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View Poll Results: When did you get your first Amiga?
1985 5 1.59%
1986 13 4.14%
1987 25 7.96%
1988 40 12.74%
1989 51 16.24%
1990 36 11.46%
1991 46 14.65%
1992 32 10.19%
1993 25 7.96%
1994 9 2.87%
1995-1999 10 3.18%
2000 or later 22 7.01%
Never 0 0%
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Old 08 December 2013, 16:02   #1

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Poll: When did you have your first Amiga?

Tell me the year you had your first real Amiga.

Any Amiga that was accessible for you at your home on a daily basis counts, even if you were not the official owner. For example, you were a child, your family had an Amiga and you could use it at your home. Neighbors´ or friends´Amigas don´t count.

Never means you never had a real Amiga, you were always with Emulation or using Amiga outside of your home.
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Old 08 December 2013, 16:07   #2
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I changed the name back to the original one Good to see that it worked this time and voted
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Old 08 December 2013, 16:08   #3

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Thank you TCD. Glad there is moderators around.
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Old 08 December 2013, 16:14   #4
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I got mine about 2002 from a car boot sale, plain vanilla A1200 with 80mb Hard Disk. Keys were super yellow but otherwise it was nice and clean.

I also got a job lot of Games, Mags, Disks, etc with it and bought an 8mb Upgrade from eBay which was pretty cheap at that time.

I used it for about 2-3 years mostly to relive the old Games like the Dizzy series.

It went into storage and came out a few years ago, the rest is history!
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1992? Whenever the A600 came out. Paid full release price for the HD version with no software beyond workbench.

I had 25 in the house the other day, though most aren't mine. Still never even seen a big box.
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Old 08 December 2013, 16:27   #6
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Got mine, the A500, in either 88 or 89, so I voted 89 as I'm not 100% sure these days. It was the basic White standard bundle with very little with it, except the usual and essential stuff. It was not the 1.2 Workbench because they had moved on to 1.3 by then and that's why I'm a little vague as to exactly what year I purchased it.

Then in 1993/4 I got the A1200.... \o/

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Old 08 December 2013, 17:19   #7
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Flight of Fantasy Pack : Summer 1990. Bought mail order from Evesham Micros.
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Simple A600 bought on '92/'93 by my dad when I was 5...for following a C64 BASIC course with AMOS.
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Got my A500 as Christmas gift on december 1990
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In 1992 twelve year old me went with mother to buy second hand ST because my friend had 520ST. They didnt have, so I ended with A500 instead.
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Old 08 December 2013, 18:37   #11
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Well hard to remember the exact year my dad got the A500 but it came with Wizball and Goldrunner which were released in 1987 so I went with that.
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I queued outside a game store for the launch of the A500 in 1987, in October I think it was. First game bought was impossamole, still can't complete it! Those were the days
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Xmas 1987. A500 white box pack with an assortment of games. Deep joy.
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Old 08 December 2013, 20:37   #14
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Dec 1990 for me for my birthday. I had the screen gems pack. Good times :-)
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Old 08 December 2013, 21:53   #15
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1987 from Silica Shop, cost me £470 which I'd saved up for and flogged my Commodore 128. Dpaint and 10 PD disks came with it, took me a week to get over it was my computer running the 'Juggler' Demo.
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Picked up an a1200 off the other bay on a whim as my best mates dad had an Amiga when we were kids and we loved it.
Call it a mid life crisis if you will.
Then the crazy adventure began...
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Still have the receipt

Got my C128 from Woolworth`s ( believe it or not )
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Old 08 December 2013, 22:25   #18
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October 9th 1991.

Still got the receipt and A500 too.
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Old 08 December 2013, 22:29   #19
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Received my beloved A1200 as a Christmas present in 1993.
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Old 08 December 2013, 22:32   #20
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I got my beloved A500 around Easter back in 1990, paid a huge amount of money for it.
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