and Dime"

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 10:04 PM

32. Tab had an energy drink

 

a few years ago. It was that bad...but it wasnt very good either.


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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 10:34 PM

34. I still see Tab around

Supermarkets have 3-4 12 packs on the shelves around here and in WI.

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 11:06 PM

35. Anyone remember Venture?

 

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 07:43 AM

38. Delsey toilet tissue, beech-nut gum, many more....n/t

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