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Consumers catalog from 1991

by Ziggy587 Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:26 pm

I found this catalog in my basement a few years back, the back cover caught my eye because it had a Sega Genesis and Game Gear on it. Flipping through it, it seems to have EVERYTHING. All electronics like video games, TVs, computer, VCRs, CD players, car audio, telephones, answering machines, etc. It has just about everything else. Cloths, toys, cutlery, jewelry, bikes, etc. You name it, it's probably in there. It's absolutely fantastic to look through. The best part is when you see something you have or use to have.

I think this is it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumers_Distributing

I've been meaning to scan it for you guys ever since I've found it. I decided to cherry pick some of the pages for now. Hopefully I'll have some time to scan other pages in the future. But for now, enjoy!


Front cover:
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Back cover:
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Inside back cover:
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Last page:
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Page 207:
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Page 208:
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Page 209:
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Page 248:
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Those plate sets reminds me of a Zelda plate set that was posted recently. I remember having the Sesame Street plate, and I kinda remember having the TMNT plate too. Anyways, enjoy these few pages for now until I have time to scan some more. Now let's laugh at the price to performance of those computers!

edit: Didn't realize that the resize would make the small print hard to read. I'll try and re-up them later with a higher resolution.
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Re: Catalog from 1991

by Ziggy587 Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:26 pm

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Re: Catalog from 1991

by sevin0seven Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:30 pm

i recently found that Konami Nascar handheld game (far left) at a thrift store. :)

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Re: Consumers catalog from 1991

by Ziggy587 Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:45 pm

Interesting to know that it was $18.99 new?
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Re: Consumers catalog from 1991

by bryan_65 Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:05 pm

Did they really have brand new Atari 2600s 1991 that is pretty crazy, but then again I was pretty young so I would not have remembered more than likely.
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Re: Consumers catalog from 1991

by o.pwuaioc Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:09 pm

I want that Konami Laser Scope.
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Re: Consumers catalog from 1991

by xan_racketBOY_fan Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:10 pm

Thanks for the share! A cool reminder of an era which I was fortunate enough to grow up in.
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Re: Consumers catalog from 1991

by gtmtnbiker Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:28 pm

Thanks for the trip down memory lanes. Yeah, I remember that store, Consumers Distributing. You would go inside the store and they have stuff on display but only one of that particular item. If you wanted to buy something, you had to fill out a card with the item number, pay for it, and it would come out on a conveyor belt. There was another store, Service Merchandise, that operated similarly.
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Re: Consumers catalog from 1991

by Ziggy587 Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:40 am

bryan_65 wrote:Did they really have brand new Atari 2600s 1991 that is pretty crazy, but then again I was pretty young so I would not have remembered more than likely.


Well it's on a clearance page, and only $20. There was probably just such a huge stock that it lasted a long time while no one way buying them. There's the 7800 too, but I guess that would make more sense. And on that page, there's a couple hand helds in the lower right corner. Double Dragon II !


o.pwuaioc wrote:I want that Konami Laser Scope.


I never even heard of that thing until I saw it in this catalog. :lol:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaserScope


xan_racketBOY_fan wrote:Thanks for the share!

gtmtnbiker wrote:Thanks for the trip down memory lanes.


No problem! Again, I'll scan some more pages in when I get the chance. And I'll re-upload the pages I have now to a bigger resolution so you guys and read the small print easier.
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Re: Consumers catalog from 1991

by Czernobog Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:54 am

:lol: The Game Boy speaker system is ridiculous looking. Never seen that before.

Oh, and I also want that Konami Laser Scope.
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