"The IBM Portable Personal System/2 Model 8573 was introduced in 1988. It weighed about
19 pounds, and included a tiltable amber flat screen, 1.44 Mb disk drive, and ran on the 80386 microprocessor. It also included external ports for printer, keyboard, monitor and other devices. It included a power cord for AC power."
FYI…this was the forerunner of laptop and tablet computers. Incredible?
In 1988 you could:
Buy a new car = $10,400.00
(By the way, cars built in 1988 are now eligible for “Historic Vehicle” tags in some areas of the country. Is that scary or what?)
Purchase a gallon of gas = 91 cents
Enjoy an evening at the movies = $3.50
Send a letter to someone you care about, Postage Stamp = 24 cents
Get your breakfast on! Dozen Eggs = 65 cents
Oh! In 1988 you could also walk into a much smaller Glendale Pawn and Jewelry, visit with the owner and save 30% – 60% on fine jewelry and name brand name items. You could also get some fast, hassle-free cash for life’s “Oh no!” moments and turn items that you no longer need into cash!
Communicate with people on the other side of the world in real time from virtually anywhere
Write something and make it available to billions of people for free without any technical knowledge
Search billions of pages of information and find almost anything in less than a second
Watch world events unfold in real time independent of traditional media organizations
Stream & download music, tv, and films over the internet from anywhere free of schedule limitations
View products, compare prices, make purchases and buy tickets without leaving your chair
Surf the web, make calls, send emails, listen to music, watch movies, record photos & videos, know where you are and a million more functions all using a single devise which can fit in your pocket
Start a business without relying on the traditional costly overheads of office space and infrastructure
Translate text between languages at a touch of a button with passable results
Store massive amounts of information in a very small space (remember encyclopedias?)
Shop online at Glendale Pawn and Jewelry (via www.ArizonaPawnShops.com) at our E-Bay, Amazon and Gunbroker stores.
Glendale Pawn and Jewelry has expanded our facility to a truly impressive size since 1988…yet all the principles that form the foundation of our business remain the SAME. Service, value, courtesy, respect and a genuine appreciation of our customers are STILL the hallmarks of our business. We STILL have an extraordinary selection of fine jewelry. We ALWAYS have a tremendous inventory of tools, home electronics, collectibles and just about anything else you can imagine.
Have too much stuff around your place? Bring your iPads, iPods, Designer Purses, old gold jewelry and just about anything of value to Glendale Pawn and Jewelry and chances are we’ll buy it or CASH.
Did the car breakdown and payday is still out there somewhere on the horizon? Have a Vet Bill because your dog sometimes lacks the common sense of most vegetables? Is one of your kids an aspiring stunt-person and you’re on a first name basis with the ER staff? Well, we STILL make fast, hassle-free cash loans for virtually all of life’s “Oh NO!” moments.
Oh yeah! There's one other thing that hasn't changed and will NEVER change....
"We're glad you're here!"