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    Default How much did the Commodore 64 cost originally when it came out?

    Does anyone remember/know how much did the C64 originally cost when it came out?

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    According to wikipedia, it cost $595:

    The Commodore 64 is an 8-bit home computer released by Commodore International in August, 1982, at a price of US$595. Preceded by the Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore MAX Machine, the C64 features 64 kilobytes (65,536 bytes) of RAM with sound and graphics performance that were superior to IBM-compatible computers of that time. It is commonly referred to as the C64 or C=64 and occasionally known as CBM 64 (Commodore Business Machines Model number 64), or VIC-64. It has also been affectionately nicknamed the "breadbox" and "bullnose" due to the shape and colour of the first version of its casing.

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    Am guessing most (like myself) would have had the C64 bought to them by their parents, so they wouldnt remember personally.

    Was $595 considered expensive at those times? Does anybody remember?

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    Default Re: How much did the Commodore 64 cost originally when it came out?

    According to this site:

    Measuring Worth - Home

    $595 on 1982 is equivalent to $1327.52 according to the Consumer Price Index(Not sure how that works though)

    Sounds like it was expensive for those times (not sure though)

 

 

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