We have seen the Apple I go up for auction last month, and here is another chance for you to have a crack at old school Apple devices with word of the Apple Lisa 1 going under the hammer this week. This is the successor to the Apple II and the predecessor to the Macintosh, shipping way back in 1983. Touted to be the world’s first commercially available computer with a Graphical User Interface, the Lisa 1 will rely on a couple of 5.25″ floppy disk drives known as “Twiggy” drives. Looking good on the outside, they were actually problematic and unreliable, and were ousted just a year later with a 400k 3.5″ floppy drive in the form of the Lisa 2. Since most of the original Lisas were updated to the 3.5″ disk package, there remained a handful of Lisa 1 systems today. eBay’s listing has already seen the price touch $15,000 after 4 bids, with 4 days left to go.

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