Apple Lisa $25k on eBay

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  1. Menthu_Rae

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    Looks like the resistors have been removed - there seem to be flux marks around the through-holes whereas all the other solder marks seem fine? :confused:

    Also the serial number sticker on the computer only has the apple logo - whereas all the other serial number stickers say "apple computer" next to the apple logo... what is the go with that?

    I reckon it's not as legit as it seems :D
     
  2. garetz

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    How many computers made today, will last 30 years into the future though. Quality used to mean something in those days. Today its all about the product life cycle.
     
  3. eixt

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    Agree, if you look at the R41 it looks like it has been removed and the new solder does not fill the entire hole.
     
  4. M0r4h3us

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    Hi, i just packaged one up for someone off these forums located here in australia yesterday and sent it to them..

    got paid $120 for picking it up and packaging it.

    they paid for shipping..

    now i know why they are collectors items !

    cheers Alan.

    ps. it all started with a WTB thread for someone to help pick it up and package it ..check it out!
     
  5. SLATYE

    SLATYE SLATYE, not SLAYTE

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    Did anyone else read some of the links in that eBay ad? One of them goes to here, which is a fascinating set of stories/notes from the development of the Mac. Well worth a read if you don't mind losing several afternoons.



    garetz - my understanding is that the original Lisa would have gotten relatively little use, since it was quickly superceded and the floppy drives were known to be unreliable. I'd guess that if you took a modern Dell (or a modern Mac, for that matter), used it for six months, and then left it in its box for thirty years, it'd still work fine afterwards.
     
  6. sanjay

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    i have been on that website before, but thanks for taking an hour out of my workday. some extremely interesting stories in there, steve jobs would have been an amazing man to work for.
     
  7. mehkat

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    LOL first thing I noticed when I looked at it, maybe you could get him to sign it, re-sell for 50K

    I actually pissed myself

    real hipsters do not have $25K
     
  8. lithos

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    Ford Edsel, anyone?
     
  9. BigM

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    So what do douchebags buy?
     
  10. Shimmy

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    The vast majority? Any piece of equipment manufactured today is likely to still work after 30 years given the same storage conditions that this Lisa was in.
     
  11. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Wow....check out the postage on that sucker :wired:
     
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    Android. Because using an Android phone instantly makes you so much better than anyone else :p
     
  13. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Better than apple; too overpriced :D
     
  14. Phildo

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    Someone gave me an Apple Lisa back in 1995. It's still sitting in my shed and I never even took it out of the box (not the original box). Got a bunch of original floppy discs with it as well.

    Wonder if I'll get 25 grand for it some day?
     
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    i know, im way late, but i thought this was interesting, given that the postage cost on both his items would appear that he is going to "hand deliver" the items personally :)

    $1850 $ $1800 respectively, wow, thats a return ticket to canada.
     
  17. mjunek

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    Buy it just to go in and unsolder R41 whilst he is in front of you.... - I was looking for a 3k3 resistor!


    Edit:
    I cant help but notice
    - On the first "logic board" photo (two above the revision F chip photo) - smack bang in the middle of the board - 3 large vertical ICs. Right had one - AMD chip ;)
    - On the Revision F chip photo - that chip is an Intel! :)
     
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