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Re: Special Reserve

Post by kelp7 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:08 am

HalcyonDaze00 wrote:Who remembers this great mail order company?

I used them loads (mostly for the Amiga), the service was ace and they always had loads of special offers.

Be interesting to see how many of you also used them and if anyone has any info on them.
Yeah, used to be a member, bought one of my own first PCs from them with a 3dfx card. In fact, were they around in the late 80s? If so, I think it was them that I bought Space Quest 1 from on 5.25" disk for my family's Amstrad PC. Always seemed to have pretty good prices.
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Re: Special Reserve

Post by The Laird » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:37 am

HalcyonDaze00 wrote:
but that advert makes it sound like the best thing in the world.
wonder if they were sued for false advertising?!
Possibly as they made a mistake on the info, the Jag's graphics chip is 64-bit.

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Re: Special Reserve

Post by boggyb68 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:00 pm

Silica originated in Sidcup in Kent where I grew up, they were just the one shop and we used to spend all our after school time in there... then they got bought out, expanded all over the place and then went bust..

Had some good times in that shop,, bought my Amiga 500 from the one in Tottenham Court Road..

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Re: Special Reserve

Post by rebelpeter » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:36 am

JetSetWilly wrote:They had a shop in Chelmsford that, unfortunately, I never saw the inside of :( They did have some great offers, though.
Yep your right I used to go thereoftenthey had quite a few game offers on . . .

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