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Is there any value to this stuff?
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Feb 13, 2001, 03:43 PM
I have a friend that has several old apples that he is getting ready to toss -- I'm not sure of the working condition of any of these, but am curious if there is any value -- salvage or otherwise for these units:

"Several ][e's, a ][c, and a ][gs. Also, an Apple Imagewriter printer and lots of peripherals (cards, joystick, mouse, etc.). Two Apple monitors."

Heck, even I know they're really old. Comments appreciated.

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Feb 14, 2001, 03:55 AM
I say keep 'em - you can never have too many Macs/computers, or too varied a system.
They won't be worth much most likely, but... keep 'em anyway.
What kind of monitors? Size, model etc... Probly the ones of the ]['s, right?


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Feb 14, 2001, 09:49 AM
Good lord! it's a treasure trove. I have an operating ][e somewhere in a closet, it's great to boot it up every now and again to play Ultima 5 (still the best computer RPG, IMHO). of course, there's a lot to be said about emulation....
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Feb 14, 2001, 10:15 AM
I'd just throw the stuff away. Not very useful and they just take up space.

I've had a lot of fun smashing apple ]['s over the years. They really make a nice soudn when they hit concrete and break apart.
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Feb 14, 2001, 10:20 AM
I'd be interested in the IIgs. Never played with one of those. I wonder if it'd play LEMONADE? Money? Who said anything about money? I'm just figuring to relieve your friend of it if he's going to toss it.
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Feb 14, 2001, 01:06 PM
The IIgs was a GREAT machine in its day. It had an ensoniq chip for sound and 4096 colors for a color pallete at 512x384 pixels. Fun stuff but I wouldn't know what to do with one these days unless you could find an old copy of ZANY GOLF IIGS, the GREATEST mini golf game EVER!
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Feb 15, 2001, 12:48 AM
>>lots of peripherals (cards, joystick, mouse, etc

Hi! I like old Apple mice. contact me at victor @ ripal.co.il

I'll be happy to pay a few bucks for the mice and shipping, tell me what your friend has and let's talk about what he'd want for 'em.

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Feb 16, 2001, 04:15 AM
Ah, Memories-
The ][gs seemed like such a "fancy" machine compared to the ][e.
I lusted after one.
"Silent Service"(?) a great submarine vs. the Japanese Navy game.
Pure strategy. Being depth-charged while running out of both oxygen and battery power--taking an hour to get in position to attack a convoy (and that was accelerated time) -- dealing with the defective torpedoes that plagued the subs for a while--those were the days!
I think I've still got the game around here somewhere.
Hell, I think I'll pick up a ][ just to play that game again!
That seems like SUCH a long time ago.
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Feb 19, 2001, 08:35 PM
I used to write graphic displays in basic (AppleDOS) on a Apple II. I have a II GS (second rom revision) with 4MB ram and no HD! I don't do anything like I used to – barely ever turn it on. But to just have it!
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Feb 20, 2001, 09:16 AM
I don't really have anything that old just because you start to run out of room for the stuff. I keep getting rid of things.
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Feb 20, 2001, 09:52 PM
Geez...talk about the past. The IIgs was the first Apple computer that my family bought all those years ago. We still have it sitting on a table in our game room. Can't even remember the last time we booted it up. I do know for a fact that we have both Silent Service and Zany Golf. I used to play Silent Service for hours. It was so much fun shooting at boats and planes and stuff. Wow...good times.
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Feb 24, 2001, 04:29 PM
The Imagewriter printer might be worth a little money since dot matrix printers are hard to come by these days and people still need to print multi-layer forms...

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