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Darrin 
Re: Commdore USA.. the final thread
Posted on 18-May-2014 18:00:57
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@number6

There's a complete interview with the guy in the Commodore Free issue 80 news item on the front page. That's how I found it. He also makes some SD Card "floppy drives" for the VIC20, C64, C128, etc in the shape of the traditional drives only they're not much bigger than the SD Card.

I'll add a comment to directly link to his website.

Just looking at them makes my wallet itch!

Edit: Here's the SD Card drive:
http://www.sd2iec.co.uk/id14.html

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Re: Commdore USA.. the final thread
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@Darrin

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That's how I found it.


ahh...that just proves I don't read literally everything here.

Maybe we should offer a prize on AW to the one who guesses closest to the ebay final price. heh.

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@number6

LOL. Now that would make a good competition. I'll take a stab at $900.

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Re: Commdore USA.. the final thread
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@All.

Just had a reply. He seems a genuine guy. I am waiting to hear if I can post the contents of the mail. But basically he says he is not reviving Commodore USA or Commodore for that matter. He is selling retro themed PC cases only.

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Re: Commdore USA.. the final thread
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@CritAnime

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He is selling retro themed PC cases only.


Whereas Commodoreusa.net/MyRetroComputer.com:

Quote:
Whether you are a hardened 'Modder' or someone who just wants a complete system we can accommodate you.


Maybe it's just me, but "complete system" does not say "cases only" to me.

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@number6

Perhaps it means that if you insist strongly and offer him enough cash then he'll put a mobo in there for you.

Perhaps he should contact The Daddy and see about rolling out some more X500 cases.

@ CritAnime: If you email him again then you might want to point out that FPGA Arcade users might be a possible market for "Amiga-Like" cases, or even SAM mobo users.

Are Apple PPC desktop mobos a standard size? If so, perhaps MorphOS users might like to rehouse their machines.

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@Darrin

I did imply in a mail u sent before posting here that he should come visit the various communities and see what interest people would have in cases for their systems. So I am waiting back in that reply.

@number6

I will be honest. I miss read the mail because he does state making bespoke systems too. But I did read it that the cases were the main focus.

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@CritAnime

Let us know what he says. It might be interesting.

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Re: Commdore USA.. the final thread
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The C64X moulds were available, I came very close to buying them myself for this very purpose. I was told they were ordered but due to Barry'd death never paid for, so the company that made them was selling them. I'll be kicking my self if this guy makes good money on them.

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@persia

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I was told they were ordered but due to Barry'd death never paid for, so the company that made them was selling them.


What was the company then?

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@persia

Where did you get that information from?

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@all

I got permission to post the email.

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Hi James,

Let me start by saying, we are not trying to sell ourselves as a phoenix flying from the ashes of Commodoreusa nor do we consider ourselves a child of commodore Business machines/Commodore international. Commodore is dead, it died in 1994.

With that out of the way, let me introduce Myretrocomputer.com, our aim is simple, to give people the chance to purchase a modern day pc in a retro shell or to buy a retro shell and create a bespoke mod all of their own. We want to sell our products to people of all ages. Its early days at the moment and we have many start up issues but rest assured when we are ready everyone will benefit including the Amiga and Commodore communities.

All the Best

Sean
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He admits he has been taken a little off guard in his latest mail. The expiration of the Commodore USA domain forced him to make a temp site and act a little sooner than he wanted.

Anyway the rest of the mails are private and I am respecting his wish not to post any more beyond this initial exchange.

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@CritAnime

Sounds good so far.

I always said there was a market for "retro" PCs and ones pre-loaded with correctly configured emulation software at a fair price. What you can't do is take off the shelf PCs and cases, slap Linux on them and sell them for a massive markup. If there was market for doing that then we'd all be doing it and getting rich.

Hopefully this company won't employ a liar as a spokesman and suffer from delusions of grandeur. From the email, I'm sure this won't be the "case" (if you pardon the pun).

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If they do a Speccy I wonder what model they'll go for.

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@thread

https://twitter.com/CommodoreUSA

Interesting post yesterday:

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Jeremy is selling barebone c64x cases


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Selling the remaining stock... I wonder how many they have. There should be a few retro fans willing to pay $250 and at least they won't end up in a trashcan.

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@Darrin

It's been a few months and I don't see any new content about Sean's cases:

here

I do see that Amibyte requested Commodoreusa social media help by mentioning another promotion of the C64x, in this case the former high end config.

Quote:
From Massimiliano Brunozz, "can you publish this on Facebook? i have a special offer about our c64x intel i5... http://fb.me/3h9m7SAT3

Source

I think given the time we've seen these promotions from Amibyte, we can dismiss the notion about there being little supply available.
To those who want to claim they only had a handful to begin with, I think you have to be logical and ask yourself, why they keep doing promotions on their own and through Commodoreusa social media. However, the stress is obviously on windows. I don't see much mention of either COS or any 3rd party followup to same.

Also I see a change from the former front page:
https://web.archive.org/web/20131007035940/http://en.amibyte.com/
to:
http://en.amibyte.com/

Again, NOT the logical action of someone trying the get rid of a handful of computer parts.

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Hmmm, this is interesting. Seems the "Amiga" Mini I bought from them is fairly unique and probably a collectors item to someone out there. To be honest; I haven't really used it since the 2nd and last video I made for it. I didn't see a point in going on with it. BigDaddy's case is a far better and more authentic Amiga type machine anyhow - buy his!

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Seems the "Amiga" Mini I bought from them is fairly unique and probably a collectors item to someone out there.


No doubt it is. They are extremely difficult to obtain, as I understand it.

I could lie to you and say "I hate to mention this yet again...", but I won't.

It's important to recognize that the people at Amiga Inc. and Amiga Games Inc. claim the Amiga Mini as part of THEIR history through their deceptive attempts to try and attach themselves to Commodore Amiga history, and anyone else's history for that matter.
Note the comparison to "Mac Mini", much like Bill McEwen's infamous "the product that we are going to ship is going to be much better than OSX from Apple".
In fact it's exceptionally easy to argue that the writer of this propaganda had exactly the same "inspiration".

Amiga Mini PC packed more punch than today's current Mac Mini model.

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@thread

Different source, but still:

The AmigaMini A Dedicated UAE Box

A handful of posts before the questions about legalities started arising, as per usual.

It culminated with the thread being locked and
Quote:
C64Man please PM me with licensing arrangements.
Once this is done, the thread will be unlocked.


and another one here

Culminating with
Quote:
He needs to have permission to brand it as an "Amiga" product of course.

and as with the above:
Quote:
C64Man please PM me with licensing arrangements.
Once this is done, the thread will be unlocked.


If you still don't "get" this, I refer you to my prior posting, in hopes it might help with your understanding:
source

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