Macintosh 128K

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  1. witaka macrumors newbie

    witaka

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    My sister called me last night and here's what she said.....

    Remember that old computer gear you "had" stored in my garage, I finally got around to dumping it...

    My response was not the box that I had written please don't dump?

    Yup gone, she tells me.

    inside that box was a complete working original Macintosh 128k that included the signatures of the Macintosh Division as of early 1982 molded on the inside of the case

    :eek:
     
  2. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    That's tragic. I hope you chase her for the value of the 128K

    BTW, they ALL had those signatures, so in that respect it's NOT unique or rare, but they are going for a few hundred dollars on eBay these days.
     
  3. witaka thread starter macrumors newbie

    witaka

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    Good to know!
    Family....you can't pick them and you can't shoot them!
     
  4. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I'd possibly be ever so slightly furious. I'd at least have a good shout.
     
  5. JohnGrey macrumors 6502

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    I'd go over to her house, gather up about $1 - 2k of her stuff, smash it, then call her up and tell her about.
     
  6. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Send a thank you e-mail with a few eBay completed Mac 128K auctions...:eek:
     
  7. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

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    I dunno. OP left it at her house, after all... I think there's enough blame to go around.
     
  8. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Out of curiosity why did you leave it at your sister's house?
     
  9. jekyl macrumors 6502

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    I had three of them stored in my shed, my wife sent them to the scrapyard a few years ago because she wanted to clear up some space. That space is still empty.
     
  10. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    Why the heck would you leave them at your sisters house?! Im sorry, but usually girls think "oh look. Some junky old computer crap." Dude this makes me so mad in so many ways. Such a great computer. I would have loved to have it.

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    I would also. Plus the rareness of a working 128k is part of my frustration.
     
  11. witaka thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was moving between flats/housemates and needed a place to store excess stuff I had accumulated over the years and left gear longer than I told her

    My bad.... kinda over it but not..... I'll remind her just before xmas and her birthday with the crappiest present I can find.

    I'm going to Vegas and LA with my partner in a month to visit her family; I need to find a T-shirt that says... My brother went to Vegas and all I got was this lousy T-shirt

    :D
     
  12. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    Well, if she initially ok'd storing stuff there, she might have at least warned you she was going to dump it.

    Oh well, easy come, easy go. I still shudder when I think of how many we threw out in the late 90's
     
  13. witaka thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Indeed, in the Mac store I worked in from 99 till 2005 we had so many people bring in old kit, classics, SE's, IIx, Quadra's powerPC they had sitting around (mostly still in working condition) as they were buying G3's, power mac's etc so we would just let customers "dump" old gear with us....

    I still think the hockey puck mouse has to be the worst possible invention Apple came up with!

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    saw this for sale, after getting nostalgic over my old kit

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/apple/desktops/auction-619735708.htm
     
  14. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    Well the 2nd version of the puck mouse with the long dimple on the button was a little easier to use.

    And that's a pretty impressive bundle on trademe.
     

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