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Old 05 January 2021, 13:45   #21
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I was 15 at the time of my first A500.
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Old 05 January 2021, 13:47   #22
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14 in '88.

Sold my ST and put my paper round money toward a 2nd hand A500.
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Old 05 January 2021, 19:38   #23
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it was in 1988/89 so i was 16/17
i had to go to the post office, to take the big pack
giving a lot of money to the employee, that asked me what the hell it was lol

just a standard A500 (english manuals) kick1.2 + workbench 1.2
default noisy drive included
i remember that for all the previous year i made some extra-school little works to gain the money for that... in reality 20% of the price was added from my parents

at least, i reached to keep also the c64
the later years, we all know how great they were/are

i still have that Amiga, the c64 is in my cousin hands instead (just borrowed)

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Old 05 January 2021, 20:55   #24
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I got my A500 which I still have for my 15th birthday back in June 1990.
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Old 06 January 2021, 09:04   #25
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Can’t remember exactly think I was 15/16.
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Old 06 January 2021, 09:28   #26
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I got my first Amiga, a stock A1200/40 (A1200 w/ 40MB 2.5" IDE drive) + 1084S D1 in 1993, so when I was 14/15.
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Old 06 January 2021, 12:37   #27
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15 in 1993! seeing all those youngsters here with an amiga is heartwarming
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Old 06 January 2021, 12:55   #28
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Yeahhh, it's cool to have the same interest for your whole life

If i count the years ONLY Amiga, i reached 25 years of Amiga addiction

Instead if i consider the VIC-20 to be my first computer i reached 38 years of computers passion (VIC-20 -> C128 -> Amiga 500)
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Old 06 January 2021, 14:12   #29
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I think I was 20, and I got extra job just to make money to get an Amiga.
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Old 06 January 2021, 15:18   #30
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I was 10 when we (me and my brother) got our A500 in -89
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Old 06 January 2021, 20:11   #31
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It was Xmas -88, A500 with 1.3 and I was 16.. good times.
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Old 06 January 2021, 20:28   #32
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Got my first A500 when they were dumped in favor of the A1200. So must have been late 1992 or early 1993. So I guess I was 17. It replaced my C64 which got dumped by ppl around the introduction of the A500 so 1988.

Yes, I had no money at the time :-) Got my A1200 and A4000 when C= went bankrupt and everyone dumped their Amigas.
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Old 06 January 2021, 20:47   #33
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I was still in comp. I think about 12.

I know I got my A1200 with money I was given for passing my GCSEs, and savings in 93

So 12 or 13 for a second hand a500 and 16 for a brand new A1200 (which i still have - ish )
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Old 06 January 2021, 21:07   #34
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First machine was an original A500. If memory serves my mum and dad bought it for my 19th birthday.
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Old 06 January 2021, 21:47   #35
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I was 15 when I bought my first Amiga, an A500 Batman Pack (plus extras), from a local computer store, as an upgrade to my C64 Light Fantastic pack.
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Old 07 January 2021, 00:47   #36
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17 so so so long ago......
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Old 07 January 2021, 01:12   #37
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I was 15 in June 1990 when I got my Batman Pack and still own it today.
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Old 07 January 2021, 13:15   #38
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Nice to see alot of people kept the original
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Old 07 January 2021, 13:15   #39
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It still works ?
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Old 07 January 2021, 16:09   #40
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Mine does. Only replacement was a new modulator.
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