Welcome to DataServe Retro...
For new visitors who don't know me, I collect and restore many types of 1980's retro computer systems (although I do tend to have a particular preference for the Sinclair and Amstrad machines) .
My website was originally set up to provide information on the range of 8-bit micro computers I restore and support - focusing on the companies behind them, their development history and sadly for most of them, their ultimate demise.
As the site was noticed, I started to receive many emails and questions. The site expanded (and continues to do so) as I tried to answer the most frequently asked questions by sharing my own knowledge and experience through the technical pages.
I try to offer support and advice in a friendly and non-technical way and will continue to add sections as visitors request them - drop me an email if you want a particular subject covered and I'll do my best to help.
By popular request, I now also try to offer a range of spares, parts, peripherals, documentation, books, software and even complete machines whenever possible. These are all offered from my on-line shop which is integrated into the site.
Payment for items is quick and easy via PayPal, but you can pay by other methods should you prefer (please email me).
Please do note, the site and its shop are dedicated to preserving, not profiteering. I am a hobbyist, not an enterprise - the prices for items simply reflect their searching out and buying-in prices, plus the costs of repairs and restoration. It is the result of a much loved hobby, not a source of income, please read my Terms & Conditions for more information before making any purchases.
Last Site Update: 2nd December 2013
Many more additions to the new software section in the on-line shop, which lots of people asked for, but no-one has yet bought!
Batch of joysticks and interfaces added to shop.
Very limited stock of Amstrad MP-1 and MP-2 modules now in stock.
Additional books added to the Commodore 64 library section.
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