And, for a limited time, 11.9% APR .... if you have squeaky-clean credit!
Memorex: for those who wanted the illusion of audiophile-grade tape, but either didn't have the budget for the good stuff ... or didn't know the good stuff (TDK and Maxell) existed. $4.99 (in 1979 dollars) for the Memorex junk; a two-pack of Maxell blanks cost nearly a ten-spot back then.
those Memorex tapes did not age well. Just a handful of plays, and
those things would start shedding worse than a Persian cat.
Okay, okay, maybe not EVERTHING about 1979 was bad. At least we had Oz Records....