New-In-Box Apple //c *SYSTEM* on eBay...

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    I guess that means it is past Applecare if it's DOA. :p - Did they have Applecare back then?
     
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    I like the ldea...

    of having the computer sans moniter just be a keyboard.
    basically, a computer in a keyboard. plug in mouse and monitor or tv, and have a fully functional computer.

    Ideas?
     
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    http://pix.blakespot.com/view/computers/atari_520st



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    I collect to actually use them. It's a very clear feeling of being in close touch with what was a far, far more exciting time in computer history. In the early 80s (which is when I got into it) every machine was its own platform, really. It wasn't just Windows and Mac OS (and Linux). It was a lot more fun back then.

    http://www.bytecellar.com/qtvr.html

    My collection...




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    wow! so cool.

    bp - I agree, the 80s were a much more exciting time for computers!
     
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    wow blakespot, you have an awesome collection! As for that IIC, it can't be more than one of a handful still in existence, unopened. I mean literally, a handful, like 5 or fewer.
     
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    wow!!! thats the first apple my family ever owned! That brings back memories. my mom actually won it as a prize for selling avon cosmetics!!!
     
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    he should've waited till may 5th to open it! It would've been her 20th birthday:)

    And they really could have gotten some media attention for it
     
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    Yeah, I just started collecting in a small way, and I like to use them too.

    I think some of the older computers are more interesting, as they sometimes took a few chances with the form factor, it wasn't all homogenous like computers are today.

    I mean, can you imagine Apple building another laptop like this? ( And it's surprising how usable it still is! )
     

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    i would think you have a high energy bill... my parents would kill me
     
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    That was all the rage in the beginning... and you didn't need a monitor, you hooked the computer up to a TV :)

    My first computer... 16k ram :D
    [​IMG]

    The second machine... Woot 64k of ram!

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    Third machine ... you guessed it ... 128k ram WOO!


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    I had the Commodore 128 as well :) It was my second computer (the first being a Commodore 16). I remember getting the external 1571 disk drive with it. I then went high tech and bought a Commodore Amiga :D

    Wish I had kept them, not for monetary reasons just because it would be cool to play with them again.
     
  17. MartyMoe macrumors regular

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    They did! I still have the sticker on an Apple //e-- if you pull it off, it will void the Applecare.

    Somehow, I think I'm safe. :)
     
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    That's so awesome. I have one of these still functioning in my basement. It has to have the most satisfying click of any keyboard.
     
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    That was an EXPENSIVE unboxing!

    It goes from $2,553 NIB to being worth MUCH, MUCH LESS CIB, which means it's only worth about a few hundred dollars for the entire system... :eek:
     
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    Yes, but... if you read all that dansays wrote in the months after this originally transpired, you'll find that it wasn't about monetary investment - it was about the nostalgia, the recapturing of cherished youth experiences, the Apple 80's zeitgeist. And sharing that with the rest of us in an artful way, I might add.
     
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    My friend, growing up, had one of those. It was really fun. You should enjoy..........
     

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