Was reading a post on the O/T forum, where there was some reminiscing going on, and I got to thinking . . .
My first "moped" was a nice Sears / Puch that went for $300 back in the late '60's, really a small motorcycle. The true pedal mopeds went for about $150, if I remember correctly. Chevrolet and Ford had cars that could be had for $2000. A VW Bug went for about $1500. Gas was 25-35 cents per gallon.
Now a new Tomos goes for $1100 - 1600, a new Hyundai car is about $14 - 15,000, and gas is $3.50 a gallon. So maybe prices haven't really gone up as much as you'd think, relative to everything else. Our money is just worthless!