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Old 26 September 2008, 23:04   #17
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Being in the position I was in (working in my spare time at Microdirect in Manchester) I could usually buy the PC parts for a fraction of the cost of the Amiga hardware being swapped.

The best swap I ever got (Amiga 4 PC wise) was for four sticks of 64Mbyte SDR SDRAM which had been fished out of the returns bin at work for being incompatible / dud.

I turned up with 40 or more sticks and went through them until we found four that worked with his motherboard. He ran them for a week with no problem and I earned myself a nice A4000D.

They were on sale for about 40 each at the time, so the guy might have thought he'd got a good deal, but even if I had needed to buy them the price was about 10 each to staff. (A year later and EDO was gone and SDRAM RAM prices went through the floor and there was no margin on RAM ever again while I was there)
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