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Apple 1 Computer Sells For $210,700

samzenpus posted more than 2 years ago | from the blast-from-the-past dept.

The Almighty Buck 164

digitaldc writes "An Apple computer purchased more than 30 years ago has sold for 425 times its original selling price. From the article: 'An Apple-1, one of only about 200 such machines built in Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' parents' garage, sold at Christie's auction house in London today for 133,250 pounds (about $210,700). The Apple-1, which didn't include a casing, power supply, keyboard, or monitor, originally retailed for $666.66 in 1976. Apple discontinued the model in 1977.'"

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Oh yeah? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34332816)

Methinks bidder got a PRUNE.

Big Cat Joke (1)

AmigaHeretic (991368) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333188)

Apple users prefer the term "Cougar" ;)

Re:Big Cat Joke (2, Interesting)

H3xx (662833) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333620)

Apple users prefer the term "Cougar" ;)

"Cougar" is also a term for a middle-aged woman who seduces younger men. The Apple 1 seduced many young men as well, causing them to become obsessed and spend excess amounts of time with it (her?).

...except the Apple 1 is way sexier.

I heard this on the news (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#34332842)

and they were incredulous that an 'old' computer would sell for so much. I was thinking yeah, that Mona Lisa is nothing but old paying and old canvas, why would someone pay millions for it?

Of course this was from the same channel that said "We will be getting snow and cold weather".

Re:I heard this on the news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34332958)

I knew it: all those years of hoarding are finally going to payoff. "Junk" they were saying. We'll see who has the last laugh !

Anyone in the market for a Spectrum clone ? It's a great investment !

Re:I heard this on the news (4, Interesting)

Lev13than (581686) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333028)

Going from $666 to $210,100 in 36 years is an 18% return - not bad, but not as crazy huge as it might look on first glance.

Re:I heard this on the news (0)

Vainglorious Coward (267452) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333590)

According to this CPI inflation calculator [bls.gov] , the equivalent cost in 2010 dollars is $2562, which makes the return something more like 8000%

Re:I heard this on the news (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34333662)

Please don't try to do math that you don't understand.

Re:I heard this on the news (2, Informative)

Kjella (173770) | more than 2 years ago | (#34334528)

Well if you put the money in the bank at 3% interest rate you'd see about 1.03^36 = 290% return, but it's not how we normally talk about it. Return on investment (ROI) is implicitly annual, 666 * 1.18^36 = 210,000 so nominally 18%. You are correct that it should be corrected for inflation though, 2562 * 1.13^36 = 210,000 so a real ROI of 13%. Which is still impressive but not that absurdly high.

$2562? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34335180)

that's just about what i paid for my new mac pro!

Re:I heard this on the news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34335286)

According to this CPI inflation calculator [bls.gov] , the equivalent cost in 2010 dollars is $2562, which makes the return something more like 8000%

You missed the point: $666 -> $210,100 in 36 years is equivalent to investing $666 for 36 years at 18% annual interest. The power of compounding!

Re:I heard this on the news (2, Informative)

timeOday (582209) | more than 2 years ago | (#34335052)

an 18% return - not bad, but not as crazy huge as it might look on first glance.

Well, an 18% return sustained for 36 years is crazy huge, precisely because it turns $666 into $210k. An 18% return on a single stock for year is very good. An 18% return on a portfolio for a whole year is really good. But a sustained 18% return for 36 years in a row? I doubt Bill G.'s own stock in Microsoft achieved that.

Re:I heard this on the news (3, Insightful)

rolfwind (528248) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333034)

But it also was the right time to sell because the Apple brand is riding high at the moment so interest overall is higher.

Collectibles/Antiques are like any other market, and interest fluctuates. I have seen things that used to fetch $100k go for as little as $3k now (for instance, the European Glass market really sunk once communism collapsed and the east opened up). This is not unusual.

Some people think the older something gets, the more it's worth but that's not always the case. Often there's a peak and then decline.

Re:I heard this on the news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34333338)

Well the Mona Lisa is a high point in painting. This computer would be more equivalent to a cave drawing. Historically important and interesting, but far from the peak of its field.

Re:I heard this on the news (1)

oiron (697563) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333830)

If you had an authentic 10000 year old cave drawing you could sell, I'm sure someone would buy it for quite a tidy sum!

Apple-I is important because it's old, and it's unique. As the summary mentions, there were only 200 of them, and I'm sure a good number are destroyed by now...

Re:I heard this on the news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34333384)

If you equate old hardware to old artwork in your mind then you are lost. This has something to do with the concept of quality that Robert Pirsig railed on about and it seems to be mostly lost on the younger crowd.

Re:I heard this on the news (1)

delinear (991444) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333928)

Where's the defining line? How about classic cars - some people revere them as art even though they're just old machines. What about a desk? You can't get much more functional, but an antique desk will get a furnitue fanatic hot under the collar and can sell for a fortune. Really all of these things are just: their constituent parts + the arbitrary value people assign to them. When people start assigning the same arbitrary value to old computers that they do to old masters, how do you make the distinction?

Re:I heard this on the news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34334738)

You're trying to derail my post from its original intent. Sorry, Slashtard, that kind of thing doesn't work with me.

And if that wasn't your plan? Well, that makes you one hell of a poor communicator.

Re:I heard this on the news (1)

Charliemopps (1157495) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333738)

An apple computer Compared to the Mona Lisa. Now I've heard everything. Lets not forget that there were many other computer manufactures around at the time producing hardware superior to anything apple was doing and most of them went on to be far far more successful than apple. I know apple markets itself has this giant global computer manufacturer but the fact of the matter is they make toys for people with too much money to show of to their friends. Every product they make has a competing products that are superior, cheaper and more popular. This constant misnomer that somehow apple has the lead on anything in relation to technology drives me crazy. It's all marketing. There were smartphones better than the iphone long before the iphone was released. They're called blackberries. Now, after the fact, there are even more... and again, they are better, cheaper, and more popular.

Re:I heard this on the news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34333814)

You're brainwashed. The Mona Lisa is just a painting.

Re:I heard this on the news (1)

delinear (991444) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333952)

This constant misnomer that somehow apple has the lead on anything in relation to technology drives me crazy. It's all marketing.

Surely, if nothing else, that demonstrates that they lead on marketing in relation to technology :)

what use is a baby? (1)

Thud457 (234763) | more than 2 years ago | (#34335256)

What can you do with an Apple I ?
How about CHANGE THE WORLD.



And you can't play "Breakout" on the Mona Lisa.

figures... (3, Interesting)

uncanny (954868) | more than 2 years ago | (#34332846)

Just yesterday my father and i were talking about some old computers that the university i work at have on display, and he was telling me about how, about 30 years ago, he had an apple 1, and it was numbered 151. He remembers that they were offering to trade this computer for a new updated version, boy did he get a deal! then again, if they kept all their old baseball cards they'd be rich off of those too

Re:figures... (1)

hcpxvi (773888) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333478)

he had an apple 1, and it was numbered 151. Heh. A magic Apple number. ISTR that on the Apple ][ you could type "CALL -151" at the Basic prompt to drop yourself into the monitor/disassembler mode.

So what? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34332872)

Every Apple computer sells for more than it's worth.

Re:So what? (4, Insightful)

rolfwind (528248) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333062)

And Linux is Free only if your time is worth nothing.

Re:So what? (2, Informative)

FauxPasIII (75900) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333432)

This troll made a lot more sense 7 or 8 years ago when it wasn't much quicker and easier to install and maintain Linux than any other general use system.

Even if you factor out install time (since most people get their Windows and Mac systems preloaded), the time you spend maintaining your system very quickly tilts the balance back in favor of Linux.

Re:So what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34333700)

I switched to linux from windows years ago because:
windows costs a lot of money, every new version adding up to the total
because the increasing system requirements, this also mean I had to spend more on hardware
because of the constant frustration, with spyware. malware etc, and plain system faults, the death toll of mice and keyboards kept increasing
windows is idiot friendly, I don't want to be friends with idiots, makes me feel like one too
when I finally started considering professional help, the kind that prescribes you heavy medication, something wiped my HDD, and burnt out my power source, on the verge of a complete breakdown, my own, not my computers, I installed fedora core 3, and I've been sane ever since.
this is my HEA.

Re:So what? (2)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333752)

I got a phone call yesterday. From my Dad. Computer Virus. Fourth one this year.

Now, I use windows at work and I tend to use it at home. I don't have to do any regular maintenance on it at all. I save maybe 3 seconds in boot time compared to my Ubuntu box.

I'd say its more or less the time I spend maintaining OTHER PEOPLES systems makes me want THEM to use Linux more than anything else.

Seems a bit strange now that I reflect on it.

Re:So what? (1)

nschubach (922175) | more than 2 years ago | (#34334156)

I replaced my Mom's computer with Ubuntu some time back and since then she stopped calling me to clean up all her toolbars and spyware. Now I just get those awkward calls asking how things are. It was the best thing I've done. Every now and then she complains that she can't install a new screensaver (background image) and I'm still trying to get it through her head that you don't need to "install" these... but overall, it's been a good experience.

Re:So what? (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333858)

Really? Yesterday I tried to get a piece of software for my desktop linux machine. Instead of a click-download-click-install, I got directed to a page that gave me step-by-step directions to manually download and unpackage the files, but I couldn't do it with that version because I had a different distro, so I had to go to another version that first gave me a long (100+) list of package dependencies that I would have had to validate, again manually, and I would have had to install any of them that were lacking, probably following the same trail of tears for each one, and then I would have had to download the package I originally wanted to install, and compile and install it myself.

Linux is only easy to maintain in those places where it's been made easy to maintain and only for those people using the versions that were made easy to maintain for those few places where they've been made easy to maintain. Other than that subset of a subset, maintaining Linux requires a deep experience with the sort of hackish mayhem that is proffered as ease-of-use by the hundreds of people who have different ideas of "ease" and way different ideas of how much ease they know how to implement before releasing their product.

Android is pretty good, and somewhere under there is a Linux kernel. But I have to break my warranty to "maintain" any of it by hand. So it's not really the open model you were thinking of.

Re:So what? (1)

nschubach (922175) | more than 2 years ago | (#34334182)

Why are you blaming the OS for the application developer's lack of packaging?

Your scenario would also have played out the same if Blizzard asked you to download a zip file and copy the files to the right place instead of packaging up their app in an installer.

Re:So what? (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 2 years ago | (#34334960)

So it's easy to maintain, and if it isn't it's because the people making you maintain it don't know how to do that. And they're the bulk of the people to distribute stuff. As opposed to Windoze, where 99.9% of installs are click-download-click-install-click-options, or easier.

Re:So what? (1)

Kjella (173770) | more than 2 years ago | (#34334282)

Assuming a few things, like:

- Your hardware actually works with Linux, or you've bought specifically only Linux-friendly hardware. It's great if everything works out of the box, if you don't have to put in driver CDs that's great. But there's still a lot of hardware that isn't or is poorly supported under Linux. Or it has some quirks like wireless not doing encrypted connections, suspend/resume not working fully or something like that.
- You're not looking to run any Windows software. Don't get me wrong, WINE is great in that it exists at all but it's a maintenance nightmare with many bugs and regressions, and very few applications run out of the box with a platinum status. Normally you have to follow a set of tweaks to make it work decently, and even then not often perfectly.
- You're not looking to interact with any proprietary software or service, for example I've had plenty problems getting the OSS clones to work well together with my friends on MSN, basic messaging works but stuff like file transfers, support for emoticons, notice to others that I'm typing etc. have been broken. Free Spotify is a killer app here in Scandinavia. Does it exist under Linux? No, only a hacked up client that requires a paid subscription.

I'm pretty much a FAIL on all three. I've struggled with half-supported hardware, WINE and proprietary stuff. Without it Linux just wouldn't work well enough for me, I'm not doing it just for fun. Why I bother I'm not sure, but I'm certainly not spending less time managing Linux...

Re:So what? (1)

Dr. Cody (554864) | more than 2 years ago | (#34335018)

This troll made a lot more sense 7 or 8 years ago when it wasn't much quicker and easier to install and maintain Linux than any other general use system.

Even if you factor out install time (since most people get their Windows and Mac systems preloaded), the time you spend maintaining your system very quickly tilts the balance back in favor of Linux.

Don't be that guy...

Re:So what? (1)

Requiem18th (742389) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333444)

If a few cumulative hours over the years is the price for not having system updates maliciously disable functions of my media player then I'd say It's a bargain.

Re:So what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34333754)

You've obviously never used Pidgin.

Re:So what? (4, Insightful)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 2 years ago | (#34334976)

And how is that? It takes half an hour at most to install it, and all or most of the apps you need are installed with it. I've found that Windows takes up a hell of a lot more of my valuable time than Linux. And I don't just save time and money on the OS, I save money by not needing AV and paying for updates, time not cleaning out malware, time not relearning a new OS every time MS comes up with a new version, etc.

Fifteen years ago your statement was accurate, but the pendulem has swung the other way. Most distros just plain work, right out of the box, no muss, fuss, or tweaking (unless you just want to).

Re:So what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34333350)

Is that sentence correct whether you write "it's" or "its"? Amazing.

For what (1)

Murdoch5 (1563847) | more than 2 years ago | (#34332906)

What is set person going to do with this computer.

Re:For what (2, Insightful)

symes (835608) | more than 2 years ago | (#34332954)

He's a collector - afaik, he'll refurbish it, get it going and then put with all his other computers that he doesn't use.

Estimated Price (1)

Psychotic_Wrath (693928) | more than 2 years ago | (#34332922)

I remember seeing an estimated price for this to sell at auction a couple weeks ago. Reading the comments people seemed to think it wouldn't sell for what it had predicted. Looks like it did

The auction house expects it to sell for over $160,000.

Big News! (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34332928)

The big news is that they sold off documents from Turing and some of the machinery used to break the enigma codes and win world war II. These are things that belong in museums and should be shared as part of our shared heritage. The news that is reported in the US is that some interesting commercial product was sold because of its historical value. That is fucked up.

Re:Big News! (3, Insightful)

countSudoku() (1047544) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333446)

Stop your whining this INSTANT, young man! Google stepped up and offered $100,000, which is like $12 pounds 50 shillings I think, to help secure the artifacts for the Bletchley Park Museum. And that is NOT fucked up, unless you're talking about the sale in the first place, which is indeed a bit fucked in the head, but then perhaps the collector needs the bucks and the Turning notes are of value.

More to the point; I have the build an Apple I book and will gladly build anyone an Apple I for $50,000! Order now and save BIG!!1!

The guy then cut into the case to mod it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34332984)

He ruined the perfect case by cutting a hole into the side just to install a flesh light. Some people really do "love" Apple.

Re:The guy then cut into the case to mod it! (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333782)

At least read the summary before trying to be funny or troll:

"The Apple-1, which didn't include a casing, power supply, keyboard, or monitor, originally retailed for $666.66 in 1976."

That, and any nerd worth its card already knew those little facts.

Re:The guy then cut into the case to mod it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34334300)

That, and any nerd worth its card already knew those little facts.

You're neither a geek or a nerd if you use Apple products. Nerds and geeks do creative things with their computers and hardware. They write their own software, modify their hardware or create their own.

Guess what? Your "God", Steve Jobs, expressly forbids this kind of geek-ery. It's one of his commandments.

No, Apple users are spoon fed newbs that don't care about doing things their own way. They want to be lead to do it the Steve Jobs way. That's the exact opposite of being a geek or nerd.

Re:The guy then cut into the case to mod it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34335196)

And I suppose knowing facts about Windows makes you a Microsoft drone?

Still work? (1)

scubamage (727538) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333014)

Anyone else seriously doubt that the thing would work? I'm guessing that the capacitors have given out, or if they haven't will do so as soon as there's power run through it. It'd be neat to see if they can get the thing running properly. Still not as cool as the Apple I they had in Make II though (made entirely out of a breadboard and wires - sooo cool).

Re:Still work? (1)

djupdal (629381) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333556)

It is not that old. I have computer equipment from the 70s that still work. I have an FM tuner from the 70s that is working perfectly, I use it every day. It is not at all strange if 30+ year old electronics powers up just fine.

Even if the caps have dried, they are easily replaced. So are all the other components. IIRC the apple I did not have any custom components apart from the PCB, it was made from off-the-shelf components.

Re:Still work? (1)

tompaulco (629533) | more than 2 years ago | (#34335310)

One wonders at what point it ceases to be Apple 1 Serial Number 1 and becomes a newly built Apple 1 based on the original design.

Re:Still work? (1)

toofast (20646) | more than 2 years ago | (#34334536)

My Timex Sinclair I got in early 1982 still works like a charm... Granted, it's 6 years younger than this, but it's still almost 30 years old!

Re:Still work? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34334678)

I have a TI-99/4a that was built in 1980 or so. Cranked it up earlier this year just to see if it would still work. Ran just like it did when I was a kid. I even found the old Bill Cosby advertising that came with it.

Ken Williams must be a bit depressed right now... (1)

Max Romantschuk (132276) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333148)

If memory serves me correctly he lost his in a fire way back.

And I should get a time machine and go tell my primary school self not to listen to my parents and keep my original King's Quest I box... Darn.

Interesting Price (4, Funny)

Bill Dimm (463823) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333170)

$666.66 -- could Steve Jobs make it any clearer that he is the devil? ;-)

Re:Interesting Price (1)

RyuuzakiTetsuya (195424) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333910)

in the first century AD the number of the devil is 666.

In the 21st century, the number of the devil is $666.66 apparently. I guess inflation is a force greater than good or evil.

Re:Interesting Price (2, Funny)

phantomfive (622387) | more than 2 years ago | (#34334576)

A few years ago I ran across an evangelical christian web page claiming that Apple was from the devil. That Apple was a dirty hippie company trying to push their evil values on the rest of us. Among the evidence, that it's core was built on Darwin. Serious stuff. Something like this [archive.org] . Choice quote:

But there are even darker undertones to this company than most are aware of. Consider the name of the company and its logo: an apple with a bite taken out of it. This is clearly a reference to the Fall, when Adam and Eve were tempted with an apple by the serpent. It is now Apple Computers offering us temptation, thereby aligning themselves with the forces of darkness.

And if you invested the money in Apple itself? (2, Interesting)

snsh (968808) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333174)

If a VC had invested $666 in Apple in 1976, how many Apple I's would that be worth today?

Re:And if you invested the money in Apple itself? (1)

140Mandak262Jamuna (970587) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333530)

I just posted that AAPL has appreciated 87 times since 1980. Since this four years before Apple went public, and early investment on successful companies is worth 10 times on IPO day, 666$ in 1976 = 6660$ on 1980. That would be worth 579,000$ today. Yes, the investment would have appreciated even more. And it has. The founders are billionaires.

Re:And if you invested the money in Apple itself? (1)

olsmeister (1488789) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333546)

Well, I'm not sure about a VC in 1976, but if you'd invested $666.66 in 12/12/1980 the date of the IPO [corporate-ir.net] , you would have received your shares at $2.75 per share (after adjusting for stock splits that have occurred since then). Given that the same shares are trading around $315, you'd be sitting on right around $76,350.

Re:And if you invested the money in Apple itself? (3, Informative)

Lev13than (581686) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333568)

If a VC had invested $666 in Apple in 1976, how many Apple I's would that be worth today?
 
About $76,000, for an IRR of 17.1%. APPL shares were worth $2.75 (split adjusted) at their 1980 IPO, and are going for $315 or so today.

In contrast, the Apple I has gone from $666 to $210,000 over 36 years, which is an IRR of 18.4%.

Re:And if you invested the money in Apple itself? (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 2 years ago | (#34334032)

For comparison, INTC's split-adjusted IPO-day closing price in July 1986 is $0.37, and it trades at $21.33, an IRR of 33%.

MSFT's in March 1986 is (25.45/0.08)^(1/14.7) - 1 = 48%.

That would have been a good year to bet the farm and the mortgage on it.

Re:And if you invested the money in Apple itself? (2, Interesting)

hipp5 (1635263) | more than 2 years ago | (#34334042)

That reminds me of this [kyleconroy.com] . Some guy calculated how much value you'd have if you had bought Apple stock instead of their various gadgets.

not really a surprise (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34333322)

This doesn't really surprise me that much - people who buy apple kit are basically paying a self-imposed fine on stupidity and this is just an extreme example.

I heard the other day that you can now buy a Beatles album on iTunes for £17.99 - an album that is available on CD from Amazon for £7.99!

Is it any wonder apple are making such a fortune - with customers like theirs, the sky is the limit!

Apple Stock has appreciated 100 times. (1)

140Mandak262Jamuna (970587) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333358)

The split adjusted price for a share of AAPL on Dec 12 1980 is $3.60. Current closing price is around $314. or 87 times. Given this info the 425x price for the original apple computer does not seem to be totally unreasonable/surprising. The antique comes with a letter signed by Steve "le God" Jobs himself.

Re:Apple Stock has appreciated 100 times. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34333502)

You can't go French-sounding by adding "le" in front of a word whose French is pretty well known (from the phrase "mon dieu" of course), otherwise you sound really uneducated...

Re:Apple Stock has appreciated 100 times. (1)

140Mandak262Jamuna (970587) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333784)

Thanks. Neither English nor French is my first language. So I appreciate such tips. I misplaced a comma yesterday and got some grief for it.

I saw the BBC headline on this yesterday (4, Funny)

DeathToBill (601486) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333426)

Something like: "Apple Computer sells for £133,250." Am I the only one who saw this and thought, "That can't be right! Their market capitalization is, like, £70bn or something. And why would shareholders be getting out now?"

Re:I saw the BBC headline on this yesterday (1)

LoganDzwon (1170459) | more than 2 years ago | (#34335098)

The name of the company is Apple, Inc. Not Apple Computer. Granted, the capitalization leads to confusion.

I thought it was the price of their new phone... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34333516)

including 4g service of course.

How does 425 times $666.66 equal $210,700 ? (1)

Griffon26 (709915) | more than 2 years ago | (#34333906)

What am I missing?

Re:How does 425 times $666.66 equal $210,700 ? (1)

swfranklin (578324) | more than 2 years ago | (#34334362)

Obviously the article writer didn't break out a calculator and verify his numbers... however there is some basis in fact for that multiplier. The "Cost" of an Apple 1 was $500.00, the "Retail" was $666.66 (a 33% profit for the reseller). The auction price was approximately 425x the "Cost".

Re:How does 425 times $666.66 equal $210,700 ? (1)

swfranklin (578324) | more than 2 years ago | (#34334386)

(a 33% profit for the reseller)

Speaking of not breaking out a calculator... the MARKUP was 33%, and the PROFIT was 25% :-P

Hey, check out my WANG!! (2, Funny)

mrnick (108356) | more than 2 years ago | (#34334190)

Wow, that's a descent sum of money! I wonder how much I could get for my WANG??

No thanks. (4, Funny)

jamrock (863246) | more than 2 years ago | (#34334604)

I wonder how much I could get for my WANG??

Well let's see. If you're a typical Slashdot denizen it's never been used and 3.5 inch floppy is standard.

You should clear just enough to buy some razor blades to slit your wrists.

Re:No thanks. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34335034)

I wonder how much I could get for my WANG??

Well let's see. If you're a typical Slashdot denizen it's never been used and 3.5 inch floppy is standard.

You should clear just enough to buy some razor blades to slit your wrists.

If he's a typical Slashdot denizen, you'll need to provide more information, as he has no idea where one goes to buy these "razor blades" of which you speak.

Re:Hey, check out my WANG!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34334816)

Maybe I should hold on to my IBM PS/2 Model 80 386 a few more years.
It still works too.

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