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Woman left Apple I computer worth $200K at recycling centre


California recycling is looking for a mysterious woman who dropped of her most treasured collectible items Apple I Computer. The same is considered as a most treasured item in the history of computers and the approximate worth of the device will be around $200,000.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JUNE 24:  An Apple-1 computer, built in 1976, is displayed during the First Bytes: Iconic Technology From the Twentieth Century, an online auction featuring vintage tech products at the Computer History Museum on June 24, 2013 in Mountain View, California.  Christie's is auctioning off an original Apple-1 computer owned by Ted Perry as part of its First Bytes: Iconic Technology from the Twentieth Century, an online auction of vintage tech products. The online auction begins today and runs through July 9. The Apple-1 is expected to fetch between $300,000 and $500,000.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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In the month of April, a woman offered few boxes which containing the electronics to Clean Bay Area, when she cleaned her house after her husband passed away. The Clean Bay Area, based in Milpitas, California, found out that the box she offered consists of an Apple I computer, a treasure of about 200 computers made by Apple in its earlier days.

Victor Gichun, the company’s vice president, said about the woman who doesn’t want to reveal her name when she dropped her device to the company,

“We are looking for her to give her $100,000,”

The recycling company recently sold the product for $200,000 to a private collector, according to the Mercury News report. The company wants to share the money to the women, who left her Apple I to them, if they could find her, then they are willing to share 50-50 of the sale. Gichun asked the women that whether she needs a tax receipt for the things she left. But she replied that, she doesn’t need anything for the same.

All that Gichun knew was that the woman drove an SUV. In order for the woman to get her share of the money, she would have to stop by at the company’s warehouse so Gichun can identify her. Gichun mentioned that, he remembers how she looks and asking her to come back to get the claim for the $100,000 cheque.

All he knew is that, the woman came in a SUV, and he also mentioned that, if she wants to get her share of the money, she needs to stop by in the warehouse of the company. So that, others can identify her easily.


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