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Old 07 January 2021, 16:11   #41
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Old 07 January 2021, 18:35   #42
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got my A600 for xmas 1993, was 14 at the time
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Old 07 January 2021, 19:14   #43
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Got my A500 from Silica Systems in 1988, I was 17 at the time.
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Old 08 January 2021, 12:18   #44
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Nice to see alot of people kept the original
Mine's like grandpa's axe. The only parts of it that I know are sure to be original are the case and power supply. Motherboard, keyboard, floppy drive were swapped ages ago. :-) I might still have the mouse somewhere, but I have no idea which one it is from my pile of tank mice.
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Old 08 January 2021, 13:13   #45
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Xmas 91 (Age 22). I bought an A500 and when I got it home it was the 500+. I did not want the compatability issues I had with my STE so i took it back and got them to open the boxes until I they found a standard A500.

I still have the A500 set up with an ACA500plus plugged into the side.
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Old 08 January 2021, 14:13   #46
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15 for me. Xmas 1990
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Old 08 January 2021, 14:20   #47
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I did not want the compatability issues I had with my STE so i took it back and got them to open the boxes until I they found a standard A500.

lol, you MADE them open all the boxes, classic.
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Old 08 January 2021, 17:16   #48
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I got mine in March/April 1992 at an age of 14 for my evangelical communion....man, was I proud of this machine!
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Old 08 January 2021, 17:21   #49
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Old 08 January 2021, 17:29   #51
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Old 08 January 2021, 17:39   #52
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I must have been 13 years old (1989) when my stepfather purchased a used A500 from his friend with 512KB expansion and KS switch.
sounds about right, I must have gotten mine around that time too. Probably early 1990.
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Old 08 January 2021, 18:34   #53
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We got an A500 when I was 15 at a computer show in London. It was £315. The first games we had were Shadow Of the Beast, Populous, both bought at the show too. I had already bought Hostages and Three Stooges (they were very cheap!) by mail order

Back in the day whenever you looked at the screenshots on the adverts - the Amiga was always the best one - so that's what you aspired to have one day.

2 years later I managed to buy a Jap SNES and we were in gaming heaven (my bro bought the Amiga). All the Amiga magazines kept going on about this game and that being a Mario beater - we didn't care when we already had Mario etc. Greatest combination of computer/console ever!
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Old 10 January 2021, 02:20   #54
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My uncle gave me his Amiga when he moved to PC when I was 15 I guess. I was so into c64 doing some code and swapping with little success on c64 scene. Unfortunate I have never dive into Amiga scene. That was A1200. Shame I have sold her after some cool years. Now I regret selling any of my equipment to all those savages
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Old 26 January 2021, 20:44   #55
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I was 14 back in Christmas 1988 when I got my Amiga 500.
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Old 26 January 2021, 21:34   #56
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12, Christmas 1990 (A500). Best computer I've ever owned.
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12, Christmas 1990 (A500). Best computer I've ever owned.

So what pack did you get?


Flight of Fantasy for me. My brother had Batman pack.
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Old 27 January 2021, 12:50   #58
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I think I was about 17 or 18. I was an apprentice as a seller, and when we got the new machine I was totally hooked. I bought the A1000 from my christmas bonus and what I got from selling my 128D.
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Old 27 January 2021, 13:00   #59
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Old 27 January 2021, 14:30   #60
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The 128 would have been fine, if it came earlier. As it were, when I got my 128D I never really did much with it, beyond going to C64 mode. I was hoping for a bit more. The Amiga was quite different though. It was really fascinating to learn the new assembler and all stuff.
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