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Apple Lisa 1 computer available via auction

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Dec 2010 0:08 User comments (8)

Apple Lisa 1 computer available via auction The eBay user "moonlightflyer" has put an extremely rare Apple Lisa 1 computer up for sale via auction this week, giving Apple fans a chance to purchase a piece of history.
As of writing, the computer is selling for $25,100 with two days remaining.

Reads the description:

Unfortunately I do not have a mouse or the Lisa system software.

• It has authentic Lisa 1 and Twiggy ROMS.
* It has the Keyboard
* It has the original TWIGGY Floppy Disk Drives. I assume they work.
* Anti-glare silk screen for the CRT. No holes or tears
* The plastic has yellowed some but as you can see there’s no chips,
cracks, or dents anywhere on the case.
* The CRT is bright and sharp with no burn in.
* No problems with the power supply.

It has some very minor corrosion from the battery. I have removed the batteries.

I can not find a serial number anyplace. I believe this may have been a very early production Lisa my brother use internally at Apple.


Apple began development of the Lisa 1 in 1978 and launched the computer in 1982.

Pushed out of the spotlight by the original Mac in 1984, the Lisa 1 supported some mutitasking, a GUI, protected memory and could handle up to 2MB of RAM.

The computer sold for $10,000 in 1982.

Check the auction here: Rare Lisa 1 auction

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8 user comments

120.12.2010 1:44

It was $10,000 in 1982 money...that is like $22000 in 2009 money. So far, it has gone up in value by about $3000. I guess old apple computers are still a better investment than most of Wall Street.

I know it is off topic, but just looking at how worthless the money has become makes me sick.

"Pushed out of the spotlight by the original Mac in 1984, the Lisa 1 supported some mutitasking, a GUI, protected memory and could handle up to 2MB of RAM."

They did multitasking back then, but it took Android to force them to bring it to the iPhone!



220.12.2010 7:31

It would seem full circle. I remember Lisa at a high end computer store back when. I also remember another one after the Mac in '85ish that was more powerful than the Mac, but cannot remember the name.

320.12.2010 9:33

i wouldnt pay $1 for that crap , would it even load youtube,lol i know ppl buy this things for collectables but gezz der sad

420.12.2010 12:34

Originally posted by KillerBug:
They did multitasking back then, but it took Android to force them to bring it to the iPhone!
And dont forget it took 4 generations of phones before they implemented it lol.

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520.12.2010 12:49

Yeah I know it's supposedly "history" but any moron that would pay 25k for this needs to be committed...Funny though...You'd think the greedy bastard selling it would pick up the shipping but that's an additional $60...ROFL!!!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Dec 2010 @ 12:50

Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

620.12.2010 13:36

damn,i guess i should have saved my old pentium p54c.LMAO.

721.12.2010 7:33

im staring to wish my brother hadnt sold his sinclair zx spectrum that thing would of been worth a fortune especially since it had a floppy drive.cant even find a pic of it on google images.can find pics of the keyboard just not the floppy drive he had with his.he had an amiga 500 and amiga 1200 aswell back in the day.give it time and hopefully my mums pentium 2 will be worth something.

back on topic i dont think old macs are worth anything unless you find some eccentric collector of old computers.


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821.12.2010 11:51

UPDATE: The bid is now back to $7500.00 with reserve not met...lol


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

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