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No wonder they lost $384 MILLION this year [message #279526] Thu, 19 December 1985 14:58 Go to next message
jf4 is currently offline  jf4
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Article-I.D.: bonnie.663
Posted: Thu Dec 19 14:58:07 1985
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Remember when Commodore used to be the friendly computer company?
Well check this out - 
My c-64 developed serial bus problems, so the local RCA tech told
me (for $14) that I had two bad 6526 ICs.  They don't replace
individual ICs, so he wanted to swap the board for $74.  This
doesn't make sense when I can get a new one for $120.

So I tried for five days to call Commodore service (215-436-9200).
Their number is *constantly* busy.  When I got through, they said
they'll send me these chips for $17 each plus shipping.  Is this
a ripoff, or what?  

They've discontinued the venerable C-64, so the price should drop
to <$100.  Potential Amiga buyers beware.  I don't know what
happened to Commode but the people were extremely rude on the phone
... Moral of the story - Another flagship bites the dust.
Thanks big blue!
Re: No wonder they lost $384 MILLION this year [message #279653 is a reply to message #279526] Fri, 27 December 1985 22:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Posted: Fri Dec 27 22:17:31 1985
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In article <663@bonnie.UUCP> jf4@bonnie.UUCP (John Fournay) writes:
 > Remember when Commodore used to be the friendly computer company?

[ lots of justifiable steam about Commodore repair policies... ]

 > They've discontinued the venerable C-64, so the price should drop
 > to <$100.  Potential Amiga buyers beware.

This simply isn't correct.

The C64 has not been discontinued.

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Re: No wonder they lost $384 MILLION this year [message #279669 is a reply to message #279526] Mon, 30 December 1985 09:01 Go to previous message
dwl10 is currently offline  dwl10
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Posted: Mon Dec 30 09:01:44 1985
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 >  My c-64 developed serial bus problems, so the local RCA tech told
 >  me (for $14) that I had two bad 6526 ICs.  They don't replace
 >  individual ICs, so he wanted to swap the board for $74.  This
 >  doesn't make sense when I can get a new one for $120.
 >  
RCA is the MOST EXPENSIVE repair facility! They only do unit swap
(PC boards), not discreat components.

Call around to other "authorised" repair facilities, they should be
cheaper.
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