my name is Chris I'm 42 years old and live in Hannover which is in northern Germany. I've been an Amiga user from 1988 till 1993 and am just getting back into the Amiga world. I started out in 1986 with a Sinclair ZX Spectrum+, had an Atari 260 ST for a second after that and then progressed to my first Amiga in 1988 which I've bought from a friend who bought bulks of Amiga 500 boards which were from repair centers and were sold through a shop called Voelkner electronic. He used these to scavenge the ram chips which were horribly expensive back then and put these into Atari memory expansions he sold aftwerwards.
So my first Amiga 500 was basically just the board in bubble wrap with a NEC 1037a drive, a tv modulator and no keyboard for the first few weeks. I've later bought a keyboard, mouse and an used A500 case to complete the machine. Later I progressed to an A1000 and after that i went on to the darkside a.k.a. the pc world.
Over the last years i sometimes browsed eBay to look for a nice A1000, but never quite found the right machine until I saw a promising offer this week for an Amiga 1000 with 1081 Monitor and original tank mouse. I wrote a bit back and forth with the seller who could not tell me much about it (not even if it had any internal upgrades installed), but I ended up pulling the trigger on this.
So on friday I received the box and my jaw just dropped when I unpacked a machine in pristine condition (besides slight yellowing) with the warranty seal untouched and the transparent protective stickers under the keyboard still there. Even the wrap on some of the logo stickers was still in place. So long story short I'm back into Amiga and currently just absorbing what has changed over the last 27 years.
Other than that I enjoy jamming on analog Synths and oldskool sample drummachines while currently looking for ways to mildly upgrade my A1000. There's sooo many possibilities.. IDE CF, Kickstart roms, ofcourse memory expansions (I'm on 512k chipmem only which is not fun), accelerators, to retrobright or not to retrobright, maybe even some day the legendary ACA1000 if it comes out. Let's see what the future brings.