The electronics recycling firm, Clean Bay Area, in Silicon Valley, is on the hunt for the woman who dropped off $200,000 Apple 1 computer as donation. It’s hard to believe, but a Northern California woman threw out a piece of Apple history when she gave away this priceless vintage Apple 1 computer to a recycling facility along with several boxes of electronics in April. Allegedly, her husband recently died, so she decided to clean up their garage. A few weeks later, a worker sifting through the boxes made the amazing discovery.
Inside one of the boxes laid an Apple 1, one of 200 first-generation computers created in 1976. At the time, the computer sold for $666.66. Now the rare computer created by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs is worth much more.
“We really couldn’t believe our eyes. We thought it was fake,” said Clean Bay Area’s Vice President Victor Gichun.
Now, the company is looking for this woman because it wants to give her $100,000, or half the computer’s value. This is company policy.