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Discussion => Stuff that's For Sale and Stuff that People Want => Topic started by: nortonfolgate on Tuesday 11 October 2011, 2156

Title: Wanted - Amiga Computer
Post by: nortonfolgate on Tuesday 11 October 2011, 2156
Hi,

Does anyone have a Commodore Amiga computer they no longer want?  Check your attics!

Cheers
Title: Re: Wanted - Amiga Computer
Post by: The Prying I on Tuesday 11 October 2011, 2341
What a coincidence, I over heard some guy saying the other day they fetch up to 200 on E-Bay. 

As it happens, I've got one stowed away together with a Toshiba MSX; Atari Console; Binatone; Big-track; Computerised Battleships; Circa. 1978 Handheld Space Invader Game; Simon; Scalextric with cars from 1978 such as Escort Mk1 with lights and TVR 7's.   

I guarantee loads of us have similar gadgets/toys from the 70's & 80's gathering dust and also value in our attics.

When I play a retro computer games such as Pacman it takes me back 30 years and it only seems like yesterday when I played it last.  This is  because the sounds and visuals unlock part of the brain that stores useless bits of information such as gaming knowledge. 

Is it me or when you think back and visualise playing with your favourite toys the smell also comes back with it, not literally but you can recall and associate the distinctive smell. 
Title: Re: Wanted - Amiga Computer
Post by: Gribbie on Thursday 13 October 2011, 2206
My baby has a fab t-shirt with pacman on it.  Bought by his geekie "uncle" - you know who you are!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Wanted - Amiga Computer
Post by: Reenie on Friday 14 October 2011, 0654
 ;D Uncie Geek!
Title: Re: Wanted - Amiga Computer
Post by: Nooks on Friday 14 October 2011, 1145
Is it me or when you think back and visualise playing with your favourite toys the smell also comes back with it, not literally but you can recall and associate the distinctive smell.

You mean like the unmistakable odour of burnt out Hornby motors?  :-\
Title: Re: Wanted - Amiga Computer
Post by: Gribbie on Friday 14 October 2011, 1258
;D Uncie Geek!

Officially renamed now and for ever!  ;D
Title: Re: Wanted - Amiga Computer
Post by: Mab y Mynydd on Friday 14 October 2011, 1442
I'm the Geek's Uncie but he didn't buy me one.
Title: Re: Wanted - Amiga Computer
Post by: Gribbie on Friday 14 October 2011, 2115
Maybe they only come in baby sizes?
Title: Re: Wanted - Amiga Computer
Post by: Reenie on Friday 14 October 2011, 2122
Maybe they only come in baby sizes?

Saying nothing about the freaky visual of Geekie Unkie's geeky unkie in a baby pacman shirt.....
Title: Re: Wanted - Amiga Computer
Post by: Gribbie on Friday 14 October 2011, 2123
Would be fab!  ;D
Title: Re: Wanted - Amiga Computer
Post by: nortonfolgate on Friday 14 October 2011, 2255
What a coincidence, I over heard some guy saying the other day they fetch up to 200 on E-Bay. 

That's news to me, maybe the Amiga's older brother C64, and even then it would have to something rare like the laptop portable luggable version (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_SX-64) or the attempteded Sega/Nintendo killer console version (but ultimate disaster), the C64 gs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64_Games_System)