Commodore Advert - March 1981
From Computing Today
You're Never Alone With A Commodore PET
In the year that the VIC 20 would be released comes an advert for the Commodore PET, or rather not for any particular PET but for the support network that Commodore had built up - training, dealerships, software, etc. In an era of huge churn - companies would appear, sell something for a while and then go bankrupt in the space of a year or two - the offer of a bit of stability from a company that had been around since 1968 and had been making calculators since 1971 and computers since 1977, would have been pretty comforting. And Commodore knew it. PETs by now could be bought from £450 - about £2,500 in 2012 terms - and "complete business system" could be purchased for the princely sum of £2,300 (nearly £11,000 in 2012 money). Tis advert is very much a contemporary of the similar Primeval Swamp advert.
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