Recently, a rare Apple I computer has been found. Apparently, a woman was giving away a few boxes of her old electronics for recycling in South Bay. Little did she know, the electronic junk she needed to get rid of was actually priceless.
Amongst the junk computers and electronics was a vintage Apple I. The computer in question was made in 1976 by developers Steve Wozniak, Ron Wayne and Steve Jobs. During that time, only 200 of those computers were manufactured, so finding one of the 200 computers almost four decades later is truly worth a fortune.
Clean Bay Area Vice President Victor Gichun confirmed that the computer was already sold to a private collector for $200,000. The mysterious woman stands to get at least half the amount.
When asked about the woman, Gichun said,“We are looking for her to give her $100,000. She said, ‘I want to get rid of this stuff and clean up my garage.’ I said, ‘Do you need a tax receipt?’ and she said, ‘No, I don’t need anything.’”
The recycling lab, known as Clean Bay Area, takes old electronic equipment to be recycled. Gichun said “I remember her. To prove who she is, I just need to look at her.”