£30,000 in 1984. What could you do with that amount in those days?

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  1. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    I never knew anyone other than my MD and directors who had an house in that price bracket!
  2. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    Really. £25k?
  3. My house, a three bedroom detached with CH & a garage was £24,950
    The Ferrari was £25,000 - it was red & a GTS, I wanted a GTB so I walked away.
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  4. When comparing inflation using a house price nowdays is irrelevant as house prices are now probably twice what they should really be at least... But £30k in 84 is a HUGE amount if money, would have bought you a decent house in the suburbs of South London.
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  5. I don't think house prices are a good comparison as those have shot up.

    If you use the £4,300 Vauxhall cavalier as a comparator/bench mark, in 1984 your van would have been the same price as 7 cavaliers.

    A modern equivalent to the cav would be the insignia, mid range jobbie say, £22k. So, seven times the insignia price would put a modern equivalent at over £150k in today's money. That's a lot to drop on a weekend toy :)
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  6. i would have bought fast cars and women....:beer:
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  7. Me, I'd have bought fast women & cars...
    & drugs, I used to like drugs.
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  10. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    We were living down south and both working. Tom was born in 1984. The house we were living in cost us about £40k. I remember buying a Ford Escort for £4k. I remember buying a Conway Trailer tent for £1k around about then because that was my bonus that year.
    £30k was a lot of money :eek:
  11. Poptop2

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    How on earth could someone spend that amount on a camper though? I am just showing my naivety really. I suppose people spend silly money on all sorts of things, and today it is even larger amounts.
  12. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    They weren't made in big numbers were they ?
  13. I am aware of a chap who has just spent £77k on a brand new T5
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  14. Poptop2

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    Not Woodlanders, but there were 17 Foster and Day made. They are similar and a similar price.
  15. jivedubbin

    jivedubbin Moderator

    I bought a house in Dunstable for 28 .5 k around that time as Watford was unaffordable ,
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  16. :eek:
  17. Woodylubber

    Woodylubber Obsessive compulsive name changer

    It does seem a lot of money
  18. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    Ridiculous amount. I never even knew people paid that sort of money for motorhomes. Shows what a sheltered world I lived in.
  19. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    The most I've ever spent on a vehicle is a nearly new disco i spunked £10,700 on with my redundacy money in 2000 from lucas.
  20. We had just moved into the house that i live in now back in 84, the olds paid 21k for it
    I bought it off them in 2005 for 150k:eek:
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