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Apple IIc plus

I have an Apple IIc plus.That is in good shape has minimal discoloring.Runs with no problems.
What would the price value be for this apple.Looking to sell it to a good home.

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One just sold on eBay, Buy It

One just sold on eBay, Buy It Now, for US$65. Dr. Ken Buchholz sells them for much more, though:
http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?22123
The market 'value' fluctuates wildly, depending on the mood and volume of buyers (or sellers) at any given moment.

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IIc Plus Pricing...

Since I have been up on eBay (going on 16 years) I have seen them go from anywhere between $50.00 and $300.00. Some have sold for less, some for more. Depends on condition, what is packaged with it, and how many of them are being listed at the time.

Some folks (said Dr. Ken for one) leans toward the higher end of the price range, but he usually sells just the unit and maybe a Utilities, or game disk to go with it.

I have bought several the last few years and I think the highest I have paid for one is about $105.00. That was with about a dozen or so folks bidding on it.

If you place it up for auction with a starting price of about $45.00 or so, you will probably have a lot of folks bidding on it especially if it is in the condition you say it's in.

Of course.... I could be wrong. lol Smile

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Saturday Evening 6:46 EST....

At this time there is only one IIc Plus for sale on eBay (said Dr Ken) and he has a Buy It Now (BIN) price of $300.00. It also has a 5.25 drive with it and a DOS 3.3 disk. The 5.25 drive has been modified.
He also has a shipping price for it (non negotiable) of $60.00.

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A few weeks ago, there was a

A few weeks ago, there was a Buy It Now with 5 IIcs and they were $25 each (so you didn't have to buy all of them, but if you were a pig, you could).

I _almost_ bought one, but they were all gone by the next day or two.

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IIc's...

I've got four IIc's and three IIc Plus computers. That does not include all the "extras" of power supplies and such.
I have enough extra 1 Meg RAM cards to outfit all of them and the printer adapters for everything that's not an Imagewriter, or Imagewriter II.
Thats enough for me I beleive.
Right now; I wouldn't even consider selling any of them.
Maybe someday. Smile

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IIc Plus Value

Like everything else, the value of an item is dependent upon it's condition, it's availability (common or rare), how quickly the seller wants to unload the item, whether the seller considers the item junk or valuable and, bottom line, what someone else is willing to pay.

When you buy on eBay (which, in my opinion and experience, is a real crap-shoot), you have to realize that, for the most part, items are (1) not clean, so you will be bringing into your home unknown contaminants, (2) of unknown working condition, as many eBay sellers are too lazy or unable to test their units to accurately describe their working condition, (3) usually not guaranteed to work and/or have no return policy if you get it and simply don't want it (it wasn't accurately described, not working properly, etc.), (4) is coming from someone who doesn't have a very long history on eBay & so you don't have much of a feedback profile to judge the seller's honesty with. I've found that when buying on eBay, if an item is listed as "untested", consider it not-working because my experience has been that there are too many dishonest sellers who know their item is not working properly but realize they can claim its condition is unknown, sell it as "as is" & get a higher price from bargain-hunters. There are also several sellers on eBay who retro-btire their systems but won't admit it - they pawn them off as mint systems. (If you don't think there is anything wrong with retro-briting then you're fine with that. But I am fiercely against retro-briting, and I believe it devalues the item in the long-term.)

If you're looking for a cheap unit and are willing to spend some significant time pulling the system apart, cleaning, repairing and testing it, you can get some mighty fine bargains on eBay. But you can also get a lot of junk. A lot of great deals quickly turn into money pits so you need to be aware of that. [I can't tell you how many customers I've had on eBay (for both the Apple II and Canon portable printers I refurbish & sell) who bought from me after they went the cheaper grab-bag route & their bargain went south.]

There are indeed a lot of examples of great bargains on eBay - I can give you dozens of examples from my own purchases. What you don't hear of is all the clunkers out there. For every outstanding bargain system I've snatched off eBay, I have a couple of "parts systems" bargains too.

Finally, a hard-core collector (as opposed to the casual collector or "retro-coputerist") is looking not only at the condition of the item itself (for example, the Apple IIc Plus unit), but also at what it comes with in terms of the original retail packaging. Does it have the original box? Does it come with the original manuals, disks, warranty/registration card, cables, etc.? And what is the condition of those items?

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Re: IIc Plus Pricing...

gsmcten wrote:
Since I have been up on eBay (going on 16 years) I have seen them go from anywhere between $50.00 and $300.00. Some have sold for less, some for more. Depends on condition, what is packaged with it, and how many of them are being listed at the time.

Some folks (said Dr. Ken for one) leans toward the higher end of the price range, but he usually sells just the unit and maybe a Utilities, or game disk to go with it.

The last several IIc Plus systems that I sold went for:

MINT Condition: $399, $399, $250
Near-Mint Condition: $229, $249

These were truly mint condition or near-mint condition, were thoroughly cleaned & tested, and guaranteed to work plus came with a no-questions asked return in the event that the buyer opened the box & decided he/she didn't want it.

I, too, have gotten some great bargains on eBay, especially if you're willing to spend some time cleaning, testing, and if need be, repairing your bargain. But I also have many many more examples of "parts machines" from eBay. Like the circus geek says, "You pays your money, you takes your chance!"

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hello, I am looking for an

hello,

I am looking for an Apple IIc plus.
I am living in France... If someone could help me, please.

thanks for your help

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From France.....

Have you tried eBay?

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