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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