Those who are regulars at auction houses will be able to tell you of the thrills that they get from walking away with a bargain, although there also lies the danger of letting your emotions cloud your judgment as you fork out a premium for something that is not worth that much. Still, a recent online auction of a rare Apple 1 computer was sold for $387,750, and while many of us would not have that kind of disposable cash to pick up one of the first ever Apple 1 computers produced by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the buyer was astute enough to do so as he or she could have already turned a profit.
Why do we say so? A different Apple 1 computer that was sold at an auction this May went for a jaw dropping $671,400, breaking the previous Apple 1 sale record of $640,000. It is said that the device sold this week could eventually fetch half a million dollars. Still, one of the main reasons why this auction did not break the previous record was because this set came with just a motherboard and other functional components, but lacked the original monitor.