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piemaker
December 6th, 2007, 08:43 PM
One of my family members recently has gotten very into old apple and Mac computers. I'm trying to think of a good xmas gift around this. Right now she's got a collection of nextworked apples and macs from several generations. ANy ideas are appreciated....include clues where to obtain them.

Thanks -Craig

magnusfalkirk
December 6th, 2007, 08:50 PM
One of my family members recently has gotten very into old apple and Mac computers. I'm trying to think of a good xmas gift around this. Right now she's got a collection of nextworked apples and macs from several generations. ANy ideas are appreciated....include clues where to obtain them.

Thanks -Craig

One place you could try is eBay. They tend to have lots of old Apple II and Mac stuff, that might give you some ideas as to what to get her. It just depends on what you're looking for and how much you're willing to pay.

Dean

atari2600a
December 6th, 2007, 09:41 PM
Ebay, thriftstores & (sometimes) Craigslist are good places to start looking.

carlsson
December 6th, 2007, 10:17 PM
It depends on whether you are looking to give away a piece of (vintage) hardware, software, books or other memorabilia/merchandise that relates to Apple. For sure you can find all this on eBay (and with a bit of luck receive it before Christmas), but perhaps you want pointers on which type of items would be particularly worth looking for?

Edit: As it is a she, please forgive my stereotyping but perhaps someone has made an (unlicensed?) necklace with the Apple logotype in silver or something like that? That would be a nice Christmas gift without getting too nerdy about wrapping up big desktop computers and stuff into her socks (or underneath the Christmas tree).

nige the hippy
December 7th, 2007, 01:50 AM
I've occasionally been given a technical gift by someone otherly-technical who has tried their very best to get it right, and usually been disappointed because it's missed the mark by a mile.
Could I suggest perhaps an Apple desk-tidy or commemorative mug or suchlike? I often see them going on EBAY (BTW there's loads of Cray mugs (and a machine too!) at the moment, yum) or maybe a bit of fun software (Douglas Adams was an apple fan). (???)

piemaker
December 7th, 2007, 06:17 AM
Thanks for the ideas. It seems like, after having browsed E-bay, that it is the place to shop for this particular gift. I plan on picking up some memorabilia that I think she'd like.

Thanks for the help, -Craig

Geo3
December 7th, 2007, 06:49 AM
Why not ask, what they are looking for, or are intereted in or doing with there old systems. Or something they may need.You might be able to find it, with a little help from a few places.

Take Care

carlsson
December 7th, 2007, 11:50 AM
If you are looking for a cheap necklace, this one almost looks like the real logotype:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170175098536

EvanK
December 8th, 2007, 08:39 PM
One of my family members recently has gotten very into old apple and Mac computers. I'm trying to think of a good xmas gift around this. Right now she's got a collection of nextworked apples and macs from several generations. ANy ideas are appreciated....include clues where to obtain them.

Thanks -Craig

I can't believe nobody mentioned the Replica 1. Pie: if she's into hands-on technical work, and truly loves Apple history, then a "Replica 1" computer -- which is a working replica of the ultra-rare Apple 1, from 1976 -- is the only logical choice for a special gift.

http://www.brielcomputers.com/replica1.html