ea64ad7fc7aa8c141a213e1bf6436ed7Collector’s out there pay ridiculous amounts of money just to own a limited edition item or an antique that is no longer in production, but how much would you be willing to pay to own an Apple I computer? If you’re thinking maybe a few thousand to maybe tens of thousands, try again as it seems that the Apple I computer has managed to be sold off in an auction in Germany for a staggering $640,000! That’s more than half a million and we can only imagine what sort of newer and shinier gadgets we could get for that amount of money. What makes this more interesting is the fact that in another auction at Sotheby’s, the Apple I computer only managed to net $374,00, which means that the winner of the auction in Germany must have really, really wanted it. Sure, we get that it’s a piece of history from an extremely high profile company, but at the same time we feel that the money could have been put to better use. Then again we don’t have half a million to spare so we probably aren’t in the same mindset. What do you guys think? Is it worth it?

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