Did You Join the Columbia House Record Club, Too?
Which made me think of the Columbia House Records club, which of course I joined when I was about 14 years old. WOW! 12 cassettes for a PENNY! I filled out my order form, making sure to include Ozzy Osbourne's "Bark at the Moon" and KISS "Destroyer". Of course, I never asked my parents for permission to sign up for it, so I was on the hook, even though I later learned that minors are not legally held responsible in contracts.
After mentioning the Columbia House mail order music mail order offer on-air, our pal Hank Studly called to say that he also joined the club. He said that his grandfather wrote a check to fulfill his monetary obligation. Hank worked off the debt to his grandfather by washing his Buick every weekend for a LONG time.