Friday, July 14, 2006

Woolworth & Woolco Stereo Spectacular!


Here's a cool old TV commercial from 1978, for the Woolworth & Woolco Stereo Spectacular Sale! I'm sure many of us ran straight to the mall after seeing a spot like this, to stock up on our records and 8-track tapes! :)

Man, I remember quite fondly these kinds of commercials, which pretty much ran around the clock in those days on TV. Alas, good times, good times...

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Blogger BIGMallrat said...

What's Woolco?
In 1978, we didn't have a mall. We had to go to Gemco.

Fri Jul 14, 03:07:00 PM  
Blogger David said...

It's really scarey when you think you actually remember seeing that commercial!

Fri Jul 14, 05:22:00 PM  
Blogger Steven Swain said...

Oh man, bigmallrat! What's Woolco? Only the coolest of the old-school discount stores (in this Woolworth/Woolco nut's eyes anyway)

I have an MP3 file of a Woolco appliance and electronics sale from that same time period with this funky jingle music that I love listening to from time to time. Brings back great memories.

Fri Jul 14, 07:49:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Sobieniak said...

It's only a shame I was born a bit too late to enjoy Woolco, but I had however been to Woolworth's, so it still counts!

Sat Jul 15, 12:20:00 AM  
Blogger hushpuppy said...

We didn't have a Woolco in San Francisco, but we had a huge 2-level Woolworth's at the corner of Powell & Market, where the cable car turns around (now a Gap, yeecchh). It had three luncheonettes, a huge candy department, a bakery, a deli, the coolest record department, and those wonderful announcements that always began 'Attention Woolworth shoppers..'

Between The Emporium's bargain basement and Woolworth's I furnished my first apartment in 1977.

I do miss Woolworth's.

Mon Jul 17, 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bought my first "stereo" at Woolworth in 1977. I know I went to that sale to get some 8-tracks for it! Gad Im old!

Mon Jul 17, 08:43:00 PM  
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