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Author Topic: Used Computer, $116,000 or Best Offer  (Read 1034 times)

Arizona Hot

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Used Computer, $116,000 or Best Offer
« on: May 24, 2013, 02:57:32 PM »
Anyone here know anyone who had an Apple 1? Only 175 to 200 were produced in the Jobs family garage. Wikipedia says that 40,000 (original)Apple IIs were made, so they're not rare.

Clipboard01.jpgUsed Computer, $116,000 or Best Offer

Apple-1 Computers Jump in Value at Auctions - NYTimes.com
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Re: Used Computer, $116,000 or Best Offer
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 06:34:14 PM »

  Gee, I wouldn't have given them 40 cents for them when they were new.....   :P

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Re: Used Computer, $116,000 or Best Offer
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 07:32:13 PM »
At least you could see how far Jobs would go to create a very minimalistic design for "his" creations... :P

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Re: Used Computer, $116,000 or Best Offer
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 09:40:16 PM »
From the article about why there are so few left:

The Apple-1 was a reputation-building entry, but it was the Apple II, introduced a year later in 1977, that would sell in the millions and establish the company’s business. When
Mr. Wozniak was designing the Apple II, he was also handling customer service for the Apple-1, a distracting time drain.

After the Apple II went on sale, the company began an aggressive trade-in program, offering Apple II’s and sometimes cash incentives in exchange for Apple-1’s, said Bob
Luther, who is writing a book on the vintage machines, “The First Apple,” which he plans to self-publish, with help from a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.

In his book research, Mr. Luther called Michael Scott, Apple’s president from 1977 to 1981, and interviewed him about the trade-in program. As Mr. Luther recalled, Mr. Scott
told him, “If we had done a better job, you and I wouldn’t be having this phone call.”

There was a limit to their minimalism.

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Re: Used Computer, $116,000 or Best Offer
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 06:12:35 PM »

   I've got an old Commodore Amiga 500 in the closet, wonder how much I could get for that....   :P