OT and I don't care: rare 84k mac

From: Chad Smith 
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Apparently (upon reading the link) it's a brand of floppy drive that had a
high failure rate.  Apple switched to Sony drives before actually selling
these.

I think this is a very cool, perhaps one-of-a-kind item.  But $84,000.00 is
a LOT of money.  Like, multiple-years-salary money.  I think the owner
would be better trying to sell it directly to computer / apple / technology
museums than listing it on ebay.  Imagine how much it's going to cost if it
doesn't sell.

*- Chad W. Smith**
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On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 9:07 AM, Rod-Lists  wrote:

> Whats a twiggy other than a skinny model from the 60's
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Ed King 
> To: chugalug@chugalug.org
> Sent: Wed, 02 May 2012 09:51:08 -0400 (EDT)
> Subject: [Chugalug] OT and I don't care:    rare 84k mac
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> 84k dollars, not ram
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>
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/BEYOND-RARE-PROTOTYPE-MACINTOSH-128k-APPLE-MAC-WITH-5-25-TWIGGY-DISK-DRIVE-/160786633772?pt=LH

=============================================================== From: Nick Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Apparently it was $99,999 last week. I really dont see how its going to sell, but its interesting to read about. a ng 0 is r would f it ITH-5-25-TWIGGY-DISK-DRIVE-/160786633772?pt=3DLH

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ if it drops below 40k I might snag it ----- Original Message ---- From: Nick Smith To: CHUGALUG Sent: Wed, May 2, 2012 10:10:08 AM Subject: Re: [Chugalug] OT and I don't care: rare 84k mac Apparently it was $99,999 last week. I really dont see how its going to sell, but its interesting to read about.

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ Ed it is time for an intervention. ;) ----- Original Message ----- From: Ed King To: CHUGALUG Sent: Wed, 02 May 2012 11:13:57 -0400 (EDT) Subject: Re: [Chugalug] OT and I don't care: rare 84k mac if it drops below 40k I might snag it ----- Original Message ---- From: Nick Smith To: CHUGALUG Sent: Wed, May 2, 2012 10:10:08 AM Subject: Re: [Chugalug] OT and I don't care: rare 84k mac Apparently it was $99,999 last week. I really dont see how its going to sell, but its interesting to read about.

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ There is a "make offer" button. *- Chad W. Smith** *

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ OMG - I just noticed the shipping!!! $1,500.00! For $1,500.00 - I will personally fly up to Canada and pick the thing up - have a week's vacation in a 3 or 4 star hotel eating steak every night - rent a car and drive it back to the US for you. And the seller's name is "Wozniac". Um... Do you think it's really him? *- Chad W. Smith** *

=============================================================== From: wes ------------------------------------------------------ at the top of the ad, he talks about how he's a "wozniac" as in "woz maniac" - steve's name is spelled wozniak. the $1500 shipping is for the $1000 worth of insurance. I agree that just flying or driving up to get it would be better. I live in Portland, I could run and get it if anyone wants! and anyway, for 80 grand I expect delivery in person. I've done more for a LOT less! -wes