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Old 18 May 2010, 16:39   #41
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I moved into Norfolk in the early 2000s, the only real memory of the original OSB is the Neo Geo Pocket range they had. I was very tempted but as a student didn't quite have the money to buy one.

Happy hunting at the market version, I have picked up a few things from there in recent times - mainly old Xbox originals.
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Old 27 June 2010, 18:12   #42
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My local was Computer Cavern in Marlow, Buckinghamshire - as featured on Bad Influence way back. To see Violet Berlin in the stores out back, it really was a cavern of retro gaming.
There was a Computer Cavern in Reading, Berkshire and (for a short while) Wallingford Oxfordshire. I think they were all part of the same company.
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Old 28 June 2010, 11:57   #43
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My Amiga store became a "ChoiceBet".
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Old 28 June 2010, 14:22   #44
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Spa Computer Centre is where my 500 came from, still going strong.

I worked on Saturdays for LHC Micro Sales, which became part of Diamond Computers, and then part of Rock computers. It's now a wine shop

Finally, I worked at First computer centre whilst I was a student, which is now Norman Records

It always pleases me to see Spa Computer centre are still going
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Old 29 June 2010, 11:44   #45
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We had at least two dedicated computer stores in my hometown plus about two more regular electronic stores that sold games and minor accessories.
The one that survived the longest first sold Commodore comps and Atari and managed to successfully transit to PC in the first half of the 90's. They lasted into the early 2000's.

One is now a paintstore, the other is now a clothesshop.
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Old 11 July 2010, 15:53   #46
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After extensive mucking about on Google StreeView, I've found out that the two shops I went to are both gone, sadly.

High Street Micro in Crewe is now a photocopying place, and Wootons (think that was how it was spelt) on Edleston Road, also in Crewe, is now a sandwich shop.

Also, does anyone know the fate of K-Soft in Coventry? I was at boarding school near Bedworth and that little shop became my adopted Amiga store.
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Old 11 July 2010, 16:17   #47
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Hah good old Bed'uff! (AKA Bedrock)
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Old 11 July 2010, 17:00   #48
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Hah good old Bed'uff! (AKA Bedrock)
Oh yes, what a town

I've still got friends there, and it amazes me how little it's change in the 17 years since I left school.

There was a local DJ, Mark Keen, who use to claim the trees in Bedworth were made of liquorice and the people of almond paste. Strange, but funny.
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Old 11 July 2010, 18:00   #49
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I went to 3 shops actually in Portugal. The first one in Portalegre who is a hair dresser for the last 15 years or so.
In Lisbon I went to Centro Comercial City. Click The store is essencially the same but of course only sells PC stuff since the end of the 90's.

Then finally a store where i bought the majority of my hardware beside my A500. It went bust in 2005/2006(?) but sold Amiga hardware and software along with PC stuff, till it closed.
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Old 11 July 2010, 18:15   #50
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Then finally a store where i bought the majority of my hardware beside my A500. It went bust in 2005/2006(?) but sold Amiga hardware and software along with PC stuff, till it closed.
No wonder there are so many Portuguese Amiga enthusiasts!

I wish there had been a store like that around here. I didn't get the Amiga 'bug' until 2000 or so.
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Old 11 July 2010, 18:26   #51
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The shop where I got my 464 and later where my Amiga came from, and where I attened some computer classes (lol), was apparently shut down because of bad press due to the owner getting too familiar with some college students. When they shut down I took all the C64s they had (faulty and working) and 'saved' them from liquidators lol.
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Old 11 July 2010, 18:52   #52
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Bought my amiga from Diamond computers, 1022 Stockport Rd, Levenshume Manchester...
Its a blue shuttered up shop now.Clicky

Other than that, the ones in my local town, ones a bar, anothers a sandwich shop and Then theres VuData in ashton.. which is just another empy shop.. but... the signs still there!

Clicky

Thats about all of the places I used to shop at.
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Old 12 July 2010, 12:33   #54
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We had a little shop in itzehoe(located in the BermudaDreieck), bought there for c64 and A500.
i moved to the northsea for some years, and on the day i come back the shop was gone
Karstadt opened a little Computerhop, but on time they changed it's products to some strange kind of computer(my first win was >2000) and i had to order from catalogs.
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Heh, I had the suspicion that you are a 'Nordlicht' aswell tero
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Heh, I had the suspicion that you are a 'Nordlicht' aswell tero
pssst, don't tell - they're watching us

for my shame: i am in nrw for some years now
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I'm in Berlin since January You can't deny your roots though. 'Moin' will always prevail

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'Moin' will asways prevail

But they too often hear a lousy spoken 'morgen'

but serious, i love to come back to the north and try to do so once a year
sadly i am not at the sea right now, it's nice at this weather...
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pssst, don't tell - they're watching us

for my shame: i am in nrw for some years now

NRW is great!

I´m proud to live in Octopus-City.
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NRW is great!

I´m proud to live in Octopus-City.
True, NRW is great
but i don't know which one octopus-city is
i'm in the nothing of the deep dark woods of Sauerland
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