Spring Cleaning, LOOK at the Treasure I Found!

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I can't truly call it spring cleaning when here in North Dakota we are still in the middle of winter but yesterday I was cleaning out the garage and Steve Jobs signed Macfound my old pile of Mac computers. I believe the only ones I kept are ones I knew, or was pretty sure of, had Steve Jobs signature inside them. I brought one in and just for fun took it apart just to check.

Sure enough there his name was engraved right on the aluminum plate in the back. It was a thrill to see so I called the family downstairs to share in my delight.

Mac PlusOf course being the capitalist that I am the next thing I did was to list it on eBay

How do you price such a treasure? I decided to go with 99 cents and free shipping.

Depending upon how this auction goes I'm either going to be headed back to the garage and eBay or to the garage and then the City dump.

I don't know if I will find any other treasures out there but I can tell you this: if I continue to clean out my garage it should be empty by spring.... of 2023.

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Bob Crane
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Hi Bob,  That is quite the treasure.  I am sure there are plenty people who would love to have that computer and signature.  

Feb 16, 2020 05:46 PM #5
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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After listing it my daughter said she wants one Bob Crane . I hope I've got another one out there for her.

Feb 16, 2020 06:03 PM #6
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Bob "RealMan" Timm 

That sounds like a treasure and/or a museum piece! I'd hold off and get more information before sending off to ebay.

What a great discovery and to think, it was found in your GARAGE!

Feb 16, 2020 08:19 PM #7
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James Dray
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Morning Bob.

I looked on Ebay for an old Mac computer and did not see it.  Interesting

Feb 17, 2020 01:03 AM #8
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Bob - "Cleaning" such as you describe doesn't need a season, it's ongoing. Let the adventure continue...

Feb 17, 2020 04:51 AM #9
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Bob... a fun find to say the least. We've moved so often I've fortunately not had to sort through tons of stuff I've forgotten about. BTW, I'm with Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP on her suggestion that you don't rush to get rid of this computer.

Feb 17, 2020 05:07 AM #10
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I didn't even think of it as a museum piece Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP but I did list it already in hopes of making enough on it to justify a purchase that I have in mind.

Feb 17, 2020 05:53 AM #12
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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James Dray there are so many catagories on eBay and that is why I put the link to it in the post above.

Feb 17, 2020 05:55 AM #13
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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That's a fact Michael Jacobs . I'm always keeping "junk" thinking that I'll fix it someday. The best way for me to fix most of it would be to haul it to the trash.

Feb 17, 2020 05:57 AM #14
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Nina Hollander  #1) "we move alot".... so when are you coming to Minot ND? 

#2) I do have more then one out there so the next one I check out will go to Tina and the one after that I will see if a local museum is interested in one.

Feb 17, 2020 05:59 AM #15
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Will Hamm
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Hello Bob,  I remember Mac from a long time ago in the corporate office and then there the floppy disks  lol

Feb 18, 2020 08:57 AM #16
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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In my "collection" I still have a computer or two that use the 5-1/4" floppy disks Will Hamm .

Feb 18, 2020 09:07 AM #17
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for sharing your treasured find.

We have a lot of stuff to get rid of at our house.

Feb 20, 2020 02:49 AM #18
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Bob "RealMan" Timm - I haven't seen one of those in awhile although I was an IBM PC guy.  I didn't know about Steve Jobs signature.

Feb 20, 2020 01:50 PM #19
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Roy Kelley if I start today and have a rummage sale this summer I just might get the job done.

Feb 20, 2020 01:56 PM #20
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I too am a PC guy Grant Schneider but I'd heard of the signature thing many years ago.

Feb 20, 2020 01:57 PM #21
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Curtis Van Carter
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Bob

Please let us know what it sells for. One of my first computers was an Apple II+. After the first IBM PC came out, I drifted to PC's and have been a Windows guy. Probably my loss, cheers cvc

Feb 21, 2020 06:10 AM #22
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I too am a Windows guy Curtis Van Carter . Currently it's just at $41.00 but my past experience with eBay tells me that most bidding takes place in the last few minutes of the auction.

Feb 21, 2020 06:14 AM #23
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Curtis Van Carter
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Not bad for just listing this, I bet it does well. Have you check what others have sold for? cheers cvc

Feb 21, 2020 08:37 AM #24
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 Bob "RealMan" Timm. I enjoyed reading your fun post and the story of treasures  found in the garage, Hey, who knows the true value of your finds - current or before 2023 ?!?.  You are an interesting writer, Bob.

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