Twenty-five years ago, three grand could buy you a sweet desktop computer, complete with 8MB (not GB) of RAM.
In 2017, Gilbert Arciniega posted this home movie from June 1995 of his family opening that $3,000 computer, with the caption:
This is a computer my brother decided to buy back in 1995. As he had always wanted one. VERY EXPENSIVE back in this day! It was a Compaq Presario CDS. He went to Good Guys to buy it. I think it had 75 mhz and 8 mb ram. And a CD rom drive. I do remember he said he paid about $250 for the printer! And $500 for the monitor.
Talk about a time capsule!
screenshot via Gilbert Arciniega/YouTube