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Old 25 September 2011, 21:22   #1
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Retro gaming vs expense

Hi, just wondering, at what point for you guys/girls does re-living the retro dream become an expense thats difficult to justify?

EG: i recently aquired a Commodore branded A1200 for 32 which is a very good price.

The case was immaculate after a wash but the keyboard was a bit yellowed so i have oredered a new one from Amigakit.

My expenses for this A1200 currently are as follows.

A1200 32
External floppy drive 12
New mouse 10
A500 heavy psu 12
Joypad 7
IDE Adapter + 4gb CF 15
RGB to scart 13
New keyboard 23
3.1 Roms 18
400 Floppys 8
PCMCIA transfer kit 17
1gb CF for transfer kit 8
ACA 1230 42/64 (in a couple of weeks 140 ish including delivery)

So my desire for retro hardware that started at 32 has now set me back 325

So at what point does it go from 'i will buy this' to 'i can't justify buying this'
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