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What Consoles/Computers Do You Regret Letting Go?

Post by mick_aka » Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:24 am

For me it has to be my West-German Commodore 8032-SK, it was purchased from the Staffordshire County Council when they were replaced their systems with IBM PC-AT's in around 1984-85. (I got one of those too eventually)
It was used almost every day up to about 1989 when an Amiga took over it's job in the house.
It then sat boxed up in my garage for many years before firing it up again in 2006 to have a play with Commodore BASIC

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(the 8032SK stored in my old office with Apple IIe behind and SGi O2 just out of shot at the back)


Finally last year with me vacating my offices, which had by then become a storage facility for retro crap... eh I mean equipment, I sold the system for £100.

It was emmensely sad to see it go, however it was purchased by a Commodore enhusiast over at the English Amiga Board who I am confident will look after it.


So what, if any, consoles and systems have you regretted letting go over the years?
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:16 am

My SNES, the only machine I'd ever sold until I traded my ZX81 recently.

But its ok, I have a new SNES now and its a lovely clean example. The best bit is that I can afford the games now. At £40 per cartridge, we only ever had 3 games for it back then.
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Post by stvd » Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:42 am

Luckily, I still own all my original computers/consoles.

However, my dad gave away my Astro Wars tabletop many years ago.
At the time I wasn't bothered but later I felt sorry and then angry
as the kid that got it was a cheeky little censored and would have probably broke it within a few days. :evil:
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Post by Loftgroover » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:48 am

hmmmm....*deep breath*
nes
master system
supergrafx
mega cd
neo geo cd
neo geo aes (luckily apart from last resort and viewpoint none of the games i had are worth more than a few quid now...if i had let metal slug go cheap i would end it all :D )
turboduo
turbo express
dreamcast
saturn

each i had when they were new...all i sold for virtually nothing to pay for tickets to raves when i decided "i had grown out of gaming" and have since re bought some of them.

why do you turn into such a tool when you hit 18? :lol:
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Post by ShadowMan » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:28 am

I've always been lucky with my old consoles. When we stopped using them they went into the loft (or garage). My dad hordes everything so he would never get rid of the old consoles (or games).
Luckily when I got back into my old machines 10 years later they were all tucked away nicely and all but the Mega Drive (Soldering accident) work perfectly.
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Post by paulmlev » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:57 am

This is a long list
Saturn
Mega Drive
Mega CD
32X
Atari Jaguar
Atari Lynx
Vic 20
C-64
Mattel Aquarius
Atari 2600
Dreamcast

I don't know why I ever sell them as I always regret it sooner or later (usually sooner) and a good number of them have been replaced leaving me trawling for the games I lost in the sale :cry:

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Post by Weekend_Warrior » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:12 pm

My Super Nintendo

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Post by C=Style » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:18 pm

Just my Amiga, even though I emulated just about every system I ever owned, I would still like to have an original Amiga 1200 but I just don't have the space to set one up with it's own monitor. It's one of them systems which really has oodles of character that doesn't quite some across through emulation.
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Post by DANW547 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:21 pm

why do you turn into such a tool when you hit 18? :lol:
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Post by mick_aka » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:44 pm

Loftgroover wrote: why do you turn into such a tool when you hit 18? :lol:
Sex, drugs and hair metal ;)
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Post by video-gamer-girl » Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:10 pm

i regret trading my Boxed Game Boy Light and Chiped jap Saturn. for a chiped Psx and Teken
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Post by Sabreman » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:44 pm

Just my original Amiga 500. I sold it to fund an import Megadrive. I've got a few Amigas now - the machines aren't hard to come by of course - but I gave away all my demoscene stuff with it.

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Post by killbot » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:57 pm

I have never given away or sold a system. My mother, on the other hand, sold my Acorn Electron for £20 with an enormous stack of games and (as mentioned in another recent thread) threw away my ZX81. Gutted.
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Post by mick_aka » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:12 am

:( I had a zx80 still as an unbuit kit that my grandparents threw away thinking it was a box of rubbish :cry:
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Post by sleeper77 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:28 am

Would be the CD32. I sold it in 1997 to fund for the purchase of the Sega Saturn. A few months down the line I was gutted not only by the Sega Saturn but selling the CD32 as there were some good games which I used to come back to every now and then. Thanks to the magic of Ebay though, I bought a CD32 not too long ago & replaying some of my old favourites & others which I missed out on back then.
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