View Full Version : FS: A LOT of vintage (mostly) Apple hardware & software

Jan 13, 2008, 04:22 PM
Okay folks, it's my online garage sale where I dispose of about 20 years worth of dragging crap around from one place to another. I'm trying to price things reasonably and I'm serious about selling this stuff, so take a look and let's deal. Unless otherwise noted, if it's not in the pictures, it's not part of the sale. Note there are LARGE versions of the pictures available for more detail. If you have questions, please ask. Plus shipping means you pay what it costs me to ship, no more or less. Payment method is negotiable so long as it's not too much of a PITA.


Mac OS X Collection: OS X discs starting from the Public Beta and including 10.0, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4. I believe that all discs and all manuals are present and accounted for (no stickers though) in each box. Version 10.3 is a Family Pack (5 license), the rest are single license editions. Everything is 100% retail, purchased new by me. Included is an OS 9 disc that came with 10.0.

Pictures of everything in this sale here:

Price: $100 + shipping


DOS Compatibility Card: This is a 25mhz 486 on a PDS slot card designed for a Quadra/Centris 610 (pizza box). I used in my Quadra 660AV with slight issues and lots of people used them in the full size Centris/Quarda case at the time. Included is the monitor adaptor cable and what I believe are the necessary disks to make it work, including DOS 6.2. Windows is NOT included but can be installed if you have it. Manuals are included also.

I'll be honest, I don't know if this thing works or not. It worked when I put it back in this box ~12 years ago, but I don't know about now and offer NO guarantee on either the hardware or software. I feel like I'm selling it cheap, so don't buy it if you're gonna be heartbroken if it doesn't work.

Pictures of everything in this sale here:

Price: $25 + shipping


Lisa/Mac XL Parts: I have 2 CPU boards, 4 I/O boards, 6 memory boards and 2 power supplies. The boards look rather the worse for wear and aren't in static bags so you may assume they are not functional. The power supplies? I don't know. No guarantee on any of this stuff but still may be of interest to collectors.

Pictures of everything in this sale here:

For this album I have labeled the pictures with the quantity in parens.

Price $25 + shipping


Newton MessagePad 100: Complete with box 1st gen Newton in good working condition. Includes AC adaptor, sleeve, stylus & extra stylus, "Getting Started" PCMCIA card, modem & phone cord (never used). Also includes manuals, VHS instructional tape, and diskettes. I plugged this in to AC power today for the first time in 10 years and it started right up to the page as I'd left it. It appears to work perfectly and looks great. Still have original price sticker @ $975.

Pictures of everything in this sale here:

Price $65 + shipping


SCSI Cables: A bag of assorted SCSI cables, terminators, tweeners, Y-cables, etc. A collection of SCSI cables of almost every kind ever used in Mac land in the 80s and 90s. 50-50, 25-50, gender changers, and best of all IMO, a half dozen or more Y-cables. If you ever want to stack up a bunch of naked SCSI drives, you'll want these. No guarantee on any cable, but on my word I used this very collection a lot in the day and it's good stuff. Collectors note, at least one of these is Apple logo'd. Ask if you need more info.

Large versions are available. If you have questions, take a closer look first then ask.

Price $40 + shipping


Vintage Mac Networking: Two different kinds. First, a nice assortment of Appletalk/Localtalk hardware. Both the Apple kind and the much superior PhoneNet alternative sold by Farallon. This stuff will work with any Mac from the 512K up to whenever Macs stopped having serial ports. It's slow, but built right in to the OS and dead easy to set up and use. Next, an Asanté 10T hub with all 3 kinds of interface (thick, thin, twisted pair) available. AC adaptor included, it powers up but I can only guess that it still works. Included are a pair of coax adapters that will fit any Quadra/Centris Mac (the ones with the proprietary Ethernet connector).

Pictures here:

Price $25 + shipping


Random Cables: A bag of assorted random cables. Includes just about every combination of 8, 9 and 25 pin cable possible. Most of this stuff was designed for Apple ][ and Mac gear from the 80s and early 90s. Lots of Apple logo cables, ask for details if that's important to you. Large versions of the pictures are available. Also included, a bunch of internal power device power cables and some random junk that needed to go somewhere so here it is.

Pictures here:

Price $15 + shipping


Smart Cable: This bad boy saved me many times in the day but imagine my surprise when I Googled it today and find it's still being made with very few changes. This is a Smart Cable SC-821 built by IQ Technologies, Inc when Ronald Reagan was president. The current version looks a little different (although it still has the same model #) but basically the same thing. My version has 25 pin male & female connectors at each end. I used to carry around pigtails for 8 and 9 pin jobs. No batteries required.

Pictures here:

Price $40 + shipping

That's all for now. There is LOTS more to come. I will post in the thread title when I update. Later!

Jan 13, 2008, 06:10 PM
If I wanted to purchase both the OS X + Newton, what would that set me back shipped? Thanks!

Jan 14, 2008, 08:59 AM
If I wanted to purchase both the OS X + Newton, what would that set me back shipped? Thanks!

I sent you a PM, but for anyone interested I need your ZIP Code in order to give a shipping quote.



DOS Collection: A varied grab-bag of DOS and pre-DOS history and then some. Includes a full edition of IBM DOS 5.0 (manuals, disks, original packaging), CP/M-86 (manuals, disks, original package), an assortment of PC diagnostics for Compaq, IBM, AT&T, and NCR (all original disks, no copies). A few software titles and some developers tools on both 5 1/4 inch and CD, ancient COBOL books, and an IBM 1130 programming hardback from the late 60's. Last but maybe not least, an unopened AOL version 2.0 signup kit for Windows circa 1994. Years ago I sold an AOL 1.0 kit on eBay for over $100. I have no idea what this one is worth being version 2.0, but it might be worth checking out. Lastly, a stack of approximately 75 5 1/4" scratch disks, mostly of the DS/DD variety. I have no way to test the disks, so no warranty is offered.

Pictures here:

Price $20 + shipping


Mac & Apple ][ Software Collection: A large and varied assortment including Apple ][ disks like DOS 3.3, Appleworks, Smartcom, IIc Diags, and more. Mac floppy disks include WAY more than I want to list. Includes Lotus 123, Norton Utils, TOPS (networking), Think C, Think Pascal, Turbo Pascal, VIP (programming), Red Ryder, Red Ryder Host, Second Sight (BBS), Claris Draw, FileMaker, Smartmodem, Hellcats over the Pacific, FA/18 Hornet, various disk utility suites (Jasmine, LaCie, MicroNet, FWB, etc), plus some Apple logo disks including an OS 8 and OS 7.6 install sets and various Disk Tools and etc. These are all original disks, no copies. In addition, there are over 300 scratch disks (3 1/2). The Mac CD disks include Adobe InDesign (w/manual), Warcraft III, Sronghold, Soap, A-10, Virtual PC, Norton Utils, Command & Conquer, 3 CD trays for tray loading CD drives, a stack of 100+ CDs that were distributed with magazines like MacWorld, and much more. There are also A bunch of Service Disks like the Apple Service Support Companion, Service Source, and assorted diags and recovery disks. Also, Performa CDs, System CDs for various systems, and much more. Bonus for you hardware guys, 2 copies of the Apple Peripheral Interface Guide which has pin diagrams for every bit of Apple hardware made into the 90's and a 2/96 copy of the Service Price Pages (always good for a laugh). Oh, I almost forgot, some programming and repair books too.

This is a real treasure trove for vintage Macintosh collectors!

Pictures here:

Price $75 + shipping


Mac Bags: In 1984 Apple offered a "Test Drive A Mac" promotion. Qualified customers could check out a Mac + printer for a day or 2 to take home and try. Apple sent participating dealers special carry bags for the Macs and that is what I have for sale. One bag designed for the original Mac and short keyboard (long keyboard will fit, but is tight) with pockets for the mouse, cables, and manuals. It's in fair condition and shows some age discoloration, but mostly it's kind of dirty. I've been using it to store old hard drives in my garage for decades and it shows. I think it could be cleaned up and look nice though. Also, a bag designed for the Mac IIci + extended keyboard. It's also dirty but otherwise is in good shape.

Pictures here:

Price $20 + shipping

There will be more as I dig stuff out and clean it up. Coming up next, some truly rare Apple hardware!

Jan 14, 2008, 10:48 AM
pending on shipping i'll take the software, my zip is 85297

Jan 14, 2008, 03:47 PM
Do you have any QuickTake cameras?, I'm desperatley trying to find one. Thanks. P.S I checked ebay for evry1 who would suggest going there.:D:apple:

Jan 15, 2008, 02:32 PM
Do you have any QuickTake cameras?, I'm desperatley trying to find one. Thanks. P.S I checked ebay for evry1 who would suggest going there.:D:apple:

One on ebay UK for 18 more hours.


Jan 15, 2008, 03:23 PM
Do you have any QuickTake cameras?, I'm desperatley trying to find one. Thanks. P.S I checked ebay for evry1 who would suggest going there.:D:apple:

You've got a PM.

Jan 23, 2008, 08:19 AM
just wanna say that i bought the software package and he was a great seller, stellar product great shipping and great communication. overall experience A+

Feb 6, 2008, 12:32 PM
Is the Newton still available?