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Very early Macs

by xjas » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:49 pm

There's a second hand shop in central Auckland who have five or six early Macs available. I don't know the exact models but they're the same style as this one: http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 316002.htm

Some of them are obviously broken (they may all be for all I know) and if that's the case they're pretty steep at $100 each, but they may be worth checking out if you're desparate for some parts or whatever. They didn't seem to have any keyboards or accessories.

The shop is called the White Elephant Op Shop on K' Road. They don't seem to have any web presence and their "storefront" is just a door to a down stairwell crammed between two other shops. If anyone's interested I can get their phone number next time I walk by that way.
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Re: Very early Macs

by mrad01 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:56 pm

xjas wrote:If anyone's interested, there's a second hand shop in central Auckland who have five or six early Macs available. I don't know the exact models but they're the same style as this one: http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 316002.htm

Some of them are obviously broken (they may all be for all I know) and in my opinion they're pretty steep at $100 each, but they may be worth checking out if you're desparate for some parts or whatever. They didn't seem to have any keyboards or accessories.

The shop is called the White Elephant Op Shop on K' Road. They don't seem to have any web presence and their "storefront" is just a door to a down stairwell crammed between two other shops. If anyone's interested I can get their phone number next time I walk by that way.


Just went and picked up 2x SE/30s. Gold. Thanks for the tip!
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Re: Very early Macs

by tezza » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:03 pm

mrad01 wrote:Just went and picked up 2x SE/30s. Gold. Thanks for the tip!

Score! There ARE benefits to living in Auckland after all :)
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Re: Very early Macs

by xjas » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:21 pm

Cool, glad I pointed them out then!

Are they in working order? Some of the ones I saw there looked pretty tough.
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Re: Very early Macs

by mrad01 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:24 pm

xjas wrote:Cool, glad I pointed them out then!

Are they in working order? Some of the ones I saw there looked pretty tough.


Just got one running now, the other will be used to build another SE/30 out of my SE. Looks like it'll clean up well.
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Re: Very early Macs

by mrad01 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:25 pm

tezza wrote:Score! There ARE benefits to living in Auckland after all :)


Sometimes! I've been on the hunt for an SE/30 for quite a while. Very happy!
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Re: Very early Macs

by xjas » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:52 pm

That's awesome! How about a "restoration thread"? :mrgreen:
I'm still hoping someday to walk into a random hole-in-the-wall place and walk out with a Yamaha CX5MII/128 or CX7M, or a C1 laptop, but I'm not holding my breath.

I cruise the op shops in that area every couple weeks or so, I'll post more if I see anything else interesting come up.
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Re: Very early Macs

by Gibsaw » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:55 pm

Was there anything else left, after you grabbed the SE/30's Marcus?
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Re: Very early Macs

by mrad01 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:31 pm

I went back and bought the other two SEs yesterday... I have another SE/30 motherboard which will drop into one. Planning on running A/UX on that one.

All that was left was the machine on trade me (Mac 512) - but its not the best. There is a Mac Plus, but I think they want to keep that one.
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Re: Very early Macs

by xjas » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:33 pm

Haha, you cleaned them out eh? That shop should really pay me a sales commission. :mrgreen:
Glad to see they all went to a good home!
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Re: Very early Macs

by mrad01 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:40 pm

xjas wrote:Haha, you cleaned them out eh? That shop should really pay me a sales commission. :mrgreen:
Glad to see they all went to a good home!


Ha yes, I can't resist a good compact Mac... and now can work on them with my eyes closed!!!
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