What sort of deal would you get during this 1983 Commodore Computer Sale?

These types of ads would appear in all sorts of magazines in the 1980’s, both computer and non-computer. I would stare at these for hours when I was a kid, making imaginary decisions that were far beyond my financial reach. Commodore ads were particularity attractive to me since they were my first machine and I agree with the sentiment in this ad, “a real computer – at the price of a toy”, but for me in 1983, nothing on this page would have been a toy I could afford, but in many ways the fantasy of the buy was just as good as owning the real thing.

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