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PostFri Dec 19, 2014 11:55 pm 
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Interesting how the prices in Schroder's 1964 REI catalog haven't changed much, factoring in inflation.

Using this inflation calculator:

Page 15, "English Ventile Parka" $27.95 - (2014 equivalent price $212.92)
Page 27, "Co-op Eiger" ice ax $13.95 - ($106.27)
Page 36, "Todi" boots $29.95 - ($228.15)
Page 40, "Camper" tent $69.50 - ($529.44)

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PostSat Dec 20, 2014 8:11 am 
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Anybody else miss the smell of the original REI store in Seattle?  The floor creaked as you walked up its slowly sloping angle. Id love to have that store back again.

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PostSat Dec 20, 2014 10:29 am 
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Holding my Dad's hand as we headed into the depths...  smile.gif

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PostSat Dec 20, 2014 11:54 am 
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Backpacker Joe wrote:
the smell of the original REI store in Seattle?

Ahhh...nothing like the smell of creosote in the morning! Older store but not original. (see this recent thread)
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PostMon Dec 22, 2014 9:59 pm 
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Backpacker Joe wrote:
Anybody else miss the smell of the original REI store in Seattle?  The floor creaked as you walked up its slowly sloping angle. Id love to have that store back again.

Sure do, I noted it in the other thread. The blue-collar nature it invoked seemed apropos for the utilitarian nature of the co-op in those days. Talk about a memory.

I remember the sloping, creaky walkway housing the wonderful gallery that transported you around the region and world.  smile.gif

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PostMon Dec 22, 2014 10:23 pm 
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We used to talk about the " climbers" parking lot where you had to go up a wooden stairway to the store, and the hikers parking lot around the corner. Then across the street was Penberthys MSR. smile.gif

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PostTue Dec 23, 2014 11:33 am 
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Malachai Constant wrote:
you had to go up a wooden stairway to the store

half the time with blackberries growing over it
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PostTue Dec 23, 2014 12:33 pm 
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Part of the store is now a Value Village, So you can visit and still smell the Creosote floors and the creaky inside stairways if so desired.
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PostTue Dec 23, 2014 6:14 pm 
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Ha!!  I had forgotten about that old "climber's parking lot".  Getting in and out of there was an adventure in itself.
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PostTue Dec 23, 2014 10:39 pm 
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trestle wrote:
Backpacker Joe wrote:
Anybody else miss the smell of the original REI store in Seattle?  The floor creaked as you walked up its slowly sloping angle. Id love to have that store back again.

Sure do, I noted it in the other thread. The blue-collar nature it invoked seemed apropos for the utilitarian nature of the co-op in those days. Talk about a memory.

I remember the sloping, creaky walkway housing the wonderful gallery that transported you around the region and world.  smile.gif

Meandering through the store was its own adventure.  It seems like the stairs going to the upper floor were pretty creaky.

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PostMon Aug 24, 2015 8:42 pm 
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Wow! Thanks for sharing that. 1964 was a great year; I was born! Pretty neat to see this.

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PostMon Aug 24, 2015 9:01 pm 
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reststep wrote:
I thought I had a low REI membership number but when they opened the store last year in Silverdale the Central Kitsap Reporter said member number 25 lives in the area.

I wonder if #25 is Dee Molenaar. I believe he is still alive and if he is, he would be in his 90's; making it possible to have #25. I think he lives in the Port Orchard area.

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