Good Evening All,
I just finished checking out the Vintage Apple items up on eBay for the umpteenth time this weekend. Checking on pcbs and such for sale. I came across an Apple IIc Plus computer for sale. It's price....$500.00
as a "Buy It Now" item.
The description has it as a one owner machine in very good condition."Very Rare". It even comes with a power cord and a "Six page description copied from Wikipedia".
All the while I thought about the 3 IIc Plus computers that I have in the closet (which include the Applied Engineering RAM cards and are in mint condition) that I have bought from various folks on eBay over the past year and never paid more that $70.00 for. One of them was even less than that.
I wondered if many parts of this particular IIc Plus were made of gold, or even platinum, but if so it didn't say in the description. It makes me wonder....
WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLE THINKING??!!!!
Do they think that the general public has no clue and are willing (especially now) to shell out that kind of money for a IIc Plus?
Do they think that folks who are knowledgable about Apple II's are stupid?
I could understand a price like that if it were a brand new in the box never been opened IIc Plus, but this is used equipment and being sold "As Is Due To Age".
The one shining light at the end of this particular tunnel was the fact that the seller offered "Free Shipping". WhooHooo! Made me want to jump right up and send him my money.....NOT!
Am I the only one whose mind works this way? I hope not.
Have a good week.