Here on page 380 of the Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book is a selection of higher-end color television sets. For a mere $629.95 you could own a 23" color television with instant-on technology. That was a big deal at the time. I can remember our old POS black & white set taking seemingly forever to heat up. If you were an early adopter of couch potato technology, an extra $100 got you a remote control handset - what a deal!
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' inflation calculator, the $729.95 price tag of the 23" color TV and remote would equal $4,556.80 in 2012 money! In 2012 you can buy a full-featured 60" widescreen TV and have money left over to build out a home theater.
Color Television Sets from the 1969 Sears Christmas Wish Book
Posted September 9, 2012