Lisa

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  1. TheDance511 macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know how I can get my hands on a 1984 Lisa?thanks
     
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  3. Sly macrumors 6502

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    Well, if you have a spade there's 2700 of them burred in Logan Utah :p
     
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    yeah, I heard about that... oh how I want one... I bet if I dug them up I could find various parts to make at least 1 complete unit...wonder if they were dumped in their boxes....hehe


    if you want to buy on ebay, keep in mind you'll pay several thousand dollars for a perfectly functioning lisa1
     
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    The original Lisa ("Lisa 1") is very rare (most were updated to Lisa 2's) and extremely expensive. Indeed, they go for > $10,000 usually. However, the Lisa 2 can be had for under $1000.

    A year and a half ago I found a person who refurbishes Lisas and he set me up with an exquisite Lisa 2. The total cost for everything was about $1,100. Have a look at my article about it with link to a photo gallery.

    http://www.bytecellar.com/archives/000078.php



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  7. yippy macrumors 68020

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    What is this about 2,700 buried in Utah? I would be interested in the story behind that if anyone has the info or a news link.
     
  8. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    The Lisa sucked compared to Macintosh. They had 2,700 they couldn't sell. Into the ground they went. The end.
     
  9. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    thats freaking weird. cost too much to just put them in storage somewhere? strip them down for parts? anything but dig a whole and pitch them?

     
  10. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Well, some were re-branded as the Mac XL and sold with more Mac-like software.
     
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    The Lisa wasn't the only piece of oldschool technology that got buried in a landfill in the middle of nowhere...



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  14. sinigang99 macrumors newbie

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    Damn, I had one back in the day. I got mine one day at work (Apple) when one of the head techs came by and said "You guys want a Lisa? Better get to the truck before they throw them out".

    See, there was a truck container behind the building on Bandley Drive that was used to store equipment and unused stuff.

    I had one with the dual drives.

    I had it for while then gave it to my brother. I contacted him about it and he said an Uncle threw it out when he was moving....damn....
     
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    WOW that is insane.... wonder if they really dug some up...


    I'm tempted to go dig a lisa up, wonder if it would still work

    anyone else know of any other crazy stories about other flopped products getting burried?
     
  16. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    The Lisa/Mac XL was a terrible commercial failure. I don't blame them for wanting to bury the program, quite literally.

    Technically, I think the Lisa was awesome. I wouldn't say it sucked, even compared to the Mac. Except for maybe the Lisa 1, which apparantly had temperamental floppy drives.
     
  17. TheDance511 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    11,000 ouch..im only in college lol ok the thread is done
     
  18. TheDance511 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    guess what...my grandpa has a lisa.... i donno if its the irst oen or not but i know its a lisa...and he had it sitting in his house under a blanket... and he said ican have it and it turns on :)
     
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    I still have one at my parents house somewhere. Last time I checked everything worked but the 3.5 floppy. But that was when there was still a Soviet Union!
     
  20. mikeinternet macrumors 6502a

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    that is a curious tale.

    work it into "pirates of silicon valley 2"??? huh maybe?
     
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    Apple had to destroy them so they could 'write them off' for accounting purposes. If Apple had kept them in storage, they would have been considered stock. I'm not an Accountant so I can't give you the exact reason, but thats the principle behind destroying them.
     
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    yep, that sounds right... that is why many schools/governmnet organizations have to scrap their old computers instead of donating them,selling them, etc.
     
  23. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    hahaah I loved that! Thanks!
     
  24. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    You know, Apple would make a lot of money if they dug up the Lisa's and sold them to drooling collectors like us.

    Think about it. It's genius. (Glad I thought of it. :D)

     
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    =O seriously!
     

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