Tucked away, deep in a garage, Ted Perry has a treasure.
“It was just an 11-by-14 green board,” Perry said.
That 11-by-14 green board just sold for $300,000.
Perry, a gadget guy, saw an ad in 1976 for the Apple One computer (which boasted a whopping 4K of RAM) and jumped on the opportunity to have it. But who knew old computers were so valuable?
“I thought $20,000. Maybe $50,000 someday. The person selling it thought it was worth $1,000,” he told FOX40.
Perry’s Apple One, which originally retailed at $666.66, is one of six known, working units.
“This was the first time you could have a computer at this level without building it yourself,” Perry said.
The Apple One was considered to be revolutionary, even though it didn’t include a monitor or keyboard. It’s obsolete now, but that’s not the way Perry sees it.
“What is a Picasso good for these days?” he said.
Perry says he plans to use the $300,000 to pay off his home in Gold River.