|Re: Olympic Sales Club - catalog with calculators? Anyone have a copy to scan?|
Message #2 Posted by Mark Harman on 30 Mar 2011, 1:38 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by gene wright
Wow, this brings back some interesting memories from my childhood in the 1980s! I remember getting Boy's Life magazine and seeing the Olympic Sales Club ads that often flanked the back cover. I remember the ads vividly with "Captain O" and telling kids to call the toll free number and "ask for Ruth." Several times, my older brothers and I requested the catalogs and information only to never sell the stuff... :^D
We didn't think it was worth the effort for the prizes or cash. It was more profitable and easier for us to deliver newspapers, where we had steady customers, cash flow, and better opportunities to win prizes. Heck, we all won wads of savings bonds. :)
My oldest brother was involved in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in the late 1970's. He likely had some of those catalogs, but I am sure they are long gone as he never sold any of their merchandise. I think actually selling the stuff would be required to form enough of an emotional connection to it to hold on to those catalogs. In other words, I wish you luck.
Anyhow, no copies - but plenty of thanks for bringing back some good (and retrospectively humorous) memories.