My mom was cleaning out some papers at home and found the original spec sheet/packing slip for the first computer our family ever bought in 1988 which is when I was in grade nine.
It doesn’t have the actual price mom and dad paid but I think it was somewhere around $2500.
A couple other things of note – 256kb of RAM memory is hard for me to even think about how to put into modern terms – maybe the size of a couple page PDF with a graphic in it?
I looked up the hard drive (kudos to Seagate for having all legacy drives on their site) and saw it was 32MB which is about the size of 20-30 photos, 10 MP3’s or maybe one really graphic heavy Powerpoint presentation?
I also love how one of their “System Packing” check-boxes was “Shareware” – a close cousin of the open source software that has such influence today.
(I should look up that salesman to see if he’s on Facebook or referenced on Google!)