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How Much Is Your Old Vintage Apple Mac Computer Worth?

Jason Ponic works in the exciting world of Hollywood film and television by day and writes by night.

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. All prices are suggestive.


Apple I

The original Apple Computer, the Apple I, is considered one of the most valuable and collectible computers in the world. Only approximately 200 units were ever made, making it the rarest and most valuable Apple computer around. As of 2021, there are 61 currently confirmed to exist, only six of which are functional.

  • In 2013, an Apple 1 sold at Christie's Auction House for $390,000. [Source]
  • In 2014, a functioning Apple 1 sold at Bonhams Auction for $905,000, the highest price yet for an Apple 1. [Source]
  • Several have also appeared on eBay over the years, where the highest successful bid was $43,000.
  • In 2016, a unit hailed as the very first Apple Computer, an Apple 1 prototype, sold at auction for $815,000. [Source]
  • In 2018, a functioning Apple 1 sold at a Boston auction for $375,000. [Source]
  • In 2019, an Apple 1 was sold at Christie's Auction House for $470,000. [Source]
  • In 2021, a functioning Apple 1 in an ornate wooden housing with a Panasonic monitor included sold for $400,000 at Christie's Auction House. [Source]

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.

Apple II Series

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.


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: $100–1,000

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

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.


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!

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.


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, a functioning external floppy drive is highly collectible, with an average selling price of $200.

512k Complete Unit

  • Mint Condition: Up to $900
  • Working Condition: Average $200
  • Broken: $25
  • Parts and Accessories: $150

512ke Complete Unit

  • Mint Condition: Up to $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

Released alongside the Mac II, expansion was the primary capability of the SE series. Its new, updated case came with an expansion slot for either a second internal floppy or hard drive.

Complete Unit

  • Mint Condition: Up to $500.00
  • Average Selling: $250.00
  • Broken Selling: $10–75.00

Part Out Value

  • Parts and Components: $200–250
  • Most Valuable Component: Ethernet Network Card upgrade

Apple Macintosh SE/30

Complete Unit

  • Mint Condition: Up to $875.00
  • Average Selling: $250.00
  • Broken Selling: $10–75.00

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. Whopping fast at 16 MHz with an 80 Mb hard drive and 10 Mb of RAM. It was also the last model to include an external drive port.

Apple officially discontinued support for the Classic II in 2001, ten years after its introduction.

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, would become the foundation of all Macbooks over the next 20 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

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. They 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 tends to roller-coaster on eBay. As of 2015, values are considerably less than they were in 2011.


Apple iMac G3 - The Original iMac

Nearly bankrupt, Apple's official turnaround with the return of co-founder Steve Jobs in 1997. One of the first things he did was kill off nearly all of Apple's unremarkable product lines. The next thing he did was begin a full rebranding of the company from a boring industrial computer developer into a pop culture staple. The first product under this new rebrand was The iMac.

The iMac was unlike any computer of the time. First, it returned to the original Macintosh design of being All-In-One. This allowed it to be priced considerably cheaper than the competition. Furthermore, the iMac was colorful and eye catching. The inaugural color was called Bondi Blue and soon 13 color combinations were available making it marketable to just about anyone. The computer was the first to feature USB slots, a connector that is still used today. The computer was a smashing success and officially turned Apple around financially.

Despite it's pop culture status, the 1st generation iMac's value dropped like a stone as Apple began its business strategy of releasing a new generation of the iMac every year. In fact, by the time the mid 2000s rolled around, and the release of Apple's revolutionary OS X, you couldn't even give the 1st iMacs away.

It wouldn't be until the 2020s, 20+ years after its release, has the 1st Generation iMac gained some traction on eBay.

Original Color "Bondi Blue"

  • Mint Condition, Factory Sealed: Up to $4,500 (Sold Feb 2022)
  • Working Condition: Up to $600
  • Broken: Up to $100

Apple iMac G4

Nicknamed the Lamp, the Sunflower, or the Dome & Swivel, the iMac G4 was the first major redesign of the iMac. Produced from 2002 to 2004, the Lamp was the first Macintosh to ditch the CRD monitor in favor of the flatscreen. This allowed the computer to fit just about anywhere. The computer was also Apple's OS 9 - OS X transitional model, featuring both operating systems initially. The computer was Apple's first to pass the 1Ghz CPU speed mark.

Sunflower with OS 9 & OS X Installed

  • Mint Condition: Up to $2,000 (Sold Feb 2022)
  • Working Condition: Up to $600
  • Broken: Up to $100

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

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

Apple Watch "Series 0" - 1st Generation

The Apple watch was one of the first major product launches since the passing of Steve Jobs. The first generation watch, retroactively dubbed the "Series 0", established fundamental features such as call answering, music control, and the heart rate sensor that have carried over ever since. Unique to the Apple Watch, the bid value can be effect by the watchband. Aftermarket watchbands that are jewelry grade say made from precious metals and/or studded with real gemstones, may boost the price considerably. Watchbands that are cheap OEM materials can outright tank the value. Watches that are missing their watchband all together fetch considerably less.

With Original Factory Watchband

  • Mint Condition: Up to $300
  • Working Condition w/ Watchband: $60-100
  • Working Condition w/o Watchband: $25-30
  • Broken w/ Watchband: $10-20
  • Broken w/o Watchband: $1.25-7

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.
  • There is absolutely no guarantee you will hit a high selling bid. Like all auctions, it is risky and can be as big of a disappointment as it could be a jackpot. Sellers beware!

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. Three-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!

Valuable or Worthless?

Remember, not every Macintosh is a 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 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 collectible machines are at least 20 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
  • Centris 660av
  • iMac G3 Beige
  • Imaginewriter Printer
  • Imaginewriter II Printer
  • Macintosh 512Ke
  • Macintosh IISi
  • Macintosh Performa 600
  • 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

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


kim on August 11, 2020:

i can't seem to see anything about the apple mac 64k with steve jobs signature

Michelle on July 28, 2020:

I have a Macintosh Classic Computer in working condition. It includes a keyboard, mouse, original install disks and software. Is it worth anything?

obobooks on June 05, 2020:

I have a PowerMacintosh 5260/100. Is it worth anything? It works.

Harry Geximer on June 02, 2020:

Apple II plus 48K 570019 never used. In original box with original packaging and books. No drive or monitor. Extra what I believe are memory cards never used. Original invoice $695.00

ricky on April 30, 2020:

Lisa workshop and programmers manual complete for sale

michael foulsham on April 09, 2020:

Quick question, i have a Mac Performa 580 and a stylewriter 1200, still in their original box unopened, any idea what it would be worth?

Holly on December 28, 2019:

I gave an apple macintosh lc iii. New still in original box unopened. Does anyone know the value.

trudilu on November 14, 2019:


I have an old Macintosh Classic, Model #MO420, manufactured December, 1990. It comes with a keyboard & mouse.

It is in working condition except the mouse needs a battery to allow me to move the cursor around (unless there is another way)

How much can I get for this?

Thank you.

NancyKirkLong on November 09, 2019:

I have a Performa LC 575 with the box and manuals. Is it worth anything?

Jennifer on October 27, 2019:

How do you know if my MAC computer is authentic. or a replica

B on August 08, 2019:

I have an Apple laptop Macintosh PowerBook 160 in great condition with the owners manual, dial up modem, system discs carrying shoulder bag everything.

Gregory Christofakis on July 21, 2019:

I have a Mac PowerBook 280. What is it worth???

Will O’Sully on July 19, 2019:

I have the 128k with all the packaging accessories etc, and the 512k with all of the packaging/boxes, carrying case, even the styrofoam that came with each, everything but the receipts pretty much. Should I sell them individually? I listed them together, have lowered price several times, and even offered free shipping. This is my first, or second post on here so I’m not too sure of the etiquette & what not, but you seem very much versed in Apple products, so could you be so kind as to pass me on some knowledge, on how to go about selling them, or which site you’d recommend.. thanks


WillO128k on July 19, 2019:

I have a 128k, and a 512k both with original carry case and boxes for every single part (i.e keyboard/mouse etc).. I bought them working from a nasa engineer a few months back, and have had them listed both on eBay under 1 listing, is that hurting my potential sale or is it the fact I only have 100 some odd reviews? I have them both together listed for 1600, and one recently sold for 1700 that isn’t near as complete or in good condition like mine, I even have an early model, without the 128k, and serial # starting with F.. any advice?

Dick Gassen on July 12, 2019:

I have a Mac IIci with the optional 240k ram (CPU only). Would it be worth anything? Thanks.

Stanley J. on July 07, 2019:

Have an Apple Macintosh Power PC 8100/80AV with serial # dated 9/20/94. I am willing to donate it if someone would want it. What do you think ? ? ? In very good condition and in working order.

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on April 22, 2019:

The 512k can fetch up to $500 on eBay in 2019.

Jason LaMountain on April 22, 2019:

I have an Apple Macintosh 512K M0001W Serial Number: F5415AUM0001W with external floppy drive, all original software and manuals, and working Apple ImageWriter II printer.

Condition: Overall excellent, like-new condition. Computer, mouse, external floppy drive, and printer all work well. Has none of the characteristic yellowing of the cases for the computer, mouse, keyboard, or printer seen with most Macs that are 35+ years old. Also have original boxes, though the one for the Mac is a little ragged, the one for ImageWriter II is in excellent shape.

How much is the whole thing worth, in your estimation?

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on April 09, 2019:

The eMac is worth about $100.=

Jill Annesley on April 08, 2019:

I have an eMac computer and an Apple Macintosh computer bag which is in good condition. I am wondering what they are worth and how to sell them. The computer is too big to fit in this computer bag. I am not sure if the computer is working at this stage. They belonged to my partner who died recently. He loved all things Apple.

RiceWRX on March 29, 2019:

I have a working apple IIe, disk II, keyboard, printer, and all original disks. how much can I get and where can I sell?

koug01 on March 27, 2019:

I have some NeXt computers monitors and a printer. Any idea who would be interested in this ?? and how much its worth?

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on March 14, 2019:

A working Laser Writer goes for $100-$150

TTe on March 13, 2019:

How much would an Apple Laser writer II go for that powers on and has the red paper feed light on?

Kathy on February 28, 2019:

I have an apple computer with cover and all accessories. Model # A2S4000. How much is it woth?

Larry3950 on February 27, 2019:

i have a appledesktop 6200cd what is it worth

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on February 17, 2019:

The G5 sells for $150 or less. It's not a highly prized model.

dylan mccoy on February 10, 2019:

How much is a apple power mac G5

James Hoffa on January 11, 2019:

I have an eMac (all white) in essentially mint condition. It still works but does not have original packaging, keyboard or mouse. Any ideas on the value? I have seen them on eBay for $100-$300 but due to weight I wonder if shipping from Vancouver Island in Canada would be prohibitive. Any comments?

Anonymous on December 20, 2018:

My dad has a Macintosh Performa 475 with a mouse and keyboard with a style writer II printer in good condition.

John T on October 24, 2018:

It is worth, just like anything else, whatever someone will pay you for it.

Karleenv on September 30, 2018:

Have an IMac DV 400 MHZ SPECIAL ADDITION STILL in original box. Good condition on box. Not perfect on box. Looking for help on value and selling this. Thx.

Phil gerrard on September 17, 2018:

I have a mackintosh lcll complete with monitor and printer all mackintosh brand new in original packaging what is the value of it

cassandra hatton on August 02, 2018:

Interesting piece, though you overlooked the Apple-1 (sold by myself) at Bonhams in 2015 for $905,000 - still the world record for an Apple-1

Rose Rouse on July 02, 2018:

I have an a Radio Shack TRS-80 color computer. What is it worth?

RoxanneHagan on July 01, 2018:

I have an Apple Macintosh Classic in mint condition. What is a value of this computer? Thanks!!

Jess on June 13, 2018:

This is a great article. What do you envisage for computers built during and after the 90’s? Do you see a resurgence of people collecting working Apple computers as long term investments, for instance an eMac 2004 model A1002? I imagine the lower the number of units produced the higher the value appreciation. Would these be equally as valuable for parts?

I’m curious what will happen with technology capabilities in the future. At present processing power seems the great driver of IT, though I wonder whether new ideas will decrease the need for processing power and allow for tech to evolve to allow interopability with old tech.

donna on June 03, 2018:

Have you heard of an EMac metro 80?

howard on May 29, 2018:

HI Jason - i have a Mac II this the model that you reference int eh article as A2S1?

Harold Weber on May 08, 2018:

Does anyone know the value of a PowerBook G4

Malory on April 19, 2018:

Author, you said that the se value is in the article but I can only find the se/30 which is significantly different.

Vyqueen on March 31, 2018:

I have an Apple 1 previously owned by an Apple developer. It is not functional. Will I have better luck selling it on ebay or contacting an auction house? If auction house, can you recommend the best for this type of product?

VHR5 on March 26, 2018:

Besides eBay, are there other websites where I can sell my Macintosh computers?

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on March 16, 2018:

I do not offer tech support.

chunkymunky0 on March 15, 2018:

I have a PowerBook g4 laptop but it has a problem with the screen. At times everything will be covered in purplish blueish pixelated boxes that covers the screen. When I tried hooking up an external monitor, the same problem happened. Do you know a way to fix this?

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on March 10, 2018:


Steve on March 10, 2018:

What’s the cheapest way to get a Macintosh 128K that works

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on January 12, 2018:


Ashlee on January 11, 2018:

I have a Macintosh signed by John Sculley. How do I find a value on this piece?

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on January 05, 2018:

Research the model on eBay to get an idea what you can sell it for.

Helena on January 05, 2018:

I have a Macintosh SE double disk but I don't have keyboard or cords and not sure if it works as I found it in my uncles garage when he passed away so I wanted to know how much or if it's worth anything it's dated at 1986 model number M5010 with 1Mbyte Ram,Two 800k Drives

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on January 03, 2018:

The iMac G3s are not worth anything. You may get $100 for it but they average $50.

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on December 27, 2017:

The Quadra 800 fetches $100-$200 on eBay currently. Any brands other than Apple will not increase value much.

Chris on December 26, 2017:

Hello, Do you know how much the Quadra 800 worth?

How about if it is bundled with a NEC monitor and a Syquest drive...all working.

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on December 20, 2017:


George on December 19, 2017:

Thanks, is it worth holding on to it to get more later?

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on December 19, 2017:


Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on December 18, 2017:

All Performas fetch about $150.00

George on December 18, 2017:

I have a Performa 5200 I can't see it listed, it is in excellent condition (I just checked it's still working) has an old Quark and an old Photoshop app on it. What can I expect to get for it? Thanks

lol on November 02, 2017:

$15k for an iPhone 2G? $15 at very best.

SD on October 12, 2017:

Hi, I'm trying to find out how much a black Macintosh power PC 275 is worth. Can any one help or point me in the right direction for advice. All in working order with box

Tim on September 08, 2017:

Did you know that if you open the 1st edition Macintosh (1984), All of the original designers have their signatures on the inside of the cover including Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

Bernd on August 30, 2017:

Thanks, Jason! I enjoyed reading the article and appreciate the quick answer.

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on August 29, 2017:

The Powerbook 140 is only fetching at best $150 on eBay currently regardless of condition.

Joyce on August 25, 2017:

I have an old Tel it series 5000. Do you know how much it is worth?

nora on August 23, 2017:

hi, i am cleaning house and shipping somethings back to the US from France where I was living. I have an old iBook, still works, date on back is 1999. Mac OS 9.0.4

built in memory 160MB, unused 127.8. it says in about part 36.5MB

I don't know if I should ship it back to San Francisco, or throw it away. Its so pretty, blue clam shell I think. I hate to do that. seems to work ok. I know nothing about computers, does it have any value? shall I keep it a few more years? Thank. you, nora

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on August 16, 2017:

You need the actual model number, A11276 is just a serial number.

Schreckles on August 10, 2017:

Hi! I have a 17" MacBook Pro (Mosel No: A1297). Great condition. Works great! Still have the box. Just read that it will be discontinued and going into the Apple Vintage files this year. If it goes into the vintage category, how much do you think it would be worth?

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on August 06, 2017:


Craigsolo on July 17, 2017:

Where did you get your figures on the Apple 1--in particular 575 sold? According to Jobs, he told me that there were only 200 built of which 175 were actually sold. Jobs gave the others away to some of the early Apple employees. Woz verified these figures also. I think the most paid for one so far was about $910,000 by the Henry Ford Museum. I have owned 3 Apple 1 computers myself of which 2 of them were still functional. One of those sold at Breker's in Germany a few years ago for $645,000 and another is now in a museum in Turin, Italy.

TC Thompson on July 17, 2017:

I have a working 1986 Apple Macintosh Plus Computer with Apple Image Writer ll Printer, Keyboard, Mouse & External Drive.  I am the original Owner. Excellent condition. Exact production date: October 11, 1986.

Original packaging (box has is faded/worn/discoloring, styrofoam packing is perfect.  Includes original power chords, interfact chords, 2 System Tools Discs, Hypercard floppy discs. Original box for manuals (1 flawless, 1 extra used/faded), literature, Guided Tour cassette tape(never played), plastic yellow shipping discs. Any thoughts here?

Applegirl on July 06, 2017:


I have Mac Performa 600 unopened and sealed in box. How much is it worth? Thank you for your help!!!

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on May 17, 2017:

This article is for information about vintage computers only. Your computer needs to have been manufactured before 2000 in order to place a value on it.

Rob Hulbert on May 16, 2017:

In 1982, I purchased a 128K Mac with 20Mb Internal Drive with extra 3.5 inch drive and an Imagewriter printer. I could have downloaded a 12Mb? song, only. My current iMac with 1 Terabyte internal drive can download 129,720 songs, some Classical ones @ 44Mb. I sold it to a friend for $2,000 Aussie dollars because I had paid $5,200 for it in mid-1982. What's it's value, working.

Carl Alda on April 29, 2017:

I am looking to sell all my old Apple computers with peripherals.

Here is a list:

Macintosh Plus

G5 tower


G3 tower scsi

Apple CD drive scsi

Apple floppy external drive

Apple printer model A9M0303

Powermac 7200/90 scsi

Powermac 7200/90

Powermac 7200/90 display

Nikon Coolscan 100 for mac scsi

Nikon Coolscan 100 for mac scsi

G4 computer original Box

G5 computer original Box

Apple 520 laptop corrugated box

Zip Drive original box

A ton of software including:

Quark Express

Illustrator 5

Illustrator 4


Photoshop 4

Acrobat 5

OS 8

OS 7.51 individual floppies

Kodak Arrange It

Kodak Create It

Orange Converter

Adobe Type Manager DeLux


Let me know if you are interested.

Sean Cushman on April 16, 2017:

Hi Jason thanks for this great article.

I have a Color Classic running OS 8.6 that has a motheroard with a powerPC 603.

I was wondering if this would add to the value or lower it.

I think it my be out of a Power Mac 5200, not positive though.

Also, my mouse does not work. do you know how I can get to System Information with the keyboard?

Thanks Sean

Sean Cushman on April 16, 2017:

Hi Jason thanks for this great article

I have a Color Classic that has a motherboard with a power PC 603 in it, maybe from a power Mac 5200. I was wondering if that would increase the value and what you think I should ask for it. Also I don't have a working mouse for it, is there anyway to open system information with the keyboard?



ivan on March 24, 2017:

I really don't know what kind of imac it is but I am pretty sure its a imac G3. How much do you think it's worth? It works and it has the og keyboard.

GS on March 06, 2017:

Oh, and I have an Apple Lisa non-upgraded with the original manual and one floppy disk. How much is that worth? Thanks

I really like your guide, it's the one-stop place for all my apple computer values as I have many.

GS on March 05, 2017:

I have a Macintosh SE FDHD w/ original box, manual, etc that actually works. How much would it be worth?

Bette on February 26, 2017:

I have an IMAC Flower Power computer. Is it worth anything?

K marz on February 21, 2017:

I am looking to sell Perfect Condition Macintosh IIVX 8/230 w/512k, Extended Keyboard, Personal Laserwriter NTR and 21" Precision Color Display. All purchased 8/93. Used 10 times. Stored since.

Kay B on February 06, 2017:

I have a MacPlus, keyboard, mouse, external HD w/floppies. ReadySetGo. Bought new, still runs, what is it worth?

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on January 24, 2017:

The value of the SE is already in this article.

AP on January 19, 2017:

Sorry, it was Mac SE, no such thing as Mac SE20!

AP on January 18, 2017:

Hi Jason, I have a working, near mint condition Mac SE20 (I believe it is SE20, purchased in a college book store in 1988ish) in the original box (very clean and great condition but some clear packing tapes on and address written on 1 or 2 sides) with an unopened and an opened sets of manuals (happen to have 2 sets of same manuals) in mint conditions, plus a mouse cover shaped like a mouse which was sold in Apple 'Company Store' in 1988 (no tag). Could you give me quotes for these?

koug01 on December 18, 2016:

I have a NeXt computer system to sell and a few newtons ( a clear and black). Any idea how much this stuff is worth? Monitors, cube, printer, manuals

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on November 28, 2016:

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

Rob on November 28, 2016:

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

Rosa Ruiz on November 28, 2016:

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

ruby on November 22, 2016:

but where or who would i sell it to?

miguel on October 25, 2016:

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?

Len on October 16, 2016:

How much is a PowerBook 270c worth?

Do you see iBook g4s becoming collectible or not.?

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on October 08, 2016:

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

Bill on October 07, 2016:

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?

Claude et Denise on October 03, 2016:

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?

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on October 02, 2016:

All iMacs are worth $200 or less.

Lane on October 02, 2016:

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

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

Jason Ponic (author) from Albuquerque on September 28, 2016:

@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.

Davaoda on September 27, 2016:

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.