How much will an Apple Macintosh Performa 575 be worth some day?

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Question is in the title. Any thoughts? I know there was an Apple computer that sold for quite a bit a few weeks ago, but I'm sure it was way older. It's in perfect condition and I even have an old Apple printer for it (which works as well). Thanks. :apple:
 

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Not terribly much, unfortunately. It's a middling system, not particularly impressive in any spec, with a built-in power-hog CRT. The monitor-less Quadra 605 is a heck of a collectors item; but this is just a monstrosity.

It's not a horrible machine for the time, nor even particularly bad now; it's just fairly common as well as large.

I'd estimate it would be worth, at most, $50. Maybe at some point ridiculously far in the future, if you keep it in absolute pristine condition, fully functional (means replacing capacitors at some point,) it might be worth a lot; but we're talking a long ways off, when CRTs are seen as curious antiques, and 68k Macs are as rare as hens' teeth.
 

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Really? We still use it (just for fun). There's some neat programs on it, etc. The printer still works, too. :)
you asked ... how much will it be worth one day?

my answer still stands ... it is not rare or anything special ... sorry, not looking to offend.

Now if it was brand new ... originally sealed in a box ... maybe :cool:
 

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Thanks for the replies, anyways, guys. Guess I'll have to keep holding on to it.
Actually, I have a soft spot for the 040 CPU machines. If you want an addictive game for it, try Apeiron.

I loved the Sony Trinitron tube they used, compared to the el-cheapo Performa 580 which used cheaper tubes.

Keep it. I'm keeping mine (about 4 of them). They're good for many color games (of the time). :D
 

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I saw a 575 on Craigslist the other day for $20. As others have said, it was a fine machine back in the day, but not very collectable without the original packaging, and in pristine condition.

So hold onto it, play some games, and bask in the nostalgia!
 
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It's worth about $15. In ten years maybe $10.
In thirty years, if it still works and you can find some packaging for it (Original is best) - You might get $300 or so for it (Thats what decent nick 20year old rare models go for now, so since yours isnt particularly rare, thats what Id expect its max price to be if it was fully functional at 40something
 

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Peter.Howard said:
Keep it and enjoy using it.


playing the old games etc
I think that's just what I'll do. ;)
 

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I think that's just what I'll do. ;)
Recently it has been selling on eBay for more than $60, and complete system getting more than that.
 

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Good news: Some day, a Performa 575 will be worth at least a million dollars.

Bad news: It won’t be in the foreseeable future, and a loaf of bread at that time will cost two million dollars.
 

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