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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 17 September 2018, 01:46   #81
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worked all summer in 1992 to buy a used A500 painting many many 100's of years old barns and bailing hay
good thing i lived next door to compuquick or i wouldnt have gotten a amiga ever my dad and i only found that store as we were still using c64 and that was the only place in town that supplied stuff for it
i used to drool looking through RUN mags seeing amiga ads but never seen any around
i did have 1 friend who also used to live next to compuquick he bought a A600 that was the 1st amiga i used after that is when i saved up for my A500
being a artist and loving digital the c64 color mem etc were killing me my main reason for getting a A500
HAM was awesome
i had all the old school programs photon paint/graphics studio and DPIII to start with
still have my disks and my artwork from then i was lucky and was able to back it up thanks to daves software saved couple files on 1 disk

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Old 03 October 2018, 23:21   #82
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Very late starter. We didn't have a lot of money. Was offered an A1000 for cheap in 1994 followed quickly by A500+1084 monitor. I wish I still had that A1000. It was expanded with 512K of FastRAM via a Spirit Inboard 1000. I still have the A500 and 1084 though. In 1997 I got an A1200 and used it as my primary internet computer (with a 40MHz 68030 card) until about 2000 when I moved to a PII system for internet.

I still have and love my A1200/030, and I just purchased a Wicher 500i for my A500. In the 90s I expanded the A500 to 2MB chip so I could fit more samples in RAM for OctaMED.
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Old 04 October 2018, 00:06   #83

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my father brought me the 1st Amiga in 1983 when I was 13 years old
but my mother become furious because of that,
then my father bought her expensive jewelry to compensate
( family secrets)
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Old 04 October 2018, 02:37   #84
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what amiga was that? curious due to the date lol
must be why you have so many accels for them haha
guess next you will tell us you were the 1st to game on hombre
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Old 09 October 2018, 19:03   #85
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1988 - Sold our C64s (two) and bought our first Amiga (500) from Harwoods in Alfreton for the sum of £399. It came with a number of games such as Karate Kid and Leatherhead.
1992 - Sold the A500 and bought an Amiga 1200.
1994 - Sold the A1200 and bought a PC.
2017 - I bought another Amiga 1200 and three Amiga 2000s
2018 - I bought an Amiga 4000, Amiga 1000, two Amiga 2000s and two weeks ago, an Amiga 500+

...the legend continues...
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Old 02 March 2019, 23:32   #86
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A500 Screen Gems pack in 1990, me my dad and my brother went in to the shop looking to buy an Atari ST for £299, then saw an Amiga 500 for £399. My dad still got it for us I still remember the whole family being astonished by how good the intro was for Shadow of the Beast
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Old 24 May 2019, 13:00   #87
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It was in 1993 when i got Amiga 500+ Cartoon Classics pack. The country was in financial crisis.
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Old 24 May 2019, 13:11   #88
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I think it was in 1995

It was a second hand machine, an Amiga 500

If i well remember Commodore already stopped to sell the machines (but i could be wrong)

My "new" computer had some disks logically, but ONLY games

That's interesting

Indeed i discovered demoscene only with emulation in 2002

I know, also cracktros are demoscene, but i didn't know that
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Old 24 May 2019, 18:45   #89
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I got an A1000 in late 1985.
Sold the A1000 in late 1990 and bought an A3000.
In 2015 was given another A3000.
In 2017 was given an A1200.
In 2018 bought A1000.
In 2018 bought A500.
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Old 25 May 2019, 13:36   #90
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Chrismas 90, was meant to be a screen gems pack, but Diamond had run out, So it was a plain 500, 1/2 mb upgrade, powerplay cruiser and loads of games, Silkworm, Hard drivin' Golden axe, North and South and a few others, maybe 10-12 games with it. A a few months later I got a cracked copy of lotus 1, needed 1mb ram. Turned out my 1/2 mb upgrade didnt work.. Went back, and they gave me a new 500.. same ram upgrade.. same problem.. So went to a computer Fair in leeds at the uni and my dad bought me a new 1/2 mb upgrade.. Other than adding an external floppy, and a squick mouse it stayed like that till I sold it to buy a pc.
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Old 25 May 2019, 14:34   #91
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1992 A500 + 512k expansion + 1084S Monitor + external floppy

2018 A1200 + 8 GB CF + ACA1221ec accelerator
(68EC020 28 mhz + 9 MB fast RAM)

I Still have the A500, currently running a TF534
(68EC030 40 mhz + 68882 + 4 MB fast RAM + 8 GB CF)

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Old 10 July 2019, 16:26   #92
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Christmas 1992 for me. Brand new A600 - no games with it just a magazine and a "copy of" golden axe.
I only just found this date out by looking for the Amiga Action (Issue 40).
Mashed those Demo disks on Christmas day. Happy days.

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Old 24 July 2019, 09:02   #93
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Friend of mine had just started a job programming databases, and within weeks he went from enthusiastic computer owner to selling his pride and joy "I can't bear to even look at a computer when I get home" so I became the proud owner of a KS 1.2 Amiga with all his developer software.
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Old 24 July 2019, 22:46   #94

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1990/91 ish , had a A500+ for a while which i bought new, had that a good while then swapped it out for a megadrive then Snes for a year or 2 ,then briefly had a A600, wasnt keen on that so traded the 600 in for a A1200 with 40mb HD , loved that machine,foolishly traded it in for a 486 around the end of 1996.

fast forward to end of 2018 and bought myself a Cd32 ,tf330 and cf card, and im back in Amiga heaven,but i wont be making the mistake of selling/trading it this time.

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Old 31 July 2019, 22:04   #95
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Xmas 1988 A500 512K & 1.3.. happy times.. First saved money to buy a CM8833 as using our living room TV wasn't really an option in a long run. Sold it probably around -90 to pay phone bills (kept the HST, though ) Later same year got A2000 rev4.x whatever with a MFM HDD.. sold that crap and got A2000C rev6.x with 1M Chip (later expanded to 030/33, 2M Chip, 8M Fast, SCSI + IDE, Super Denise, 3.1). Sold A2000C (regrets!!) in -94 and got myself A3000D, which I still have (specs are in other thread). In 201x got myself several A600s and finally one of them works stable after recapping.. it has plain 68K, 2M Chip, 9.5M Fast, CF HDD, PCMCIA+CF, Indivision ECSv2, 1.3+3.1, working floppy+GoTek and build in PSU using PicoPSU. I'm using this A600 in regular basis as my main Amiga dev machine
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Old 31 July 2019, 23:02   #96
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Summer of 1990. A500 1.3.3 512K

Still in perfect working order.
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Old 03 September 2019, 18:12   #97
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I got mine in 1989. I had an Atari 800XL at the time. I was stationed in Korea, and a friend had an Amiga, and I had to get one of my own. Went down to the Base Exchange and bought an Amiga 500.
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