How much is a Power Mac 6100/66 DOS worth?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by C.A.T.S. CEO, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. C.A.T.S. CEO macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2006
    Somewhere in the background at Stevenotes...
    I have come across a PM 6100 and I was wonder how much it is worth now a days. As a antique. I saw that it was the 1st mac to have PPC in it.

    Any ideas?
  2. rmarasa macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2006
    London, UK
  3. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Lots more if you have it complete in box...
  4. macg4 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2003
    Des Moines,Iowa
    yeah depends on condtion really. there are a lot of these left so their value is not real high
  5. Unspeaked macrumors 68020


    Dec 29, 2003
    West Coast
    The melted down plastic's got to be worth at least a buck or two...
  6. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

    David Schmidt

    Aug 22, 2006
    Southeastern USA
    But wouldn't it cost more than that to produce the heat to melt it? Maybe it's better suited to doorstop duty.
  7. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    I've got some stuff like that. Someone has to offer me enough to motivate me to pack and ship it. If it's going to a good home I'll work for $10/hour. If you have a pickup truck and come to my house you can have a lot of vintage mac stuff for free. But be warned it's been sitting outside and it rained last night.

    Bottom line answer is that old stuff like that is barely worth the cost to ship. People charge/ask/offer a token $10 or $15 plus shipping which is usually more.

    That said some older Macs are worth something. The old "compact macs" are popular as are just about any notebook.
  8. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    May 7, 2004
    Sod off
    I'd say a complete, 100% functional 6100/66 is worth around $25 to an obsolete Mac afficionado, more if it comes with original boxes/discs/manuals (which are somewhat rare if you are looking for them). It's pretty much worthless unless you are into old Macs - imagine a contemporary PC, a 486DX2/66...not worth much these days beyond recycling value.

    In general old Macs aren't valuable, with a few exceptions - less common Macs like the TAM, Mac TV, 128k, or Macs that were originally super expensive like the IIfx, Apple Workgroup Server, 128k etc may command somewhat of a collector premium for the right buyer - but we're still usually talking under $100 (except the TAM). Also prototypes or non-US machines (like the Color Classic) have extra value.

    But your average pre-G3 Mac will often be worth less than it costs to ship to a buyer.

    Right now you can pick up 512ks, Pluses and SEs pretty damn cheap, and those early all-in-one Macs are going to be the first to really get collector value, so if you actually plan on buying an old Mac as an investment or collectable I suggest starting with one of those (or a 128k if you can get one).

    The only Apple/Mac computers I've ever seen to go for big money (four figures) on ebay were an Apple I, a 128k in fantastic shape with all original packaging/manuals/disks/reciept, and a sealed-in-the-box TAM. :eek:

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