Someone Selling Apple Lisa mint in box owned by Apple on eBay!!

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  1. lpp71 macrumors member

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    I found this guy selling a Lisa that looks flawless with original box and packing, and everything, totally working and owned by Apple... Anyone lend me some cash? :) If I had the money I'd offer like $3500 or maybe $4000, you don't see something like that roll around often.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270351871785
     
  2. broosten macrumors newbie

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    Wow

    That is awesome, I wish I had $5000 I could drop on such a machine.
    This is quite funny, one question is
    "Q: Hi, will this run OS X? Does it have wireless?
    A: Hello, No it will not run Mac OS X, and No it doesn't have wireless. Thanks for your interest. ~Mark"
     
  3. nissan.gtp macrumors 6502

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    wow that's very cool, and underpriced if anything :apple:
     
  4. lpp71 thread starter macrumors member

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    That made my chuckle I just looked at the auction today, and saw that... I wouldn't have even answered a question like that, I suppose the seller cared more then I...

    I suppose they looked at the price and thought it was a super computer? :p
     
  5. lpp71 thread starter macrumors member

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    I agree... But I bet its the economy, nows the worst time to sell something like that. If someone had the dough, that could snag up deals like this wait five years and make out good, or heck have a cool vintage computer. I've seen Lisa's (first rev) go for $11-$20k, no box, and in so-so working condition all yellowed, etc. This I can't believe has the box and packing!! Even owned by Apple, its soo cool, someone should ask how many people are watching that item. I bet a few hundred since its still doesn't' have a lot of bidders.
     
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  7. lpp71 thread starter macrumors member

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    Of eBay or MacRumors? :cool::rolleyes:
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Well in that case ... BOTH!

    I'm really ****ing excited.
     
  9. lpp71 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, I think, MR is more about the future then the past :eek: But yeah eBay, that'd be where it'd should be, but I think you have to pay for, and I don't know if the seller wanted to shell out an additional hundred bucks, from what he/she already has the listing price alone looks like $170ish because its in two categories.

    As much as I would love to have it, I'd rather see a museum get it not just some guy who loves old Mac stuff like me.

    That Lisa OS sure looks interesting however, I'm pretty sure it operated similar to Mac OS. Wastebasket vs Trash, lol.
     
  10. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Guess it'll be pretty damn safe to say if I buy this for you you'd go out with me?

    And furthermore, it'd be relatively safe to say you'd do anything I ask for the rest of your life?

    ;)
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    No one needs to pay me to go out with them ... it's the other way around my friend. :)
     
  12. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    You'll give me the Lisa to go out with you?

    DEAL!
     
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    Buy it now! It's half price! :)

    The retail price was $9995 (http://oldcomputers.net/lisa.html) so it hasn't held its value. Though it depreciated less than most computers.

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  14. lpp71 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, most I've seen of the original Lisa sell for far more then retail, crazy huh?

    But Apple Offered to upgrade from Lisa 1 to Lisa 2 free, and also Apple offered owners of the Lisa a free Mac 512k shortly thereafter and all the Lisas remained were placed in Landfills, killing the amazing history in computing!! A mouse who would have ever thought? A GUI...

    Oh and Jessia, seems the overwhelming amount of guys on here must drive you nuts?
     
  15. kjs862 macrumors 65816

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    Wow would be so nice to display some history like that in my house.
     
  16. awmazz macrumors 65816

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    That would be the Lisa 1, which sells today for the same sticker price of $10K as when brand new in 1983, so that would be holding its value 100%. But I don't know what the comparison is in real terms, has the US dollar depreciated or appreciated in that time?

    This one on eBay is a Lisa 2 which retailed for roughly half what a Lisa 1 did, so the buy-it-now price is the same situation - selling now for the same sticker price as brand new 25 years ago.

    For a mass produced electronic consumer/office product, that's pretty good. I can't think of any other similar product that has held its full value like that over time, except the Apple 1 and some Apple ][s. What's an original IBM PC from 1981 go for these days?
     
  17. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Computers have not developed much of a formal collecting/antiques industry yet, but more people are doing it. At the moment though, values are difficult to establish.

    Still, if this sells for $5000 or in that region I will be shocked. The closest I've ever seen to that before was a sealed, unopened TAM that sold for a couple thousand (IIRC) a few years ago.

    The Lisa would have to be one of the more collectible Macs out there though, so I expect it to top the price lists.
     
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    I remember the TAM, it sold for $10,000 initially as well IIRC.

    That was a cool computer, at least they sold more of them then the Lisa
     
  19. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Another Mac that cost $10,000 when new was the IIfx, with it's scorching 40Mhz CPU. I used to have one...about 10 years ago I traded a fellow computer geek (who was also a flaming PC fanboy) a brand new copy of Red Hat 5 in return for 2 Mac IIsi, a Mac IIci and a Mac IIfx. None had hard drives or memory but I was excited about getting them going.

    My old man threw them away one day because they were "cluttering up the garage" - only the IIci survived because it was stuffed under my bed that day awaiting installation of some memory I'd bought. He lived to regret doing that, especially with the IIfx. :mad:
     
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    I had a IIfx as well... It was stolen out of my trunk one night sometime in the late 90s...
     
  21. lpp71 thread starter macrumors member

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    I had a Mac IIx, with 128mb ram!! Now you may think big whoop, but boy, the ram cost more then the computer at the time...
     
  22. lpp71 thread starter macrumors member

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    WOAH!! I just looked at the auction today to see if it sold or went up, and the seller posted a screen shot, hes got 326 WATCHERS!! :eek:

    Holy Moly, I've never see that many watchers on anything!!
     
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    I think the seller's going to regret not taking the BIN offer of $4,500.
     
  24. lpp71 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah prolly from the looks of it but with 326 watchers, who knows they like to bid at the last minute...
     
  25. rfrankl macrumors 6502

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    That is a lot of watchers, but probably a ton are guys like us who just want to see how it ends.
     

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