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Old 06 September 2018, 22:01   #1
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Personal regrets with Amiga stuff

Have you ever regretted getting rid of something Amiga related and sometimes agonize over it? I have and I am still kicking myself now and then. The first was 14 years ago when I gave away an Amiga 3000UX that was given to me. I had the tape drive and everything. The system had Unix installed and working on it. I felt like it was something that should go where it would be appreciated for what it was. I would have not used any of the Amix stuff and honestly was not interested in that at all, but I do love the A3000. I ended up giving it to someone who would appreciate it and who understood Unix. I think about that beautiful A3000 sometimes. I haven't laid my hands on one since.

Then there was the time about 8 years ago when I sold my Blizzard 1260 for $200 because we were struggling and I needed to make a rent payment. I wish I had kept it and found something else to sell.

Another time was more recently when I traded two Zorro cards; a graphics card and a network card for practically nothing. I didn't realize their value. Probably won't see anything like that again.

But it's not all doom and gloom. I do have my wonderful A1200 with its 40MHz 030, and my original A500 upgraded to 2MB chip. I was also recently given two Amiga 4000s by a very generous person. I had to remove the batteries as soon as I got them and send the motherboards out for repair/recap.

Just wanted to lament. It felt good to get it out!
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Old 06 September 2018, 22:22   #2
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About 13 years ago we were doing our house up and I decided to get rid of all the junk... although I kept my A1200T I went to the tip with a mamouth box of copied disks (i'd estimate about 1500) and threw them in the skip. Now every time I see a floppy disk I just picture that box hitting the skip and the disks flying out all over the place and I feel sad each time lol


On another note I had an excellent condition Commodore 64 T2 pack I got in a j ob lot about 6 years ago but wasn't interested and didn't think I would ever use it. Gave it to my mate for £25 and now I really want one and see the prices those packs are going for
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Old 06 September 2018, 23:42   #3
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Not just Amiga specific, but I missed out on a free huge computer/console collection because I was not quick enough. TWICE.
Lost sleep and grew grey hairs because of it...

I regret that when having a chance to visit a central school warehouse full of Amigas on their way to recycling, I only took a few. I was living with my parents back then (it was the late 90's) and didn't have a place to store them
There were hundreds of A500, A600 and monitors there, I could've filled a big truck!

As for regretting letting stuff go, for some reason, ever since I was a child I had the good sense to keep almost everything I've had, except a few Nintendo Game&Watch which I really regret giving to my brother, who doesn't remember what happened to them.
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Old 07 September 2018, 00:14   #4
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The only Amiga stuff I regret getting rid of was all of my Amiga stuff.. ;-( ;-)

To be fair tho, financially I think it was the right call at the time, but it still hurt.

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Old 07 September 2018, 09:23   #5
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About 13 years ago we were doing our house up and I decided to get rid of all the junk... although I kept my A1200T I went to the tip with a mamouth box of copied disks (i'd estimate about 1500) and threw them in the skip. Now every time I see a floppy disk I just picture that box hitting the skip and the disks flying out all over the place and I feel sad each time lol
Several years ago I did the same. I've sold all games except A1200, joysticks and some books. Since we have now IPF files I was thinking that boxed games are no longer needed. At the time I also was black/death metal CDs collector so all cash that I got from sold amiga game I've invested into CDs. This was big mistake because rebuilding my sold collection was very time consuming and much more expensive. I should not sell my stuff that I emotionally attached

Of course there was other stuff like Megadrive, NES games but I never had this consoles personally, my friends had so selling those was not so painfull as selling amiga games. Looking at current prices I still regret selling those games.

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Old 07 September 2018, 11:56   #6
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Oh man, when i got my baby (daughter) is sold my amiga stuff
A 1200 with an Blizzard 1230-50mhz + Amiga Multisync Monitor
A 4000 with Blizzard 68060 and lots of RAM + Cybergraphix64 + scandoubler + CD burner

Sometimes later i found out that my parents sold my old Amiga 500 that was in the attic and my Micronic Infinity tower that was faulty on a local fleemarket for a good cause.

And pretty much all my boxed amiga games ( ohh god... just thinking of that .... )

Ohh Man,,, that huts , BUT i have a A600 Furia and a fully equiped CD32 Promodule even with my Infinity keyboard from back in the day (ha,, you didn´t find that mother)
and i am super happy with that.
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Old 07 September 2018, 12:25   #7
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I have two kids but still after 8PM I have some time for my own hobby so I never thinking about selling computers and consoles. Also I've take everything from my old house (unlike my sisters).
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When my Amiga 500 died in the late 90's . . . I threw it away. They weren't expensive then, and not long later I bought a 1200 . . . but, it was my actual first Amiga and now it's gone.

On power-on the screen was just purple. That's probably some super-easy fix, right?
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A long time ago, my friend alerted me to an towerised A1200 on eBay with a Blizzard PPC. I nearly bought it but didn't have the space for it at the time. It was on for about £120.
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