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Mac 512 Goes cheaply on Trade Me

Postby tezza on Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:37 pm

What? $26!!??

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =357160287

I should have bid! Expensive shipping though.
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Re: Mac 512 Goes cheaply on Trade Me

Postby YetiSeti on Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:13 pm

Very cheap. I'm not sure where the lack of interest is coming from. I would have bid, but I think one may turn up in Dunedin one day so I'll wait till then. I returned 8 Mac Plus's and SE's to the eDay containers because I didn't have room in the car for them. There weren't anything old though.

Expensive shipping? Factoring in postage is a luxury I don't seem to be able to enjoy. I've paid $50-$60 on many computer auctions that were worth about that.

Oh, just looked at the auction. I'm sure the postage would be negotiated down to a more reasonable NZ Post standard rate of $22-$30 rather than the $100 mentioned in the Q&A.

I'm sure just the extra numeric keypad alone is pretty rare and I've seen it previously priced at an according level.
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Re: Mac 512 Goes cheaply on Trade Me

Postby gavo on Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:54 pm



I guess everyones car boot's and spare cupboard space is now full...

Maybe it's state of operation had something to do with it - it wasnt really tested, and "two tick boxes" doesnt sound like something I'd expect to see after power up on a working machine (although a moving mouse is also not what I'd expect to see on a faulty machine generally speaking).

Still, for parts alone I would say that is a good price.
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Re: Mac 512 Goes cheaply on Trade Me

Postby matsondawson on Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:33 am

I looked at it, but i think in the comments it said postage $90 or something like that
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Re: Mac 512 Goes cheaply on Trade Me

Postby musovern on Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:25 pm

Bugger I got rid of 2x. 512k to the tip here in Dunedin. A have only just joined this forum.
I did kept a 128k and a couple of Mac Plus and SE's I have.

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Re: Mac 512 Goes cheaply on Trade Me

Postby nama on Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:12 am

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Re: Mac 512 Goes cheaply on Trade Me

Postby coogie on Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:59 pm

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Re: Mac 512 Goes cheaply on Trade Me

Postby tezza on Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:45 am

coogie wrote:History is about to repeat...! ;-)

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Vintage/auction-409501434.htm


Perhaps. I do want an early Mac, preferably a 128 but a 512k would do at a pinch. But this one has no keyboard? That might be hard to source and it's likely to cost money. Given that plus the shipping costs, plus the deyellowing effort, plus that the fact I don't want it THAT much, plus that I have a guy locally who might sell me one eventually....I think I'll pass this time.
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Re: Mac 512 Goes cheaply on Trade Me

Postby lizardb0y on Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:21 am

The M0001ED model number pegs this as a 512Ke, the same model I have. I paid more than the bidding has reached on this one, but mine came boxed with polys, manuals, two keyboards and a third party external floppy drive. Admittedly the mains filter cap popped pretty early on, but that wasn't hard to fix once I knew what to replace it with :)

I told a friend a few days ago that I estimate this one to go between $100 and $150. I think that's overpriced in relation to its historic value, but about right for the current overinflated Apple market.
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