Apple IIe hardware find from CraigsList

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We went down to visit my mother-in-law last weekend and I found an ad on Craigslist for all this.

I paid $350.00 for it. My wife was pretty mad, but I think I got a pretty good deal.

Thoughts?

I will list all the items once I finish going through them in detail, but a few are:
- An older Apple IIe decked out
- Transwarp IIe card
- A few Z80 soft cards
- Mouse
- Over 2000 DSDD floppy disks
- Vista 8 inch disk controller
- Some older Apple II stuff from this persons Apple II computer

Here is a complete picture gallery

https://pitt.box.com/a2efind

More later....

Jay

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Re: Apple IIe hardware find from CraigsList

Nice buy. The integer card is worth $150 by it's self. The Transwarp & Vista cards rock!

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Re: Apple IIe hardware find from CraigsList

Jay,

I see two items that make this an exceptional haul:

- The Hayden Applesoft Compiler Software
- The "Switchback" card.

I would love a copy of the compiler, but I would really like to see more pictures of that card. It doe not look like it would be that hard to build.

Possibly s Speedy G Project? Smile

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Re: Apple IIe hardware find from CraigsList

Woah, I just noticed the other 6 pages lol. Really cool. Look at all those old tapes.

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Re: Apple IIe hardware find from CraigsList

Also, The "Sup r switcher" pictured on page 2-3 is very rare. At least that's my opinion since I've only seen one before.

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Re: Apple IIe hardware find from CraigsList

Thanks guys for the kind words. I thought my wife was going to divorce me on this one. Smile She wasn't too happy I bought it and spent $350.00 for "a bunch of junk".

I would be happy to take additional close-ups on anything. Also I will make copies of the Hayden Applesoft Compiler and post them somewhere.

I will take better pictures this weekend and try to put descriptions of all the stuff up here too.

Thanks again for the re-assurance that this was a good deal.

Jay

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Re: Apple IIe hardware find from CraigsList

Arguably the best material in the collection would be the 2000 disks. I bet there's lots of material buried in there that has not made it to Asimov yet.

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Re: Apple IIe hardware find from CraigsList

I think there might be.

Alot of disks from the Washington Apple PI users group.

A project for the Winter when I get my CFFA 3000 to image these puppies.

J

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Re: Apple IIe hardware find from CraigsList

Jay,

You should really take some "Up close and personal's" of the "Switchback Card" when you get the opportunity. I had never even heard of one until you posted the picture.

And YES I think you got the Deal Of The Year with only $350.00. lol

Steven Smile

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Re: Apple IIe hardware find from CraigsList

Quote:

- The "Switchback" card.

I have a few of these. It's an unreliable, over-done POC. You're much better off doing your own dual ROM switch.

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Re: Apple IIe hardware find from CraigsList

"S",

Do you have one that you would like to get rid of?
Shoot me a price in a pm. Smile

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Re: Apple IIe hardware find from CraigsList

Hello Jay,

Sure, it's a great deal. The PROM switcher to use 13 or 16 sector disk is also a rare piece.
I love this type of //e keyboard.

BTW, I see you have a Microsoft Premium SoftCard //e. I'm looking for the disks to use mine.
I've already tried the Asimov image disk. No luck. If you find them among the 2000 Smile
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Apple IIe hardware find from CraigsList

Before:
Oh Crap! We have to go visit my mother-in-law.

After:
Oh Yeah! We went to go visit my mother-in-law.

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Re: Apple IIe hardware find from CraigsList

Exactly what I said too! Smile Can't wait to go see her again. LOL!

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