My father bought a C64C in 1995 with accessories (1541C, Final Cartridge III, diskette boxes, etc.) from my uncle. He told me that I played with the C64 at the age of four to five. We had the C64 built up around 1999, then we unfortunately stored it away. We got a PlayStation 1 and a Pentium 3 computer with Windows 98SE.
In 2003, I bought a C64G at a flea market, where two keys were missing, without a power supply for only three euros. We checked if it was still working and got the C64 parts that we needed out of storage. The C64G worked and my dad added the two missing keys from another computer keyboard. Later these were replaced by original keys.
Also in 2003 I got an Amiga 500 with monitor, printer, some other accessories as well as games and programs as a present - my first Amiga. I searched the Internet for information and downloaded Commodore/Amiga emulators and games. Also in 2003, I found a rare Competition Pro PC joystick in a computer store and bought it for only one euro - making emulation on the PC more fun.
In 2004 I bought a CD-Rom in a shop called "C64 Classics - 3000 Classic Games" for only 5 Euro. I was amazed that the C64 was not forgotten in the 21st century. It just can not be killed... In August 2004 I bought an A500 with accessories and many games/programs for 50 euros at a flea market. Also in 2004 I bought an A600 HD with accessories in great condition from ebay. Thanks to Christian Rehberg, after some emails, I finally managed to exchange data via PCMCIA and CF card.
In 2006, I received a broken A1200 at the Commodore Meeting in Vienna. Since the sound did not work, I exchanged it for another unit that worked. With the A1200 I also got a C128D-CR (metal version). Later, I swapped the C128D-CR for the model with plastic case.
In June 2008 I got a CDTV with accessories - the CDTV was a dream that I had for a long time and which finally came true. Also in 2008 I bought a converted C64 DTV. In October 2008, after a long search and a lot of luck, I got a perfectly preserved Amiga 4000! By exchange I got Commodore C16 and a VIC20 in good condition. I also bought the upper case of the A500 in sought-after Tiger design (limited edition). By coincidence and search on the internet, I got an Atari STf as a gift.
Also in 2008 I got an A500 with embossed logo - a relatively rare, early model - for only 5 euros. For the same price, I got a perfectly preserved C64c. From the collection Kraut I got cheap stuff ("each part 10 Euro"): An A600 and an A500 in the tiger design. The above-mentioned cover I exchanged for a ball design. By another visit to the collection Kraut I got a matching Amiga 500 for the upper case, so I now owned both design models of the A500.
Also in 2009, things were going well! I bought an Atari 2600, an Atari 2600 junior and an Atari 800 XL. I got an Amiga 2000 as a gift. From the collection Kraut I got the rare drive 1581 for only 10 euros. I also bought a C128, an Atari 1050 floppy drive and two Amiga drives A1010 and A1011. From AmigaKit, an Amiga dealer, I bought two new Amiga CD32 (about 32 euros each).
I also got two C64, three 1541 and other accessories donated. Then I bought an Amiga 1200 for 25 euros and got a C64 Aldi added on top for free. Later I got another C64 Aldi with accessories as well as an Amiga 3000 as a present.
At the Vienna Commodore Meeting 2009 I got a C128-D CR (working), C128-D (broken), Amiga 1200 (with broken Roms, repaired) as well as an Amiga 1000 for 25 Euro from Georg Fuchs. From Germany I got two 1551, a 1570 and a Plus4 as a gift. By searching on the internet in June 2009, I found an Amiga 500 Plus. I also bought parts to repair an A1200 and at the same time I bought an Amiga 2000. I found a rare A3000-T for only 50 Euros. In late 2009, I bought a rare Commodore MAX Machine - with the seller began a lasting friendship to this day.
In January 2010, I bought an Amiga 500 with 1084 monitor and external floppy drive (all in original packaging) for 15 euros. With luck, I got a perfectly preserved A600 in packaging for about 30 euros. Through a larger purchase I got two A500, a Tiger-design A500, a C64C and an A570 CD drive in original box. I also got an Amiga 4000/040 in original box in very good condition with accessories as a gift! I got a Commodore KIM-1 from the above-mentioned friendly collector for free. From Bulgaria I bought two keyboards of the C65 prototype. A second 1581 was bought cheaply in a set. In addition, the console collection was created - various consoles and versions thereof were purchased. The first CDi came into the collection. Shortly before the turn of the year, I saved a rare 1942 monitor from scrapping. It still works and looks like new!
In the beginning of 2011 I bought an A500 with 2 MB memory expansion and monitor 1084S as well as some accessories for 25 Euro. In addition, a new PSP E1000 for about 100 Euros, which was probably an unwanted Christmas present.
This list is of course not complete and is only a rough overview of how this collection was created!
I am interested in all computers, consoles, accessories and drives of that time. Things that are missing in the collection or are still being searched for can be on the Computer Search page. If you would like to contribute to this collection and sell or offer a device of my search list to me, please contact me!
The aim of my collection is to keep the computers important for me in working order. The computers are cleaned and maintained, repaired if necessary but of course also used and occasionally exhibited at events and thus made accessible to all visitors. The latter two points are important to me, as the computers should not simply be stored somewhere, but should also be used and displayed. In addition, this homepage is always expanded to pass on information.
Thanks to all who have contributed to the collection!