Macintosh 128K - what's it worth?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by gillihan, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. gillihan macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2004
    I've got an original Macintosh 128K, bought it brand new myself in 1984. SN is F4281SXM0001, which, according to another thread, decodes as;

    F = It was made in Freemont CA.
    4 = It was made in 1984
    28 = It was made in week 28
    1SX = Is the sequence number
    M0001 = Is the model number

    All the original disks and manuals, MacWrite/MacPaint etc... MSWord, MSBasic, imagewriter cable, appletalk network and cables. I just plugged it in an played a game of Sargon (chess) and lost, so it seems to be working well. The internal disk, 400K I think, has a hitch is it's get along, so you need a paperclip to assist in the eject. It's got an external 800K drive as well. Some of the floppies are corrupt, it's only been 20 years!

    What would a guy ask for it if he wanted to sell it, and where would he go to do that (other than eBay)?
  2. 5300cs macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2002
    How is the physical condition of the machine? Color fading (like from sitting in the sun), old stickers, spots, etc. That can affect the value.
    Do you have the original box? That also adds to the value. The problem with the drive though, that may bring the price down a little.

    I'd love a 128k Mac, but they're prohibitively expense on my little part of the planet :(

    Why do you want to sell yours?
  3. apple2991 macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2004

    I could never beat that cursed Sargon. Haunts me in my dreams to this day.
  4. Spock macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2002
    I have to agree with 5300cs, the floppy drive will bring the value down. But, if You have the box and Getting Started book and etc.. You could get a pretty good price. Just dont get on eBay and claim it has Rare sigs of Steve Jobs, that is so funny when people do that.
  5. gillihan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2004
    Thanks for the input. I do not have the original box. I do have the original MacWrite manual and most of the original disks, however I'm not sure the data has any integrity. The case is in great shape, one small ding on the front but other than that it's nearly perfect. A little age'd in color, but not the ugly dark yellow that you see so often.

    Any ideas on what it's worth, I have no clue ($5 or $5000)? And where would I go to sell it?
  6. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004

    They have estemated prices on macs, as well as other info.
  7. aricher macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2004
    Current estimated price on everymac is... $0.00 :-(

    heck, I'll buy it from you for that much

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