Though bidding on vintage computers can often start as low as $1, this Apple IIc from what was then called Apple Computer Inc. was more valuable: It was still in the original packaging and had never been opened.
"When this auction came along, I knew I had to have it," Budiac said in an interview. "The prospect of unboxing a mint, 20-year-old computer was simply too good to pass up."
Yes, collectors: for those of you who are really serious about collecting, Budiac committed the ultimate evil: he opened the box. However, as he said on his Flickr page showing the unboxing, he's never going to give it up anyway, so why not?