Future Shop Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Blast from Past

by Dan Verhaeghe

Canadian tech retail staple Future Shop turns 30 today. The company wanted to take Canadians back into the past to relive some of the 80's, 90's, and 2000s. 

Exhibit A is a flyer from exactly 30 years ago in 1982. That year, Future Shop was named retailer of the year.

The retailer was selling Commodore computers for $359 and a Ms. Pac-Man game for Atari for $39. You could also buy a 16-inch TV—in colour, no less—for $499.


Future Shop
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

In 30 years, Future Shop has grown from a “one store operation” located in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Canada’s largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics with over 131 stores from coast to coast. Established in 1982, Future Shop’s first store was located in Vancouver, British Columbia and showcased 4,000 square feet of the latest consumer electronics products. During the late... more

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Dan Verhaeghe

Dan Verhaeghe

Dan Verhaeghe focuses on marketing, mobile, major technology players, entertainment, and new media. Dan has a dozen years of online experience that dates back to the turn of the millennium where he dominated a now non-existent online RPG game for a couple of years at the age of 15. He would eventually become a Toronto Blue Jays blogger who earned his way into Toronto's CP24 studios six years... more

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