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Old 10-22-2010, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Pomona
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Yeah... I miss my old copies of Computer Shopper. Did this magazine die?
Yes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compute...r_(US_magazine)

They started to get irrelevant 15 years ago as the WWW was starting to become more mainstream (thanks to millions of free AOL and Prodigy CDs). Suddenly, retailers didn't need to forecast prices 2 months ahead of time for printing, and comparison shopping was but with only a few keystrokes instead of flipping through hundreds of pages.
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I love computer nostalgia. Anyone buy one of these back in the day? That price seems a tad high, even for 1989. Hell, you don't even get the monitor or mouse!

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Old 10-23-2010, 10:30 PM
 
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8499$ O.o You could build a high end computer today with that kind of money!!
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Maybe I'm wrong, but I think you could build a high-end for half that... even including the monitor.. and, uhh the mouse (lol).
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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And $8500 then is probably $20K today.
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:14 AM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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May be it was an add for 1889?
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Old 04-19-2019, 02:32 AM
 
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