[vcf-midatlantic] Apparently Authentic Apple 1 on eBay

Corey Cohen applecorey at optonline.net
Mon Jun 6 17:25:41 EDT 2016

From the economy perspective.  High end stuff isn't effected.  Recessions barely affect the 1% who can afford this stuff since they are all virtual money.   The economy has sucked since 2008 and Apple-1, in fact, the entire art collection market has still taken off.  

As for this specific board it's more than the jumper wires and a couple of chips.  For example,  the board actually was drilled to make the standoffs fit in the Proto area which could to be depopulated to put it back in good condition and it has missing pads.  The traces on the back at the bottom were crudely cut for the mod which is a deep and wide cut.  And that's just the beginning.   I have hi red pictures of this board that were not on eBay.  

corey cohen
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On Jun 6, 2016, at 7:47 AM, Ethan via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

>> So, anyone want to comment on why this A-1 went for $60k?  Seems awfully
>> low.  Do you think the market has dropped, now that people are forgetting
>> about Steve Jobs?  Some other reason?
>> - Alex
> Retro is in but the economy should be taking a downturn soon?
> Of course the people dropping $900K on a board made of $80 in parts probably aren't the ones affected.
> Someone pointed out the other day that some of the pinball mania has sloped off as well. Fairly new machines that went from $5000 to $9000 are down to $6000-6500. Not sure what is going on in collectable cars but perhaps people are moving to holding cash versus money chasing collectables/hard goods?
> As far as jumper wires on Apple-1 you could you know, remove them? And swap chips back to original date code/era?
> Also, on that note, which of the replica PCBs are the best? I saw the Italian one on eBay it looked similar?

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