Late-‘90s Teens Still Remember Doing These For The Last Time (27 PICS + 1 GIF)

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Buy blank VHS tapes:

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Record something off the TV using a VHS tape:

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Take mall photos with your friends and then trade the (wallet-size) pictures with other friends:

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Write down everyone's phone number, address, and email address in a day planner (as well as carry around the wallet-size photos of your friends in it):

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Page your friends and get a page:

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And wear your pager around like this (so everybody knew you had one):

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Go in person to a Ticketmaster or box office to buy concert tickets and get a printed physical ticket back:

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Look up a phone number in the yellow or white pages

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Join a random chat room and pretend to be someone else just to fit in:

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Call your BFF and know you had an at least 90% chance that their parents or sibling(s) would pick up the phone:

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Use a payphone:

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Think of the people in The Real World as older and cool:

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Order CDs from Columbia House (that you never paid for):

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Order a bunch of magazines from Publishers Clearing House (that you never paid for):

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Receive a teen magazine you loved in the mail:

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Install an AOL CD so you could have free internet time:

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Watch a viral video on a VHS tape:

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Receive a gift certificate* to a store you wanted for your birthday:

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*For those who might be too young to know, gift certificates were the precursor to gift cards — but, unlike gift cards, there was no way to trace them if you lost them and they couldn't keep a balance. So if you didn't spend the entire thing, the store would usually just give you the remaining balance back in cash.

 

Listen to an album on a portable CD player:

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Buy an entire album for just one song:

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Buy a pricey imported CD single from artists you really liked just for the B-sides or remixes:

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Read magazines in the magazine section of Tower Records or Virgin Megastore:

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Pick up a local alt-weekly to see what concerts were happening or look up movie times:

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Carry around your various discount and reward cards with you at all times:

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Order clothes from a catalog:

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Take photos with a disposable camera:

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Have a skincare routine that involved these astringents:

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And, finally, use dial-up:

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Eleanor 6 month s ago
Ah, the good ole days :)
       
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Nelson 6 month s ago
In addition to Columbia House there was also BMG Music. I'd do both deals then change my address to the PO BOX and do it again. Thanks for kickstarting my CD collection, but yeah I did pay & it was a good deal.
       
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Valentina 6 month s ago
I miss these days :-(
       
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