Department store catalogues used to be what e-commerce is now

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Photo: abebooks.com

E-commerce and an old catalogue come together online. This copy of the 1995 Canadian Tire fall and winter catalogue is available for sale at abebooks.com.

I was the (untalented) bass player in a rock band when I was a teenager. Because we couldn’t afford the guitar model I craved, Paul McCartney’s Hofner 501 violin-style, we ordered a relatively inexpensive, no-name, made-in Japan version of the iconic guitar from the Eaton’s catalogue.