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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:56 pm 
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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!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:23 pm 
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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...


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


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Yep, got one myself for Christmas that year...

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Professor Brian Strain wrote:
Yep, got one myself for Christmas that year...


For £150 or £178.99? :)


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I could be sarcastic and say "I don't know how much, it was a present"


But it was roughly £150

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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.


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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.

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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.


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Bargain! Wonder if they still sell it? ;)

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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 :(


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