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Old 05-25-2013, 09:15 AM
 
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Working Apple I up for auction - latimes.com
Last year the same German auction house sold one of the other six working Apple I’s for $640,000 and a New York auction house sold one for $374,500. On its website, Auction Team Breker estimates that the computer being auctioned this weekend will go for $260,000 to $400,000.
Why not buy a new computer that works so much better? I don't understand.

According to those deep in the safety of their bunkers it must be gold, edible or able to be smoked. Where is a faux Austrian when you need one to clear this up?
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:11 AM
 
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Many times, those rare items either go to museums, or they go to businesses who can use them to help make money.

A lot cheaper, but a case in point, a restaurant might have some rare Hollywood props or dresses on display and that brings in customers who wish to take a look at them and buy a lunch while they are there.

An original computer might end up as the centerpiece for a special show at a museum. The special show brings in paying customers.

Nobody is buying it to use it as a computer.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:28 AM
 
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Many times, those rare items either go to museums, or they go to businesses who can use them to help make money.

A lot cheaper, but a case in point, a restaurant might have some rare Hollywood props or dresses on display and that brings in customers who wish to take a look at them and buy a lunch while they are there.

An original computer might end up as the centerpiece for a special show at a museum. The special show brings in paying customers.

Nobody is buying it to use it as a computer.

Tell that to gold bugs.
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