When David turned on the computer he had purchased, it simply showed a ‘C’ prompt as no software had been installed. He discovered that finding the software and someone selling it who knew how the software worked was difficult, and he complained frequently about the lack of availability, service, and knowledge.
Windfall Magazine (later renamed ‘Apple User’) carried advertising for third-party software, including software from Pete and Pam Computers (later P & P Computers) in Rossendale, Lancashire.
This was owned by two social workers – Peter Fisher and his American wife, Pam. David bought some software from them, which he collected in person from their warehouse, and discovered they had shelves of virtually everything developed for the Apple II range: David’s Apple was the Apple IIe. Whilst they sold the products via retail, they were more interested in wholesale distribution.