Photo by Kathryn Yu.
You may have seen the new, never opened Apple IIc system that sold on eBay a couple of weeks ago. What makes this one memorable is the record setting sale price of $2553.00! Now, whether or not you would have payed this price isn't the question we pose today. What we ask is if you would have opened it, or left it intact in it's still-sealed glory. Well, the winning bidder, Dan Budiac did open it, and has posted photos of the experience on Flickr.com for all the Mac world to see. Dan says:
"On Thursday night, Kathryn and I unboxed my latest Ebay acquisition: an Apple //c. There are many vintage Apple II computers available for auction, but this one is special: It's never been opened. Ever. It hasn't seen the light of day since before it was shipped on May 5th, 1988.
I wrestled with whether I should open the box, or store it and let it accrue collector's value. In the end, I decided that the reason for my purchase wasn't financial. My very first computer was an Apple //c, and I can't see wanting to part with this computer, ever."
And in case you missed it, he was also interviewed by James and John on this week's RetroMacCast.
Check out the photo's here:
Apple IIc Unboxing