That was a fair amount of money back then, John (what would it be today?). Just shows what a bargain modern kit is, really.
Meanwhile, all this talk of "star commands" and MODE 7 etc.
has prompted me to fire up my C-64 and BBC Model B emulators. So now I'm looking at blinking cursors as well as this forum! Makes a nice change from staring at the XP desktop. Happy days indeed.