Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby Cyrix200+ » 2019-1-09 @ 15:26

Man, I love these! I have been trying to get Dutch magazines from 1999 to +- 2003. I worked at a popular computer store back then and would love to see some of the ads again from back then. Also for prices etc.

EDIT: Keep them coming :)
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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby jesolo » 2019-1-09 @ 15:28

Thank you for putting in the effort and scanning these.
I always enjoy looking at these old adverts.
Although Dutch isn't my native language, it's fairly easy to translate these into my own language :happy:.
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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby PARKE » 2019-1-09 @ 16:18

Cyrix200+ wrote:Man, I love these! I have been trying to get Dutch magazines from 1999 to +- 2003. I worked at a popular computer store back then and would love to see some of the ads again from back then. Also for prices etc.

EDIT: Keep them coming :)


A year and a half ago I put a couple of boxes with Computer Totaal issues- 1998 through 2009 or so - for -free- on Marktplaats; there were no takers en they ended up in the trash.
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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-1-09 @ 18:04

mei 1997 i.jpg

May 1997

Didn't know that these have existed:

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May 1997

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May 1997

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May 1997

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May 1997
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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-1-09 @ 18:08

mei 1997 d.jpg

May 1997

mei 1997 c.jpg

May 1997

Needless to say that 1997 was a good year :blush:

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May 1997

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May 1997

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March 2002
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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-1-09 @ 18:09

maart 2002 a.jpg

March 2002

februari 1999 h.jpg

February 1999

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February 1999

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February 1999

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February 1999
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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-1-09 @ 18:18

meljor wrote:Alternate and Informatique are still going strong as webshops now, which is very nice!


Yes, but for how long? One of them has already started selling lawnmowers..
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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby eisapc » 2019-1-10 @ 08:11

Very nice ads, and dutch language is not the problem fr me.
I grew up near Cologne and we used to watch dutch TV sometimes for some US serials.
Reminds me I still have a bunch of german magazines (c´t and DOS international) from the late 80s and early 90s that are waiting to be digitalized.
Still have some issues of mc magazine featuring the homecomputers of mid 80s.
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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby dionb » 2019-1-10 @ 14:41

SpectriaForce wrote:
meljor wrote:Alternate and Informatique are still going strong as webshops now, which is very nice!


Yes, but for how long? One of them has already started selling lawnmowers..

Your average 2019 lawnmower has vastly more computing power than most of the ads in this topic ;)

But which way the market will develop is an open question. Not only are custom PCs and discrete components totally niche now, people - and payments - are getting more international. Sooner or later I'd expect this business to move to the parts of the EU with cheaper labour abd real-estate.
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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-1-10 @ 15:36

februari 1999 m.jpg

February 1999

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February 1999

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February 1999

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February 1999

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February 1999
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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-1-10 @ 15:41

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February 1999

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February 1999

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February 1999

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February 1999

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July 1993
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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby oeuvre » 2019-1-10 @ 16:08

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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby torindkflt » 2019-1-10 @ 16:36

SpectriaForce wrote:
mei 1997 a.jpg

May 1997


Is that a wood-grain laptop I see? :lol:
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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-1-10 @ 18:06

juni 1993 a.jpg

June 1993

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June 1993

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June 1993

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March 1995

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March 1995
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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-1-10 @ 18:08

maart 1995 c.jpg

March 1995

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March 1995

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March 1995

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September 1987

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September 1987
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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-1-10 @ 18:11

torindkflt wrote:
SpectriaForce wrote:
mei 1997 a.jpg

May 1997


Is that a wood-grain laptop I see? :lol:


Everything was better in the 90's :lol:
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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-1-10 @ 18:17

dionb wrote:
SpectriaForce wrote:
meljor wrote:Alternate and Informatique are still going strong as webshops now, which is very nice!


Yes, but for how long? One of them has already started selling lawnmowers..

Your average 2019 lawnmower has vastly more computing power than most of the ads in this topic ;)

But which way the market will develop is an open question. Not only are custom PCs and discrete components totally niche now, people - and payments - are getting more international. Sooner or later I'd expect this business to move to the parts of the EU with cheaper labour abd real-estate.


I'm afraid that Amazon is going to take it all in the end when it comes to selling computer parts online. American monopolies are already so common in the online world: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, eBay and the list will only get longer. Now we need a retailer that takes it all :dead:
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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-1-10 @ 18:52

What ever happened to the FREE "Computer shopper" paperback magazine distributed in USA ?
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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby SpectriaForce » 2019-1-10 @ 19:21

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September 1987

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January 1990

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January 1990

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January 1990
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Re: Randomly scanned old hardware ads from 1987-2002

Postby Cyrix200+ » 2019-1-11 @ 10:37

I'm loving these! Will use some of them for build inspiration! I found it hard to remember what kind of systems were common back in the day.

Also, after a few years of looking, I finally found a picture of the case I had my childhood 486 in (a 'Planhold' PC), it's this one from the Recom / Fascom ad from 1996:

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Now to find the actual case...
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