[vcf-midatlantic] Apparently Authentic Apple 1 on eBay

J. Alexander Jacocks jjacocks at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 21:50:39 EDT 2016


On Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 7:37 PM, Corey Cohen <applecorey at optonline.net>
wrote:

> Nope.  It was in crap condition, majorly cut traces, holes drilled for
> standoffs in the Proto area and a lot of replacement parts.
>
> This is what I posted on the VCF forum and pretty much covers it.
>
>  $60,300 not too far off the last eBay sale of a damaged board a few years
> ago, the Huston-2 board. Funny thing is not a few weeks after the Huston-2
> sale we had a record Apple-1 sale of a working system for many times that
> amount.
>
> So I guess we have established a poor condition Apple-1 fetches between
> 60k and 75k on eBay and a working unit fetches between 300k and 910k at an
> art auction depending on the condition of the board and accessories.
>
>
Interesting.  It's still hard to see that kind of differential, to me.  But
then, I never did understand why the A-1 commands the prices that it does.
There are much rarer machines, and much as I do revere Woz, a non-unique
home computer shouldn't command over $100k, IMO.

- Alex



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