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Demise[ edit ] Adam Osborne stated in April that "the microcomputer industry abounds Naked women from Las Cruces New Mexico mo horror stories describing the way Commodore treats its dealers and its customers. One dealer said "It's too unsettling to be one of their dealers and not know where you stand with. Commodore faced the problem, when marketing the Amiga, of still being seen as the company that made cheap computers like the 64 and VIC.
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The only companies who entered bids were Dell and Escom. However, it soon started losing money due to over-expansion, went bankrupt on July 15,and was liquidated.
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