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    If you’d like to own a real piece of Apple history, then head on over to eBay where you can pick up an Apple Lisa 1. As of this writing, it will currently set you back $25,100. The Lisa 1 could be considered the Mac’s big sister. It was released back in 1983, after the Apple II, but before the Macintosh came out. It was considered a bit of a disappointment at the time, however.

    According to the seller, moonlightflyer, this is an early production model of the Lisa 1, “I had an older brother that started working for Apple in 1980. He was part of the product development team that worked on the Lisa 1. In 1988 my brother passed away. He was still working for Apple at the time. I’ve had this computer safely stored in my closet ever since. Being such a big part of Apple’s history, it really should be taken care of and displayed, not stuck in the closet for another 30 years.”

    If the pictures are any indication, the unit looks to be in great condition. It still has the authentic Twiggy ROMS and comes with the original keyboard. Unfortunately, it lacks a mouse and Lisa software. The plastic case is said to be in good shape without any chips, cracks or dents, but it has yellowed with age.



    If Steve Jobs had never taken that fateful trip to Xerox PARC, then the Lisa 1 might never have been created, and the Macintosh would never have been born. Can you imagine a world where DOS was the only operating system? Scary. So if you’ve got the means and the desire, you can have this great piece of Apple history. Better hurry though, you’ve only got 2 days left before it’s gone. An Apple 1 recently sold for $213,600. How much do you think a Lisa 1 will go for?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9NTpiC2N-E&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Apple Lisa1 Startup[/ame]


    Source: 9to5 Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Lisa 1 Available on eBay started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 20 Comments
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      I already bought and sold it again, it didn't have Glider on it
    1. Thijs_Elsman's Avatar
      Thijs_Elsman -
      NVM. I fail.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Thijs_Elsman View Post
      NVM. I fail.
      A world with just one OS would suck! That's like saying you want a world with just one kind of phone...(a blackberry) or one service provider (T-Mobile). Being able to have different Operating Systems is what makes computers so great!
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Apple needs to buy this and display it in Cupertino.

      I see their GUI hasn't changed much lol
    1. piston597's Avatar
      piston597 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Apple needs to buy this and display it in Cupertino.

      I see their GUI hasn't changed much lol
      they can make thousands of them forcing this one to become cheap... they probably already got a History Of Apple Wall in Cupertino lol...
    1. MindGem's Avatar
      MindGem -
      Steve Jobs first girlfriend.
    1. vindutch's Avatar
      vindutch -
      Quote Originally Posted by MindGem View Post
      Steve Jobs first girlfriend.
      Actually it was named after his daughter. And at first he pretended she wasn't his.
    1. aplifoneusr's Avatar
      aplifoneusr -
      Quote Originally Posted by vindutch View Post
      Actually it was named after his daughter. And at first he pretended she wasn't his.
      Ahh Lisa was his daughter,.. Well I guess it's true Steve jobs really is a robot
    1. ingesterfella's Avatar
      ingesterfella -
      Wow wish i had to money to buy that baby
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      I'll take three please....... For resale
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Getting this will require selling nearly everything in my house.
    1. psilocybin's Avatar
      psilocybin -
      Buy it and resell it in 10-15 years
    1. sfrawley's Avatar
      sfrawley -
      I have two of the newer model Lisas. One works fine with MacWorks and the other needs video card repair. Would sell for much less. I have Mice too!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Nice to read Apple's history. It seems like whenever an old Apple product comes out, it's a history lesson
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      I see their GUI hasn't changed much lol
      Yeah, I tried system 1, 6, and 7 in Mini vMac, and they're all almost exactly the same except extra included programs and a couple new menus. That's pretty terrible considering 1 and 7 are over ten years apart. Lol, of course there were other innovations like the "zoom box". (I'm not trolling on the current Mac OS, I've never used it.)


      Lol, that computer looks like a microwave.
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      When the iPhone 1G come out it's about $599.00, how much than after 30 years....
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      Nice to read Apple's history. It seems like whenever an old Apple product comes out, it's a history lesson
      I know right, I have nearly no knowledge of early apple products, and the early products are history lesson I would assume because it was still early micro computer technology so each new model was just getting more and more awesome
    1. djames04's Avatar
      djames04 -
      I know where there are two of those sitting in a box in storage still working. There is a store called database systems in Springfield, MO, that has two of these in storage. I had a friend who worked there and showed them to me.

      during that 10 years, Apple was under a different CEO.
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      Quote Originally Posted by awesomeSlayer View Post
      Getting this will require selling nearly everything in my house.
      and your HOUSE!
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      Unbelievable that Xerox gave this code away for Steve to capitalize on. And now xerox is having to deal with the loss of such a financial gain.

      They had the game wrapped up, and GAVE IT AWAY to Steve Jobs. Just imagine how big the company Xerox would be if they didn't let him have it.

      They had the first computer, and had been using email and small things similar for years. But it cost them WAY TOO MUCH for people to invest in.

      Steve swooped in and made them think it was useless code...... Just like HP.