Rare Mac SE Fails to Fetch $25,000

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majorsuave

I have a (presumably) working VIC 20 and an Atari 2600. 

are they prized? not so sure

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majorsuave

I have a (presumably) working VIC 20 and an Atari 2600. 

are they prized? not so sure

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Merlin The Great

a Texas Instruments TI 99-4A. Programs were recorded on compact cassette or could be bought on ROM-cartridges.

I also have a CBM-128 with a bunch of floppies.

Might not be very valuable, but they still are fully functional.

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Asterixx

The first computer I ever used was a TI99-4A. It was in elementary school, grade 4 I believe, an the program we were using in the computer lab was "logo". To this day I still chuckle when I think of the TI99-4A's error message. Instead of "Bad command or filename" it said "Tell me how to...". You can well imagine the things a classroom full of fourth graders asked that computer to "tell me how to..."

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violian

Well, the only thing that makes this SE special is that it's clear-cased. That's it. The Apple-1 that sold for thousands is different in that it's rare for its device as an entirety.

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lunchbox73

I have a working Mac SE but it's not transparent. I also have an empty shell of an SE that I always wanted to make into something cool but I can't think of anything.

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cola65

But I really appreciated the usage I got out of my old keytronic keyboard. Might be about time to find a newer one and wish the cost were the same... :)

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pastorbob

It's hard to think of anything in my multitude of obsolete computer hardware as a prized possession. I keep most of the hardware as backups to possible future crashes or failures on any of my systems or the systems of family members. But if I were forced to choose a most prized possession it would be the 2940UW SCSI controller and 20 gig 10,000 rpm IBM Deskstar SCSI drive. Until earlier this year they served as the boot drive on my file server. They are twelve years old and still work. I only replaced them as part of a major overhaul of the file server.

Second place would be the Gateway Intel (Spearfish) server motherboard that I used along with the SCSI drive as the backbone of my file server. It had dual 400 Mhz Pentium II Xeon processors and was also 1998 vintage. I just took it out of service earlier this year.

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Keith E. Whisman

I can't stand clutter so I give away or sell my old hardware cheaply as I've even done here at MaximumPC. Though because of shipping costs, I've only done one give away online. 

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