It must have been my 15th birthday, I'd saved about half the way towards a commodore 1541 disk drive. On the day my mum and dad drove me into town to 'maybe' get a game. When we arrived at the computer shop the owner greeted my mum by name and said "I've got your bananas"
mystified at why they were selling bananas at a computer shop (and why in the world am I getting a box of bananas for my birthday?) I was surprised when he handed my mum a box of banana branded blank floppies - well that makes more sense, but we don't have a disk drive, I thought.
The owner then produced a shiny new 1541 from under the counter - happy birthday! Wow! I was taken aback ! I was not expecting that!
I then selected a couple of games, Renegade and Defender of the Crown
Happy times indeed.
But sadly they did not last , the drive died a few weeks later and had to take it back - we took a refund. There was a silver lining here, the following year the money refunded from the drive went towards an Amiga 500 instead.