1998 we put the C64 away because I got a PlayStation 1. But in 2003 we bought the white C64 G on a flea market. It was very cheap. So I had a C64 back to play with! Two keys wre missing and there was no transformer. We searched required C64 parts and the C64 G worked fine! We replaced the two missing keys with ther keys from a standard computer keyboard. Later these were replaced with originals.
I looked for information on the Internet and download Commodore/Amiga emulators and games. In 2003 I bought a rare Competition Pro PC Joystick for only 1 euro. I used the joystick for the emulators and it was better then to play with the keyboard.
2003 I got an Amiga 500 with expensions (for example the 1084 monitor and printer 1270-A) and a lot of game-disks for free.
In 2004 I bought another A500 and an A600 HD in excellent condition too.
In 2006 I got a broken Commodore A1200 on the Commodore Meeting in Vienna. Because the sound did not work, I exchanged it for a working one with Blizzard 1230-IV and a C128-D metal version. 2007 I enhanced the A1200 with a DVD-Rom as well as a 40 GB Harddisk and 64 MB of Fastram. I have a lot of WHDload games and it's the perfect game-machine. Later I exchanged the C128D CR with metal case to the model with plastic case.
In June 2008 I got a CDTV as a gift. In 2008 I bought a modded C64 DTV, because I am a fan of new hardware. In October 2008, after a long search and good luck, I bought a perfectly preserved Amiga 4000 at a very good price! Through an exchange I have got a Commodore C16 and a VC20 in good condition. Due to another exchange I got the upper case of a special series of A500 in the tiger/leopard design. After a search in the Internet I got an Atari STf for free!
In 2008 I bought an A500 (rare first series with engarved logo) at only 5 euros. To the same price I got a perfectly preserved C64C. From another collection I got a cheap A600 (like new and sealed) and an A500 in the Tiger/Leopard. I exchanged the above-mentioned upper case with tiger/leopard design with one of the ball design. By a further visit to that collection, I got a perfect Amiga 500. I mounted the designer cse on that standard A500 and I now own both designer Amiga 500.
In 2009 I bought an Atari 2600, an Atari 2600 Jr. and an Atari 800 XL. I also received a Amiga 2000 for free. By a further visit to that above-mentioned collection I got the rare disk drive 1581 at only 10 euros. I also bought a C128 as well as an Atari 1050 disk drive and two drives Amiga (model 1010 and 1011). From AmigaKit, an Amiga dealer, I bought two new Amiga CD32.
From Gerhard Fojta I got two C64 and three 1541 with lot of equipment for free. Then I bought an Amiga 1200 and with it I got a free C64 "Aldi" and later I got another C64 "Aldi" and more stuff from the same source. Later I got an Amiga 3000 as a gift.
At the Commodore Meeting in Vienna 2009 I bought an C128-D CR (working), an C128-D (broken), an Amiga 1200 (with broken roms, repaired) and an Amiga 1000 (working) at 25 euro! From Germany I got two in 1551, a 1570 and one Plus4 for free. By searching the Internet I got an Amiga 500 Plus in June 2009. Also I bought parts to repair an A1200 and from the same source I bought an Amiga 2000. Also I got an rare A3000T computer at only 50 Euros and later I bought an Commodore MAX Machine!
In January 2010 I bought an Amiga 500 with an 1084 monitor and an external floppy drive (all in original packaging) at 15 Euros. With luck I got a perfectly preserved A600 in original box at about 30 Euros. From an larger purchase I got two A500, one A500 tiger design, an C64c and an A570 cd rom drive (in original box). I got an Amiga 4000/040 in original box in excellent condition with accessories for free! Even a Commodore KIM-1 I got free from a fellow collector. From Bulgaria, I bought two keyboards of the C65 prototype. A second 1581 was bought cheap in a set. Also various consoles in different versions were purchased. Also my first CDi came into the collection. Shortly before the new year I rescued a rare 1942-monitor of the garbage. It still works and looks like new!
Early 2011 purchased an A500 with 2MB memory expansion and 1084S monitor and a lot of accessories for 25 Euros. Also I bought an new PSP E1000 series as it seems it was an unwanted christmas present.
This list is not complete and will give only a rough guide!
The goal of my collection is to have all the important computers in very good condition and fully working. They will be partially upgraded or expanded, and of course also be used. The latter is very important to me, because they should not be stored only but also used. I also try to preserve the computers and share tips with others. Also, I am interested in data transmission.
You can find my own collection and what I'm searching for on the page "Collection and Search". If someone wants to sell a computer that is missing in my collection, please contact me with an offer!
Thanks to all who have contributed to the collection!