My first experience with Commodore was reading about the Pet computer and some other hobby systems from Commodore. Then the incredible VIC 20 came out. I remember it being much cheaper than the apple. But still around $600.
Then the Commodore 64 stormed into the market with the first 64k computer for under $1000. I thought this was amazing since radio shack sold the 64k ram chips for $48 dollars EACH :) and you needed 8 of them to make 64k.
Still way too high for me.
And I remember hearing about the Commodore 128 at about the same time as Atari was selling the ST computers.
Commie People :)