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An original Xbox game console from 2003 has landed on eBay, and while that normally wouldn't garner much attention, this particular one is extremely rare. What makes it unique is that it is one of just 50 units that were made as part of a promotional effort tied in with the release of the Universal Pictures superhero... Read more...
In the market for a PC upgrade and looking for the most powerful rig to mine cryptocurrency, simulate black holes, or something you can run an incredible AI model off of? If you just so happen to have $75,000, if not more, and the space and power requirements for it, the National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR)... Read more...
If you happen to own anything that's been signed by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, it could bring in quite the haul at auction. We saw this a couple of years ago when an Apple computer check endorsed by both co-founders Jobs and Steve Wozniak sold for $163,929 (including buyer fees), and now a slightly more... Read more...
An original, factory-sealed Apple iPhone model released in 2007 just sold for a staggering $190,372.80 at auction, a sum that more than triples the previous record sale price of $63,356.40 for such an item. The winning bid also blew way past the estimated range of $50,000 to $100,000. Why would anyone pay so much for... Read more...
A rare 1989 Ford Mustang Saleen SSC that Dennis Rodman once owned is up for sale. The 1989 Mustang is chassis #121 of the Saleen Autosport's unofficial Saleen Super Car tribute production commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. Whether you are a fan of the Ford Mustang or of Dennis Rodman, this rare... Read more...
High-end smartphones have gotten stupid-expensive over the years with premium models routinely commanding more than $1,000. Some phones have even approached $2,000 (we're looking at you, foldables). But those are bargain prices compared to what Apple's iPhone is bringing in these days. Not the iPhone 14 or even the... Read more...
A computer mouse created by computing legend Douglas Englebart sold for an astounding $179k in a recent auction. It was said to have been used in 1968 in the "Mother of All Demos," and an inspiration for Steve Jobs. The early three-button compute mouse uses two metal discs on the bottom that correspond to the... Read more...
An auction for an original first-generation iPhone from 2007 that's still in its original packaging (shrink wrap and all) has ended with a massive winning bid—$63,356.40, to be exact. Just wait until the winning bidder finds out that they could have purchased a sealed iPhone 14 instead for way less. In fact, they... Read more...
A graphics card that never actually made it to market just scored a big payday for the owner, who listed the ultra-rare prototype on eBay. We're talking about the 3dfx Voodoo 5 6000 that we wrote about last week, a truly legendary GPU and valuable collector's item. Just how valuable? Well, the winning bid for the card... Read more...
If you know anyone who owns an original iPhone (as in, the first-gen model released in 2007) that's still sealed in its original retail packaging, do them a solid and let them know it could be worth big money. We already saw an OG iPhone fetch over $39,000 at auction last October, and now another one has emerged with... Read more...
EVGA is auctioning off its own-brand GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card that never released to the public, with all proceeds going to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. While not quite a one-of-a-kind GPU, it's an extremely rare graphics card, in that EVGA severed ties with NVIDIA at the 11th hour leading up... Read more...
A pair of Nike Air Jordan's can set you back more than $200, depending on the sneaker, but that's nothing compared to what a set of decades-old Birkenstocks fetched at auction. Once owned and worn by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, the sandals blew way past the auction estimate of $60,000 to $80,000 estimate... Read more...
We reckon there's not a lot of people who still possess an original iPhone from 2007, let alone one that resides in its unopened retail packaging, encased in shrink wrap. Even so, we wouldn't expect one to fetch tens of thousands of dollars at auction. We'd also be wrong—a first-generation Apple iPhone attracted 28... Read more...
An historic piece of computing history is up for auction and could end up fetching $500,000 or more when it ends in a little over three weeks from now. What's up for grabs is an original Apple-1 computer prototype, the exact one Steve Jobs demonstrated to Paul Terrell, owner of The Byte Shop in Mountain View... Read more...
Update: Well, the auction for this decades old check endorsed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak has come to end with a final bid of $163,923 (including buyer fees). That's quite the jump from the high bid of $89,568 at the time we wrote this article yesterday, when there was less than seven hours to go. It's also well... Read more...
If you grew up in the 1980s, chances are that Super Mario Bros. has a special place in your heart. The game was a smash hit on the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and is without a doubt one of the best video games of all time.  But just how much would you be willing to spend to get a pristine copy of... Read more...
Way back in the day all anyone wanted for Christmas was a Nintendo Entertainment System. If you were lucky enough to get that NES, you undoubtedly wanted the Super Mario Bros. cartridge to go with it. Hoards of those video games were sold, and while we didn't know it at the time, the game would go on to be one of the... Read more...
Auction firm RR Auction made news in August as it was getting ready to auction off a very rare and valuable piece of computer history. That bit of history was one of the few remaining and fully functional Apple-1 computer systems built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. This particular machine was purchased by the... Read more...
Apple is widely recognized these days as the most valuable company in the entire world, with a market cap of around $1 trillion. Think of Apple products today and what comes to mind are slickly designed MacBooks, iPhones, and iPods. The earliest beginnings of the company were set in motion by Steve Jobs and Steve... Read more...
Back before the two Steves (Jobs and Wozniak) hand built and peddled an Apple-I system to a local computer store in Mountain View, California, there was a man named John Blankenbaker working in his garage in Los Angeles to create the Kenbak-1, an 8-bit machine with 256 bytes of memory. it was constructed in 1970... Read more...
An anonymous bidder laid out a cool $91K and change in an online auction to put an extra-special Iron Man Limited Edition Galaxy S6 Edge in their pocket, agreeing to pay 100 times the retail price for the device due to its 66 serial number (in China six is considered a lucky number, and thus 66 is doubly so). Yes... Read more...
If you have a ton of money to throw at a computer, you can go in one of two directions -- either all out and load it up with the latest and greatest cutting edge components, or old school (as in, really old school) and pick up a vintage system that's so dated and rare that it's now become a high-priced collectible... Read more...
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