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This was an interesting assignment for me, because I'm old enough to remember how things were bought and sold before the Web and e-commerce existed. When I was a kid in the mid-1960s, it was a big thrill to get the Sears catalog in the mail. I'd eagerly peruse the pages full of pictures of exotic toys and gadgets that I didn't know even existed, and wish for the day when I had a checking account and enough money in it to order them. When I was a slightly less penniless teenager, I joined a mail-order record club, mostly to get the 15 free records they offered a premium. That was how I got my vinyl copy of the Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main Street," which I still have someplace.

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