|In reply to Comment 26 (Don Cox):
>However, there are plenty of people around who can easily find a few hundred
>pounds, as is obvious from the hi fi magazines.
Exactly. If someone wants something badly enough then they'll find a way to pay for it. Just look at all of the people who have children when they (in theory) can't afford them. Anything above food, water and shelter is a luxury. We don't need computers, we don't need DVD players, we don't need Coke - rainwater collected in a barrel will sustain you perfectly well.
If you want an A1 then cough up and pay the price otherwise go and buy a Gameboy or something. Do these same people complaining now walk into their local supermarket and then argue with the poor girl at the register when she tells them what they owe? Sheesh!!!
If you want to discuss the specs of the board then fine, but if you think typing "I'm not paying that price so count me out" is constructive then save yourself some effort don't bother typing it. I paid more than 600 quid for a C64, B&W TV, 5.25" floppy and a pathetic MPS801 printer!!!