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leaknoil
November 13th, 2009, 08:40 AM
Only a $50,0000 opening bid. Thats obviously a valuable Apple but, that's a lot of money. Wonder if he'll get it.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320447681957

barythrin
November 13th, 2009, 08:44 AM
Wow. I seriously doubt he'll get that price although he does have a "seriously interested" email I guess.

I know they're going for crazy prices these days I'd say maybe he can get $26,000 at most though.

It's pretty cool to have all that original documentation with it which could make a difference.

leaknoil
November 13th, 2009, 09:52 AM
Unfortunately we probably wont get to see how it ends. I kind doubt they'll let that auction stay up long with $3,000 shipping. People are going to flag that pretty fast.

tezza
November 13th, 2009, 10:29 AM
I'm wondering why he didn't say "will not ship - pickup only"? That will seem a more sensible approach than putting a arbitary shipping price on the unit.

Tez

leaknoil
November 13th, 2009, 11:34 AM
Does anyone know if this is true ? I can't find any mention of the guy in any Apple history pages.

"An original full-page glossy advertisement for Apple, included when the Apple 1 computer was shipped. (The ad is almost unrecognizable as an Apple ad due to its elaborate Isaac Newton logo. The artist who drew that logo was the third original partner in Apple Corp. His stake in Apple was bought out for a couple thousand dollars when the company started getting serious.)"

david__schmidt
November 13th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Does anyone know if this is true ? I can't find any mention of the guy in any Apple history pages.
Really?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.#Logos
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Wayne
http://apple2history.org/history/ah02.html
Some of the books I have about Apple's history (not as easily demonstrable as a web site, granted) also relate the story about Ronald Wayne's role and early exit from the Apple fold.


"An original full-page glossy advertisement for Apple, included when the Apple 1 computer was shipped.
Glossy? I'm not sure about that... I don't know, but advertisements from that era tend to be typewritten. :-)

leaknoil
November 13th, 2009, 12:54 PM
Really?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.#Logos
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Wayne
http://apple2history.org/history/ah02.html
Some of the books I have about Apple's history (not as easily demonstrable as a web site, granted) also relate the story about Ronald Wayne's role and early exit from the Apple fold.



Well I think you can see how I couldn't find him. Hes not mentioned at all in the vast majority of "History of Apple" articles. The last link you gave was one I went looking in and unless I'm missing something he's not even mentioned in it. He only earns a small mention under logo on the wiki Apple article. BTW, I wasn't questioning the sellers honesty I just wanted to know more about the guy.

david__schmidt
November 13th, 2009, 02:21 PM
Well I think you can see how I couldn't find him.
Fair enough. It's not really an Apple II history thing, more of an (obscure) Apple history thing.

leaknoil
November 13th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Fair enough. It's not really an Apple II history thing, more of an (obscure) Apple history thing.

To sell 10% of Apple for $800 must be something very hard to carry around all these years. I was hoping for an interview with him online but, I guess I wouldn't blame him if he doesn't like to talk about it.

Securix
November 13th, 2009, 04:34 PM
Unfortunately we probably wont get to see how it ends. I kind doubt they'll let that auction stay up long with $3,000 shipping. People are going to flag that pretty fast.

How much does it cost a private bonded courier to get it over? Or heck, I'd buy a plane ticket and fly it back myself assuming TSA doesn't tackle me to the ground.

Drken
November 13th, 2009, 05:45 PM
eBay will not delete his ad, as they would make too much money if someone is foolish enough to buy it at $50K. eBay is extremely subjective about which of their policies they enforce & when they enforce them. If the guy listed it as $50 with a $3000 S&H, it would be deleted, but since his $3K S&H is only 6% of the selling price, I'm willing to bet it will stay up for the duration.

Securix
November 18th, 2009, 04:42 PM
eBay will not delete his ad, as they would make too much money if someone is foolish enough to buy it at $50K. eBay is extremely subjective about which of their policies they enforce & when they enforce them. If the guy listed it as $50 with a $3000 S&H, it would be deleted, but since his $3K S&H is only 6% of the selling price, I'm willing to bet it will stay up for the duration.

No surprise...ended with no bids. Over 25,000 views, though :)

gerrydoire
November 18th, 2009, 07:54 PM
To sell 10% of Apple for $800 must be something very hard to carry around all these years. I was hoping for an interview with him online but, I guess I wouldn't blame him if he doesn't like to talk about it.

I would say he sold off probably over a billion dollars in loss for that mere $800, perhaps even more...........I would of killed myself!

:wow:

Drken
November 23rd, 2009, 05:31 AM
Well, he relisted it & sold it to someone. And as I predicted, eBay did not delete either of his auctions with the $3100+ S&H, even though he clearly stated that he was adding $3000 to the S&H to discourage someone from having it shipped to them, which is clearly against eBay policies. eBay only enforces its policies against inflated S&H when it is in their best interest to do so, and with a $50,000 price tag, it wasn't in their best interest in this case!