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09-27-2009, 09:07 AM #1
Apple I to Go Up On eBay Next Week
image via Apple1forsale.com
One of the last remaining Apple I computers is being put up for auction on eBay next week, and the 82-year-old owner, Monroe Postman, and his son have posted some pictures online, including one shot of the logic board signed "Woz."
The Apple I had a 1 MHz MOS Technology 6502 CPU, with 8 kB onboard RAM upgradable to 32 kB, and a maximum resolution of 40◊24 char at 60.05 Hz.
The computer was purchased at an estate sale some time around the year 1980, though Postman doesn't recall how much he paid for it. "It wasnít an historic event for me," he says, "so I didnít make note of how much and where at the time."
Postman was a member of the original Homebrew Computer Club back in the 70s when it met at the Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC) site in Palo Alto. In a chat interview with the Applefritter website, Postman says his "interests have evolved over time... [a]nd there are so few of these Apple 1s out there, itís time for someone else to enjoy it.Ē
Postman currently works with the Department of Veterans Affairs, using sensors, hydraulics and computer control to build solutions that provide rehabilitation and assistance to stroke victims, paraplegics and quadriplegics.
09-27-2009, 09:15 AM #2
Woow I'd love to own it >.>
09-27-2009, 09:54 AM #3
I'll start the bidding at $.99
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09-27-2009, 10:03 AM #4
I will mod the chip and make the Apple I run faster and better..too bad I don't have the skills to mod one, but I would like to own this piece.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
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09-27-2009, 12:06 PM #5
wonder how much its gonna sell for
09-27-2009, 01:16 PM #6
it will probably go for quite a bit of money
09-27-2009, 01:27 PM #7
That is some fantastic graphic resolution! No wonder all of the other computer makers were afraid of the Homebrew Club!
09-27-2009, 01:54 PM #8
does it support snow leopard?
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09-27-2009, 01:54 PM #9
i second the bid at $1.99
nope only tiger at this moment lol
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09-27-2009, 03:16 PM #10
ha-ha! I like those pink RAM chips on the left lower part of the board. They remind me of my first self-made computer RADIO-86RK!!!
09-27-2009, 05:07 PM #11
i wonder how much it will go forI am not a jailbreak n00bI like to drink iPhoneahol...Circa 2008
09-27-2009, 05:55 PM #12
09-27-2009, 06:19 PM #13
My budget is $400 for this
09-27-2009, 07:29 PM #14
Geez, Stealthly...eventually someone will make a bid of $1,500.
Last edited by awesomeSlayer; 09-27-2009 at 08:17 PM.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
09-27-2009, 08:56 PM #15
thats a totally useless piece of equipment. Will not pay even for the shipping. The only ones interested on this will be Apple fanboys w/ money to spend and bragging rights.
09-27-2009, 09:07 PM #16
09-28-2009, 12:54 AM #17
The last one to sell on ebay was in 1999 and fetched 50,000 dollars. Apple is a far more popular company now then it was then so I would say the sky is the limit for this thing. Dont be surprised at how much it can bring.
09-28-2009, 01:00 AM #18
So you are saying my $400 is not going to be good enough?
09-28-2009, 02:59 AM #19
Does it have a blu-ray drive?
09-28-2009, 09:02 AM #20
Weta Digital is on talks to get it, to manage its render farm.