Looking for old MacMall, Mac Warehouse, etc.

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Nauta, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. Nauta macrumors newbie

    Nauta

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    I have a bit of an odd request. I'm a collector of old Mac notebooks, and once upon a time I had a stack of Mac Warehouse mags dating back to the PowerBook 500 series. They got tossed when I moved out of my parents' place several years ago, and I'd really like to get my hands on some old magazines again.

    I'm looking for any of those free magazine types they sent in the mail from the 90's, even up to 2000-01 when the Pismos and early TiBooks were out. As old as they come, too. I wonder if anyone has copies dating back to the 100-series?

    Also, if anyone has Apple-branded advertisments from years past, like the little brochures and posters and stuff, those would be gravy too.

    Thanks for reading.
    -Nauta
     
  2. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Are you just starting to collect? I may have some extra stuff that sort of common. Note that the really collectible stuff is only available on eBay and now is worth $ due to Apple's popularity...
     
  3. Nauta thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nauta

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    That's why I'm asking for advertisments and things that were initially free... Just old issues of MacWarehouse, et al. are what I'm really after. My hardware collection is extensive but my publication and other materials are lacking thanks to not keeping tabs on my seeming beningn stack of "old catalogs".

    Half the enjoyment I get out of such things is reading back and seeing all the hype, the cost, remembering when I was younger and wished I could afford one of those awesome new machines. =P
     
  4. djbrickhouse macrumors member

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    I know!

    I love the publications, the ads etc.

    I found a 1981 RadioShack catalogue in good shape a while back. It was hilarious to see the high tech stuff. And the prices! A digital clock/radio was $89.95 in 1981 dollars!
     
  5. Nauta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm just shocked to look back at my 2003 MacMall (the oldest one I have right now =( and see that an iPod 40 gig went for $500! And people complain about the cost of them now! XD
     
  6. gkarris macrumors 604

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    All the catalogs and marketing materials were free... They are not free anymore...
     
  7. Nauta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't fathom anyone seriously wanting money for an old issue of MacWarehouse... Apple branded advertisments, maybe, but vendor catalogs?

    Not that anyone seems to have any...
     
  8. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I threw all mine away. I might have 1 or 2 somewheres, but it'll be worth a lot of money as they are from the Mac II era.

    Yes, because most people got rid of them, there are very few out there so they are worth some money...
     
  9. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    I may have a few but, they are probably not in the best condition. :p They are probably from the late 90's and early 00's. If I find any I don't want I'll let you know. :)
     
  10. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I hope to clean stuff out this week. I already found some extra Apple Catalogs, Lisa and Apple II brochures.

    The Apple Catalogs go for some money now. I bought a few on eBay, but in starting to clean my office area, I found a stack of Apple Catalogs I got in the mail back in the day (yeah, for free), so I actually have doubles of a few of them. I plan on getting rid of all my extra stuff (pay for this iPhone of mine)...

    I'm not the kind of person to rip anyone off. I will only charge what I just paid on eBay for them to get the money back.

    I may also come across some extra MacMall and MacWarehouse catalogs from the day.

    Please feel free to contact me via PM for the details... if no one is interested they'll go on eBay.
     

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