Re: [midatlanticretro] Old apple computer
- Hello again,
The SE version has some collectible value. I'd advise you to sell it on eBay. If it works, then you could probably get $50-$500 for it, depending on condition (does it work, have the boxes and manuals, etc.)
The best way to determine value is to search there for similar models and see what people are paying for them. Remember that condition is very important.
The PowerMac doesn't have much collectible value.From: Judy Eikstadt <ruhmer@...>Sender: email@example.comDate: Mon, 13 May 2013 09:44:55 -0700 (PDT)To: firstname.lastname@example.org<email@example.com>ReplyTo: firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Old apple computerOneis a macintosh SE Superdrive Model M5011,,,another is a Power Macintosh 5260/100 and I have another one also.From: Evan Koblentz <evan@...>
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Hello,>> I have a very old probably one of the first apple computers, all cables, etc. I am interested in selling them. Does anyone know how I can do this? I live in Illinois
Most likely you have a version of the Apple II. Could you take pictures of the nameplate above the keyboard (on the left side) and of the serial number (on the rear)? Then we can help you understand exactly what you have and, from that, the best way to sell it.
> From: Judy Eikstadt"Evan Koblentz" wrote:
> I live in Illinois
> One is a macintosh SE Superdrive Model M5011,another is a Power MacintoshÂ 5260/100 and I have another one also.
>Judy, you are welcome to contact me off this discussion list by direct email and ask for assistance. I deal in older Macs. While I won't make you an offer I can give a little more guidance.
> Hello again,
> The SE version has some collectible value. .. $50-$500 for it, depending on condition (does it work, have the boxes and manuals, etc.)
> The PowerMac doesn't have much collectible value.
There are many owners of older Macs, who are not "collecting", they simply want to continue to USE their Macs. Chances are, unless you have a bunch of "original" boxes and accessories, these are not particularly "collectable" but they or their parts are usable.
The SE "superdrive" is a little more desirable than the SE. The 5260 is a huge "all in one" (includes 15-inch color CRT) which is very hard to ship and VERY fragile, but some people want parts for them.
That's the sort of advice I'd offer. It's a little off-topic to discuss these sorts of things in detail on-list. But I'm glad to note in "public" that vintage Macs are not just "collectables".