An Apple-1 computer recently sold at auction for $671,400, and now a second computer is about to hit the block for an opening price of $300,000 but with a Christie’s auction house estimate of $500,000 on the sale price. The owner is a 70-year old man named Ted Perry who acquired the computer by trading some computer parts at a second-hand swap somewhere between 1979 and 1980.
The device still works, Perry affirms, and he says he has kept the computer mostly in a cardboard box since he acquired it more than 33 years ago. The new auction for Perry’s Apple-1 kicks off on June 24, next Monday, and will last until July 9, MacRumors said.
The device fetches such a high price at auction because it’s relatively rare, especially in working condition. We’ll keep you in the loop when the final sale price is published to the public in early July.