We've got a truckload of these Walkmans: Back when CE advertising was real, man

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Remember back when consumer electronics weren’t sexy? It’s hard to imagine a world where the Sony Walkman was state-of-the-art and, at best, was popular with a small subset of the world’s population. Back in the old days electronics were expensive, even in a relative sense, and this video harkens back to those dark days when men with long hair and creepy voices hawked cheap electronics on TV.

And think about it: as Retrothing points out, this guy services what he sells. Try dropping off your HTC Hero at Best Buy. They’ll probably detain you and search your wallet. While I don’t miss scamsters like Crazy Eddie, I do miss the days when every CE release didn’t have to be overhyped like a blockbuster movie.

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