eBay is going crazy? (Or Is a Mac SE collectable?)

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by sigamy, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. sigamy macrumors 65816

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    Seems that prices on eBay are going nuts. A Mac SE just closed at $466! It was in nice shape and had printer, etc but that seems like a crazy price.

    This was released in 1986, after Jobs left. Would this machine still be considered collectable?
     
  2. kbfr08 macrumors 6502

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    Wow! That's totally insane. I wasn't under the impression that they were all that collectible.

    And something similar happened to me, I sold 5 satellite radios (sportster 5) on eBay a while ago. 4 of the auctions ended for $50 a piece, and the fifth ended at $150. Not sure why that happened, but some people just have no concept on pricing ;).
     
  3. 48walshj macrumors newbie

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    Help with M001

    Ok How do I know when my mac was made it serial number is F4483CZ M0001
    any ansers can drop me a note at nysfop79@yahoo.com
    I miss Steve already His vision was far reaching
     
  4. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    I've noticed this recently here in Australia too.

    I don't know what to make of it, but I'll ponder two things:

    1. They are the next in line after the original form factor 128K, 512K, 512Ke & Plus.

    2. The SE & SE FDHD aren't as prone to dying as the SE/30 and Mac Classic and Classic II due to an absence of those surface mount electrolytic capacitors that leak and etch tracks.

    I sometimes wish I hadn't given away my best SE FDHD with an internal HD to an overseas charity, but I did so because it was what they wanted. Compact, and certainly more reliable than a Classic, Classic II, LC, etc. Could easily run Word 5.1 with a dot matrix printer. That's all they wanted. I wonder if they still use it? :)
     
  5. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    3909th Mac manufactured during the 48th week of 1984 in Fremont, California, USA.
     
  6. SafariX macrumors member

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    I think good condition SEs with the HD are pretty valuable now. See them for 4-500 on eBay all the time.
     
  7. BigDukeSix macrumors 6502a

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    Which website did you use to decode the SN info?
     
  8. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    What a pest. I had absolutely loads of these about 12-14 years ago and they were worthless at the time...You could not give away an SE in those days.
     
  11. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    For me it was a "skip bin" half full of 128K 512K & Plus' :(
     
  12. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    holly heck..i found this one a few years back (we have annual clean up days...people put stuff out for garbage collectors to take away...so i saved this puppy) don't have keyboard or mouse,but friend did and when we powered it up it worked...i just put # into that site and it came back as this

    Manufactured in: F => Fremont, California, USA
    Year of production: 1984
    Week of production: 12
    Production number: 8PY => 10062
    Modell ID: M0001 => original Macintosh 1984 (128k)

    Your original Macintosh 1984 (128k) was the 10062th Mac manufactured during the 12th week of 1984 in Fremont, California, USA.

    i had no idea these were worth anything let alone $1000-4000...what would one without keyboard and mouse be worth?

    here's a couple pics

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  13. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I remember seeing the SE's for the first time...

    OMG - A MAC WITH A BUILT-IN HARD DRIVE... :eek:

    ;)
     
  14. senseless macrumors 68000

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    The amazing thing is that it was manufactured in Fremont, California.
     
  15. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    Yup... they call it "progress" :eek:

    ;)

    Incredible what we don't make for ourselves anymore. :(
     
  16. BigDukeSix, Nov 10, 2011
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    BigDukeSix macrumors 6502a

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    Here is what I have. My wife purchased it from her company for $50.00 back in 1990. It does still power up, but I have to find the disc's for it.
    According to the SN decode, it was the 29614th to be produced, but the rest of the info was undefined :-(
     

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  17. steveca macrumors 6502

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    remember reading something about how to remove the yellowing from the cases... your would be great then
     
  18. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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  19. ArchiMark macrumors 6502

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    SE's were great at the time....my first experience with Macs was working in an office that had a bunch of them....

    Even did some CAD work on one....that was quite something....not the best setup for it, but somehow managed to produce a set of drawings...MiniCAD I think....

    :)
     
  20. crewkid89 macrumors regular

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    No way man keep the patina! lol
     
  21. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    Hmmm well, yes, it looks a little green... :D

    I'm hoping it's just poor white-balance. ;)
     
  22. LTMK macrumors member

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    Original is the best... :D good luck guys..

    we threw away few old macs when we moved to our existing home 4 yrs ago.. maybe they worth something now :(
     

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