Macintosh M0001 early 80s

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  1. osnat macrumors newbie

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    Hi All
    Glad I found you :)
    going over some old stuff in my mom's house. Found this old Mac I used to work on as a child.
    What can you tell me about it? how/where can I sell it?
    going over this forum and looking on ebay I understand it is worth something.
    Will appreciate you help! WhatsApp Image 2019-07-13 at 09.58.15 (1).jpeg WhatsApp Image 2019-07-13 at 09.58.15.jpeg
     
  2. MacTech68 macrumors 68020

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    For items like this to fetch a high price, you'd need original packaging, box and some other accessories.

    For each of those you subtract from the deal, you're looking at lower and lower sale price.

    If I'm being honest, whilst the case looks fairly good (except for some cleaning) and the colored badges nice and bright (un-faded), I fear you may have a leaked battery which is causing corrosion within. The staining near the power switch, compliance label, and the dull D connectors fill me with dread.

    The keyboard and mouse appear to be "Platinum" colored, which don't match the age of the original Mac 128k.

    As for price, I'm not to great on making sound guesses and there is more here to confirm. Try at least removing the battery door (above the power switch) and check the condition of the battery contacts.
     
  3. osnat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much for the detailed answer!!
    I checked and indeed there is a bit of leak from the battery, I removed it.
    Can you tell where can I get any clue regarding the price of it? and can you suggest where I can sell it? (leaving in Israel)

    Thank you for your help :)
     
  4. MacTech68 macrumors 68020

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    Possibly 200 to 300 US Dollars - not including freight.

    eBay might be your best bet.

    But that's just ONE opinion. :)
     
  5. bunnspecial macrumors 604

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    I paid $175 USD before shipping for my "Macintosh" with a bit of yellowing, no battery damage, and an included mouse but no keyboard.

    As said, little things can affect the value of these. I bought mine sort of sight unseen, but MacTech looked at the photos of the logic board and confirmed it unmolested aside from some likely factory reworking before shipping. Many of these have been upgrade to 512K of RAM-that makes the computer significantly more usable, but in my experience hurts the value of them a fair bit. As much as I hate to say it, for someone who wants to USE an M0001 Mac, a 512Ke or Plus is a much better experience-I have a couple of examples of those models, and they get used while my "Macintosh" sits with my other compacts.
     
  6. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

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    They're definitely original - the mouse has the original "chunky" thumbscrews with the Apple logo on the end. Only the original 128k release Macs had those - my 512k had the smaller thumbscrews on its mouse, and that was long before Platinum came around.
     
  7. MacTech68 macrumors 68020

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    Indeed - I missed that.

    Now I find the color inexplicable. o_O

    A pic of the underside of the mouse would be of interest.
     

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