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From: Peter Pachla <peter.pachla_at_wintermute.org.uk>
Date: Fri Apr 14 15:47:06 2000

Hi Charles,

>....I got into the computer hobby/business when 5 1/4" disk drives
>were more commonly used than 8". I remember a box of 10 disks
>costing about $50....

Quite, I remember the first box of 10 Nashua 5.25" floppies which I bought
in 1983 set me back ?30 (about $45?).

>....There was one computer store in town that would sell you a
>single disk for $5

Yes, the same "shop" I bought the box of 10 from was charging ?5 each for
them....it was a student supply shop at the Polytechnic I was at though....

Things were no better when 3.5" discs came along here though. Again, I
recall paying around ?30 for a box of 10 discs when I bought my first Atari
ST in summer '86.

At the time the local Sony shop were charging a whopping ?8 (yes EIGHT!)
each for them, dropping to ?5 each if you bought 10 in one go (for some
reason they wouldn't actually sell you a box of 10!?). Needless to say they
dropped their prices quite quickly.

  TTFN - Pete.

Hardware & Software Engineer. Sound Engineer.
Collector of Arcade Machines, Games Consoles & Obsolete Computers (esp DEC)
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Received on Fri Apr 14 2000 - 15:47:06 BST

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