Prototype TAM on eBay

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by bobnugget, May 18, 2010.

  1. bobnugget macrumors regular

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    Just seen this on the bay - the guy won't ship to the UK (and ignored my e-mail asking if he would), so no use to me. However, this one looks like a prototype, so you other collectors might be interested.

    It has apple stickers on the back (maybe just asset tags), but if you look at the photo of the sub, it's definitely a Bose prototype that was sent to apple.

    eBay link
     
  2. awmazz macrumors 65816

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    It's a developer edition rather than a prototype. Not quite sure what that means in terms of tweaks or numbers produced.
     
  3. kbfr08 macrumors 6502

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    I've been looking for a clear TAM for a while now, I'm not entirely sure that it exists, but whatever.
    30 minutes left @ $202. I might have to pull the trigger :O
     
  4. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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  5. ClassicII macrumors 6502

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  6. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    Exactly :(
     
  7. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    thats a absolute bargain i take 10 for that price , payed £1470 for mine ,ok mine was complete in original box as shipped from apple in May 1998 to the owner in germany and still in pristine as new condition like it left the factory , apart from i also bought a g3 upgrade card from sonnet for it and a 50gb harddrive , mates call me insane why i spend that much money on a obsolete old piece of computer rather then getting a brandnew mac ..but i simply love the pre intel Mac's and they do what i buy them for
    and honestly it looks better then a iMac 27" and has way better sound and is rarer :p
     
  8. mkjj macrumors 6502a

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    There was a complete Clear TAM at one time. :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonnyhung/
     
  9. mkjj macrumors 6502a

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    WOW! that is a hell of a price. I thought £700 for mine with an upgrade was tasty!
     
  10. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    tasty yes ,but for me it was worth every pence to get one in pristine condition with not a single sign of wear
     
  11. gkarris macrumors 604

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    No, actually, that's about right for one by itself - not to mention it's not the final unit.

    Collectors looking for TAM's want one, ideally, CIB (Complete-In-Box) including all promotional materials.
     
  12. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    yes thats what i was looking for complete in original box with even the original cardboard compartments and all booklets and original disc's and all the sweet things that came with a TAM :)

    for me it was like christmas unpacking every piece :D


    i did want to get the same feeling of this chap here on youtube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaOyJ5FUjSw
     
  13. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    One of these days I'm going to end up getting a TAM....

    Hopefully I can find a good deal somewhere; yard sale maybe? Haha.
     

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