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Old 02-21-17, 01:30 AM
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Place to donate old Apple IIe?

Got to get rid of stuff for likely move, have an Apple IIe that's just been sitting on my dresser for years, I used it in school in the mid 90's and it was a dinosaur then, got it from my cousins...

I don't want to just toss in the trash... I could give to thrift store but not sure they'd take it...

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
Old 02-21-17, 01:34 AM
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Re: Place to donate old Apple IIe?

Nobody would have a good use for an Apple IIe (maybe except for zizzle).

But I think you could sell it on eBay or craigslist as a collector's item, and donate the money.
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Re: Place to donate old Apple IIe?

Does it even turn on? A lot of computers from that era don't work anymore due to the capacitors rotting and leaking onto the logic board.

And it's not a motherboard, heathen. It's a LOGIC BOARD. Hail Jobs, the Lord is with thee.

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Re: Place to donate old Apple IIe?

If it turns on, and is functional, I'd be interested in it. I've very fond memories of the old, reliable Apple IIe. Seriously, no joke! It's an old treasure, don't throw it away if it works... Santa Barbara isn't too far from me, couple of hours drive. Send me a PM, if you wish...
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Re: Place to donate old Apple IIe?

Originally Posted by zyzzle View Post
If it turns on, and is functional, I'd be interested in it. I've very fond memories of the old, reliable Apple IIe. Seriously, no joke! It's an old treasure, don't throw it away if it works... Santa Barbara isn't too far from me, couple of hours drive. Send me a PM, if you wish...
but you could teleport there in 1/5 the time!
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Re: Place to donate old Apple IIe?

Originally Posted by zyzzle View Post
if it turns on, and is functional, i'd be interested in it. I've very fond memories of the old, reliable apple iie. Seriously, no joke! It's an old treasure, don't throw it away if it works... Santa barbara isn't too far from me, couple of hours drive. Send me a pm, if you wish...
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Re: Place to donate old Apple IIe?

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But I think you could sell it on eBay or craigslist as a collector's item, and donate the money.
I second this recommendation. Someone who likes vintage electronics or needs it for an art project or something will buy it for a small sum.
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Re: Place to donate old Apple IIe?

There's one up on ebay for $325

New listing Vintage 1980's APPLE IIe COMPUTER, MONITOR, COMPUTER KEYBOARD 1 DISK DRIVE CLEAN

$325.00
or Best Offer
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Re: Place to donate old Apple IIe?

Originally Posted by Psi View Post
Nobody would have a good use for an Apple IIe (maybe except for zizzle).

But I think you could sell it on eBay or craigslist as a collector's item, and keep the money.
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Re: Place to donate old Apple IIe?

I'm sure Alan Smithee can find a spot for it.
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^ It's like one of those hidden item games I play on the PC.

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Re: Place to donate old Apple IIe?

Looks like they're somewhat desirable on Ebay. Go run it to a pawn shop. You'll get $50 or maybe more. Lots of pawn shops will pay around 20% to 30% of the Ebay "sold" values. 50% if you really schmooze them or find someone naive.

There are also ewaste dropoffs EVERYWHERE. I'm sure there's one in Santa Barbara.
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Re: Place to donate old Apple IIe?

I'm sure Alan Smithee can find a spot for it.
There's actually TWO Apple IIs in my parents' garage right now, one my dad bought in 1981 and the other belonged to his now-dead father. We have a TON of copied games for them, I'd love to hook one up in here if I had room for it. Bet it'd look awesome on my 75-inch screen!

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I don't want to just toss in the trash... I could give to thrift store but not sure they'd take it...

Any ideas?
As suggested, selling on eBay or craiglist is a good idea.

If you don't want to bother with selling, then you should recycle as e-waste. Best Buy will recycle for free (except a $25 charge for any monitor/television):

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global-P...at149900050025
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Originally Posted by Max Bottomtime View Post
I'm sure Alan Smithee can find a spot for it.
I was just going to post a link to his thread as a snarky response. Beat to the punch!
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Re: Place to donate old Apple IIe?

Originally Posted by zyzzle View Post
If it turns on, and is functional, I'd be interested in it. I've very fond memories of the old, reliable Apple IIe. Seriously, no joke! It's an old treasure, don't throw it away if it works... Santa Barbara isn't too far from me, couple of hours drive. Send me a PM, if you wish...
I have a ton of floppies for it, and a printer. I used to do my own BASIC programming, nothing too intricate though. I learned by reading 3-2-1 Contact! magazine.

No idea if it still works or not, I'll let you know in a couple of days...
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Re: Place to donate old Apple IIe?

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I have a ton of floppies for it, and a printer. I used to do my own BASIC programming, nothing too intricate though. I learned by reading 3-2-1 Contact! magazine.

No idea if it still works or not, I'll let you know in a couple of days...
Thank you for the consideration... If you learned to program BASIC on it years ago, I would think the memories of the machine would be close to your heart.... Well, your loss would be my gain, the Apple II would be revived and well used.

I programmed the hell out of the Apple II's, in 6502 Assembly and raw machine language 30-35 years ago. Haven't used an Apple II in many years, but I know it would all come back, you never forget programming, it's like learning to ride a bike.
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Re: Place to donate old Apple IIe?

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I programmed the hell out of the Apple II's, in 6502 Assembly and raw machine language 30-35 years ago. Haven't used an Apple II in many years, but I know it would all come back, you never forget programming, it's like learning to ride a bike.
CALL-151? Been there done that. Programmed many things in assembly until someone told me one day about a program called Merlin an "assembler" application. Then my life got much easier.

Good times..
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CALL-151? Been there done that. Programmed many things in assembly until someone told me one day about a program called Merlin an "assembler" application. Then my life got much easier.

Good times..
Heh... Good times, indeed! Once Merlin came out, life was complete. Oh, and this little OS called ProDOS which came out in 1984 which could (gasp!) support up to a 32 Megabyte hard drive, and even file directories!
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Heh... Good times, indeed! Once Merlin came out, life was complete. Oh, and this little OS called ProDOS which came out in 1984 which could (gasp!) support up to a 32 Megabyte hard drive, and even file directories!
I had an Apple Sider hard drive.. 10mb version. It was such a beast.. sounded like a jet taking off when you'd power it up.

Also I started out on an Apple ][+ .. I remember doing the lower case mod that allowed me to actually have lower case on the machine. I thought it couldn't get better than that!
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Re: Place to donate old Apple IIe?

I remember the first word processor for it (AppleWriter, probably still have it somewhere), it showed everything in all caps but the letters that would actually be printed in capital letters were highlighted.
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I remember the first word processor for it (AppleWriter, probably still have it somewhere), it showed everything in all caps but the letters that would actually be printed in capital letters were highlighted.
I remember AppleWriter.. It was awesome because it was the first word processor to use 80 columns in hires!
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Re: Place to donate old Apple IIe?

Now that Alan sold his TV, he has a newly-created pocket of space for a 1983 computer. It should fit right in, between your Telex 600 and the Betamax of Exterminator II.
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Ours is from 1981, actually! Still have no room to bring it in right now though, it just takes up too much space plus it has to be out where you can reach the keyboard that's attached right to it. And I don't have Exterminator II on any format nor have I seen it, though I liked the first one enough to get it on laserdisc after watching the CED.
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Good, then don't bother with Exterminator II. It's garbage. I thought the first one was passable as well.

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