Unpacking a Commodore Amiga 500 from Italy

  • 2021-06-02
A view weeks ago, I saw an advertisement of someone selling a Commodore Amiga 500 on a Facebook group. It looked great on the photos. Even the box was in great condition. Normally I don't respond to advertisements on Facebook, but with this one, the price was not 'too high' and the shipping costs turned out to be not too bad. My only concern was to get it to arrive in good condition. I decided to go ahead and respond. After finalizing the deal and payment, I received an extensive report (images and videos) of various tests and the packaging process. I must say this is the first time something I packaged that well. My compliments to the seller Marcantonio Galati.
After packing with foam and cardboard, the package was completely covered with scotch tape. Good luck opening the package, he joked. "I would like to see your face after opening the package". I joked back that my face probably would be covered in sweat. Well, he gave me a good reason for packaging this so thoroughly and it probably whould be sweat that was worth it... "better than a cold sweat and knowing that someone has packed your Amiga in a shipping paper maybe gluing the scotch tape on the original box". You know, I literally had that exactly situation ones. Someone was selling an (empty) Amiga 600 box and shipped it to me, unwrapped and with the address sticker taped on the box. I could not remove it. It's still on the box.
Well, back to new arrival. The Commodore Amiga 500. Let's unpack it. Check out the timelapse below (hidden youtube video on my channel) and photos.
I already had a Commodore Amiga 500, but it was visually in poor condition. Dark yellow. I've done some retrobright with peroxide and UV light before. This Amiga was just too big to fit in the tank and had to use the peroxide gel and a sunny day. Well, this went a little bad. The plastic turned white matte. So after the retrobright process, it was still in poor visual condition. So this great looking Amiga 500 is a welcome addition to my collection to accompany my Commodore Amiga 600, 1000 and 1200, so to this boxed Amiga 500 I want to say this:
Welcome to my collection.

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