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Sep 22, 2008, 11:04 PM
 
Assuming you had the money to burn and the room to store it, what old Apple gear would you buy to collect and why?

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Sep 22, 2008, 11:36 PM
 
Cube. Duh.
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TiBook. Loved them.

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Sep 22, 2008, 11:36 PM
 
You just can't go wrong with a 20th Anniversary Mac. They're neat.
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Sep 23, 2008, 12:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
Assuming you had the money to burn and the room to store it, what old Apple gear would you buy to collect and why?
Well, I've got all the old Apple gear I want without having to buy it right now... except for manuals. I'm into buying old Apple II manuals by Apple.

I have an Apple IIc with all the stuff that it came with in the box. And I have an Apple IIgs (also with all the stuff it came with in the box) with several interface cards (like the accelerator card my brother found in a dumpster... those things go for like, $450+ on eBay these days). And I have a Power Macintosh 7600/120 (with a PowerLogix 300 MHz G3 card that I paid $750 for back in the day).

     
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Sep 23, 2008, 01:04 AM
 
Fully decked out cube. Have seen a couple for sale on this forum, and I was always tempted.
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 01:25 AM
 
Apple gear I have (and won't ever get rid of):
QuickTake 200
1st Gen iPod
1st Gen iPhone
TiBook (need to fix the busted hinges)

Apple gear I'd like to own:
G4 Cube
G4 iMac
Keylime iBook (never seen one in person)

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Sep 23, 2008, 01:36 AM
 
Yeah, I have to agree - I created this thread after contemplating a Cube purchase.

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Sep 23, 2008, 01:48 AM
 
I'd try to get the full package. Biggest monitor it could handle (the see through kind) the globe speakers, the black keyboard and mouse. maxed out as much as possible. yummy
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 01:58 AM
 
The cube is the coolest computer apple has made in my opinion, but I'd really like to get my hands on a Lisa or a NeXT Cube.

Also—not to break up the cube love fest—but I was cleaning out my closet this weekend, and decided that it's time to let the cube go. If anyone is interested drop me a PM and I'll ping you when it's ready to go.

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Sep 23, 2008, 02:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Apple gear I have (and won't ever get rid of):
QuickTake 200
1st Gen iPod
1st Gen iPhone
TiBook (need to fix the busted hinges)

Apple gear I'd like to own:
G4 Cube
G4 iMac
Keylime iBook (never seen one in person)
Totally. I never intended to be an Apple collector, but somehow I ended up with 1st gen iPod, QuickTake 100, Newton 110, cube, and a TI book. I got them all used, but I bought each thing to use and not to collect. I used them them until I upgraded and they've been taking up space since.

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Sep 23, 2008, 02:30 AM
 
Oh, Stogieman, if you've never seen a KeyLime iBook in person, consider yourself lucky. I saw a demo unit at a reseller one time, and the color was literally eye piercing; I could hardly stand to look at it.

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Sep 23, 2008, 06:17 AM
 
I have a Messagepad 130 and a Messagepad 2100 around here somewhere. I just bought an excellent condition eMate a few months back. Still has the original stylus. Pretty cool little notebook.
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 07:38 AM
 
The clamshell iBook I already have
12" PB G4
20" iMac G4

That's about it. Everything else Apple's put out has been kind of "meh" for me.
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 08:00 AM
 
i still have a classic ii, a cube, various keyboards, but i should really clear that stuff out. i don't display or use them.

well, i may reload os9 on the cube to run diablo 1... just needs a new hard drive. and if i found an old airport card it'd be a nice internet kiosk...

i mostly just collect pocket knives, they're easier to store.
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Sep 23, 2008, 08:09 AM
 
I have a G4 cube - I love it. I remember when the first came out, I rushed out as soon as compusa had them in stock.

I also have a Macintosh color classic, though I've not fired that up in some time.
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Sep 23, 2008, 09:28 AM
 
I collect a moderate amount of Apple stuff. My gf thinks I need help.

Lotsa oldies: Quadras, Classics, PM8500, PM7500, PB 2300, PB 5300, G5s, MacBook (1st rev)... I am being forced to toss a iMac (FW Orange Rev 2?)
edit: and an iBook 1st rev that works nicely.

My favorite Apple things are an Apple rainbow logo laptop bag, and about 40 Apple stickers that are just waiting to be pasted onto something en masse.

But I wouldn't buy any of it, except for original Apple rainbow stickers.
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Sep 23, 2008, 09:42 AM
 
These are mine:

Cube 1.7 GHz, SuperDrive, GeForce 6200 <-- Used mainly for LogMeIn.com for access of my work computer, and for general surfing and light work when I'm doing something disk heavy on my C2D iMac.

Cube 450 MHz, Region free DVD-ROM, GeForce 6200 <-- Hooked up to my MIDI keyboard, but I rarely actually use it. Works great for LogMeIn and OK for surfing, I keep mainly as a backup for my other Cube.

iMac G4 1.25 <-- I have it at work, cuz work provides me with a PC only. Has USB 2.

iBook G4 800 <-- I bought it because it was only $300, and included 1.25 GB RAM and wireless. Once Apple releases new form factor MacBooks, I'll upgrade, but I'll keep the iBook G4 800 for the guest room/as a backup. Has USB 2.

I didn't bother keeping older computers because I can't use them, but I will likely always keep my iMac G4 and the Cubes.
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Sep 23, 2008, 10:07 AM
 
I'd get a TAM a Lisa and maybe an original Mac.

Can't see anything else doing anything value wise and only the Lisa looks like having any real collectable value.

Just for the look I'd have my G3 Wallstreet back but i'm not springing actual ca$h money for one atm.
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 12:03 PM
 
I already have a 20" G4 iMac.
I'd like to collect a 24" iMac

Wait, they still sell those!

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Sep 23, 2008, 12:28 PM
 
I've got an Apple II Plus, with monitor and disk drives, which is pretty cool. It worked perfectly last I checked, which was about 5 years ago. No idea if the dust in my closet has done it disservice or not.

I've got a Mac Classic too… but that's about it. I had a Newton 2100 with the Keyboard and everything, but had to sell it a few years back to help pay for school…

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Sep 23, 2008, 03:04 PM
 
I cleared out my attic last month. The local tip was the end point for the following

Quadra 700
PowerMac 8500
Mac II
Mac LC
Cherry iMac G3

Just not worth the space anymore. I was keeping them but I just ran out of enthusiasm for them and the Quad and 8500 fetched no offers on the bay.
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 03:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
I predicted the doom of Apple when they released those.

These days I'd LOVE to get one for my 4 year old.
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 03:14 PM
 
Indeed, I'm facing the same issue. The cube and the color classic are just sitting there not being used. I may bring myself to sell them at some point but so far, I'll keep them
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Sep 23, 2008, 04:39 PM
 
I want a colour classic, emate and TAM.
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 07:14 PM
 
classic SE in box (got it)
powerbook g3 333 (got it)
imac bondi (got it)
cube g4 1.8 ghz with 23" cinema
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Sep 23, 2008, 07:36 PM
 
I'd like an old SE in the house. There's just something very cool about these old machines.
Otherwise, I tend to sell off old machines to finance upgrades.
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 10:22 PM
 
Apple TV... get it before its gone.
     
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Sep 23, 2008, 10:28 PM
 
anyone see the 1st episode of the second season of chuck??

 
     
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Sep 24, 2008, 01:50 AM
 
Why is that a spoiler? It was the same in the first episode of season one as well

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Sep 24, 2008, 02:07 AM
 
yeah, well, i didn't notice it then.
     
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Sep 24, 2008, 08:06 PM
 
I'm kinda surprised I don't see more mention of the Pismo. The pismo and cube have always been favorites of mine.

I'll never forget my 7100/66 which was my family's first Mac or my MDD which was my first Mac.
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Sep 24, 2008, 08:28 PM
 
A cube, a TAM, and a tangerine iBook to match my tangerine iMac. One that I own is a decked out G3 Wallstreet with a 466 MHz G3, 512 Mb of RAM, and a (new) 80 Gb HDD. Sucks that OS X can only run on 8 Gb of it though.
     
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Originally Posted by SSharon View Post
I'm kinda surprised I don't see more mention of the Pismo.
If I didn't own one, the Pismo would be on my list.
     
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Sep 25, 2008, 02:21 AM
 
I've always liked the G3 iBooks and Pismos. And would also like to get the G4 iMac and G4 Powerbook.
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Sep 25, 2008, 03:06 AM
 
Of course, I'd love a cube and TAM. I have a Color Classic, an old StyleWriter 2600, and some odds n' ends of old Apple hardware. A newton would be cool, as would a Pismo. (Or the fabled round prototype.) I do think the Cube/Sawtooth/G4 iMac era was the best designs I've ever seen out of Apple.
     
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Sep 25, 2008, 04:26 AM
 
I got a cube when we upgraded them to mac minis at work. Now it just sits besides the TV looking pretty. I´d really like to get a TAM, but they are really pricey..

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Sep 25, 2008, 05:18 AM
 
PowerCD external CD Drive
Newton 2100 with the Newton Logo (not Apple)
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Sep 25, 2008, 10:35 AM
 
I've still got my Newton 2000 (upgraded to a 2100), in mint condition. I just need to replace the rechargable battery, because the original one holds no charge at this point. I loves my Newton!
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Cube (who doesn't)
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Now that I've heard about the PowerCD (thanks anthology123) I'd like to get me one of those as well.
     
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Sep 25, 2008, 03:29 PM
 
I'd like a Cube, gutted, with top-of-the-line Mac Mini internals.

Or if that doesn't work, do this:
     
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That picture has officially made my day suck.
     
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Sep 25, 2008, 04:33 PM
 
If we include cousins, I would get a fully decked out NeXT cube. I've actually considered buying a used one, but just can't justify the expense.
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Sep 25, 2008, 07:06 PM
 
I still got all the Macs I bought so far:
Bondi Blue iMac 1998
Snow iBook 2002
1st Intel iMac CD 2006
my ex ran away with a Macbook 2006...

but... as all the others... --> Cube
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my ex ran away with a Macbook 2006...
Are you hunting the thief down?

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Originally Posted by xi_hyperon View Post
I've still got my Newton 2000 (upgraded to a 2100), in mint condition. I just need to replace the rechargable battery, because the original one holds no charge at this point. I loves my Newton!
Why? What do you do with it that you couldn't do with anything else? I still want one but can't see what I'd do with it.

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Sep 26, 2008, 04:57 PM
 
Any older Prototype Macs, especially the kind with transparent cases.
And the usual suspects:

ColourClassic II (only sold in the UK)
20th Anniversary Macintosh
G4 Cube
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