Signs read: CONES 10 CENTS. CONES 10 CENTS. CONES 5 CENTS.
People say you get what you pay for, but usually you don’t even get that.
Wait til Nancy comes into money… she’ll become a Conehead! (My apologies to Lorne Michaels’ 1977 writing team).
Costs sure have risen since this strip first came out. Today, an ice cream cone would probably cost $5—or more.
A good punchline would have been for the 5 cent cone to come without the ice cream.
Let the buyer beware.
The five cent cone is not worth it
The cone is a lie.
Ya get whatcha pay for!
Wow, I do remember five cent ice cream cones. The last time I bought an ice cream cone at a shopping mall, I noted that it cost more than a gallon of ice cream would have cost at the supermarket.
You get what you pay for, Nancy.
I think a better gag would have been a regular size cone without ice cream.
Ya get what ya pay for.
A dime from 1950 would cost $1.25(ish) in 2023 while a nickel would cost around 60¢ to 70¢.
I remember nickel cones. The closest I’ve come to that price in the last few years is $2 at an original Rexall Drug in Bar Harbor, Maine. There’s a gourmet ice cream store across the street from that Rexall; cones start at $8.
Little-Known Fact: A person reading this comic in 1950 would later be inspired to create the taste spoon.
Cones 5 cents, ice cream 25 cents more…
You get what you pay for.
Diet-Size, I’m guessing. ;)