Columbia House's mail order club actually dates back to 1950s, but began it's famous "12 albums for a penny" pitch in the late 70s known then as the "Columbia Tape and Record Club." In 1982, CBS Video joined with Columbia House to also offer a movie service via VHS videocassettes.
Sony acquired Columbia House and its 6 million members with its purchase of CBS Records in 1988. Music club sales would then peak in the mid '90s, accounting for more than 15% of total CD sales. Columbia House membership would top 16 million members and over $1 billion in total revenue in 1996. As of today, only the DVD club was still in existence.
I remember being a Columbia House
Join the club and we'll give you a reason to stalk hot girls at your mailbox.
If Dick Clark's approves, than this offer must be legit!
A "magic mailbox!" Can I use it to saw my kid sister's Cabbage Patch Kid in half???
Are they selling us coffee or music? Remind me not to include the Columbia House original television soundtrack in my 13 freebies.