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Doc HM
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Jun 23, 2012, 04:02 AM
 
Good lord! The price of vintage Macs seems to have gone through the roof this year.

Only a while back you could pick up a Plus or Classic for £60-£70. They're at least double that now. There's a cloud classic (not an important or collectable MAc in my opinion) on for £1,500!!

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Jun 23, 2012, 04:19 AM
 
I know.

Wishing I'd held onto my 840av and IIfx for a few more years...
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Jun 23, 2012, 09:53 AM
 
!!!! I have a Classic and a Color Classic laying around, the Color Classic has its original box even.
     
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Jun 23, 2012, 10:19 AM
 
Don't take this the wrong way but, would a IIfx really be worth much? I'd be much more interested in the original Mac than the IIfx.

Same goes for a Quadra. I wouldn't take it even if you gave it to me for free. I'd pay for a clean and working original Mac though.

Ironically I wouldn't pay for the original Mac when it came out, since it was so expensive and I couldn't do anything with it.
     
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Jun 23, 2012, 02:31 PM
 
I actually didn't pull that out of my ass. IIfxs and 840avs are selling for quite a bit. As are Quadra 950s and IIcis.
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Jun 23, 2012, 03:09 PM
 
An Apple II went for just under $400K the other day. These prices are going to continue to rise as Apple gets more popular.
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Jun 23, 2012, 06:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
An Apple II went for just under $400K the other day. These prices are going to continue to rise as Apple gets more popular.
That was an Apple-I, not a II, and it was actually working and included documentation.
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Jun 23, 2012, 09:06 PM
 
Good point. Regardless, it was double the estimate and I'm pretty sure the estimate would have been well above whatever the last one sold for.
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Jun 24, 2012, 02:42 AM
 
I collect vintage computers, mostly Apple stuff. They're expensive on eBay, but the trick is always to check Craigslist and your local electronics recycler. I could probably buy a new car with my collection, but that's not why I collect them.
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Jun 24, 2012, 04:14 AM
 
Huh.. still have my 512k (aka a Fat Mac), I guess it may be worth something.
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