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View Poll Results: When did you get your first Amiga?
1985 5 1.68%
1986 13 4.36%
1987 25 8.39%
1988 38 12.75%
1989 47 15.77%
1990 34 11.41%
1991 42 14.09%
1992 30 10.07%
1993 23 7.72%
1994 9 3.02%
1995-1999 10 3.36%
2000 or later 22 7.38%
Never 0 0%
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Old 02 March 2014, 22:42   #41
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I think i get it on 1989 as a gift for christmas + Birthday, and i sold my Atari 520 stf that permit me to discover and to get a lot of fun with computer
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Old 02 March 2014, 22:54   #42
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I had my first Amiga experience when my dad bought the A600 when it came out around '92 (being a whole 6 years old at the time). I got to play various games that came out on the coverdisks, mostly demos and PD stuff.

I didn't get an Amiga of my own until about 2007 when I managed to get an A1200 at a car boot sale, which I upgraded over the next 7 years with various goodies - HDD(old 2GB laptop drive), accelerator card(Blizzard Mk.IV 030/FPU 32MB), CF support via PCMCIA, external VGA adapter(which is mostly average but does the job well enough).
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Old 12 March 2014, 14:41   #43
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I'm interested in the reason to buy an Amiga after the year 2000. I always thought it's only a nostalgia thing for us but is there another reason to desire one after the fall of Commodore?
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Old 12 March 2014, 14:48   #44
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It's still good for games, classic pixelart and many PD games.
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Old 12 March 2014, 15:28   #45
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Its good for doing tracker stuff and it is good to have fun using it.
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Old 15 March 2014, 23:06   #46
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I got my (1st) Amiga 600 at the end of 2001. After seeing "State Of The Art" by Spaceballs and discovering AMOS Basic my interest in programming had been re-ignited. (I had done some programming in Basic for the ZX Spectrum in the early 90's but gave up as it was incredibly slow and I was distracted with playing games on the Super NES and Megadrive games consoles)
Over the last few years I have gained more knowledge about computers, including more knowledge about the Amiga hardware.
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Old 16 March 2014, 10:10   #47
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June 1990. The Batman Pack. The Newzealand Story, Interceptor, Batman the Movie and DPaint 2. What a bundle.
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Old 18 March 2014, 12:14   #48
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Xmas '89, my grandparents got me a Commodore 64 the same Xmas haha
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Old 18 March 2014, 13:04   #49
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29/05/1991, Screen Gems pack. Wanted the flight of Fantasy pack mind you.
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Old 18 March 2014, 13:17   #50
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i had mine in 1990, when i saw lotus 1 turrican 1, what a year !!!!!
I had an atari st before and a msx2 but when i saw the amiga 500 graphics and music it was clear for me that i have to buy one !!!
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Old 19 March 2014, 19:37   #51
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1992? The CDTV Pro Pack. Still alive and connected most of the time.
 
Old 19 March 2014, 20:54   #52
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June 1988.
A500, no software included, just workbench 1.2, kick 1.2.
Philips CM8833 as monitor. A500 was replaced a month later because it sometimes failed to start. Replacement was a kick 1.3 machine, initially annoying due to backwards compatibility but that was soon overcome!
A501 came a few weeks later, followed by an A1010.
Golden era it was, incessant supply of new and always better games and productivity software (WP4.1 and dBase III)
And despite getting in 1994 an A4000/040 (seriously pimped out a year later), and which blew my mind, it still never made me as nostalgic/impressed as my good old A500.
And everything still works today in 2014, 26 years later, try that with today's hardware!
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Old 19 March 2014, 21:27   #53
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It must have been the summer of 1990 then, judging by the dates of the mags in this thread.

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=68936

what a day!! didn't see much sun that summer.

I got the bat pack,it must be the best selling pack for the Amiga?
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Old 31 March 2014, 23:22   #54
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I was a bit late to the game, got my A1200 in 1994. But I had been exposed to a couple of friends Amiga's since about 1992.
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Old 01 April 2014, 20:45   #55
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A600 xmas 1992 (I think)

Loved it, sensible soccer took over my life for a while !
 
Old 01 April 2014, 20:53   #56
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After saving up for quite some time and selling my C64 , I got mine in very late 89. My friend had gotten his about a year and a half before though, so I had used one a bit before that.
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Old 01 April 2014, 21:13   #57
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I am impressed that the numbers go on constantly all through the Commodore times. Would be glad if the 1985 pioneers could tell a bit how that was back then.
Amiga 1000 kickstart1.1 / workbench 1.1/ mindwalker game

1986 the A1000 was insanly fast and thrilling.

Still have it today. Its still booting up kick1.1
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Old 02 April 2014, 15:21   #58
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I queued outside the house a game title retail store to the start of the A500 with 1987, with April I believe it had been. Very first sport ordered had been impossamole, nonetheless are not able to full it! Those people have been the times
 
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Just to inform you that there is poll with same question but regarding 16bit Atari computers at http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=28767
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I didn't know whether to vote for the year my mum purchased an Amiga, or the year I first owned my own, so I went with the former, 1989. Also I'm not 100% on exactly when I bought my own A500 a few years later, I think 1993 sounds about right, as I got a fairly souped up A500+A590 cheap as the previous owner had just upgraded to a new A1200. But it might have been as late as '94 or even '95.
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