Jump to content
  • entries
    469
  • comments
    324
  • views
    406,770

Disk drive's higher price than the computer itself


Serguei2

860 views

I noted in mid 1980s the disk drive becomes popular to North-America even if it costs more than the computer itself

blogentry-1196-0-92634700-1438724658_thumb.png

If you think the disk drive at $249 is expensive, take a look when the Commodore 64 is introduced in 1982.

http://www.pcmuseum.ca/details.asp?id=15

Commodore 64 is at $599.00 and the disk drive at $399.95

The computer is more expensive than the disk drive.

At $249, I would buy a disk drive.

I wonder how much a disk drive is in Europe since people keep buying cassette games.

  • Like 1

3 Comments


Recommended Comments

When the computers are introduced outside C64? I don't know.

 

One or two years later? Yes. The disk drive has higher price than the computer itself.

Link to comment

I remember this vividly, because my parents got me a Commodore game for Christmas, and when I opened it up and it was on a floppy disk I cried and threw a fit because WE COULDN'T AFFORD A DISK DRIVE. They thought it was on a cartridge and didn't know.

 

They eventually saved up the money and got one but the game got returned in the meantime and they got me a cartridge instead.

Link to comment
Guest
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...