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Re: Genuine 1978 Apple II - Ebay

by YetiSeti » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:52 am

actually, for that kind of money, you could have bought this auction I found :

Rare Apple II from TV series Lost put on auction
By Dan Ackerman on Aug 18, 2010
http://asia.cnet.com/crave/rare-apple-i ... 112272.htm

I wonder what it sold for?
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Re: Genuine 1978 Apple II - Ebay

by Gibsaw » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:06 pm

YetiSeti wrote:actually, for that kind of money, you could have bought this auction I found :

Rare Apple II from TV series Lost put on auction
By Dan Ackerman on Aug 18, 2010
http://asia.cnet.com/crave/rare-apple-i ... 112272.htm

I wonder what it sold for?


Nah... I'm not really into TV memorabilia. For me it's just an Apple II+ that needs some stickers removed and new badges... :)

If I was to get a second Apple II+, the black Bell & Howell licensed model would interest me more, and be much cheaper.
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Re: Genuine 1978 Apple II - Ebay

by coogie » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:33 pm

Well there you go... another Apple II selling in the 2K region on Ebay - http://www.ebay.com/itm/220876370111?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

looks like you have a nicely appreciating investment ;-)
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Re: Genuine 1978 Apple II - Ebay

by tezza » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:24 pm

Whew, getting close if not exceeding the price it was when brand new. Not taking into account inflation of course.
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Re: Genuine 1978 Apple II - Ebay

by Gibsaw » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:09 pm

tezza wrote:Whew, getting close if not exceeding the price it was when brand new. Not taking into account inflation of course.

Final Sale price US$5,145... Lord almighty :shock: .. I'm takin' a screen shot of that. :D
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Re: Genuine 1978 Apple II - Ebay

by tezza » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:16 pm

Far out! Hmm...I wonder if this is a good time to sell one of my Lisas :)

I wonder if the value of Apple II+ 's will rise on the back of sales like that.?
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Re: Genuine 1978 Apple II - Ebay

by WelshWizard » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:41 pm

and even put this on the auction

"Error in Listing - 48K of RAM, not 64K! Sorry!"

and syill still went crazy
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Re: Genuine 1978 Apple II - Ebay

by tezza » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:46 pm

Amazing price. Do you think this is a trend for old Apple gear generally or is there a "Jobs factor" applying here. Job's has been in the news and vintage Apple prices has risen on the back of that. Is it possible that invester collectors are getting a little excited. Does this mean everyone will soon be dragging their Apple IIs out of the attics and putting them on eBay...which will lead to a glut and a typical boom and bust price scenario? Or do you think these prices will be cemented in and will stay?
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Re: Genuine 1978 Apple II - Ebay

by WelshWizard » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:18 pm

tezza wrote:Amazing price. . Is it possible that invester collectors are getting a little excited. Does this mean everyone will soon be dragging their Apple IIs out of the attics and putting them on eBay...which will lead to a glut and a typical boom and bust price scenario? Or do you think these prices will be cemented in and will stay?


Or Trademe ? perhaps
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Re: Genuine 1978 Apple II - Ebay

by coogie » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:52 pm

Gibsaw wrote:
tezza wrote:Whew, getting close if not exceeding the price it was when brand new. Not taking into account inflation of course.

Final Sale price US$5,145... Lord almighty :shock: .. I'm takin' a screen shot of that. :D


OMGoodness.... did'nt see that coming... wow! :?:
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Re: Genuine 1978 Apple II - Ebay

by WelshWizard » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:53 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Apple-IIe-A2S ... 4cfac43ccd

# Auction is for a Apple IIe A2S2128 VINTAGE Computer w/ 655-010
# Part Number: A2S2128

* 655-0101

# Item has not been tested
# Item will be sold AS IS
# no hard drive!!
# Item has no cables
# Item has keys missing from keyboard (see photo)
# Item has engraving on case from previous owner (see photo)
# Item uses standard computer power cord, NOT INCLUDED

also
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Apple ... 1c20345e8b

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-APPLE ... 3f0f73294d

not sure what the difference is to vary the price so much
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Re: Genuine 1978 Apple II - Ebay

by gavo » Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:45 pm

Collecting is a funny game I suppose - I think we might have discussed that somewhere here before. I mean, what really makes something valuable? At the end of the day, something is worth what someone else will pay for it. People who collect retro computers speculatively probably dont have the same passion as people who collect them for nostalgic or historical reasons. These people probably also collect coins, stamps, phone cards... or whatever, and these are the people who probably push the prices up - mainly through trading amongst themselves I would guess. But what does price have to do with value? How do you compute the value of a retro computer - in my mind one day all this retro/vintage kit will become inoperable and un-repairable (near enough to original), simply through the process of time moving forward - how will this affect value? For speculators, I suspect it wont. For nostalgic or historical collectors, I dont know.

I'd class myself as a nostalgic collector of things I either used to have or really wished I had back in the day. With that being the case, I dont really have a big collection and am not likely to ever pay too much for something even if it was something I'd be really keen to play with. I definitely have a preference for using the original hardware but even now that is getting more difficult as failure rates increase. I would use software based emulators if that were my only choice, but fortunately there seems to be a new wave of hardware emulators coming which I'd be more than happy with (with no other choice).

My point? As usual I dont really have one, other than to say I cant ever see myself paying $5k for any Apple II, no matter how much I like them ;-) Of course, I also dont hold any malice for the people who sell them (or anything else) at that price - after all thats how our system works :)
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Re: Genuine 1978 Apple II - Ebay

by tezza » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:59 pm

gavo wrote:My point? As usual I dont really have one, other than to say I cant ever see myself paying $5k for any Apple II, no matter how much I like them ;-) Of course, I also dont hold any malice for the people who sell them (or anything else) at that price - after all thats how our system works :)


Me neither. I'm sometimes surprised at what things go for (or don't go for) but as you say it's an open market. If sellers can get a good price, or buyers can get a bargin well good for them.
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Re: Genuine 1978 Apple II - Ebay

by tezza » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:02 pm

WelshWizard wrote:not sure what the difference is to vary the price so much


Yea, but two of those had no bids at all. It was just the listed price. Some people are happy to sit on things until they get a bite. It doesn't necessarily reflect present market value.
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Re: Genuine 1978 Apple II - Ebay

by tezza » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:42 pm

How about this one. $6100 US!!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230697434841

I'm just glad I've already got an Apple II+
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