Ahhh now here I have the ultimate “Thaaht’s loocshorie! ....In MY day…” story.
I once bought a computer that had 640Mb of total RAM, and a 20___***MB***___ HDD (which was revolutionary in that the operating system was not loaded at each session from floppy) and it cost me….$3500, I think. The HDD alone was $1200
But I had many many many happy hours from that machine, delving around and being at the heart of new stuff….so yeah I am an addict. There was one consolation back then. Things moved a lot slower, so you were not half-priced obsolete in a few months, but more like a few years. You had time to enjoy your “mistake” untainted by newness envy.