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Old 06 May 2021, 15:50   #1
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Confession Time - Have you ever binned an Amiga?

I did.
Probably about 15 years ago now.
I chucked a working A1200 with 030 board and 8 megs of RAM into a skip.
I didn't really think anything of it at the time but now I look around me and see loads of stuff I still have that was far more worthy of binning at the time and wonder what on earth I was thinking.
Luckily my A1000 is still at my dad's, even though the A1080 monitor that came with it ( which was admittedly knackered ) went in the same skip as the 1200.
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Old 06 May 2021, 16:01   #2
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I propose stoning in the public square.


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Old 06 May 2021, 16:06   #3
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I propose stoning in the public square.
To be fair, it's probably no less than I deserve.
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Old 06 May 2021, 16:11   #4
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Regrets, yes, have many, never binned an Amiga but regret selling the ones I had back in the day. (Also regret selling 100 BTC back in 2012 for USD $12 each, that one hurts a bit more than anything Amiga related.)

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To be fair, it's probably no less than I deserve.
No, you deserve being happy, we all do. Never too late for an Amiga.
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Old 06 May 2021, 16:14   #5
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Nope ---
Even the ones that broke
were swapped for working ones

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Old 06 May 2021, 16:23   #6
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I chucked a A2000 once because it was really rusted and damage. It was given to me and I didn't see a way to bring it back to life.
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Old 06 May 2021, 16:54   #7
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I sold a A500 and threw out a A600. I've regretted it ever since as they were (and still are) my favourite machines of all time. No doubt about it.
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Old 06 May 2021, 17:01   #8
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Never threw out an Amiga, but I did dump 3 1084s that, in hindsight, probably could have been repaired. Alas.
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Old 06 May 2021, 17:02   #9
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I threw a A1200 motherboard that went dead after years of usage. But bought 2 other ones. That was 20 years ago and I still have the 2 "new" motherboards, one is currently running my A1200/060.

Not me, but a few years ago my mother cleaned up her garage and threw away a 1084S monitor (no biggie) but also a Microvitec multisync monitor without asking me first.

okay they're CRTs and we have scandoublers and cool LCDs but still... that hurt.

also found a Amstrad CPC6128 in the street just next door. But didn't pick it up! next day it was gone. I suppose that someone was smarter and picked it up. Regretted not picking it up myself (even if I'm not into Amstrad)...
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I did.
Probably about 15 years ago now.
I chucked a working A1200 with 030 board and 8 megs of RAM into a skip.
I didn't really think anything of it at the time but now I look around me and see loads of stuff I still have that was far more worthy of binning at the time and wonder what on earth I was thinking.
Luckily my A1000 is still at my dad's, even though the A1080 monitor that came with it ( which was admittedly knackered ) went in the same skip as the 1200.
Never binned an old home computer, have binned a couple of aging PCs though.

I regret selling an Amstrad CPC6128 and an Atari 1040STE that somehow landed in my basement though.
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Old 06 May 2021, 17:09   #11
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My stepmother binned two Amiga 3000 machines. I gave her a hard time about it for years and years.
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My stepmother binned two Amiga 3000 machines. I gave her a hard time about it for years and years.
If you tell her how much they worth now, you'll give her some more
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Old 06 May 2021, 17:31   #13
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Cd32, A600, A500
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Old 06 May 2021, 17:31   #14
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I've never binned an Amiga but I'm sure my original Spectrum +2 got thrown out as it was broken. I was young so I can blame parents for that. I did however bin all the big boxes for my PC games and just kept the CDs, that's something I regret now but we were moving to a smaller flat at the time and I didn't have space for them, was early 2000s
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Old 06 May 2021, 17:53   #15
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I did.
Probably about 15 years ago now.
I chucked a working A1200 with 030 board and 8 megs of RAM into a skip.
I didn't really think anything of it at the time but now I look around me and see loads of stuff I still have that was far more worthy of binning at the time and wonder what on earth I was thinking.
Luckily my A1000 is still at my dad's, even though the A1080 monitor that came with it ( which was admittedly knackered ) went in the same skip as the 1200.
no or almost...
all my unused material (SCHNEIDER 664 /AMSDRAD 664 clone, A500, A600, Action Replay MK2 & +200 amiga original disks) was donated to a RETRO GAMING association near me.

the 'almost' is for having thrown in the trash an old 1084S working (but working, just to recap) to replace it by a rotten 1083 of an A600
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Old 06 May 2021, 18:01   #16
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a friend threw in the trash a new CD32, she had only known in his CD player a few loads of Microcosm and Ultimate Body blows .. he preferred to use his a1200

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Old 06 May 2021, 18:42   #17
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if first experience of the CD32 is microcosm with original CD32 pad I can understand why.
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Old 06 May 2021, 19:34   #18
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Thankfully I kept my A500. But to this day I regret selling my Amstrad CPC 464 and 6128.
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Old 06 May 2021, 20:07   #20
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I have a few non-working A1200 boards with non-repairable faults like broken and ripped traces which I've scavenged parts from onto new working boards. Dunno if I should bin these old boards or just hold onto them.
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