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C64 and Disk Drive Pack

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:56 pm
by Iain
In the editorial for issue 93 (March 1993), Steve mentioned the available of a C64 pack with a disk drive for only £150.

Did anybody ever see one of these in the wild or in an advert back in the day? It sounded like a rather good deal since buying them separately at this stage (1993) would have gotten you an Atari ST or even near an Amiga for the same price!

Re: C64 and Disk Drive Pack

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:23 pm
by Iain
To (possibly) answer my own question, I wonder if this ad refers to the package:

Oasis Computer Services Advert - C64 / 1541II & Software Pack £178.99

Bit over the £150 the editorial mentioned though...

Re: C64 and Disk Drive Pack

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:55 pm
by relentless
To be fair, they do state that their price included VAT and postage & packing.

Re: C64 and Disk Drive Pack

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:59 pm
by Professor Brian Strain
Yep, got one myself for Christmas that year...

Re: C64 and Disk Drive Pack

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:16 pm
by Iain
Professor Brian Strain wrote:Yep, got one myself for Christmas that year...
For £150 or £178.99? :)

Re: C64 and Disk Drive Pack

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:40 am
by Professor Brian Strain
I could be sarcastic and say "I don't know how much, it was a present"


But it was roughly £150

Re: C64 and Disk Drive Pack

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:15 pm
by Iain
Were they packaged in their own special box together or just the regular C64 box and the regular 1541-II box?

I can't see much / any reference or photos to it online.

Re: C64 and Disk Drive Pack

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:01 pm
by Professor Brian Strain
Iain wrote:Were they packaged in their own special box together or just the regular C64 box and the regular 1541-II box?

I can't see much / any reference or photos to it online.
It was a Mindbenders / Night Moves package with the games on disk. Inside were three separate boxes - the games, the C64C and the 1541-II.

Re: C64 and Disk Drive Pack

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:45 pm
by Iain
Interesting and quite a good deal, even that late in the day. I wonder were they just clearing out remaining stock of disk drives at that stage.

Re: C64 and Disk Drive Pack

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:55 pm
by andy vaisey
Bargain! Wonder if they still sell it? ;)

Re: C64 and Disk Drive Pack

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:03 am
by Iain
Don't talk to me about bargains! The most recent issue I was doing for the ZzapBible (issue 93 I believe) and they had Zzap binders to clear for £1.50 in the Zzuperstore, along with full price Commodore Force ones, but I guess I was much more interested in Amiga mags at that stage :(