Hi all - I'm so happy with this eBay find that I want to share it here with people who will understand.
About a week ago I woke up around 4a and couldn't sleep. I started trawling eBay and what appeared but a working Amiga 1000 and 1080 monitor in original boxes for $350 w/ free shipping! The photos and description were poor but it showed it booted to the Kickstart screen on the 1080. I figured what did I have to lose? Today it arrived and it is such a cool system.
My first experience with Amiga was in the late 80s with the Amiga 500 - and later I bought a 3000 and then a 1200.
I missed out on the early days of Amiga with the 1000 (had a Commodore 64 and then 128D).
In any case, here are some photos:
The computer is in amazingly good condition. What initially looked like a bit of yellowing turned out to be just dirt. That's a first! It has the 256KB RAM expansion but otherwise appears to be stock.
The monitor works great - but does have a very small chip that looks like a speck of dirt but isn't. Not that I'm complaining.
No manuals or kickstart disks but I created one of Kickstart 1.3 with my Kryoflux and she booted right up.
Finally, I want to say a huge thanks to this site for all of the amazing A1000 (and other Amiga) resources. I'm looking forward to having a lot of fun with this first of the miracle machine of the 80s.