Posted 06/01/2015 at 8:47 AM
Posted 2 years ago
For those that claim that recycling never pays off, here’s another huge example to prove you wrong.
A recycling center in the Bay Area is actively searching for a yet to be identified woman who dropped off a rare Apple 1 computer along with other items.
CleanBayArea, which specializes in electronic recycling, was surprised at the discovery and sold the extremely rare PC for $200,000.
Apple 1’s were the very first computers from the company, released in 1976 and put together by hand thanks to co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Only 200 were ever sold.
They are now looking for the woman, who had left the Milpitas, California facility without leaving any information they could use to contact her when she made the drop-off.
The only thing the staff does recall is that the computer was among a slew of other boxes she brought in after her husband passed away.
CleanBayArea was also dealing with a backlog of donated items and hadn’t gotten to the woman’s donations for another two weeks after her drop-off.
The president of the facility did state that he could recognize the woman if he saw her again.