New-ish A500 and A1200 lover!

Retrograde

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Hello Everyone!!

I'm a relatively new Amiga owner, used to bash away at my Commodore 64 back in 85-90, never had an Amiga of my own, was just hanging out with a couple friends here and there who had A500 rigs, was a bit jealous of course. :p Then I moved on to a PC after the C64 in 91-92, and funnily enough I always had a little regret never experiencing and exploring my own personal Amiga. The 286 was a tactical decision, and while competent enough CPU and graphics-wise wasn't as neat or fun an an Amiga I reckon. Then the Commodore platforms kinda died or at least dwindled a lot in the mid 90s, well you know the rest.

This spring I started playing around with emulators and though, I like something hands on, something real, so I started lookin at Ebay and such and luckily found a mint A500+ that I've had good fun with in the last month. Not many peripherals for it yet but it came with a few softwares, enough to get my feet wet. :cool:

Wanted something more, and three weeks later I also found an A1200 w. a turbo/mem board for sale, this is one sweet machine. The built-in HD support makes it quite versatile! Got myself an RGB cable and now I'm totally hooked, playing around with the workbench, apps and games on a big screen TV is tremendous fun. :nod:

Finding stuff for these old machines isn't so easy (or affordable) always, especially if you're new at it, so I'm happy to have discovered Amibay, maybe I can find a couple good deals, make a few mates.

See you folks around!
 

johnim

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welcome retrograde and have fun with these little machines
 

Tomse

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yay.. a newly moved in neighbour :)

welcome welcome..

here you also might gain info of other things than just hardware you seek.
'tis truly a great place with lots of kind people (y)
 

SkydivinGirl

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Welcome Retrograde! It's great to have you here. I hope you find some great hardware for your new habit. :)

Heather
 

jvdbossc

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Welcome Mate (y)

I to was quite shocked when my C64 got replaced by a 286.
 

Brian

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Welcome, Retrograde!

If you're looking for a place to pick up bits and pieces for your machines, I think you've come to the right place. I've seen many program and game disks sold (or even given away) for very reasonable prices. There are quite a few peripherals and upgrades to be had, too. One thing, though, if there's something you're looking for, put it up in the wanted sections. I think there's a lot of hardware and software available that people don't list; they make it available when someone asks.
 
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