Is it normal to be annoyed by the whole 80's -1990's nostalgia trend?

I love the 80's/90's but enough is enough. Fuck this trend making obscure vintage video games, movies (VHS),Cassette tape/CD's so expensive, thrift store items into luxury goods.

Fuck this flea market/Garage sale flip YouTube channels.

Who remembers when used SNES
games were $1 each?

Is It Normal?
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  • I love this because I never outgrew the 80s and 90s

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    • That's not uncommon. People always seem to be stuck at some era eventually, usually the era when they were teenagers. Kinda like how my grandpa never left the 60s.

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  • people are nostalgic for cassettes?

    god why?

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    • Forwarding and rewinding cassette tapes using Bic pens.

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    • That one I'll never understand...
      Cassettes suck, changing them takes time and effort, especially when driving. It's an obsolete way to store music and nothing more.

      Now I'm sure someone will say it's satisfying to make a mix with the right length to fill the entire cassette, but that's nonsense.
      Shove your songs in a usb drive, sd card or if you have good internet - stream them and be done with it.

      Also when choosing a cassette, uou have to know the pros and cons of the different tape materials. Some are optimized for speech, some for music. Some have a longer life, others a shorter, etc.

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      • delicate movin parts mechanism thatd mangle up tapes

        i had a blaupunkt auto reverse head unit thatd only play one side or the other cause the wires kept breakin off the tape head and i kept solderin em on but it was like microsurgery

        I found an ole cassette last year of some good unavailable shit i aint heard in years and who knows if itll ever play but got nothin to play it on

        i hung it up in the garage and recently realized i got a tape deck in my squarebody chevy k20

        ive never played a tape in it but i just might try it

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        • I find cassette tapes nostalgic because I used to record random funny things when I was a kid on tapes, I would sing, read stories, play games with my brother, make up stories or just be plain dumb and say random funny things. And sometimes I would record from the radio onto the cassette. Those were the days I wish I could go back to

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    • Because turning the little cogs and watching the tape go tight and slack was kind of therapeutic for kids who liked to fidget. Sort of like fidget spinners - for as long as that trend lasted.

      Nowadays (in class) they open up their mouse-shaped Tipp-Ex corrector tape dispensers, and turn the little cogs inside those.

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    • Yeah, I just can't wrap my head around that fact. Absolutely nothing good about cassettes. Vinyl, however, understandable that there would be nostalgia for that.

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    • LOL
      Young hipster kids don't know.

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  • i am a 90's guy who is getting sick of those indie games with 8-bits and 32-bits graphics by now. They're no longer unique to play after shit tons of devs have been making the same style, for fuck sake.

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  • I’m going to laugh when people eventually become nostalgic for the 00s. They will, it’s not far away, there’s normally a 30 year nostalgia gap. That was such a shit decade culturally, but people will apply their memory filter and romanticise it no doubt

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    • It was definitely a shitty shitty shit pie decade, but my fashion sense never left the 2000's. I'm looking forward to the clothing I wear coming back in style. XD

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  • I've always been dressing vintage. Finally my style is in style!
    Guess I was ahead of my time... 😎

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    • We've a vintage clothing shop in my downtown area it opened during this retro/vintage trend.I hardly see anyone shopping there. The price tags are ridiculous $35 plus tax for a USED t-shirt.

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  • The problem is lack of originality. I appreciate the 80s and the 90s, but we should be making new stuff, not go around and pretend it's the 80s.

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    • Good point, seems like most shows/movies now are either a remake or reboot from the 80's or the 1990's.Some newer shows/movies take place in the 80's/90's like stranger things for example.

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  • I definitely understand being frustrated by the rise in prices of things that were cheap in their day, as well as them becoming "luxury goods". No way will I pay $$$ for VHS tapes on eBay, especially when my local entertainment store sells them for 99 cents a pop. I do admit I've bought some of those because I still have a working VCR and CRT TV, and it's a cheap way to get to watch certain movies I like any time I want. I don't watch a lot of TV in the first place, so this works better for me than subscribing to a streaming service I'll barely use.

    I do, however, think it's kind of fun to see the trends cycle, and there are some cool things from then that I'm glad to see make a comeback.

    The thing I'm dreading and already starting to see is early 2000's nostalgia. I lived through that and had to listen to the same crummy butt rock songs played on the radio over and over when they came out, and have no desire to listen to them again for "nostalgia" purposes, nor do I care to relive much of anything else from that time. 🤣

    ETA: I'm SO glad The Golden Girls is popular again! There's never been a better show if you ask me!

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    • Look at this photograph
      Every time I do, it makes me laugh
      How did our eyes get so red?
      And what the hell is on Joey's head? 🎶🎸📻😄

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    • Yeah, the music was pretty annoying, but the gaming back then was freaking dope! I have over 100 original Xbox games, and it's just a matter of time until they catapult in value. 😁

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      • I admittedly don't know much about games other than what my gamer friends have told me, but I have thought GTA San Andreas was fun to watch! 🤣 I was never any good at video games, myself, so that's about as far as I've gone other than playing a bit of Twisted Metal 2 and Spyro the Dragon as a kid!

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  • If you weren’t born in the 20th century then it’s pretty damned stupid, and not nostalgia.

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