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Working Apple II Computer Sold For $6,100 on eBay

Macnn reports that an eBay seller from Lebanon, Ohio managed to sell an original and unmodified Apple II computer for $6,100. Naturally the listing has been removed from the auction site, but the computer was reportedly in full working condition and even included the original Integer ROMs at the time of sale.

The Apple II computer originally retailed for a minimum of $1,298 (with 4KB of RAM) back in 1977.

According to the report, the Apple II computer was from a very early production run of 3,000 units and featured a "revision 0" (original design) logic board, a serial number of #2812 and light green expansion slots. The antique computer was never upgraded to display six colors via the Applesoft ROMs in 1979, and was in "excellent cosmetic condition" despite its age.

The machine was largely designed by Steve Wozniak and represented one of the first "complete" pre-assembled computers consumers could buy at the time. As previously stated, this particular unit was believed to be in the early run that took place in Silicon Valley before Apple moved the assembly to Texas. The actual circuit boards were manufactured in Ireland and Singapore.

The auction came to an end on Sunday after a total of six bids. The original starting price was $2,499 USD, but the seller walked away with $6,100 plus the fees for shipping. The winning bid was close to the amount normally seen for original Apple I computers, Macnn said.

  • sgtopmobile
    OMG.....
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  • gmcizzle
    Wow you can almost buy a macbook Pro for that price
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  • JasonAkkerman
    I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
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  • freddy782
    But can it play Crysis?
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  • leandrodafontoura
    I hope this shed some light of the insane prices that used apple products retail for. I dont care why, I just take advantage that it does.
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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    The machine was largely designed by Steve Wozniak and represented one of the first "complete" pre-assembled computers consumers could buy at the time.

    That's right, Apple fans. Wozniak, not Jobs. Ever heard of the former? :) Jobs was just a businessman.
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  • DSpider
    Hold on to your 1st gen iPads, people. Put it in storage in a plastic bag for 34 years then auction it off. Some moron is guaranteed to buy it.
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  • NapoleonDK
    amk-aka-PhantomThat's right, Apple fans. Wozniak, not Jobs. Ever heard of the former? Jobs was just a businessman.The Sheeple think you're lying. The very few Apple enthusiasts who have half a brain already knew this.

    Inb4 is applefag
    Inb4 can't inb4

    Can't wait for ICS on my DX ~_~
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  • Trashit
    Using a CPI calculator $1,298 in todays money comes to $4,859.77. A stock standard 12 Core Mac Pro will set u back $$4.999.00. So $1,298 in 1977 for the best Mac money could buy....bargain lol
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  • SoiledBottom
    I think of Steve Wozniak when I wanna turn that Apple frown upside down
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