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Ah yes... growing up in Taiwan back in the '70s, I remember well the prices of bootlegged media:
World Book encyclopedia - complete set and up to date: US$17.50LP albums - 25¢ eachNYT best sellers - hardcover - $1 or so.
The Iron Curtain might have been thick and long-hanging...