Anyone in Florida want a pile of old Apple junk?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by macquariumguy, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. macquariumguy macrumors 6502a

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    I want to get rid of what's left of my accumulation of Apple junk and I want to find someone wants this stuff and won't cherry-pick and then throw the rest away. Most of this stuff is from the mid 80s to mid 90s but there are some pieces that are newer and older. Here's the scoop.

    IT'S FREE - No charge at all.
    YOU PICK IT UP - I'm not shipping.
    I WON'T PART IT OUT - It's all or nothing.

    That means you have to be willing to drive to Sarasota and pick this stuff up. Here is a mostly complete list. Some of this stuff works, some of it doesn't. This stuff has been stored in my shed or the rafters of the garage for the last 12 years. No guarantees. If you have questions, just ask.


    • UMAX SCSI scanner from mid-90s

      PowerMac 7600/132

      15" Apple Color monitor (works with the PowerMac 7600)

      PowerMac Dual 867 mhz "Speed Holes" tower (dead internal optical drive)

      External SCSI DVD-R drive w/power supply

      Assorted ADB keyboards and mice

      Black Bell & Howell Apple II+

      Apple DOS Compatibility Card (fits Quadra 6xx)

      Bell & Howell "Backpack" for Apple II

      Apple DMP parallel printer

      "Test Drive A Mac" demo bag

      Thunderscan scanner (ImageWriter accessory)

      Assorted Lisa (Mac XL) logic & memory boards and 2 Lisa power supplies

      Hundreds of Mac and Apple II floppies

      Assorted SCSI, ribbon cables and terminators

      Assorted power and serial cables

      Assorted Localtalk and Ethernet cables and terminators

      Assorted SCSI hard drives and hard drive enclosures

      Assorted webcams and accessories (YoYo, ATI TV, a/b switches, etc)

      Assorted computer books

      Assorted Apple bric-a-brac

    I'm sure there's more, but that ought to be the most of it. Thanks in advance if you can give this pile a good home!
     
  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Aw, man.... I'm at the complete opposite end of the country...

    I'd gladly give that collection a home, but it's not worth the travel costs.
     
  3. mactarkus macrumors regular

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    You might sell the B&H

    I would at least try to sell the B&H. With the backpack it might be worth a few hundred at least.
     
  4. macquariumguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I figured it would be the big draw of the pile, so it's there to help the rest go. Not sure what it's worth, it's not exactly in pristine condition. Actually, there are 2 backpacks. The black B&H has a black one and there's a beige Backpack (with manual) also.

    The Apple DMP ought to interest some collector also. I worked in Apple store service departments off and on from 85 to 98 and it is literally the only only one I've ever seen. It uses an Imagewriter I print head and ribbon, but has a parallel interface.
     
  5. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

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    Wow, I've never seen a beige one. That's very interesting. I didn't know they were produced in not-black.
     
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    Contact James & John from the RetroMacCast. They live in Florida. I'm not sure where in the state though.
     
  8. mactarkus macrumors regular

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    John and I can certainly help spread the word. As for the printer, they are fairly rare but I've seen little interest in them. I had one myself but finally pitched it to make some space.
     
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  13. macquariumguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And???? Do you want the pile-o-stuff?

    edit - oops, just saw the PM. Thanks!
     
  14. macquariumguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  15. ddoolin0 macrumors regular

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    They took ALL of it? :(

    Damn it! I'm gonna be close in a week. Sigh.
     
  16. macmulisha macrumors member

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    Yes I did!!!
     
  17. omegaphil6 macrumors 6502

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    MacTV owner here, do you think its of any value to anyone?
     
  18. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Yes - that's a pretty collectable machine. The value of course will vary based on condition (they're hard to find in good condition - the black case is easily scuffed), whether you have the black keyboard/mouse, and the remote control.
     
  19. omegaphil6 macrumors 6502

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    another issue is shipping. the thing is a TANK! would cost a bit to ship. I believe i still have the keyboard and mouse, the remote is some where but the ADB keyboard i have didnt have the cable built in and i dont have a male to male ADB cable. I used to use it strickly as a TV in my bedroom back when i was younger. also the CD caddy tray is missing.
     
  20. macquariumguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I could make you a nice aquarium from it. ;)
    [​IMG]
     
  21. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    Please do not part out a rare Mac TV to make an aquarium :eek:
     
  22. macquariumguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm, why is my picture not showing up? Does anyone else see it?

    http://www.techquarium.com/aquaria/etc/

    Anyway, I was joking about making an aquarium from it. Not because I'm sentimental about old computers (I'm obviously not) but because I've retired from building aquariums. And FWIW, I made the MacTV aquarium in the picture from 100% Apple service parts. As best I recall, it cost about $80 to buy the black back case & front bezel. The black keyboard was a loaner for the picture. :)
     
  23. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Doesn't show up because you probably enabled hotlink protection.
     

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