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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 January 2019, 18:26
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Posted By Gorf
mostly because of the insanely high $ exchange...

mostly because of the insanely high $ exchange rate back in 85 due to a certain FED policy in the early 80s. In the following years the $ dropped by 50% in value in comparison to german DM and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 January 2019, 00:46
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Posted By Gorf
a) we are of course talking about the timeframe...

a) we are of course talking about the timeframe of 1984 to 1994, when we compare C= to Dell. Dell was a one-man-startup in 84 to become a Fortune500 company by 92, while C= was already on it's way to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 January 2019, 18:20
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Posted By Gorf
Just trying to discuss how C= could have come out...

Just trying to discuss how C= could have come out of this dilemma in the U.S. market.
Maybe it would have been as easy as you suggest: just sell it via Toys'R'Us and Kmart....
But Atari did this...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 January 2019, 16:30
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Posted By Gorf
the reason I mentioned Atari here: The ST was...

the reason I mentioned Atari here:
The ST was (theoretically) sold everywhere as Jack's opinion was: "whoever wants to sell it" - but it did not help much either as many dealers refused and that was...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 January 2019, 15:51
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Posted By Gorf
Yes of course it is about Amiga! (What else?) ...

Yes of course it is about Amiga! (What else?)

And yes: they tried to sell through dedicated stores (at least in the beginning), but struggled to find enough dealers. That is exactly what raises...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 January 2019, 15:01
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Posted By Gorf
Should have Commodore copied Dell?

Commodore and Atari did very well in Europe, especially in U.K. and Germany. But both Companies failed to find enough distributors in the U.S. market.

It is said Jack Tramiel alienated...
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