Well, I can't ever win the lottery, but I managed to find my first Apple /// system
So here's the story. I left work at around 5:30pm today and was pretty tired and didn't want to do my monthly stop at the local goodwill computer store. Something told me I should stop. Traffic was snarled and it was not easy driving. So I made the turn and stopped.
Was looking around and found a few old powerbook power adapters (hockey puck style) and a power supply for a Macintosh Cube. They had some G3s. Nothing earth shattering.
I went over to the bins where the parts were because I was going to get another CF card reader since I just got my CFFA 3000 when there it was!!!
I looked up and saw it sitting there in all its glory. It appeared to be in pretty nice shape. Now I knew they were trying to put together a museum, but I had to ask the manager who I have somewhat became friends with (even though he could be my son). I said, "John. So I have to ask. Is the Apple /// for the museum or will you sell it to me." He said, "It is for the museum, but if you want it it's yours".
I asked what are you asking for it? He said "take a look at it and make me a fair offer".
I looked at it. It was in fairly nice shape. Missing one foot, external floppy drive, and monitor ///. I said how does $70.00 sound? He was shocked. He was thinking alot lower. He said how about $49.95? I said okay how about an even $50.00 (With senior discount I got it for $45.00)
Tomorrow, I will take it apart and see if it powers up. It looks like it has two expansion cards in it. Can't quite tell what they are but one looks like a parallel printer adapter.
I threw some pictures up here http://pitt.box.com/apple3.
I don't know much about the ///, but now I can learn since I have one. I hope it works.
I'll post more tomorrow.....