Some guy's selling an Apple 1

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  1. lpp71 macrumors member

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    I was looking on eBay, actually at iPhones, I bought an 8gig one, for $350, but its not bad. Anyways, some guy has a Original Apple 1 Computer for sale

    eBay Linky...

    Aren't these things suppose to be impossible to find?! How'd he get one?

    I'm not interested in buying it, I don't have close to that money, heck I blew my money on the iPhone, but just got courius thats all
     
  2. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Talk about luck. Now while he could have sold it at a later time for probably even more $, it's not worth the risk.

    It truly started a revolution and it is amazing that somebody got a hold of it.
     
  3. lpp71 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, since there was one that sold for over 50k, I wouldn't mind snagging it at 10k, but I don't have money, I'm broke :eek:
     
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    thats awesome. i would be holding on to it if i were him. bigger things are coming from apple, and thats where it all began!
     
  5. awmazz macrumors 65816

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    I think that $50,000 sale was the very first Apple I unit built and sold, which made it unique. It was auctioned off in 1999 in San Francisco by a relative of the original purchaser.

    It was offered to Steve Jobs at the time but he declined, saying he had such a hard time selling it in the first place that he didn't want it back. Ha ha.

    Another was put up for sale on Applefritter in 2004 for $30,000, but I don't know if it sold or not. The listing for it is still there.
     
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    I thought the last one on ebay went for $34k or something like that.....crazy!
     
  7. lpp71 thread starter macrumors member

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    There is a bid for 10k on it and a buy it now of only 20k... But he added a note saying some guy thought it was fake... Don't look fake to me. Still for a musume that ain't a bad deal... I am sortof amazed it didn't sell yet! :eek:

    Now I want to get into collecters stuff for Macs :)
     
  8. awmazz macrumors 65816

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    He's pulled the auction as it's a replica. Lucky for the guy who bid $10,000 for it!

    The 'Apple Computer 1' label is printed wrong with space between the p_l_e, and missing the 'Palo Alto Ca Copyright 1976' as well.

    Here's an image of the label on an original motherboard
     
  9. Mrbill317 macrumors regular

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    iphone

    WHy did you spend 350 on a 8gb iphone when they will be 200 in July?
     
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    Shame it's a replica, but good thing he pulled it before someone paid way too much for it! That'd be like buying what you thought was a DMC-12 only to have it turn out to be a diesel Chevette with gullwing doors. =P

    regards,
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    i think some one makes a kit called replica one that runs the apple 1 roms for a couple hundred bux.
    but some clones are worth alot in cars but idk so much about computers because they ill never be "functonal" in the modern since.
     
  16. hugodrax macrumors 6502a

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    1999 was a different era people were fat with easy dotcom money. Today is a different time no one in their right mind is going to blow 10K on some old computer motherboard, even if it is the Apple I.

    Wow I guess people still have money to burn for no reason.
     
  17. mBurns macrumors 6502

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    Wow, I'd never lay down that type of money for a clone.
     
  18. MasonS247 macrumors newbie

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    Anyone know where I could buy a clone besides this?
     

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