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August 12th, 2007 at 04:34 pm

My answering machine has served me well. I purchased it back in the early 80's & it was one of those kind that had the little bitty tapes in it...It finally bit the dust so off to Target I went to try & replace it. (Did you know they don't make them anymore?)

I also had the separate little caller id box..One of the original ones, I'm sure. It was quite a contraption with all the different wires, boxes & phone all hooked up together.

Anyways, I was able to get a new phone, with caller id AND an answering machine (all rolled into one unit) for $30.00!

Geez, talk about living in the dark ages.

Thanks to those who offered encouragement
about my recent investment disaster. It helps!

6 Responses to “Cave Man Ways”

  1. Amber Says:

    I have an really old answering machine, but not with the tape I hope it last forever

  2. Nic Says:

    If anyone out there has an old analog phone or a dial phone, DON'T toss it out. During a power outage, they'll still work. Sometimes, old is gold.

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    When I saw the title, my first, immediate thought was, "Someone call?" Big Grin
    Also, um, I believe any contemporary landline phones will still work during a power outage, though other features such as the answering machine won't. However, both my answering machine and my phone are separate units, so that might make a difference....

  4. Ima saver Says:

    They don't make answering machines anymore?? Oh no!!

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    I have a touchtone corded phone that works fine during a power outage, until the digital receiver battery runs out 16 hours later. One of the problems with modern digital phone systems.

  6. mbkonef Says:

    Power outages are one of the reasons I am leary of switching to VOIP providers. What happens in the event of a power outage? I assume no phone service. Sure I have a cell, but what about when I run out of power and cannot recharge it? (I guess I could buy a car charger but it all just seems like too much effort). My DH and kids would like cordless phones all over the house but you have the same problem when the power goes out. I insist on having one plain, old fashioned no frills land line phone for such occasions. It comes in handy about once every year or two.

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