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Show #15 (May 2012) eBay auction results

In the May 2012 episode of the Open Apple podcast, Mike and Ken reviewed several eBay lots. The results of those auctions are below.

TitleStarting bidEnd date# BidsSold
Wizard and the Princess reprint from Sierra$300 (Buy It Now)Still available
Wizardry I: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overload129.95 (Buy It Now)Apr 30, 2012 16:22:43 PDTDid not sell; item has been relisted, relisted, relisted, relisted, relisted, relisted, relisted, relisted, relisted, relisted, relisted, and relisted
Prototype ROM 3 Apple IIGS$450 (Buy It Now)May 05, 2012 18:04:50 PDTDid not sell; item was relisted and sold for $107.50 after 13 bids
Appe III Logic boards — guaranteed to not work!59.99 (Buy It Now)May 18, 2012 18:07:03 PDT4 sold

Mac GUI VaultThis month on Open Apple, Mike and Ken chat with David Finnigan, proprietor of the Mac GUI Web site and author of the upcoming book, The New Apple II User’s Guide. Our eyes are caught by another new book release, The Best of Creative Computing: Volume 3, as well as the upcoming biopic based on Steve Jobs, in which actors have been cast to play Apple’s two co-founders. Prince of Persia is still big news, with the source code for Jordan Mechner’s classic Apple II game having been salvaged, released, and modified, while classic games like Leisure Suit Larry, Dungeon Master, and even Repton are enjoying literal and spiritual remakes. On eBay, we crack open the case to examine broken Apple III boards and prototype Apple IIGS boards.

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Melissa BarronThis month in Open Apple, Mike and Ken talk with Melissa Barron, the Apple II community’s famed tapestry artist. The three relate their experiences exploring the past and future of computer media at conventions and museums in Chicago and Rochester, exploring the methods used to create and preserve history. Further tributes are made to Steve Jobs, while Mike Westerfield reclassifies old BASIC tools and releases new ones. Lord British’s Texas mansion is up for sale — a fitting home for Vintage Computer Festival Southwest? We debate various models of floppy drives and are wary of fake and expensive Apple II computers on eBay but excited about new e-books and iOS apps of interest to retrocomputing enthusiasts.

Congratulations to Todd Holcomb, who named the game as Spy’s Demise! He won an autographed copy of Bob Bishop’s Bomber on cassette, courtesy Mike Maginnis.

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Show #7 (August 2011) eBay auction results

In the August episode of the Open Apple podcast, Mike and Ken reviewed several eBay auctions. The results of those auctions are below. Some “Buy It Now” auctions with no end dates are not included.

TitleStarting bidEnd date# BidsSold
Lot of Apple II cards$1.00Aug 07, 2011 18:05:27 PDT29$185 + $14.95 S&H
Ask Me How Computers Work$0.99Aug 10, 2011 16:51:37 PDT0relisted
Apple II Tutorial pilot wings$9.99Aug 07, 2011 11:50:15 PDT0a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280721091480#ht_500wt_1033" title="80's Apple II Tutorial Wings, Lapel Pin in Logo box | eBay">relisted — earned 3 bids; sold for $9.99 + $5 S&H
Wizardry$1.00Aug 07, 2011 18:05:27 PDT16$79.95 + $4.95 S&H
Archon$9.99Aug 10, 2011 17:24:44 PDT3$15.49 + $2.50 S&H

Peter NeubauerThe third monthly episode of Open Apple, recorded on April 3, 2011, has Mike and Ken joined by KansasFest committee member Peter Neubauer. The three look forward to attending KansasFest and VCF and reading Juiced.GS, 300 Baud, Twisty Little Passages, and Don Lancaster’s Assembly Cookbook; review favorite edutainment software; gawk at outrageous eBay “Buy It Now” prices; and discover remakes of classic games Ultima, King’s Quest, SimCity, Lode Runner, Wizardry, Choplifter, and more.

Winning a two-day pass to VCF East is Marvin Malkowski Jr., who correctly named the game from last month’s episode! The prize for this month’s contest is a $25 discount off KansasFest registration or a free KansasFest 2011 t-shirt, both courtesy KansasFest sponsor 16Sector.

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