Is it better to part out an apple II and sell the AE cards separatly or sell the computer intact?

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Cleaning out my fathers garage and trying to decide what to do with his Apple IIe. Originally I thought it had no value and was going to unbox it and haul it to the electronics recyclers. I happened to check ebay and found that the unidisk 3.5s seem to be saleable. That changed the plan.

I've browsed through the "this is laughable" thread and also looked at some of the sold listings on ebay. As you are all much more in tune with the vintage Apple computing hobby, I thought I would ask here for some advice. I'm trying to determine if it is better to list it all as one big lot, sell the computers individually with the installed cards or part it out and sell it pieces. If I sell it complete, it would be helpful if someone here can give me a clue as to its value.

I'm not trying to retire on selling Apple IIe stuff. I would like to sell it for something that justifies the time spent. The proceeds will go to my mother.

My father was a very neat person who took care of his stuff. I remember in the '80s being bawled out on more than one occasion for not putting the cover back on his computer when I was done using it. The IIe looks new with no discoloration. I have nearly all of the original boxes and documentation.

Here is what I have. Unless otherwise noted, the equipment has been tested and works.
Apple IIe A2S2064 purchased 5/84
The Apple IIe does have the Enhanced chip set.
Apple Mouse II with the controller card. (it appears to work vertically but not horizontally I've not tried to diagnose it yet)
RamWorks II 1MB
Transwarp card.
IO controller 665-0101 b. connected to the duo disk
3.5 disk interface connected to (2) unidisk drives.
SSC
system saver

Not currently installed are:
AE Datalink 2400 (Untested)
Apple CAT II 300 baud modem (there is a note stating that he had issues getting it to work with the transwarp card)
AE timemaster HO (Untested)
Ext memory 64k 80 col/card. (Untested)
Phasor sound card.(Untested)

color monitor II-E
(2) Green MonitorII (untested)

std width imagewriter
80 column imagewriter.

There is also an Apple IIc
The Apple IIc saw plenty of dorm room time. It's discolored and not as clean looking.
AE ZRAM 512 mem exp board ofr IIc
Unidisk (broken gear in ejection motor)
The little apple IIc monitor with stand.

Thank you for any guidance you can provide.

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Re: Is it better to part out an apple II and sell the AE ...

Pics please..

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Re: Is it better to part out an apple II and sell the AE ...

Selling the cards separate would bring more money in the end.

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Re: Is it better to part out an apple II and sell the AE ...

Keatah wrote:

Pics please..

Have a lot of weekend chores to take care of today. Is there something specific you would like to see? I can try to get a few pictures up later this evening.

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Re: Is it better to part out an apple II and sell the AE ...

transwarp II guy wrote:

Selling the cards separate would bring more money in the end.

Thank you. That's what I thought. It's nice to have the confirmation before I took on that project.