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Old 11-16-2012, 05:00 PM   #161
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Default Re: Petro: 500 units new Amiga 1200 Magic Pac

Despite being no. 44 on the list, I haven't yet received any word from Petro.
Emailed him twice now. Didn't hear back once.

Clearly, he can't have that much else to do.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:09 PM   #162
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Clearly, he can't have that much else to do.
Why not?

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:38 AM   #163
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Why not?

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Well. I don't think he works much those days.
And even if he does, answering an email takes no more than 5 minutes.

Oh well. Guess my dream of ever owning an Amiga 1200 will not fulfill itself after all
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:30 AM   #164
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Come on AmigaKit, contact Petro and buy the lot
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:28 AM   #165
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Come on AmigaKit, contact Petro and buy the lot
You mean, contact Petro, wait for the approaching of the year 2020 and buy a, by then, very dusty and probably leaked lot.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:37 AM   #166
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Default Re: Petro: 500 units new Amiga 1200 Magic Pac

Apparently Petro is on holiday ( according to his facebook page), the man is in his 70's for Christ sake, give him a break!

You spent the first half of the conversation thinking he was a con man and now you've spent the last part of the conversation crying because he's ignoring you!
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:19 AM   #167
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Apparently Petro is on holiday ( according to his facebook page), the man is in his 70's for Christ sake, give him a break!

You spent the first half of the conversation thinking he was a con man and now you've spent the last part of the conversation crying because he's ignoring you!
Errm, what?

I was one of the first to order on here. Why the heck would I call him a con man?
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:48 AM   #168
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Default Re: Petro: 500 units new Amiga 1200 Magic Pac

Hey,

I wasn't dissing you specifically, just the general peevish nature of this thread, its so cynical on here some times. I don't know when you ordered yours but here's a run down of when I had contact from Petro.

7 Oct, contacted him asking to purchase one.
8 Oct, He replied saying I need to supply my address.
8 Oct Replied with my address.
24 Oct, He told me I will be invoiced on 15th Nov.
4 Nov, He emailed me from a different email address (Power service gmbh) asking me to confirm ,my address.
4 Nov I replied.
7 Nov, he sent me a scanned invoice
12 Nov, I replied that i had sent the dosh.
13 Nov, He replied with a thank you.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:05 AM   #169
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Oh well. Guess my dream of ever owning an Amiga 1200 will not fulfill itself after all
Don't give up on your dream...

Believe it or not, most people here with Amiga 1200's didn't get them directly from Petro, so there are other options.. ;-)

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(Took me months and months (more than 6, less than 12) of looking before I got my 1200)
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My case is not yellow but since I got a NOS keyboard I want the case to be just as bright
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:54 AM   #171
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Default Re: Petro: 500 units new Amiga 1200 Magic Pac

I have just received my unit!

I sent my first email 3.10, got my order confimation on 4.11, receipt 7.11. I paid on the same day and the parcel was sent 12.11. I must say the ordering process was NOT the easiest and best-informed I have seen. I don't use Facebook so all information I got was thrue this thread.

Anyway, back to the Amiga itself. The parcel was huge! The Magic Pack itself was inside another box with lot of bubblewrap. The Magic Pack box itself was in quite nice condition.

I don't know if Petro had been the first person to open the box. The floppies are still in sealed and cables still tied. Both warranty-stickers are broken (the one on the bottom of the machine and one in the software package). Workbench disks were still sealed, too. There was some strange browning on the PSU's cables, not quite like yellowing from sun. Also the paper-backed manuals had some strange spots on them. Could be that the plastics and parts have somehow reacted to each other during the time the box has been in storage. Also the mouse had some goo on it, perhaps a rubber-band having melted in contact with the plastic.

During the ordering, I asked Petro if he could sign the box for me. I mentioned only the box and was surprised to see others here mentioning that also their Amigas were signed. So was mine. I concluded that I prefer to have my machine clean and tried to clean the signature off the machine. It went out easily with a paper towel and some IPA. No markings left on the machine. See pictures below for before-after.

The machine is in mint condition. Keyboard is totally clean and every connector really shines. I don't know if this means anything, but here is what the sticker on the Amiga says: A1200 GR. Model A1200 ID No.530318. Made in France. Keyboard is of QWERTY type (not QWERTZ as suggested in earlier pages of the thread).

The PSU (small, light 25W version) had a correct plug for me to just plug it in. I first plugged the PSU to mains and switched it on to see if it exploded (it didn't) but it did make a clicking noise. I decided to try the Amiga with a known-good PSU first. Cables in... monitor on... and power on! First, grey screen. After some seconds, still light gray screen. Hmm, oh well, no then... But hey, after some more time, there was the Kickstart screen! It's Kickstart 3.1, 40.068, by the way. The machine was alive! Further tests showed that even the original PSU works. While connected, it doesn't make any clicking sounds.

I tried couple of disks and the floppy drive works. It's also very silent. I played couple levels of Super Methane Brothers and everything seems to be working, audio is loud and clear and picture is as good as on my other A1200. As I write this, the machine has been running for about half and hour and is playing some MODs on the background.

After a couple of restarts, the machine still takes around 15-25 seconds to boot, which is much longer than my other A1200. Having seen only one A1200 before, I don't know if this is normal or not.

I haven't yet decided how I am going to equip this machine, at least a CF-hard disk should be put in and some RAM expansion.

With the tests I have done so far everything seems to be working. Opening a brand new Amiga was great experience and I really like to have the whole packaging and software.

All I can say is thank you, Petro, for making this possible. I hope more of these units are about to be put to sale and that as many Amiga fan as possible could get one of these. As Petro gets this thing running, who knows what other stuff is still waiting to be found?!
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:56 AM   #172
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Default Re: Petro: 500 units new Amiga 1200 Magic Pac

Can someone help me understand the proper way to get one? Do we go through him only or is there a 3rd party that is going to handle further distribution?

If anyone bought a bunch, are they willing to sell one? I'm just a little confused and could use some guidance.

Thanks in advance

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Old 11-17-2012, 12:04 PM   #173
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You have to send him an email, I think its mentioned somewhere earlier. You need to send him a request and your address and I imagine when he is ready he will reply in theory. According to his facebook he seem to be on holiday at the moment.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:34 PM   #174
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Kickstart 3.1 takes almost 30 seconds to boot without a HD.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:42 PM   #175
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Kickstart 3.1 takes almost 30 seconds to boot without a HD.
Yeah wasnt that due to checking for a HD on startup and not finding one ?

I believe the email is amiga1200magic@gmail.com
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:14 AM   #176
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Hi guys,

I've been reading this forum for a couple of years, but registered just a few days ago. I owned Amiga 500 and Amiga 1200 when I was young, but I sold them. Now, when I am almost 40, I decided to buy one again from Petro, as I missed a chance to buy NOS from Amigakit longer time ago.

Mine arrived on Thursday. For 17 years old machine it is in really great condition. I opened it and checked the capacitors, all looks like they would be made just yesterday, perfectly clean, no leakage whotsoever, the same PSU.

I had also some strange browning on the PSU and mouse cables, I just thought it was yellowed from sun, but then I tried with my fingers if it gets away, and it seems it was just some sort of dirt. I just cleaned them with towel and water.

I didn't have a time to check if everything works, I need to buy and install some HDD in it, but it boots without problems with provided PSU.

As for Petro's signature on the Amiga, it got away simply with pencil eraser.

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Old 11-18-2012, 04:16 AM   #177
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:08 AM   #178
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Kickstart 3.1 takes almost 30 seconds to boot without a HD.
Ok, so it is normal then. Thanks.

lumi: Nice pictures. Also good to know that the caps are still looking good. I haven't yet opened my machine but will do it soon (as I install a hard drive).

I wonder why your kit has a different type of mouse. Mine is of the newer(?) type (see pic).
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I wonder why your kit has a different type of mouse. Mine is of the newer(?) type (see pic).
Yes, it seems yours is a newer one. I don't really know, maybe there were some different versions of Amiga 1200 Magic packs, or Petro exchanged it
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:33 AM   #180
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I'm not getting one of these A1200's (already have a couple of real Amigas), but it's really nice to see new-old-stock Amigas being opened again after all these years. It's also nice to think that the Amiga community might be growing a (very) little bit with these.

Savour the moment, folks! This is unlikely to ever happen again!
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