From The Archives: 1982 Catalogue Shopping

40 years ago, stores offered catalogues to shoppers, but you had to order by Thanksgiving

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Holiday shopping has changed a lot in the last few years.

Before there was Amazon, shopping by mail was a much slower process.

In 1982, our reporters found people who shopped by catalogue.

You would go to the store, and thumb through their catalogue to find items they couldn’t stock in the store.

The catch is you had to order by Thanksgiving or you might not get your item delivered on time.

We show you the process and the hot gifts from 1982 in this story from our archives.

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