Australian shoppers are shocked by 1970's Woolworths receipt - and you might be too!

The 42-year-old record of purchase has gone viral on social media!

Things were cheap back in the day. But how much cheaper, really? As it turns out, a lot. 

While removing some carpeting during their recent home reno, Sydneysiders, Josh and Liz discovered a little piece of supermarket history.

Tacked under their retro floor-coverings was a Woolworths receipt for "$000.91" from 1978, most likely when the carpet was installed.

Image: Facebook

The couple took to Woolies' Facebook page to share their find. They joked that the receipt was older than they are, as they were not yet born when the purchase took place.

“Hi Woolworths, someone from our house attended your store on the 16/11/78 and as my wife Liz and I weren’t born yet, we can’t even imagine what was purchased for $0000.91,” Josh posted.

“Any ideas?”

A Woolworths catalogue from 1973, shared on the Queensland Through Your Eyes Facebook page, shows that you could get a lot more for $0.91 than you can today. Lamb chops were just $0.59 per pound, and a can of Maxwell House coffee would only set you back $0.30.

Image: Facebook/Queensland Through Your Eyes

Price isn't the only thing that's changed over the years. Recently, there have been complaints that Woolworths receipts fade too quickly and are far too long.

Despite its age, the 1970's receipt is in remarkably good shape. “This receipt still looks great after over 40 years, but your current ones are lucky to last a few months!” Josh added.

Lead image: getty/Facebook

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