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Offline Darrin

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Visiting Amigakit
« on: December 01, 2011, 05:01:19 PM »
Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit AmigaKit's business in Cardiff and actually get to meet the team behind the website.

I have to give a big thank you to all of them for making me welcome and for spending so much time with me discussing their operations and available hardware.

I've finally got to see a real SAM and seen OS4.1 up and running.  I've been in two minds about what to buy regarding OS4.x and after meeting with Mathew I've told him to put me down for an X1000 once they become available to the general public along with a Spider card as soon as he gets some in from Elbox.

Just for the record, this isn't a shady enterprise run from a garage in Splot, but a professional business taking up several units in an industrial park (that once used to be a brewery - perfect!).  They've got more workstations than C-USA with another major difference - people are actually assembling and testing things at them.  

The Christmas orders were being processed and large boxes of goodies were being wrapped up for posting around the world.  If anyone fancies a refurbished A1200 then drop these guys a line.  They had one on display that they had customised to add a DVD ROM to the rear, along with a CF Card drive.  They can turn a "wedge" A1200 into the perfect all-in-one machine with no extra drives and dongles taking up space on your desk.

I managed to escape with the contents of my wallet mostly intact as I've decided to hold off on the SAM for the X1000, but these guys are obviously in this business for their love of all things Amiga and they're there for the long run.  If you need any hardware then support businesses like AmigaKit and keep them going strong.

Thanks again to the team and I'll be sure to drop in again the next time I'm in Wales.
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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011, 05:25:55 PM »
During the stirkes and everything :)
 
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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011, 05:30:56 PM »
Strikes?  You mean the "Public sector's extra day off to go Christmas shopping?"  :D  

Didn't see a thing although the tunnel was closed.

Wish I knew you were there, we could have met up for a drink as I went to the pub next to the Cardiff Stadium for a late lunch after my visit.

I'm going to the Wales v Australia and Cardiff v Birmingham matches on the weekend too.  Are you attending either?
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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 05:39:20 PM »
Very nice report. Thanks. It's always pleasant to hear of a success story.
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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2011, 05:44:19 PM »
Oh, I also got to see something that I've only heard about via the BBoAH:  They had one of those Amiga on a card thingies that was basically an 8MB AGA Amiga that fitted into a 5.25" bay.  My credit cards were fighting to free themselves from my wallet, but Mathew said it had already been promised to someone else.
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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2011, 06:03:21 PM »
Did their CEO ask you about your wife's favorite sex position?
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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2011, 06:07:25 PM »
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Did their CEO ask you about your wife's favorite sex position?


No, and for some strange reason he didn't attempt to sell me a 3 piece suite, coffee table or show me any pictures of his personal computer motherboard factory in China either.  ;)
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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2011, 06:11:42 PM »
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No, and for some strange reason he didn't attempt to sell me a 3 piece suite, coffee table or show me any pictures of his personal computer motherboard factory in China either.  ;)


HAHA.. +1 for AmigaKit.. my favourite Amiga retailer!!
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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2011, 06:15:03 PM »
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No, and for some strange reason he didn't attempt to sell me a 3 piece suite, coffee table or show me any pictures of his personal computer motherboard factory in China either.  ;)



Were any high priced fruit juices available for purchase?

:)
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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2011, 06:22:46 PM »
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Were any high priced fruit juices available for purchase?

:)


I missed this reference, you'll need to explain this one.  :)
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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2011, 06:33:48 PM »
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Strikes?  You mean the "Public sector's extra day off to go Christmas shopping?"  :D


always suspected that u were a bit of a ****.

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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2011, 06:39:05 PM »
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always suspected that u were a bit of a ****.


Tory?  Yes, I am.  It comes with the flawless education and desire to pay my own way in life without stealing from others.  Now piss off and go and play with some semtex.
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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2011, 06:58:54 PM »
any pictures???
 

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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2011, 07:09:11 PM »
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any pictures???


Yeh, that would be cool to see what the place looks like.

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Re: Visiting Amigakit
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2011, 07:15:41 PM »
Cool! did they say if there were going to be more of these made or was this leftover from some past project?.



Quote from: Darrin;669753
Oh, I also got to see something that I've only heard about via the BBoAH:  They had one of those Amiga on a card thingies that was basically an 8MB AGA Amiga that fitted into a 5.25" bay.  My credit cards were fighting to free themselves from my wallet, but Mathew said it had already been promised to someone else.