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Vintage Apple computer auctioned off for $668,000

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 08:23 a.m. HST, May 25, 2013



BERLIN » An auctioneer says one of Apple's first computers — a functioning 1976 model — has been sold for a record $668,000.

German auction house Breker said today an Asian client, who asked not to be named, bought the so-called Apple 1, which the tech company's founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built in a family garage.

Breker claims it is one of only six known remaining functioning models in the world. Breker already sold one last year for 492,000 euros.

It says the computer bears Wozniak's signature. An old business transaction letter from the late Jobs also was included.

The Apple 1, which was sold for $666 in 1976, consisted of only the circuit board. A case, a keyboard and a screen had to be bought separately.







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mikethenovice wrote:
Sometimes it pays to be a hoarder?
on May 25,2013 | 10:45AM
busterb wrote:
I bet the hoarder died and someone else got paid!
on May 25,2013 | 11:41AM
mitt_grund wrote:
Darn it! I should have kept mine.
on May 26,2013 | 05:42AM
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