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DealDash Remembers the 80’s

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Styles seem to go in a cycle, and many things that were popular in the 80’s are popular again. Here is a look back to an awesome decade.

1980 was 36 years ago, can you believe it? I was born in February of 1980, so I experienced 1980 in its entirety minus that one month. Of course, I wasn’t really cognizant until 1983 or so, but I still feel like I experienced the best of the 80’s. Let’s take a trip down memory lane with DealDash!

The 80’s were a great time to be a kid! If you like electronics and video games, the personal computer became more affordable in the 1980’s, so many more families were able to afford one in their homes. The Atari came out in the 70’s, but the Atari 2600 was still the video game system to have in the early 80’s, but in 1985 the video gaming world was changed forever when the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was released.

Science grew by leaps and bounds in the 1980’s, and amazingly, the first surrogate pregnancy took place on April 13, 1986. Other notable medical advances in the 1980’s include the first permanent artificial heart in 1982, the MRI machine was invented in 1985, and the kidney dialysis machine was also invented in 1985.

When you ask someone to think about the 1980’s many people mention the fashion and the music. Since fashion and music go hand-in-hand, let’s tackle that one as a combination. MTV was launched on August 1st, 1981 and some of the most popular musicians were Madonna, Duran Duran, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Billy Joel, and so many more. Fashion-wise, teens and young adults wanted to dress like these bands, and there were ripped jeans, crazy-colored hair, and multiple piercings. See what I mean about styles going in a cycle?

Many amazing movies came out in the 1980’s that are still watched and moved today, such as E.T. (the first movie that I saw in the theater), Rain Man, Driving Miss Daisy, Batman, Return of the Jedi, The Breakfast Club, Nightmare on Elm Street, Terminator, Predator, Friday the 13th, and thousands more.

Surprisingly, cable TV was invented in the 1940’s, but it really gained popularity in the 1980’s. This was mostly attributed to specialty channels such as The Disney Channel, HBO, and MTV. Many TV shows that started in the 1980’s are still popular due to syndication today, such as Seinfeld, Growing Pains, 3’s Company, Who’s the Boss?, Full House, and too many more to list here.

I hope that you found this trip down memory lane with DealDash interesting. As I said before, many of the things that were popular in the 1980’s are still popular today. If you’re interested in getting a computer, video game system, or even a turntable, be sure to check DealDash. DealDash often has these items up for bid. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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