Due to the rise of the iPhone and iPad, everyone thinks they're a fanboy now. Rising stock prices? Maybe. People that 2 years ago never so much as touched an Apple computer are now being exposed to "our world". They see an Apple logo and think, "Wow, I bet I can get a ton of money for that. Apple's hot!"
I've seen post after post on eBay of people selling old PowerBook s, etc with the disclaimer. "I don't know anything about this so it's being sold as is" They're obviously not the original owner, came into possession of an old Mac, and they’re trying to sell it for $200.
Anyone else notice that the prices went through the roof after Steve died? People just cashing in. Same as when Michael Jackson died. eBay saw a huge in-rush of Michael Jackson memorabilia going for ridiculous prices.
I remember in 2008, I bought a complete mint condition Mac Plus on eBay for $20 bucks. I bought my SE complete in the carrying case with external 800k drive for $70 bucks. These prices were common. Now people want $300 for a beat up yellowed SE.
Hopefully it dies down soon and the prices go back to being more realistic.
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