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MacRohde
Jun 1, 2004, 08:41 AM
Hi,

Recently I got all nostalgic when I stumbled upon some old Macs and I thus decided that I would start to collect Macs :rolleyes:

So I looked through listings of all the Macs from the past, and in that regard I have a single question.

Is it at all possible to get my hands on an original Apple I mainboard or have they all dissappeared completely from the face of the Earth? Or is just a matter of money? If so, how much would such an item go for you think?



krimson
Jun 1, 2004, 09:11 AM
IIRC, there aren't very many left out of like 125 or something made. I did see one up for sale last year going for around $25,000~.

MacRohde
Jun 1, 2004, 09:18 AM
IIRC, there aren't very many left out of like 125 or something made. I did see one up for sale last year going for around $25,000~.

Wow, that's a lot. I'd better start saving some money then... :)

themadchemist
Jun 4, 2004, 04:07 PM
Wow, that's a lot. I'd better start saving some money then... :)

Collecting's fine and all, but if you're going to save up that much, here's a short list of a few things for which that money might be more useful (you may already have all of these things, in which case you may ignore me):

-Down payment on a house
-A car
-Nice savings

Or, of course, you could be practical and buy what you really need:

3 or 4 souped up dualie G5's and a couple of cinema displays!

5300cs
Jun 5, 2004, 11:10 AM
If you really want to start collecting, start small; I started with a 5300cs. You can start by getting stuff cheap off eBay. This is good because if you decide you like collecting you can move on to bigger things, and if you don't like collecting, you haven't blown $25,000.