How much is my Apple IIc worth?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by initux, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie


    Mar 20, 2009
    I just got a Apple //c locally for cheap.(How cheap? Let's just say I feel guilty, $10 dollars)

    I'm weighing whether to sell it or not since I'm not really a collector, but I suppose if I decided to be one this would be the way to start.

    What I have:

    Apple IIc system+manuals, I'd say good-great condition, it's yellowing, the keys are a bit worn but all work properly and none of the letters are rubbed off, runs good,. Everything works except, well , the only thing I don't think that works is the reset button, and I don't know what the 80/40 button does.
    Runs prodos 1.1.1 18/sept/84 Apple.
    When I run PRINT PEEK (64447) I get 4, so according to wikipedia, that means this is running revision 4.

    Apple IIc manuals

    Apple works training floppys+manual/tutorial+quick reference card

    Apple IIc Monitor and stand, great condition, yellowing, all adjustment knobs work, powers on perfectly.(1987 year on the back)
    Apple IIc mouse+manual, works great, yellowing.

    Okimate printer+manuals with apple computer sticker on it, has spare printer carts(5 or so), yellowing, manual.(The guy said it works, I haven't tried it yet)
    Generic joystick for ibm/apple

    Misc software:
    Apple works training floppys(around 10 different ones)+manual/tutorial
    Public Domain club floppys 10 or so.
    Elephant Memory Systems floppys with various games on them.
    3blank memorex floppys.
    wheel of fortune
    Softdisc monthly software discs, Edit: Just counted them, 45 floppys.
    2 3.25 inch Apple II apple works floppys, all other floppys are 5.25.

    Everythings in good working condition, well taken care of, I'm the second owner, the previous was the original owner of the machine, and said he used it once a month to do word processing and play games.
    I have all the cables and manuals.
    I don't have any of the boxes except for some software that still has the original box.

    So, market-wise, how much is it worth, would you say?

    Here's a pic of the system, my webcams not so good....
  2. macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
    Price checks must be done in the marketplace. And since you do not have enough posts to be allowed to sell in the market place the mods will likely close this thread.

    Anyways I could not say the value of this machine. Just give a good detailed description, clean it up and take many detailed photos (borrow a camera from someone). Then sell it on eBay in the Vintage Apple section you will get what it is worth. Set the auction to run a long time to build up watchers and bidders.

    If I were you I would hold onto it maybe have some fun with it. You could always get an Imagewriter printer and use it for word processing too:D. I would highly recommend getting Odell Lake and Oregon Trail.

    Just looking on eBay the collectors price of the Apple II's has plummeted compared to a year or two ago. You will get a lot more when the economy stabilizes and more zealots can continue collecting Apple's.
  3. macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    To be honest, I think $10-20 is about right, unless I'm severely mistaken and the machine really does have vintage collector value.

    I've had a number of Apple ]['s come and go and each was in the range between "free" to $5 or so. The //c and a IIgs were probably the most interesting of all the models, though.

    The best way to check would be to search eBay listings to see what they've sold for in the past.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Mar 6, 2007
    The price you paid is about right.

    The value of your IIc will be around $100 in 50 years.
  5. macrumors 603


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Eh, I paid around $40 for that kind of setup four years ago. Maybe it's worth something like that these days, but I'd think closer to $25-30
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 20, 2009
    Yep, I just looked on ebay and see what you mean, I'll play with it a bit and have some fun :).

    Any advice for storing it after I'm done? I'm thinking trash bags and a plastic bin should do the trick.
  7. macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
    Those can keep dust out. The more temperature controlled a climate is the better. So keep it inside in a closet rather than in the attic or garage. Since those locations experience a great deal of fluctuation in temperature and humidity throughout the year.

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