Easy Credit, Nothing New. See These Old Ads.

Here are a couple of old radio ads, one from 1938 and one from 1952, both advertising easy credit to purchase the products.

1938 Radio Ad for Easy Credit

I really enjoyed the 1952 television ad with all the same techniques used today to sell credit. Look for:

  • Pay as little as 35 cents a day after a small down payment
  • Lowest Possible Credit Terms
  • Take 18 Months to Pay
  • Money Back Guarantee
1952 Television Easy Credit Advertisement

If you’d like to read more about the history of credit and debt you can find the series I wrote on this here. The section on the history of installment debt is here.


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