It’s pretty safe to assume that the woman who decided to send off this old Apple 1 computer for recycling was not exactly tech-savvy. As she was trying to clear out her house if unnecessary clutter, she found this valuable tech-jewel and decided to send it off for recycling free of charge. To make things even better (or worse, depending on your point of view), she did not even ask for a tax write off for it, presumably because she was so eager to get rid of the thing.
The recycling company that ended up receiving the computer for free is called Clean Bay Area, and after its staff members evaluated it, they managed to sell it for no less than $200,000. Actually, Apple 1 PC’s are known to be worth a lot more, with some going for over $500,000. The good news is that the vice president of Clean Bay Area, Victor Gichun, is planning to find the woman in question and to give her half of the spoils.
[Via – Cnet]