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Apple 1 computer worth $200K left at recycling centre

Interesting story out of the Silicon Valley area. Guess she`s not that inclined on techy things.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/apple-1-computer-worth-200k-left-at-recycling-centre-1.3094519

 

https://www.facebook.com/topic/Apple-I/103955672977197?source=whfrt&position=1&trqid=6155132656809792933

 

Update:

 

Found a news segment from a ABC channel in the Bay area. and it looks like this story is going quite viral.

 

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To be perfectly honest I'm not surprised she did it. It hardly looks very valuable does it.

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Yeah, my dad told me about this.

 

the company gives 50 per cent

Nice typo there CBC..

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Honestly I would not think about that being worth $200000 if I found it...

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I'm surprised they actually sold it TBH. IMO they should have contacted her before selling it and offered her it back.

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I'm surprised they actually sold it TBH. IMO they should have contacted her before selling it and offered her it back.

I think that we should be happy that they arent total scumbags and taken all of it

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To be perfectly honest I'm not surprised she did it. It hardly looks very valuable does it.

 

I disagree. Almost no matter what enclosure it was in (the one depicted in the article is not the actual computer mentioned) it would be quite clear that it is part of a history and that it's definitely not worthless to almost anyone. It's common knowledge that even Commodores can net a pretty penny these days.

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I'll never understand collectors ^^ if it's dirt cheap, fair enough, it's cool to have, but 200 grand??

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It was around 1998 when I wanted to get rid of my Nintendo and put it up for sale just for the hell of it not expecting to get much.

 

Some panicked guy called like 20 minutes later offering me $800 for it, and he'd wire the money in advance. He must have overestimated their rarity at that point, anyway I got the $800 and financed my first PC (that wasn't a Mac)

 

Never underestimate what your junk is worth to someone else lol.

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More than likely she didn't want to go through the stuff seeing as it was from her recently deceased husband. 

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I work at a recycling center.

 

The kind of shit that gets brought in is absolutely amazing. Just last time I saw a Kirby Super Star advertisement box from the early 90's in mint condition.

why do so many good cases only come in black and white

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I know some Apple products have a silly 2nd hand value, but come on :P

 

Saw this earlier, I was glad to hear the company is at least trying to find the person who gave it to them.

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I'll never understand collectors ^^ if it's dirt cheap, fair enough, it's cool to have, but 200 grand??

It's like a V. The prices decrease and then they skyrocket. My dad bought three iPhones at launch. He returned one and kept the other two. We sold one today for $1800. We plan on keeping the other one till it can pay for my college

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