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How Much is Your Old Vintage Apple Mac Computer Worth?

Are you sitting on a Jackpot?

Since the passing of Apple's founder, Steve Jobs, in 2011, vintage Macintosh computers are finally seeing a resurgence in popularity. For those of you who decided to keep your old Macs, this is good news for you! Now these charming old machines are fetching a decent penny on eBay and Craigslist.

Below, we'll compare the 1980s sticker price with what it's currently going for. Take advantage of this opportunity before the bubble pops for good!

Apple I

The original Apple Computer, the Apple I, is considered one of the most valuable and collectable computers in the world. Only 575 units were ever sold, making it the rarest one around. Today, there are only 61 confirmed to exist, only six of which are functional.

In 2013, an Apple 1 sold at Christie's Auction for $390,000. Several have also appeared on eBay over the years, where the highest successful bid was $43,000.

Apple 1 Replica

These often surface on eBay. These are either the 'Replica 1' from Briel Computer or the Newton NTI clone. The value for an unassembled replica hovers around $1,000 for the kit.

Regarding Apple/Macintosh 'Clones'

During the brief and unsuccessful Apple cloning years, a number of machines emerged using licensed hardware and software. Most were inferior in both performance and quality. Today, their value is difficult to ascertain, as no two clones were truly identical. Many are considered undesirable and sell for just a few hundred dollars, if that.

One of the first successful home computer systems, the Apple II sold from 1977 to 1993. It was their first mass produced personal computer and was released in a number of models, each improving on its predecessor. In total, six million were sold, many going to schools and companies, making it the very first computer available for use in public schools.

Apple II Series

A2S1 Complete System
Mint Condition: Up to $2,500
Working Condition: Up to $1,000
Broken: Up to $200
Monitor Value: $150
Components: Up to $500

Apple II Plus A2S1048 Complete System
Mint Condition: Up to $250
Working Condition: Up to $150
Broken: Up to $100
Monitor Value: $125

Apple IIe Complete System
Mint Condition: Up to $400
Working Condition: $35-$300
Broken: Up to $100
Components: $100-$1000

Apple IIc Complete System
Mint Condition: Up to $1,000
Working Condition: Up to $460
Broken: Up to $100
Components: $100-$500

Apple IIGS Complete System
Mint Condition: Up to $700
Working Condition: Up to $500
Broken: Up to $100
Components: $100-$1,000

Less than 100,000 Apple IIIs were ever sold.
Less than 100,000 Apple IIIs were ever sold.

Apple III

Released in 1980, the Apple III attempted to improve on the highly successful Apple II, instead it was a flop. When it was first released, it was very unstable, couldn't function and ultimately had to be recalled and released as the Apple III Revised. Aimed as a business computer, the Apple III came with a then industry standard typewriter keyboard layout. While a stable version was eventually released, the Apple III Plus, its already tainted reputation and the release of IBM's DOS PC ultimately killed the Apple III.

Complete System (Original/Revised)
Mint Condition: Up to $1,000
Working Condition: Up to $650
Broken: Up to $200

Complete System (Plus)
Mint Condition: Up to $650
Working Condition: Up to $150
Broken: Up to $100

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Apple Lisa / Macintosh XL

Named after Steve Jobs' daughter, Lisa, this was one of the final models released before the introduction of Macintosh in 1984. Aimed at corporations, the computer's hefty price tag of $10,000 in 1984 was considered too great a risk to take and sales were poor. In 1986, the Lisa was renamed the Macintosh XL and fitted with an emulator to run Mac OS.

Complete System (Lisa)
Mint Condition: Up to $3,800
Working Condition: Up to $2,500
Broken: Up to $700

Complete System (Macintosh XL)
Mint Condition: Up to $1,000
Working Condition: Up to $700
Broken: Up to $300

Part Out Value
Components: $325 - $500
Manuals & Documents: Up to $375
Most Valuable Part: Internal Hard Drive

Internal Hard Drive Value: Up to $100

The upgraded Lisa is rarer and worth approximately 20% more.

A 128k in its travel case. The case will easily add several hundred dollars to your system's value.
A 128k in its travel case. The case will easily add several hundred dollars to your system's value.

Mac 128 K All-in-One Computer

Released in January 1984 as the very first Macintosh, the 128k was the first personal computer to feature a Graphic User Interface, a basic feature that would define home computing for decades to come. The 128k was also the first to feature a 3.5" floppy disk drive. Adding to its collector's value is the travel case that came with every 128k. Complete, non-upgraded systems, with original packaging, manuals, software disks, and travel case, will easily fetch $2,000+ on eBay.

M0001 Complete Unit
Mint Condition: Up to $2,700
Working Condition: Up to $650
Broken: $20 -$35

Part Out Value
Parts and Components: $100 - 300
Most Valuable Component: Internal Floppy Drive*

* The grease originally used to lubricate the internal floppy drive may solidify after 30 years of non-use, rendering the drive useless. Soaking the drive in an acetone bath overnight will restore the drive to working order!

Most Valuable Part: External Floppy Drive
Average Selling Price: $100

The external floppy drive.
The external floppy drive.

Macintosh 512k All-in-One Computer

Identical to the 128k with the exception of its expanded memory, the 512k 'Fat Mac' was discontinued in 1986 when it was replaced by the 512ke. Today, its external floppy drive will sell for almost as much as the computer itself.

512k Complete Unit
Mint Condition: $523
Working Condition: $200
Broken: $25
Parts and Accessories: $150

512ke Complete Unit
Mint Condition: $200
Working Condition: $99
Broken: $5
Parts and Accessories: $150

The Mac Plus.
The Mac Plus.

Macintosh Plus

Apple's first expandable Macintosh, the Plus introduced the SCSI port to allow for a multitude of external additions. It was sold to academia as the Mac ED.

Complete System
Mint Condition: Up to $800
Working Condition: Up to $500
Broken: Up to $100

Apple Macintosh SE/30

Complete Unit
Mint Condition: $100
Average Selling:
$55
Broken Selling:
$10

Part Out Value
Parts and Components:
$200 - $250
Most Valuable Component:
Ethernet Network Card upgrade

Ethernet Network Card Information
Model:
Asante Ethernet 10 Base T*
Average Selling Price:
$35

*The card was a third party upgrade package sold between 1990 and 1992. It will still allow an SE/30 to communicate with most modern networks.

Macintosh Classic II

Built to replace the SE/30, the Classic II was the last of the Black & White Compact Macs.

Complete Unit
Mint Condition: Up to $350
Average Selling:
Up to $150
Broken Selling:
$40

The Portable's unwanted nickname was 'The Luggable' due to its 16 lb weight and less than one hour of battery life.
The Portable's unwanted nickname was 'The Luggable' due to its 16 lb weight and less than one hour of battery life.

Macintosh Portable

Apple's very first battery powered computer, the portable was a total failure when it was released in 1989. It was heavy, slow, expensive, and had no expansion capabilities. While voted one of the worst tech gadgets of all time, the Portable holds the title as the first computer to ever send an email from space.

Its overall collector's value lies in its batteries. The original lead-based batteries are no longer made, and like a car battery, permanently fail if depleted completely due to inactivity or neglect. Units that still function today often have rebuilt batteries or have been modified to use lithium-ion batteries of the same voltage.

Complete System (w/ Rebuilt Batteries):
Mint Condition: Up to $1,000
Working Condition: Up to $700
Broken: $40-$100

Part Out Value: $500

The Powerbook 100
The Powerbook 100

Apple Powerbook 100

Apple's bottom-rung inaugural powerbook released in 1991 that would become the foundation of all Macbooks over the next twenty years. This particular model lacked CPU, RAM, and expansions that its two running mates had including a floppy drive. It has since been named the 10th greatest personal computer of all time.

Complete System:
Mint Condition: Up to $500
Working Condition: Up to $150
Broken: $10-$50

Apple JLPGA PowerBook 170

A multi-colored edition Powerbook 170, the JLPGA was built as a commemorative for the 1992 JLPGA Golf Tournament in Japan. Underneath the flashy facade were the workings of a basic Powerbook 170. It was never intended to be a powerful machine but what makes it valuable is that only 500 were ever produced.

Complete System
Mint Condition: Up to $9,000
Working Condition: Up to $7,000
Broken: Up to $1,000

To date, the JLPGA is the only PowerBook 170 worth some serious coin. The typical value of a standard dark grey model is less than $250.

Macintosh Color Classic

Apple's first color compact Macintosh, the Color Classic ultimately set the stage for the iMac. Essentially a Performa platform computer inside a retro Mac body, even today the Classic has a cult following not seen since the original Macintosh. Some Color Classics have been modified to include an ethernet card that can still connect to broadband networks.

Complete System
Mint Condition: Up to $600
Working Condition: Up to $300
Broken: Up to $100
Components: Up to $500

20th Anniversary Macintosh

Intended as a collector's edition computer to celebrate Apple's 20th anniversary, this system sold for $10,000 new.

Complete System:
Mint Condition: Up to $1,000
Working Condition: Up to $650
Broken: $100-$140

Part Out Value: $500

20th Anniversary Commercial

Macintosh TV

Released as a limited edition in 1993, the Macintosh TV was one of the few desktops ever released in black and Apple's first attempt at computer-television integration. Equipped with a cable TV ready tuner card and a television monitor, the TV could switch from a computer to a television set in a matter of seconds and even came with a remote control. Yet it was incapable of recording live video, only still frames. Its poor processor speed and other limitations made the unit a failure and ultimately only 10,000 were sold.

Complete System:
Mint Condition: Up to $500
Working Condition: Up to $350
Broken: Up to $100

Part Out Value: $150 - $300

Most Valuable Component: TV Tuner Card

Macintosh Quadra 840av

Released in 1993, the 840av stood apart from the rest of the 800 series because it included RCA composite video/audio ports and an S-Video port. The 840av was also the first to come with an internal CD Drive, stereo output, and video recording capabilities.

Complete System:
Mint Condition: Up to $1,100
Working Condition: Up to $310
Broken: Up to $100

Part Out Value: $150 - $500

Macintosh Quadra 900 and 950 Series

One of many early 90s era computers prior to Steve Jobs' return to the company in 1997. Values include 900 and 950 models.

Complete System:
Mint Condition: Up to $350
Working Condition: Up to $250
Broken: Up to $100

Part Out Value: $150 - $500

Macintosh G4 Cube

Before the Mac Mini, there was the G4 Cube, Apple's first attempt to build a small profile desktop computer. Unfortunately, it was a flop. Its limited capabilities and uncomfortably high price tag forced the Cube into the grave after just one year. The model was unofficially replaced by the Mac Mini. Despite its failure, the Cube did gain a cult following similar to that of 80s Macs.

Complete System
Mint Condition: Up to $600
Working Condition: $200-$350
Broken: Up to $100

Apple's very first digital camera was capable of taking photos at SD resolution of 640x480 pixels.
Apple's very first digital camera was capable of taking photos at SD resolution of 640x480 pixels.

Apple QuickTake Digital Camera

Developed in 1994, the QuickTake series was one of the very first product lines of digital cameras. Considered a marketing failure at the time, its rarity makes this device highly prized by collectors.

Complete System:
Mint Condition: Up to $200
Working Condition: Up to $100
Broken: Up to $20


Apple PowerBook G3 Series

Made famous by Sex and the City, the black G3 series laptops were the fastest available when they were launched in 1997. The were the first of Apple's laptops to feature the G3 processor.

Complete System (Kanga)
Mint Condition: Up to $150
Working Condition: $100
Broken: Less than $10

Complete System (Wallstreet I & II)
Mint Condition: Up to $175
Working Condition: $120
Broken: Less than $20

Complete System (Bronze Keyboard)
Mint Condition: Up to $100
Working Condition: $75
Broken: Less than $20

Complete System (Pismo)
Mint Condition: Up to $200
Working Condition: $150
Broken: $50

Apple Newton MessagePad

Being twenty years ahead of its time made the Newton a flop at its initial release. It was capable of nearly everything the iPad would later do, including word processing, phone calls, internet browsing, games, and more. The most valuable variant was a special clear case edition.

Original MessagePad Complete System:
Mint Condition: Up to $1,400
Working Condition: Up to $350
Broken: Up to $100

MessagePad 100 Complete System:
Mint Condition:
Up to $560
Working Condition:
Up to $350
Broken:
Up to $100

*The price of Newton MessagePads tend to roller coaster on eBay. As of 2015, values are considerably less than they were in 2011.

Apple iPhone 2G — 1st Generation

In 2007, Apple released the original iPhone and changed the way we looked at cell phones. The 1st generation iPhone, now obsolete, can fetch a staggering amount on eBay, depending on condition. Factory sealed units with original gift bags and receipts can sell for tens of thousands of dollars.

4GB Unit:
Early Serial No: Up to $15,000
Mint Condition: Up to $9,500
Working Condition: Up to $600
Broken: $45 - $150

8GB Unit:
Mint Condition: Up to $9,500
Working Condition: Up to $600
Broken: $25 - $150

Valuable or Worthless?

Remember, not every Macintosh is jackpot. Many unremarkable models exist today worth just a few hundred dollars or less, for a multitude of reasons:

  1. The model was neither revolutionary in concept or function or just simply a filler model to build out the Apple product line. These were particularly common in the years leading up to Steve Jobs' return in 1997.
  2. The model was so mass produced that more than 60% of all units still exist today.
  3. Servers or other industrial configured models stripped it of all consumer functionality.
  4. Not enough time has passed for it to be considered a worthwhile collector's item. With the exception of the iPhone 1 and a few others, most collectable machines are 30 years or older.

Systems Worth $150 or Less

The following systems are currently worth $150 or less, regardless of condition, in the current eBay market:

  • Centris 650
  • iMac G3 Biege or Color
  • iMac Dome & Swivel
  • Imaginewriter Printer
  • Imaginewriter II Printer
  • LCIII
  • Macintosh 512Ke
  • Macintosh IISi
  • Macintosh Performa 636
  • Macintosh Performa LC 520
  • Newton eMate 300
  • Power Macintosh 9600/200
  • Power Macintosh 7500/100
  • Quadra 605
  • Quadra LC 630
  • Quadra 700

Apple iPad – 1st Generation

2010, yet another milestone year for Apple with the release of the iPad. Against all predictions of certain failure, the iPad's success ushered in the beginning of the tablet era of computing. The 1st generation iPad established screen sizing and control placement that would make up every generation since. Factory sealed units with early serials numbers can fetch a decent amount if the timing is right.

16 GB Unit
Mint Condition: Up to $1,350
Working Condition: $150 - $710
Broken: $45 - $200

32 GB Unit
Mint Condition: Up to $700
Working Condition: $75 - $325
Broken: $5 - $50

64 GB Unit
Mint Condition: Up to $600
Working Condition: Up to $300
Broken: $2 - $40


What You Need to Know Before You Sell

Not every vintage computer is a jackpot. Some models happen to sell better than others. A Mac 128k, for example, can fetch well over $2,000 on eBay while its newer cousin the 512k will fetch only $500. Sentimental value is not the same as resale value. Dozens of listings go unsold because of a ridiculous price of say $10,000 for an old, unremarkable machine that has no accessories or desirables.

There are several factors to take into account when listing your vintage Mac:

  • First is condition: Does it work? Naturally, a working computer will sell for more than a broken one.
  • Secondly, what you include with it will also help determine its value. A listing that includes a keyboard, mouse, original install disks, and software will attract a better price than a listing for a computer body by itself.

Part Out vs. Complete System
Some computer models are actually worth more in parts. A Mac SE/30 may only fetch $100 as a complete unit but could fetch nearly $400 in parts. Certain parts are highly prized (like the internal floppy drive, the ram, etc.).

Upgrade kits are very valuable today. Different economics applied to computers in those days. The thought of buying a new computer every two years was unheard of, so the idea was that you bought it, made repairs as needed, and kept it until it completely wore out. Macs were originally designed to be upgraded rather than replaced. By the late 80s, it became apparent that hardware limitations impeded upgrades and by the early 90s, Apple abolished upgrading altogether.

Research what your computer has and it will help determine whether it is worth more as a complete unit or as a parts box. The prices contained on this page are based on successful eBay listings, not unsold listings. In other words, anyone can ask for $10,000 for a Mac Plus, but nobody's going to pay that much for it.

How to Format Your Listing

The type of auction you choose greatly improves or reduces your chances for a successful sale. When setting up your listing, use the following:

  1. Auction Style listings for vintage computers have a 95% success rate. A Buy-It-Now, even with a low price, will actually hurt your chances of maximizing profit.
  2. 3 Day Auction: A quick sale is a good sale. Bidding stops after three days.
  3. Bullet Lists keep it short, sweet, and simple. Vintage computers sell really well on eBay Mobile. Write your listing keeping that tiny cell phone screen in mind. Avoid writing paragraphs of information, as a long listing will actually deter an impulse buyer.
  4. Pictures, Pictures, Pictures! The more pictures you have, the greater your chances of a sale!

Comments 114 comments

RTalloni profile image

RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Vintage Macs doing well on the market? This is news to pass on to my husband--thanks!


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Irob 4 years ago from St. Charles

Wow, my wife calls the basement the tech museum, every computer I have ever owned is there, Altair, Amiga (yeah with the Video Toaster), Apple IIE, SE, SE30, IIVX, Commodore. Enen still have a Radius two page display that works. Good hub


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jasonponic 4 years ago from Albuquerque Author

My father just spent four months selling off his huge collection of vintage Mac parts. This Hub is based on his findings. All told he made $11,000 total by following this strategy.


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jasonponic 3 years ago from Albuquerque Author

Which models in particular are you curious about?


Mike 3 years ago

I am looking to price a Quadra 950 with a full Gig of Ram all the bells and whistles still works well. any thoughts?


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jasonponic 3 years ago from Albuquerque Author

I have researched the Quadra 950 and have posted my findings in the article!


d-young 3 years ago

I am looking for a Mac Quadra 605 in working condition. Where could I find?


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jasonponic 3 years ago from Albuquerque Author

The best place to find any old Mac is eBay. Quadra's pop up every now and then.


ramzi 3 years ago

hi

have an apple II A2S1 serial # A2S1-12340 in working and good condition and apple II plus A2S2 serial # A2S2-187024 and apple monitor III and apple mackintosh lc M0350 with key-bored monitor and a mouse and apple silent-type and 7 apple floppies and users manuals stickers and more apple products.

how much this lot worth ?


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jasonponic 3 years ago from Albuquerque Author

A complete Apple II A2S1 system with monitors, accessories and manuals can fetch up to $2,000 in mint condition. A complete Apple A2S2 system can fetch up to $800, a Macintosh LC MO350 will fetch $100. Floppys and user manuals will sell between $5-$25 depending on condition, and subject.


ramzi 3 years ago

thank you

i am looking to sale the whole lot , if you know anyone interested


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jasonponic 3 years ago from Albuquerque Author

I would recommend eBay. I really would.


James 2 years ago

I have a Quadra LC 630 and a Power Macintosh 9600/200 laying in my garage. Both are in working condition, however I don't have the manuals and original packaging.

What would be the right price to ask for them?


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jasonponic 2 years ago from Albuquerque Author

According to recent successful eBay listings, the Quadra LC 630 is worth about $50.00 and the Power Macintosh 9600/200 is worth about $100.00. Since neither are considered 'milestone' models their value isn't as high as say the milestone model Quadra 840AV which was the first to introduce video inputs and outputs or the 20th Anniversary Macintosh, limited to less than 1,000 models ever built.


Lisa 2 years ago

I have one of these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Apple-Macintosh-Plus-1MB-M...

Was working but have recently plugged it in and now nothing happens! Comes with original keyboard, leads, keyboard, mouse and travel case.

Any ideas of value and where best to sell in the UK? Thanks! :-)


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jasonponic 2 years ago from Albuquerque Author

If you can make sure it is working, you can sell it on eBay for up to USD $500.00. Otherwise it's worth only USD $100.00 broken. eBay is your best place to sell any vintage computers.


Lisa 2 years ago

Many thanks!


Don Fedoruk 2 years ago

My friend, Todd Boschee, is selling his Apple Computer Meuseum


Rachel 2 years ago

I have a Centris 650 mac. Does anyone know how much this might be worth?


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jasonponic 2 years ago from Albuquerque Author

A Centris series Mac typically fetches $100 on eBay. It unfortunately does not have much value.


John 2 years ago

Yup, $25-$100 seems to be the going rate for a Centris 650. Bought a complete Centris 650 with 24MB of RAM, a 230MB drive, CD-ROM, M1212 monitor, keyboard, and mouse for $100 about a month ago.


Jonathan 2 years ago

I have a 128k Mac that works and runs software I'm just not sure what qualifies it to be "mint condition". It's of course been used but it doesn't seem to show any damage or discoloration.

In total I have the 128k with keyboard, mouse and travel case


Stephen 2 years ago

I was wondering what a mint condition Apple Multiple Scan 720 Display was worth? Thank you.


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jasonponic 2 years ago from Albuquerque Author

Displays are not worth much unfortunately, especially those that were sold as an add-on feature. The Multiple Scan 720 is worth $50.00-$75.00 on eBay currently.


Brian 2 years ago

I have a Mac Classic II carrying case from 1992 in excellent condition. It is black with the Apple brand name printed vertically ... I ordered this direct from Apple while in college. The computer is gone, but I still have the bag. How much is it worth?


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jasonponic 2 years ago from Albuquerque Author

The carrying case, in good condition, is worth about $250.00 on eBay.


kel 2 years ago

I have a green imac g3 and an imac flower power i am wondering whether it is worth me selling or just dumping. both are in working order is there a market for either of these and i remember at some stage the flower power was muchly sort after is that still the case. Please advise on roughly how much i would look at getting if i sold them. Cheers


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jasonponic 2 years ago from Albuquerque Author

Unfortunately the early iMacs are not worth anything, about $50.00 each even for the flower case. My recommendation is take them to a computer recycling center if you are planning on discarding them.


Monroy 2 years ago

Hi! I recently found my father's old Macintosh LC from 1990-1991, It still has it's original bag with keyboard, mouse and cables all in excellent condition, and I wanted to know on how much would I be able to sell this Mac? Thank you!


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jasonponic 2 years ago from Albuquerque Author

A Macintosh LC in good working order with everything, including literature, will go for up to $300.00 on eBay.


Randall 2 years ago

I got 12 apple macintosh classic ii for sale all work


lisayuka 2 years ago

i have 3 vintage apple computers all in working condition. i just inherited them. i have keyboards, 1 printer and a bunch of software

1. M0001

2. M0001A

3. M0420

where can i sell these beauties? anybody have any suggestions.

i have photos of all them


Tom 2 years ago

Sigh, threw out an Apple Newton a couple of years ago never figured it could have any real value. Oh well.


Robert 2 years ago

What about a working Power Computing 120 Apple clone? The top rated clone that caused so much angst for Apple! Apple eventually bought these guys out for $100M.


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jasonponic 2 years ago from Albuquerque Author

Apple Clones will sell for a few hundred dollars but are not worth much these days.


Bill 2 years ago

I have an iMac 17 inch desktop circa 2000, the one with the dome and swivel attached to the screen….any idea of its value?


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jasonponic 2 years ago from Albuquerque Author

Dome and Swivel iMacs are worth less than $100. The average selling price is about $40


debbie 23 months ago

We have a complete appleIIc with printer floppys manual monitor just complete and prints banners and the original box...all works looks news for the age of 1984 especially..if it would be considered Mint and it could be worth up to $1000 wonder if we should try it on ebay or contact a museum?? Thanks Debbie


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jasonponic 23 months ago from Albuquerque Author

If you do have a mint system and are looking to cash in on its value, eBay or a collector forum website would be your best bet. Museums normally do not purchase anything. Items or collections are donated to museums.


Mark 23 months ago

I'm writing a story on collecting vintage computers for a magazine and wanted to see if you'd be interested in answering some questions. What's the best way to reach you besides here? Any chance we can talk offline? Let me know.


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jasonponic 23 months ago from Albuquerque Author

You can email me at jponic@gmail.com


Mary 21 months ago

Hello, I have a Mac computer which consists of a DuoDock with enclosed laptop that becomes a desktop when the laptop is in place. Original keyboard and mouse, I think I have all the manuals and disks but not the original cartons. Vinyl covers and HP printer not original. I bought it from a graphic designer in the mid-90s and it has an early version of PhotoShop. Last time I turned it on, everything worked. I rarely use it anymore and could use the space. Do you know what it might be worth? I checked eBay and found a couple of empty DuoDocks for sale but not the whole setup.


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jasonponic 21 months ago from Albuquerque Author

The PowerBook Duo and it's dock are not worth much without the original boxes, software and packaging. As is, your system would probably fetch $150.00-$350.00 on a good day. Mint in the box, never opened or used, it would likely fetch up to $600.00. Laptop computers simply do not retain their value.


Nancy 21 months ago

I have an

apple power p c 233 MHz , 512 K cache , 32 MP , 14GB ,

beige g3

Model # M3979

4/22/1998

I Wonder if it has value and what that would be. It is in great working condition.


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jasonponic 20 months ago from Albuquerque Author

The beige g3 series, one of the last beige models ever made by Apple, are worth approximately $60.00-150.00 in working condition. If it has the DVD drive it can fetch up to $300.00 but not too much higher.


TN 20 months ago

I have a working, decent condition Newton (H1000, original).

I save it away for 30 years and then try to sell... does anyone know what a vintage device like that might be worth years from now?


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jasonponic 20 months ago from Albuquerque Author

The H1000 Newton can fetch between $100 and $400 depending on the accessories that come with it. Closer to $100 if you only have the newton and power cable. Up to $400.00 if you have multiple accessories, software, manuals and boxing.


Vintage Mac Museum 19 months ago

Jason, thanks for maintaining this page, it's a valuable resource. I know how much effort this takes. Surprised to see the prices on some items, I may need to sell a few things! Keep up the good work.

Adam Rosen

Vintage Mac Museum

http://vintagemacmuseum.com


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jasonponic 19 months ago from Albuquerque Author

Thank you for hot linking it! The more traffic you drive to it, the more I'll maintain it!


Gabe S. 19 months ago

I have a dynamac (black mac portable with orange screen, weighs a ton). I believe it still works. Originally cost close to 10k. Can't find info anywhere on its current worth.


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jasonponic 19 months ago from Albuquerque Author

The 'clone' macs from the 1980s are tough to gauge in terms of value. A functioning Dynamac recently sold on eBay for roughly $500.00.


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Holly Fuller 18 months ago

i have a 1990 macintosh ( i think IISi) that's what the manual says. but im trying to find maybe a collector or someone, but i might just sell it on Ebay since i can't find anyone. i don't know how much it would be worth. last checked stills runs, like 20 floppy, with "kid pix", monitor, mouse keyboard (Apple), printer, other little things to go with it. I don't even really know where to start..


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jasonponic 18 months ago from Albuquerque Author

For a quick sale, I recommend eBay. The average selling price for a IISi is roughly $50-$100.00.


g smith 18 months ago

I have a 512k e that has the dual internal floppy disks... still works and in travel bag with KB and mouse. Haven't seen the dual disk model for sale anywhere.

Does the dual floppy config add value?

Thanks!


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jasonponic 18 months ago from Albuquerque Author

Unfortunately the dual floppy does not add much value. The 512Ke is worth about $150.00 at top condition.


Robert H. 17 months ago

Hey, kudos on the page....lots of good info for Apple/Mac fanatics.

I have a Newton 110 still in the box with all of its original books, manuals, warrany card, even original Apple stickers that came in the paperwork and its in extremely good condition. I also have the 120 Model, not in its box but in a Newton branded black leather case, both the case and device are also in extremely great condition and fully functional. I also have a number of accessories, all in original packaging/boxes and complete with manuals, etc. Rechargeable battery pack..still in great condition, 2MB card, Fordo's Travel Maps software, NewtCase software, FilePad software, QuickFigure Pro, Poweforms, Notion, and Newton Utilities software. Oh, and also a second Newton branded black leather case in its box complete with paperwork and still wrapped in tissue paper. I cant even begin to tell you how much trouble Ive been having putting a value to everything but thought Id ask an expert. What do you think I could ask? I would greatly appreciate your feedback. roberthernandez31@gmail.com


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jasonponic 17 months ago from Albuquerque Author

Hi there. I've looked around and the Apple 110 in the condition you described can fetch about $150.00. The 120 would likely fetch $100.00-$125.00.


Candice C. 16 months ago

I have an original iMac (grape) purchased in 1999, with a compatible printer (Epson 740 Stylus Color). Also have a compatible Umax Astra 1220U Scanner, and Super Disk Drive. I have all of the disks, booklets, cables, etc. including the Accessories Box (complete) that came with the iMac. Looking to sell and have no idea what to ask. Any input you can offer would be greatly appreciated!


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jasonponic 16 months ago from Albuquerque Author

Any of the original iMacs are unfortunately not worth much. At best they will fetch $150.00-$300.00 on eBay.


Gwen 16 months ago

I have an old Apple PowerBook. Works. Gray. One of the first produced. How much is it worth? Excellent condition. Always in a case. I believe I could fine the original box.


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jasonponic 15 months ago from Albuquerque Author

Do you know the model number? The only Powerbook worth serious money these days is the JLPGA because only 500 were ever produced.


Leon 15 months ago

Hi Jason. I have a working Powerbook 190s with original Apple sholder carry bag, battery and charger. Was wondering what do think it it worth? Thanks


Jackie 15 months ago

I have a PowerMac 7200/75. It was working fine yesterday when I last used it. I've kept it defrayed so that helps. Any idea of its worth?


Thomarann 14 months ago

Your advice to soak an old floppy in acetone (not acitone) is potentially dangerous as the acetone is a very strong solvent that will dissolve the glue that affixes the heads in place rendering the floppy useless. I tried this after reading it here and that is what happened so please warn people of the risks of doing this.


Ken 13 months ago

I have a 512 Mac with all its disks, the mouse and kbc, and power cable the manuals, and the manuals package. I don't have the original shipping box, but I do have a carry case (non apple) and the computer also has a non-apple SCSI port (Dove?) with software and manual.

I just booted it, it took several tries before it could read the floppies, but it did run. It was stored with a plastic retainer in the floppy drive.

Any idea what it is worth?


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jasonponic 13 months ago from Albuquerque Author

A complete 512k System with manuals and disks will run about $500.00 these days.


TheBadDancer 13 months ago

Hello. I have a Macintosh Performa 636 complete, in the original packaging. I can't find anything about it anywhere. Any help/advice you can give would be greatly appreciated.

I realize you are doing this for free in your spare time. Thank you so much!


Cate068 12 months ago

Hello! I've been offered an iMac, OS10, 2.66 GHz Intel Core Duo with 8GB 1067 MHz DDR3 memory. It works, was bought 20 or so years ago when a print shop shut down.

What would this be worth?

thanks a lot!


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jasonponic 12 months ago from Albuquerque Author

The 1st generation Intel iMacs are not 20 years old, you sure you bought it 20 years ago?


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jasonponic 12 months ago from Albuquerque Author

The Macintosh Performa 636 is worth $150.00 or less. They are not very remarkable.


Dazzurb 12 months ago

I have some internal prototypes and was looking for an opinion on how to market them and what they might be worth...

1. A clear plastic Mac Classic CPU. They only made a few of these to check the molds sometimes. It works too!

2. A clear plastic version of a Mac Portable (the big heavy one)... the battery is bad so it is not working as of yet, but I'm sure it does actually work.

3. An early prototype version of a "Fat Mac" in an European case (but with US voltage power supply). It also works. Has original Keyboard and mouse.

4. A clear plastic prototype of the original mouse.

5. Another probably working internal Prototype of a Mac Portable but in the normal Beige color, just marked as a prototype and not for sale etc.

Any ideas or help will be much appreciated... I will be glad to send pictures if it will help...

Thanks...


TheBadDancer 12 months ago

Thank you very much for letting me know. I appreciate it.


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jasonponic 12 months ago from Albuquerque Author

Hi. Yes, you can send pictures of the prototypes to jponic@gmail.com, might be able to look into how much they might be worth.


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Kristen Howe 10 months ago from Northeast Ohio

As a long time Apple user, this was valuable information to know. I've ditched my old computers in the past with way past expired warranties. I could've gotten some money from my old Imac and and Ibook computers. Maybe next time, if there is one... Thanks for this lens.


Sam Loh 9 months ago

Hi,

I have a mountain full of Apples and accessories.

Looking for someone who can do a join write-up for " Crowd funding an Apples recycle museum using Apple parts to build replica 0f - coliseum, golden gate bridge, stadium".


Michael 9 months ago

I have a Apple IIe with mointor and 2 floppy drives and printer. All work how much you think this is work.

Also have in box Newton eMate 300 works with power cord and pen.

mahalo


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jasonponic 9 months ago from Albuquerque Author

Apple IIe's average value is $35-$300 on eBay these days.

Newton eMate runs about $50.00


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Hanzamfafa 9 months ago from London

This is a very interesting article. I had a great time reading it. great information.


Nooby Doo 9 months ago

How much does the 512k upgrade affect the price of the Macintosh M0001?


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jasonponic 9 months ago from Albuquerque Author

The upgrade damages the value. Upgraded M0001s have an average selling price of $350-600.00.

Now the upgrade package by itself, especially if unopened and in its original packaging, is worth serious money


Bushok 8 months ago

Hi Jason, I would to like your price tags on these 3 Apple's I've got (all Euro specs):

1. Apple Macintosh 128K upgraded to 512K (just the chipset, drive is 400K) with original box incl. keyboard and mouse and original keyboard box, power cable box and plastic software box. Boxes are not in pristine condition but fine (and rare I thought);

2. Apple IIGS with monitor, keyboard, mouse and cd drive with absolute pristine boxes of computer, monitor and cd drive with manuals and floppy disks. All original, used, but in a super state;

3. Apple Macintosh II, with keyboard and mouse, original box (shows signs of its oldness) and absolute pristine (they are like new!) boxes of Apple Extended Keyboard, Apple Macintosh II Video Card, Apple Macintosh II Card Expansion Kit.

I do have more vintage Apple gear, also with original boxes, incredible stuff. But I'de appreciate your valued opinion on the computers named above.


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Rechargians 8 months ago from India

Interesting article, Enjoyed reading it.


Christina Coughlan 7 months ago

Any ideas on value of PowerBook 100. Just gave one away to be recycled but can still track it down.


Aqlim Barlas 6 months ago

I have Mac LC 520 manufactured in 1993 but don't have the keyboard .What price can I expec


Wjw 6 months ago

I have a working Quadra 700 with the PowerPC nubus upgrade card, keyboard and mouse.

Any idea on value?


Brent Hubbard 6 months ago

I have the dome and swivel iMac. I've upgraded the ram as far as I can, but it just runs too slow. Is there anyone who can renovate it or bring it up to modern speed, maybe replace the processor or the whole internals?


Denise 5 months ago

I have a Apple Multiple Scan 17'' Display Family ID: AK8M2494, Manufactured July 1995 (S15300Y91XX) and aPower Macintosh 7500/100.

How much should I ask?


Tami 5 months ago

What a wonderful resource! Thank you so much for this webpage. I have read all of the comments and previously you gave prices on Apple IIe's. I have 8 of them. What I really need info on are values for the Color Monitor and the Imagewriter Printer. I have 2 or 3 of each of these. Also I have so many disks and manuals. Of these, which would be valuable? Thank you again : )


Thomasj106 5 months ago

I have a vintage distressed leather messenger bag with the word logo "Apple" embroided into the flap. This bag is cool. Really cool. It is in excellent condition and would be in mint condition had one of the pockets inside not have it's stitching pull loose.

I worked for Apple as a Genius in a Florida store and when I brought this bag in to show everyone people were throwing out all kinds of $$$ they were willing pay to buy it from me. I thought the bag was too cool to sell. Heck, for all I know this could have been Steve Jobs own personal laptop bag!

I would love to be able to find another one like it or at very least, find out what the value of this one is. Anybody have any ideas?


Denise 4 months ago

I have a Apple Multiple Scan 17'' Display Family ID: AK8M2494, Manufactured July 1995 (S15300Y91XX) and aPower Macintosh 7500/100.

How much should I ask?


Mopusgroup 4 months ago

I have an Apple II A2S1048; Serial # A2S2-265321 my mother received as an Apple employee in the late 70's. I also have monitor, two floppy drives, all the start up disks, VisiCalc and a lot of other software an manuals included employee training. Also have original Centronics Model 737-1 dot matrix printer. All products work fine. What is this worth on eBay?


John 3 months ago

I have an original Apple Modem 300 in box in pristine condition. Is it worth anything?


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jasonponic 3 months ago from Albuquerque Author

The Apple Modem seems to fetch between $30-$100


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jasonponic 3 months ago from Albuquerque Author

The Apple II A2S1048 is the Apple II Plus which fetches an average sale price of $250 on eBay.


DB 2 months ago

I've got a fully functioning Quadra 605 with Apple Full Color 14" Display, Working Apple Keyboard and Mouse. I've also got all start up disks, user guides, and extra cords. How much can I expect?

Thanks!!!


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jasonponic 2 months ago from Albuquerque Author

The Apple Quadra series isn't worth much, fetching an average selling price on eBay for $50.00 for a complete system.


Flygirl 2 months ago

I have a black Wallstreet laptop from 1998, with the optional Zip drive removable drive. Worth anything? Operates, but battery isn't much good anymore.


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jasonponic 2 months ago from Albuquerque Author

In mint condition, the Wallstreet aka the Sex in the City Laptop runs about $200


Davaoda 2 months ago

I have an Apple IIc that is in the original box and never opened. The box has been in the original shipping box and is mint. Any idea of a value ? Thanks.


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jasonponic 2 months ago from Albuquerque Author

@Davaoda If its still in the box, never opened, it would be considered mint condition. With the right timing it could probably fetch $1,000 or more.


Lane 2 months ago

What will a iMac bond I blue 1998 G3 233mhz sell for?

Also what would a summer 2001 indigo iMac G3 500mhz sell for


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jasonponic 2 months ago from Albuquerque Author

All iMacs are worth $200 or less.


Claude et Denise 2 months ago

I have a Apple Multiple Scan 17'' Display Family ID: AK8M2494, Manufactured July 1995 (S15300Y91XX) and aPower Macintosh 7500/100.

How much should I ask?


Bill 8 weeks ago

My father has a complete system, Macintosh 1mb with external floppy (I believe, but will check) and a LaserWriter printer. I haven't seen any posts that mention the LaserWriter. Is the LaserWriter of any value? Is the system worth anything?


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jasonponic 8 weeks ago from Albuquerque Author

Unfortunately the LaserWriter isn't worth anything. It can fetch $100 on a good day, regardless of condition.


Len 7 weeks ago

How much is a PowerBook 270c worth?

Do you see iBook g4s becoming collectible or not.?


miguel 5 weeks ago

hi !

i have a complete LCIII system, including keyboard, mouse, monitor, stylewriter II printer and installation diskettes for the system and microsoft word, all working fine and in great condition. also all of the user manuals.

you haven't mentioned the LCIII, is this an interesting model for collectors?

should i sell it? for how much?


Oscar 4 weeks ago

I have the M0001 complete unit complete, non-upgraded systems, with manuals, software disks, mouse, keyboard, travel case and premier issue of Mac World and after several months cannot even sell for $1,000 on ebay let alone $2,000+. Would you or anyone you may know be interested in buying for less than $2,000?


Luke 3 weeks ago

Hi,

I have a Powerbook G3 M3553 to sell, in perfect and working condition. Someone interested?


ruby 13 days ago

but where or who would i sell it to?


Rosa Ruiz 7 days ago

I found in my attic an Apple II A2S1048 - CPU only- probably 28 years old. I don't know if it works. Is it worth anything? Thanks


Rob 7 days ago

I have a working Performa and a G4 (quicksilver) plus 80's mac software...what do you think they're worth? And does anyone know who buys old software like this? Thnaks


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jasonponic 7 days ago from Albuquerque Author

The value of the Apple II system is in this article.


plato39 45 hours ago

Iam selling my 128K Macintosh and Apple Colour Classic today on ebay :) 128k Mac here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-Apple-Macintosh...

Colour Classic here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Apple-Macintosh-Colour-C...

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