"I think to be honest your best bet may even be a late IIe.. A IIe platinum, or even a IIgs."
Absolutely happy to have a IIe, platinum or a IIgs. In the UK, the GS was a very rare beast indeed. Perhaps it's more popular in NZ.
Anyway, I should have phrased my request better. I'm looking for something which is not an original ][, eg something that is better than an original ][, so a ][+, Europlus or better. a //e is ideal to be honest. I've never had a GS, but AFAIR it's almost 100% compatible with the //e and would run most software, so wouldn't mind getting the extra benefits that the GS gives - I always wanted to play about with GSOS tbh.
Also, I'm prepared to put a reasonable amount of cash toward this, just not silly money, which is what some people seem prepared to pay. In the UK, for a decent //e setup (my one included a Monitor ///, 2x floppy drives, plenty of decent expansion cards and a Sup 'r' mod), it cost me around $150 all in.
Regardless, I have an auto search for 'Apple' in the Vintage section of Trademe, and nothing seems to come up. I saw a recent lot which included a //e, but it had a lot of other hardware which was not so interesting, and the cost was around $2000.