I had a friend who managed the radio Shack by me and all the guys there were my friends too so that's what we started out on. I always played the games and we tried to beat each others best scores, we loved Grand Prix.
Finally my one buddy says lets get you your own Puter but I didn't want to spend mega dollars. The outgoing regional manager was selling off his old stuff and we made a SMOKIN deal(at the time) on his used one.
Later the manger hired me and VGA and AT's came along WOW VGA and a wompin 52 meg HD built in. That was my third puter, a Tandy 10 MHZ
REALLY it was a half sized 8 bit 286. Employee package special with the worst VGA monitor I have ever owned, .42 dot pitch.