Apple _1_ on ebay???

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Fri Jul 1 12:34:54 CDT 2005

 We should start the "Darwin Pool" -- bet on how high it'll go for -- then
find a real pool, and throw the buyer and seller in it.

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On Behalf Of Jules Richardson
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2005 1:18 PM
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Subject: Re: Apple _1_ on ebay???

On Fri, 2005-07-01 at 09:48 -0700, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Jul 2005, Bill Sudbrink wrote:
> > I have not have to time to look at ebay recently.  I just did and 
> > saw this:
> >
> >
> > 13140640
> > &rd=1
> >
> > Somebody has put an Apple 1 up, it has been there for five days and 
> > nobody has mentioned it here???
> >
> > Is everybody on vacation???
> There is absolutely no evidence this is an Apple-1.

Far as I can tell, there's not even any evidence that it's an Apple at all.
Lots of keyboards from the era of wooden-cased machines look very similar,
and that photo's too small to really make anything out. 

I've seen some *really* bad wooden-cased computers before... :)

> This is a mystery grab bag auction, but the bag has a turd in it.

A wooden turd...

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