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Apple IIe with accessories for how much?!

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I'm currently in Pennsylvania right now, and I came across something very worthwhile - I went to a vintage computer store today, but I only got an ADB low-power mouse there. Even though there were Macintosh IIs and Apple II Pluses as far as the eye could see, they weren't in good shape and they were kind of pricey. But that's only a taste of what happened. On our way back to the house, we stopped by an antique store we usually visit on these trips to the state, and I found...(drumroll, please) a boxed Apple IIe, with hardware enhancements, a good supply of cards inside, an Apple IIc mouse, an Apple IIe joystick, a MicroModem IIe expansion card, an Apple IIe numeric keypad and at least 30 different floppies. And guess how much it cost - $15 total! That's right, I found this ~$300 value for just $15! And it's in very good shape, too! Unfortunately, it did not come with a power cable or floppy drive, but I can find those online. Be sure to let me know what you think! More pics can be provided upon request.

 

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Here's a late update: I got a power cable for the IIe the day after I bought it, and it works like a charm! I was also able to identify the cards inside. There was a 1978 Apple Disk II Controller Card, an Apple Super Serial Card, a Mouse Interface Card and an Applied Engineering RamWorks II 80-column/memory upgrade card. I removed the MicroModem IIe card and jack from the system because it might be unnecessary to me. I also bought a Disk II on eBay, and the drive compliments the system well! Also, I found more floppies in a smaller, yet similar case when I bought the power cable. All of the software works fine, and I'm glad I got this huge bargain!

 

BTW, remember how I said that the IIe bundle's approximate value was $300? I looked up sales online of what they have sold for, and my entire bundle (including floppies and the floppy drive) could actually total to about $700! It's amazing what you can find in these stores. Anyways, I've been home for a month since the trip, and the IIe has replaced the IIc on my "computer command" table. I even have a cassette player hooked up to it for cassette programs! If you guys want more pictures, just let me know!

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Update: I'm back in Pennsylvania for a little bit, and I visited the antiques store I got the Apple IIe from again. I found some more stuff! This time, I found TWO boxed and packaged Apple Disk II floppy drives (anyone want my old one? It's in excellent shape!), a boxed and packaged Apple Monitor II, and a variety of manuals and paperwork that wasn't found when I got just the computer. Total cost: $25 for those items! Pics can be posted upon request!

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Apple II pricing right now is all over the place.  Either way, $40 for a complete, boxed, Apple //e with manuals and documentation is a steal.  Congrats.

 

Post pics when you have the whole thing set up.

 

I, too, have an Apple //e.  I use it for games. :)

 

 

By the way, if you're looking for more money to spend on your Apple II, get yourself over to a2heaven.com.  I've spent so much money there.  That guy makes absolutely FANTASTIC peripherals.  I'm a big fan.

 

Since you have the Ramworks card, I'd recommend the Ramworks VGA extender (gives you full color over VGA so you can connect an LCD or CRT) and his Mockingboard-T card.  You'll be rockin' full color hi-res graphics and awesome sound for those games. :D

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Wow, talk about a great deal. Hard to preserve the box, but it is pretty cool to have too. The prices definitely vary a lot.

 

I have an Apple IIe myself which I obtained on ebay some years ago (2009 or 2010). At the time I believe I paid ~$200 incl. shipping for the computer, a disk drive, and an apple color monitor for it. Aside from the disk controller I have an 80 column card and a super serial card. Technically I have a printer card too but no internal cable or printer to use it with. I later got a second drive for $20-30.

 

http://www.vintagemacworld.com/drives.html

 

I have an Apple 5.25" and a Unidisk 5.25" as opposed to Disk II drives.

 

P.S.

More pics? Yes!

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You want it, you got it: Here are some more pictures of my Apple IIe find, along with its place at my "computer command center"!

 

Pictures from PA:

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Pictures of the whole set:

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Game I'm making in Applesoft BASIC:

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Some of the floppies

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You should backup that cassette before it degrades!

 

That aside, you have a remarkable setup there! That IIe looks like it was virtually maxed out when it was in use.

 

Even more remarkable is how cheap it was. I'd imaging that one card pictured above (I *think* it's some sort of modem? It's fifth from the top) would probably go for hundreds on it's own!

 

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The cassette was brand new and sealed until I recently used it for the Apple, and when the game is done I hope to post the audio file online so people can put it on their own cassettes or floppies. Also, that card is in fact a modem card, a Hayes MicroModem IIe to be exact. I might sell it, so if I can, I'll put it up in the Trading Post or eBay. Thanks for your concern on the cassette, and thanks for looking!

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There's really no explaining why anyone would value an internal modem on a positively ancient computer so highly. External serial modems are a little less single purposes and usable with any device that has a serial port.

 

Thanks for the pictures. Why store your data on a cassette when you have floppy drives?

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Thanks for looking, Nathan! Anyways, there's two reasons why I'm storing my program on a cassette. One, I'm attempting a little more variety with storing programs. Two, cassettes were a major part of Transformers. So much so, that I made the cassette look like Laserbeak or Buzzsaw. After all, it is a Transformers game that I'm making for the Apple II. It fits the theme perfectly!

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