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14 Jun 2022
A Very Rare Apple 1 Computer from Dubai Collector Sold it for $340,100
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Steve Wozniak has sold an Apple Computer at auction for $340,100. The computer was auctioned off on eBay by owner Jimmy Grewal, whose AAPL Collection documents the first 30 years of Apple's existence from 1976 and is widely considered the rarest selection of Apple products in the Middle East.
He told The National that "anything above $300,000 was a win", and was confident of selling for more than that having not set a reserve price.
The computer, which still works, was valued at $485,000 prior to the start of the auction and is one of only 200 that were made. The new owner is an experienced vintage computer collector and Apple aficionado in the US.
The auction listing attracted more 130,000 visitors and was actively “watched” by more than 6,500 eBay members. A total of 28 qualified bidders participated in the auction and submitted 113 bids.
Mr. Grewal plans to use the proceeds to "further our plans to create more opportunities for the public in the UAE to interact with our extensive collection of vintage Apple products dating back to 1976".
©Photo: Cody Combs / The National