2 bob today and yesterday?

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There was a time 2bob could do quite alot, from when you could get bread early in the 90s and even pay for fare.

For some it was pocket money to last a day or 2. However the years have gone by and inflation has been on the rise to a point that there are some places that don’t accept these coins let alone being able to purchase anything.

However with Safaricom 3G. Surfing has been made easier where you can surf at a flat rate of only 2bob. For only 2 bob a minute, surf the net at the comfort of your home at a flat rate, whatever you want to do from updating your social media pages, downloading complete movies and series, chat online etc, whatever yuo can think of, its open to your imagination at the comfort of your laptop and Safaricom modem at any time.

Can you think of anything that you could buy with 2bob that you cannot get today, tell us as the most creative inputs are placed into a draw to win airtime, modems and Safaricom IDEOS handsets this week

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  • Before, 2bob would get me a whole packet of PATCO sweets (Just enough for a Birthday Party) while today, the same price would get you half a single tablet-that’s if at all they sold in halves!

  • Njugunakim

    I can remember back in the 1970s, 2 bob was enough to go buy yourself alcohol and also buy your friends a round and still have some money left to pay for their cab fare home.I can also remember with 2 bob one would be able to acquire a gramaphone as well as get your favourite musicians L.P’s or albums thrown in there which cost something like 40 cents each and enjoy the melodious tunes at a cheap price and still have some cash left to pay your rent at the end of the month.

  • Georgebgz

    Plate of lunch consisting of rice and stew,now it’s a hundred times that in an average restaurant…

  • i used to buy bajhia and mabuyu at two bob!

  • Esther Njeri njoroge

    I used to buy goody goody at two bob!!!
     

  • CLEMENT LUYALI

    i remember those days when i was in primary i was given 5/= for lunch. there were those biscuits that were round and small. i could buy a packet and retain balance but now it is over 30/=

  • Gideonbett

    huh! two bob was enough to buy lots of cabbages from a neighborhood but 2day one cabbage cost 50 bob. also an egg was two bob from a retail shop but today its 15 bob.

  • Angeldiyah

    Back then thea were those sweets dat were chocolate coloured called goody goody….n if they existed now Cld definately cost much more….n u Cld also get into a circus/fanfair wid 2bob….

  • Just thinking about the 70’s brings back treasured memories that I wish had lasted. It was a time when I could buy half a loaf of bread at 30 cents, i could get sugar cane from the kiosk at ten cents, sugar itself costed around thirty cents for half a kilo! If my memory serves me right, the newspaper went for roughly a shilling! Add all these expenses to the budget of a father then and you would realize that he still had 30 cents for bus fare….that is if a bus passed by the road! otherwise you would just have to trek the 10 kilometers home: the remaining 30 cents would probably end up in the busaa den. Funny how inflation has changed things…2 shillings cannot get u anything! At least you can get to surf  the internet with it: otherwise it would be just some loose change.

  • Irene Warui

    well. i’m a ’90s kid. @ bob was what i used to spend to buy those dracula chewing gum that would make us look like vampires and scare our peers!! I was also in love with goody goody and i could get 4 of those for 2/=!!

  • Jackson Kimotho

    Talking of 2bob,those days when i was i kid,Late ’80’s they use to call it “rupia” that is;RUPEE…parents give you that 2bob as pocket money meant your were a “Sonko” in your “shagz” and i could buy sweets or Biscuits which would run for a whole week.
    But know,its a BIG DREAM which will never come to pass again!,unless surfing via safaricom 3G  through updating social media pages, downloading complete movies and series, chat online etc, ONLY.

  • Jackson Kimotho

    Talking of 2bob,those days when i was i kid,Late ’80’s they use to call
    it “rupia” that is;RUPEE…If parents give you that 2bob as pocket money
    meant your were a “Sonko” in your “shagz” and i could buy sweets or
    Biscuits which would run for a whole week.

    But know,its a BIG DREAM which will never come to pass again!,unless
    surfing via safaricom 3G  through updating social media pages,
    downloading complete movies and series, chat online etc, ONLY.

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