[vcf-midatlantic] Apparently Authentic Apple 1 on eBay
applecorey at optonline.net
Fri May 27 15:30:31 EDT 2016
> On May 27, 2016, at 3:14 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> I texted Corey and told him to check list email....
Yep, It appears real, I got outbid at $6000 last night.
It is an NTI board, which are rarer than the earlier boards. It’s not in a great condition. It has some major cut traces and appears to have some holes drilled for the nylon mounting standoffs in addition to some power traces that have been scraped so they can be tapped. I have seen worse condition boards go for hundreds of thousands of dollars. The big thing is that eBay is not the way to maximize the sale of an Apple-1. Yes the owner will make $$$$ in 9 days, but at an auction house which can take 9 or even 19 months they could make maximum value. The people who can typically afford to buy an original Apple-1 don’t shop often on eBay, so the prices are artificially much lower than something like Christies or Breker auction.
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