Electronics are often discarded without a second thought. And when they’re recycled, some pretty amazing things can be done with the parts. But fortunately, one old computer that was recently taken to an e-recycling center didn’t make its way to the scrap pile.
After cleaning out her house, an unidentified California woman dropped off what turned out to be an Apple-1 computer without realizing how rare the 1976 machine was.
Fortunately, as Gizmodo points out, the e-recycling center realized what it had on its hands and sold the computer to a collector for $200,000 and is now searching for the woman to share the profits with.
Apple-1 computer sales have fetched as much as $905,000 and only around 50 are thought to be in existence.