Being one of those people who never tends to throw anything out, over the years I’ve kept far too many receipts, printouts and old pieces of paper. Periodically I get the urge to purge, I’ll round up some related paperwork and scan it then shred it. Last weekend I found a bunch of receipts of my Amiga 1000 from 1986 onwards. Ouch. What a lot of money it seems! I wonder what happened to my old A1000, I can’t remember who I sold it to or how. Can you kids nowadays imaging spending almost $700 on a 52MB hard drive! #getoffmylawn
|10x 3.5 floppy||96.00|
|52MB Quantum HD||699.00|
There you have it; my PAL 512MB Amiga 1000 and the first eye-wateringly expensive box of 3.5” disks. Then an upgrade to 1.5MB of RAM. Two and and half years later an upgrade to the Phoenix board replacement motherboard, a SCSI disk controller and my first hard disk. I dread to think what $4.5k translates to in today’s dollars.