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Boletus,

Yep and the one for $2,666 is "Remanufactured" so it's not all original.

I guess this might bring up the question I've had on my mind...

If a seller on ebay is selling an item that has been "Recapped",
is that unit still original?

Hmmmm. All input on this question welcome. lol

Does a box and a "sealed manual" constitute a $145.00 (plus S&H) price tag for a 3.5" 800k drive?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/162137030379?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Is a Platinum IIe worth $450.00 (Plus $S&H)?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/162137306730?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

The seller thinks they are.

I have asked him/her nicely on several occasions about his/her pricing,
and all it got me was blocked from bidding on his/her auctions.

I guess that's what I get for asking.

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Is a Platinum IIe worth $450.00 (Plus $S&H)?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/162137306730?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

The seller thinks they are.

Then the seller is clearly a time traveler from the past. Perhaps 20 years ago.

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I have asked him/her nicely on several occasions about his/her pricing,
and all it got me was blocked from bidding on his/her auctions.

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Burning bridges is never a good business decision lol! And they blocked you just because you told them their stuff is over priced?!

Only time I block bidders is when they leave too many negatives.

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I think I got blocked too! Woot!

And at the same time I can't point these auctions out to buyers looking for xyz piece of software.

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My collection is: Apple IIGS Woz Rom 01 (cards installed: Uthernet II, Sandwich II card, Apple Video Overlay Card, Visionary GS), Apple IIc Rom 0 (Cards installed: Mocking board 4C), Apple modem 1200 (under the phone version), Apple personal modem, Apple imagewriter ii.

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PINKBOY1006,

LOL!!!
They usually don't.
That's why this thread exists, to show
the kinds of prices people ask for Apple stuff.

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Well if I was Belbelbel, I would come back too. If I remember correctly, he sold that Apple II revision 2 for over $9,000.

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You will definitely get a chuckle from this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/311658097296?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

The last time I looked, a II Plus was going for between $90.00 and $140.00 depending:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262528841879?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I'm not even going to show the $100.00 Mother Boards.

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I'm more concerned that the original air from the factory wafted its way out. I mean the cardboard is, like, Pfffftthhhtt! Who cares about that?!?!

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You have to read the entire Description of this item
in order to get the Full Flavor of this sellers insanity:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/322195673840?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I was speechless. lol

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My collection is: Apple IIGS Woz Rom 01 (cards installed: Uthernet II, Sandwich II card, Apple Video Overlay Card, Visionary GS), Apple IIc Rom 0 (Cards installed: Mocking board 4C), Apple modem 1200 (under the phone version), Apple personal modem, Apple imagewriter ii.

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How about this one...

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Apple-II-Case-Top-Emblem-APPLE-2-identification-plate-Apple-ii-Label-Badge-/272311054807?hash=item3f6700f1d7:g:mS0AAOSwh-1W6mOF. while he seems to have more then 10 to sell... each for more then 100 bucks... unbelievable

or this one here for 80 bucks plus 30 bucks for shipping

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Apple-II-computer-name-plate-emblem-ca-1977-/152171561184?hash=item236e21c0e0:g:ECMAAOSwqfNXieuR

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[i]How about this one...

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Apple-II-Case-Top-Emblem-APPLE-2-identification-plate-Apple-ii-Label-Badge-/272311054807?hash=item3f6700f1d7:g:mS0AAOSwh-1W6mOF. while he seems to have more then 10 to sell... each for more then 100 bucks... unbelievable

or this one here for 80 bucks plus 30 bucks for shipping

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Apple-II-computer-name-plate-emblem-ca-1977-/152171561184?hash=item236e21c0e0:g:ECMAAOSwqfNXieuR[/i]

These are probably replicas which can be done for a few dollars each in quantities...

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/112052257417
The graphics tablet traded hands for only $257. There were a few last minute attempts at sniping. I was hoping it would go for a lot more. Eh.. maybe I'm over-fixated on these because they were uber professional and totally unobtainable as a kid.

TRIVIA: Blazing Paddles (relatively modern software) works with this very nicely!

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Good Morning All,

And (believe it or not) it is a great morning
as I plucked this beauty from eBay last night:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/182208388522?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

An AE Transwarp GS for $265.00?
Unheard of. I didn't think that
it would go for that low a price.

I am a Happy Camper.

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From that same seller I was trying to get the cffa 3000 card, but it ended up going over $200 witch is outrageous.

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gsmcten wrote:

Good Morning All,

And (believe it or not) it is a great morning
as I plucked this beauty from eBay last night:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/182208388522?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

An AE Transwarp GS for $265.00?
Unheard of. I didn't think that
it would go for that low a price.

I am a Happy Camper.

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Nice deal! It even has a 32k cache board! I wonder if the lack of international shipping made it cheaper?

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Transwarp,

I'm not sure.
I don't think it would have been too much more than the $7.95 from California.

Then again...

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Transwarp,

I'm not sure.
I don't think it would have been too much more than the $7.95 from California.

Then again...

Steven Smile

I should have been clearer, I was meaning there would have been more bids if the seller had offered international shipping.

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I paid maybe $50 less, but that was a decade ago.

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Good Evening Ladies and Gentle peoples!

The $8k IIgs:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/162145964324?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Yes. You just gotta love it.

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gotta love the stock photo, it just puts the price at home.

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I also like the reference "Steve Jobs was an Artist", when Steve Jobs had already left Apple by the time the IIgs was released and probably had very little (if anything at all) to do with the IIgs. Smile

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"I am also including a printout of the owners manual"

For $1500? I have no words.

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PINKBOY1006 wrote:
gsmcten wrote:

Good Evening Ladies and Gentle peoples!

The $8k IIgs:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/162145964324?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Yes. You just gotta love it.

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gotta love the stock photo, it just puts the price at home.

And... It's Gone.....

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In regards to MB pricing, the asking prices of individual chips (6502, 4116, A2(+)ROM's) on eBay is more then an MB in some cases.

Which sometimes justifies buying the MB to have some spares as the parts get more scarce and pins get brittle especially the Integer ROM's which I have seen current asking prices of $39.99 to $49.99 per chip plus shipping.

At least there are other places on the web were the prices are more realistic.

Of course depending on the application using 2716's with adapter sockets / carriers can suffice but then its not "original".

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Here is the ImageWriter II Printer:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Genuine-Apple-ImageWriter-II-Dot-Matrix-Printer-A9M0310-MADE-IN-JAPAN-/112079431196?hash=item1a1874661c:g:Ac4AAOSwuYVWobOL

Here is the Box for said ImageWriter II Printer:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/112079431111?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Same Seller. Two separate items.

I just cannot wrap my mind around it. lol

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Does anyone recognize this keyboard as being used on an Apple I?:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262558466711?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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gsmcten wrote:

Does anyone recognize this keyboard as being used on an Apple I?:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262558466711?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

That item is fraud. Seller is posting an item that was never produced for an Apple 1. Bad Seller.

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Macnoyd,

Well, I didn't use those exact terms, but I did say that I thought he was mistaken.
Before I went any further, I wanted to be sure by getting the opinions of
the knowledgeable folks here.

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I believe a slight variant of this was produced for the Ti-99/4A in 1980 or 1981. And what would ALPHA LOCK be doing on an Apple I keyboard?

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Keatah,

LOL!

I haven't the foggiest notion.

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Hello Keatah,

don't forget: the Apple-1 was always sold as a set of 1 mainboard
and transformers only !
The customer had to purchase his keyboard and TV-monitor extra.
The only point to claim a keyboard as to be sold in set usual,
was one of the keyboards availiable at the byte shop generally.
But that keyboards usually never had Capslock due to the fact
that the Apple-1 only had uppercase availiable.

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Why I'm glad I'm spending more time in the 35mm photography hobby and not the Apple II collecting hobby:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-IIe-EMPTY-BOX-Vintage-Rare-/172278008025

That 6-color apple logo just breeds some kind of rabid fanaticism that you just don't see in the world of Pentax and Nikon. Thank god.

Plus the 35mm cameras are genuinely useful in all sorts of situations... can't always say that about Apple II these days...

Right now, this is the absolute *worst* time to be buying Apple II junk from eBay.

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Collecting Apple stuff is like collecting anything else - it can reach a level of impractical fanaticism, and worse. At that point the fun of using the computer is long gone and it becomes all about chasing something you don't understand anymore.

Nikon for the win!

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David and Keatah,

I hear you.

I'm still going through things to place up on eBay.
Before I do though, I'll let folks here know.

The "Regular" Sellers are going to get a huge dose
of reality when my items start at way lower prices than theirs.

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I'll probably just dump more of my extraneous material on ebay and let the market sort it out. Either way, it'll be be cheaper than what current sellers are asking for.

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Well I just had to get that rant out of my system. Lips Sealed

I too have been dumping inexpensive Apple wares, though not so much on eBay, but mostly on sites like 68kmla.org that have a little forum for trading/exchanges. Lots of give-aways too.

I wish there were people close by I could give my extra things to, because the whole business of finding a taker and packaging it for shipment is a real job!

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LOOK StEvE jObS!!!!!!

The World Needs More $12.49 Wrenches...

Vintage Apple Computer Logo Wrenches for Apple II, lot of 4

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MarkO,

LOL

Yep. I laughed when I saw them come up.
Someone else had about 10 of them he
wanted over $100.00 for.

Insanity.

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Those Apple Computer Logo Wrenches are terrible.

I use a spinner handle and a socket.

In fact, this combination works so well that I have to limit the force I use with it or those metal jackscrew standoffs (you know, the #4-40 size) will break in two.

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Good Evening all,

The $5,000.00 Poster is back again:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/152219845176?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

This is the 4th or 5th time for this one.

I asked for the Motherboard Serial Number for this Apple II,
but so far have received no reply:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/351818184908?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

If I can buy an Apple II Plus for under $150.00,
why am I going to spend $149.00 for just a Keyboard?:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Genuine-Apple-II-Plus-II-Keyboard-605-4118-0-Tested-Working-/391543168674?hash=item5b29ca9ea2:g:YPgAAOSwgZ1Xv1g6

Another $800.00 II Plus:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-old-stock-Vintage-Apple-II-Plus-Computer-w-Box-Manuals-and-Software-/252513016469?hash=item3acaf2da95:g:-2AAAOSwV0RXv0ZD

A 25 cent IC Extractor for $29.00:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Apple-Computer-IC-Integrated-Circuit-Extractor-/302053986913?hash=item4653d21261:g:WusAAOSwSv1XlscL

You know, I could do a bunch of these with a Stamping Machine or a Pantograph
and no one would know the difference. lol

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"Own your very own piece of early Apple history! This is an Apple IIe / Black "Darth
Vader" model for Bell and Howell. Appears all here but untested as I have no idea what to
do with this thing... LOL - The extra cool comes from still being in the OEM packaging -
bag, foam and original shipper carton are all present. This is a rare opportunity so
don't let it get away - especially at this price. "

I promise you half the stuff is missing. The unit will likely need a good cleaning and
restore. Needs a new label plate. And the box isn't the correct one anyways. A
semi-custom II+ in a //e box? No value in that.

They have no idea what to do with the thing... LOL - you bet they picked it up for like
$5.00 and are now flipping on fleabay.

And finally they tack on the word JOBS. Like there's some mystical value by associating
it with a dead man. It's all about creating things and value in your head.

I wonder which flunky'll buy it?

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"1985 Vintage Novation AppleCat Apple-Cat II
super modem for Apple IIe and II+"

I always wanted a "super modem".. you know?

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While 800 is high, I might offer 400 or so for it because it looks un-used.

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