Saturday, May 19, 2018

computers, devices and hardware available

kootenaymac: current list

Harmon Kardon SoundSticks III speakers

These SoundSticks are brand new in the original sealed retail box, complete with manufacturer's warranty. Available for local pickup in Nelson BC for $195CDN or with shipping at cost in Canada depending on location. To inquire contact Dave via

From the manufacturer: Few multimedia sound systems can boast that their predecessor was part of the permanent collection at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), but that’s exactly the claim the SoundSticks III speaker system can make. Taking its older sibling’s celebrated design even further, the SoundSticks III look is cutting-edge with a modern industrial design aesthetic, elegant black accents and a luminescent white LED glow. And though the SoundSticks III system may look like a visitor from the future with its transparent speaker covers, its exceptional performance makes it a more-than-worthy encore to its pop-culture predecessor.

Review | Cult of Mac: It’s rare that you can point to an accessory and say “Jony Ive” designed that, but with the Harman Kardon Soundsticks, that’s literally true.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

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The Mac Observer

Pocket Linux! XL T-shirt

This is a vintage gray short sleeve t-shirt with the Pocket Linux design and logo screened on the front and black lettering Pocket Linux screened on back. The size is adult XL. The tag appears new but possibly washed once and the graphics are uncracked and bright. It is made by Gildan Activewear of Canadian components assembled in Honduras of 99% preshrunk cotton and 1% polyester.

It is priced at $12 with mailing at cost of postage. To inquire contact Dave via

for more info about the GNU/Linux system called Pocket Linux, click here: Pocket Linux Guide

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Fastest Way to View Old Messages on iPhone and iPad


Say hello to iBook brochure

This is a 1999 brochure for the Apple Tangerine Clamshell iBook and was part of the Think Different campaign. It measures approx. 7.5 x 11 closed, 11 x 15 open. It is printed on both sides, is in very good condition, with no tears or stains.

It is priced at $30 with postage included. There are other Tangerine iBook items available including an iBook clamshell laptop, poster, mousepad and t-shirt - click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Q: My Gmail inbox folder has vanished on my iPad.

Apple Community

Original Apple iBook Promo Poster.... go, go, go

Awesome memento from MacWorld New York 1999
A classic stroll down memory lane: the Tangerine iBook Promo Poster.... go, go, go

Poster is in excellent condition and has never been displayed. It has no rips, tears, tack holes or stains - it has a faint 1" crease on the lower left side. It measures 24" x 36 " and is one-sided heavy paper. This poster was for promotional purposes only and was not sold in Apple stores, so it is extremely hard to find. It is the companion to the Tangerine GO iBook t-shirt - also available. The price is $90 plus postage. To inquire contact Dave via

there are more Tangerine iBook items available, click the labels below

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

How to Delete Specific Safari History on Mac


OS X 10.3 Panther collection

This is a collection of OS X 10.3 Panther items. The poster is in good condition with no tears or tack holes, just a few small wrinkles. It is priced at $100. Beside it to the right is a 10.3 server install set in box. To the left side and displayed is the retail install box showing the 3 CDs and manuals.

Front center is a genuine Apple Panther mouse pad, new and unused priced at $20. Several are available. On the right side in front of the server box is a size large Panther launch t-shirt. It is priced at $45. Buy the set (poster, shirt and pad) for $150 and they will all be shipped in a heavy cardboard tube with postage at cost.

Several 10.3 install box sets are available, click here to see the options and then click the Read more>> shown there for descriptions and prices. Boxes shipped separately. To inquire contact Dave via

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Google sells the future, powered by your personal data

30th Anniversary of the Macintosh poster

This is an authentic limited edition Apple 30th Anniversary poster. It was only given to employees and developers for commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Macintosh computer.

It is brand new, never hung or displayed. It measures 24 by 36 inches and will ship rolled in a heavy cardboard tube. The text on the bottom reads Happy Birthday, Mac. It is priced at $50 plus postage at cost. It would be a great addition to any Apple poster collection. There are also some companion 30th Anniversary T-shirts in black available. Click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

Watch Apple's tribute to 30 years of Mac, shot entirely with iPhones | The Verge

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Google Stainless Steel Travel Cup

Brand New Google Stainless Steel Sapphire Blue Travel Mug in a nice presentation box. It measures 3.5" (8.7 cm) in width and 6" (16 cm) in height and it holds 16 oz. (500 cc) of your favorite hot or cold liquid. This Google labeled mug in the original box is priced at $30 plus postage. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, May 11, 2018

‘Black dot’ bug is the latest Unicode text handling flaw to crash iPhoneand iPads, works on iOS 11.3 and iOS 11.4


Vintage 80's PAC-MAN T-shirt 2XL

This is the classic gamers shirt - it shows off the iconic ghosts from the original Pac Man game from back in the day. Click the image to see a larger view of the shirt front.
* Size: Men's 2XL in good condition; tag seems unwashed but there is some cracking on the graphics
* Blinky, Inky, and Clyde, 3 of the popular Pac Man ghost adversaries, are printed in bright colors on the chest
* Color: Black, 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Made by Delta Pro-Weight, knitted in the USA and assembled in Honduras
This old-stock vintage rarely seen and highly collectible shirt is priced at $12. Mailing is available at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

MacOS 10.13.4 Update Failed to Complete? Mac Won’t Boot? Troubleshooting Update Failures


GenX Silk Screened Apple MacWorld 2000 Tshirt

NEW Silk Screened Apple MacWorld 2000 T shirt. This Apple "Generation X" shirt is a size XXL Large is from the NYC Macworld Expo in 2000. It is brand new and has never been washed or worn - it was wrapped in plastic and stored since the Expo. The large blue X heralds the launch of the Aqua logo for the new Apple OS X operating system. One only: 2XL, priced at $20, mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

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Macworld UK

Apple MacWorld 2002 Jaguar Poster

Apple MacWorld 2002 Jaguar Collectible Poster - new condition
* Poster from Macworld NY 2002
* Introduced 7/17/02 - 7/20/02
* Measures: 28' x 22'
* The Caption on the Bottom Reads: 'Introducing Mac OS X Version 10.2 Jaguar'

Priced at $50 plus postage
To inquire contact Dave via

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

How to reset the SMC on a Mac: A quick fix for persistent problems

Macworld UK

Vintage Apple Macintosh mouse pad collection

For sale is a collection of 10 new Apple and Macintosh themed mouse pads. There are official Apple launch mouse pads like the right front black X 10.3 Panther, the center front Mac OS and the middle center pad that has Apple spelled in the Garamond font. In the back row are two of the "Picasso" series and the original G3 Bondi iMac Girl by Satoshi "Toy" Igarashi from 1998. Center left is the rare "Mac Widow" and at center right is a retro Mac Nanochromatic rainbow skull. The top Happy Face has some printing smudges - all are new and unused.

Click the mouse pad label below for more info on the individual mouse pads. This collection is priced at $190 plus postage.  To inquire contact Dave via

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Monday, May 07, 2018

Apple's influential, iconic iMac turns 20


APPLE Singapore PowerMac Breakthrough T-shirt

Rare vintage APPLE Singapore employee-only new without tags dark blue t-shirts.

Features: Apple Singapore: "Can Do!!!" caption printed on front. "Power Macintosh Breakthrough!" slogan with large fist graphic wearing an Apple logo ring printed on back. Color: Navy Blue. Fabric: 100% cotton. Sizes: Medium (M) and Large (L). Click here to see larger image of the Apple-logoed fist shattering PC myths.

Totally rare Apple logo Apple Singapore team shirt only available to those who worked on the Apple Education team in the early '90's. You had to be at the Apple Singapore office to get one of these shirts. Great shirts, quality fabric and construction throughout. May be the only ones available in North America - reasonably priced at $45 for the Medium and $50 for the Large - To inquire contact Dave via

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Saturday, May 05, 2018

Official Apple Mothership Store Windbreaker signed by Woz

This is a brand new Steve Wozniak signed APPLE windbreaker from the Mothership. It is a size Large zippered jacket made in Bangladesh by North End. There is a screened bitten Apple logo on the chest, contrasting piping, and two slash pockets plus two inside pockets.

The original owner had this to say: "I went up to Cupertino and visited Apple Headquarters, aka the Mother Ship, and bought this cool windbreaker. I was lucky enough to meet the Great and Powerful Woz, Steve Wozniak, and had him sign this windbreaker." Well, we may not be so lucky, so here is your chance to own and wear a piece of Apple legend. Reasonably priced for the collector at $100. Another Woz jacket is available, click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, May 04, 2018

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Periodic Table of the Google Dance - super rare

This Google shirt is a souvenir from the 2006 Google dance, done in the style of the Periodic Table of the Elements. It has the Google logo on the sleeve, Gd (Google dance) on the front and 4 Google elements on the back.

Heavy duty Hanes BEEFY-T - 100% preshrunk cotton in a hard to find size Small. Measurements: Across chest: 17 inches, Length (top of neck to bottom): 26 inches. Great condition - looks brand new. This shirt is priced at $28. Chances are you will not see a shirt like this outside the Silicon Valley. There are several other new Google shirts availalble. Also a 2007 Google Dance t-shirt - click the Google Dance label below. To inquire contact Dave via

What is Google Dance? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary

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Thursday, May 03, 2018

PSA: There’s a new fake Flash Player installer for Macs, and it’s nastier than usual


Independence Day ID4 Apple T- Shirt

This is a vintage Apple Computer movie promotion shirt in very good condition. It is a size XL made by Gildan Heavy Weight of 100% USA cotton components assembled in Mexico. There are no visible signs of wear on the shirt or graphics, no rips or snags though it has been washed several times. There is an extra 20th Century Fox tag that is starting to fray a bit on an edge. All the silk screened graphics are on the front, there is nothing on the back. The text under the Apple logo is "Power to Save the World."

This is an Apple product placement shirt promoting the 1996 movie Independence Day ID4; the Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum sci-fi alien invasion thriller. In the movie the Borg use Windows, and the Mothership runs off of a Mac. This is a rare classic Apple shirt and it is reasonably priced for the collector at $75, mailing available at cost.

This shirt is in a collection of ID4 items - click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

Independence Day (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
YouTube - Macintosh ID4 Ad ("The Power to Save the World")

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Wednesday, May 02, 2018

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This is a rare Apple Macintosh iMac "Yin Yang" poster in near good condition. It has never been used or displayed. It is from MacWorld in New York in 2000 and features the Apple G3 Graphite and Snow iMacs. This classic Apple poster measures 24 inches wide by 36 inches in height and is printed on one side of heavy stock poster paper. It has one small (quarter inch) edge tear, no stains or pin holes and just a few light wrinkles from storage over the years. This poster was for promotional purposes only at MacWorld NY and was not sold in Apple stores. It is priced at $75 and is available for insured mailing in a heavy cardboard tube at cost of postage. To inquire contact Dave via

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Tuesday, May 01, 2018

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Apple Computer Trading Cards Collection

This is a collection of 8 Apple and related trading cards. Starting below the fold on the left is a set of three Steve Jobs 2011 Topps American Pie 1970s series Apple Founded #122 commemorating the start up of Apple Computer in 1977.

In the middle in a black turtleneck is a Topps 2000 series Steve Jobs 1955-2011 card #199. "Unfortunately, that day has come."

At the left is a Steve Jobs 2011 Topps American Pie 1980s series Macintosh Released #146 promoting the 128K Apple Macintosh at Super Bowl XVIII on January 22, 1984 and launching it two days later.

At bottom left is an Upper Deck 2004 History of the United States Inventors and Inventions card crediting Steve Wozniak (and Steve Jobs) with building the Apple I personal computers in 1976 - which were sold for $666.66.

At bottom right is a 2011 Topps American Pie #183 First iPod Released displaying the classic iPod launched November 10, 2001.

At the top at the left corner of the 2003 Sports Illustrated back page ad heralding the launch of (which soon became iTunes) is a hard-to-find Gibson ES-345 Guitar trading card. The Gibson ES-345 became known as the Apple Computer operating system Garage Band icon.

All cards are unused and in mint or near mint condition. The seven cards are priced as a set of 5 for $50 - the duplicate Jobs founder cards are included at no cost. Add $5 for postage. The Gibson Guitar card is $10. You can add the short lived and now scarce AppleMusic ad shown on a complete Sports Illustrated magazine in good condition for an additional $25 and that also includes the postage for all items. So, to sum up, everything shown is $85 delivered. To inquire contact Dave via

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Monday, April 30, 2018

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Apple Support

Apple iPod shuffle 1st Generation new-in-box

Apple iPod shuffle 1st Generation (512 MB); new in box. The seal has been cut and the end flap opened once to verify contents are intact. The plastic tray has not been slid out; it has never been used. Great for a collection of brand new iPods. Price is $50 plus postage at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

collector update: a factory sealed, brand new, box never opened, 1st gen. shuffle is available for $75

iPod Shuffle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Vintage Apple logo 5 color FlavorMacs sticker strip

This is a rare new-old-stock sticker sheet of the 5 colors of FlavorMacs from second generation of iMacs, called Revision C when introduced in 1999. The stickers are circular and measure an inch and a half in diameter. The iMacs were referred to as Lime, Tangerine, Grape, Blueberry and Strawberry.

This sticker sheet measures 2" x 8" and is priced at $18 and that includes an envelope and postage. There are other FlavorMac items available, click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, April 27, 2018

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Cult of Mac

Brand New Bob Dylan souvenir tour hooded jacket

Dark on Dark - Dylan tour souvenir hooded coat, pvc outer layer is wind and water proof, black and gray, fleece lined, zippered hood, Dylan "eye" on the back, from his performance in 2006 at Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, brand new, never worn, paper covers still on the zipper tabs, size large - priced at $75. To inquire about local pick-up in Nelson or for mailing at cost contact Dave via
Bob Dylan - Vancouver - Reviews - 10/11/06
Bob Dylan iTunes Commercial -YouTube

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Bid now for an original Beta copy of the iconic 1984 Mac ad

Cult of Mac

Apple Store Employee Long Sleeve Exercise Shirt

Apple store employee nylon long sleeve shirt with rubberized Apple logo patch. The shirt has never been worn or washed. Brand new and warm! 100% authentic Apple retail employee standard issue size Small.

Color: Black with gray rubber Apple tag on right sleeve. Material: Imported lightweight weave made of Nylon. Very similar to "Dry-Fit" material. This is a warm long sleeve shirt. Very rare. No writing on shirt, the authentic rubber Apple tag is on the right sleeve. Priced at $15 with North America mailing for $7 postage - total $22. To inquire contact Dave via

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Apple Support

DILBERT at 1 Infinite Loop Cupertino California Animation Cel

DILBERT at Apple Computer Headquarters - an animation production art cel from the 1999 season of the Dilbert TV cartoon show. This is an original production art cel accompanied by a glossy presentation background. Size is 13"x11". This setup has a full walking DILBERT as the cel and the Apple rainbow logo at 1 Infinite Loop on the separate background. This is the original back painted cel. It is now a lost art as Dilbert was one of the last hand painted cartoon shows prior to the transition to digital.

These Dilbert episodes originally were broadcast on the UPN network, but you can still see them on the Comedy Central cable channel. This cel was purchased from Nigelwackenfrets in Florida - the only source for the originals. It is highly collectible and is accompanied by certificate that this is an authentic Dilbert TV cartoon production art cel but aside from that this is one fine Apple collectible. It is priced at $75 unmounted/unframed in the shipping tube. Special cel matting is required. To inquire contact Dave via

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Apple iPod Shuffle collection

This is a collection of 4 generations of new unused iPod shuffles. Shown on the the left in the green box is a 1st gen shuffle. It is new and unused with the seal broken but never removed from the box and it is priced at $50. (An identical one with the seal intact is also available for $75). In front of the green box is a 3rd gen silver iPod shuffle new in unopened box, priced at $110. In the center foreground is a 4th gen silver iPod shuffle new in unopened box for $85.

In the back row center is a brand new factory sealed 2nd gen silver iPod shuffle and to the right is the presentation box - still in quite good condition - with the new unused accessory ear buds and docking station plus wrapped paperwork on the part numbered envelope they come in. This complete 2nd gen presentation iPod is priced at $180. Everything shown is available as a set priced at $425 and that includes insured postage. The optional second 1st gen shuffle can be substituted or added. Not shown but available for $300 is a rare polished stainless steel unopened 3rd gen iPod shuffle that was only available at the Apple Stores - click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

Unboxing: Stainless Steel iPod Shuffle 3rd Gen. (Special Edition) - YouTube

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Monday, April 23, 2018

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The New Yorker

Apple Store Specialist T-Shirt size small

If you bought a Mac and got the free iPod touch a couple of years ago then you might have seen this shirt on a store employee. This was a New York Apple Store manager's uniform during the promo. The t-shirt is teal, in a hard to find size Small, made by American Apparel. The front of the shirt has the icons of a Mac laptop and iPod touch and the back of the shirt says "Buy a Mac for college. Get a free iPod touch." in white lettering. The left sleeve has a white Apple logo with the word Specialist.

This shirt was the uniform for the Back to School Sale 2009 at Apple stores and is no longer being made. This shirt was worn and washed once and is in excellent condition. It is priced at $22 with mailing at cost of postage. To inquire contact Dave via

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Apple Levi Denim Jacket NWOPS 1990

This jacket is from a New York state vintage Apple collection; it has been worn and washed once and looks new. It is a size 48 XL denim LEVI jacket that Apple distributed as a souvenir at their October 1990 NWOPS sales meeting in San Antonio, Texas - note the Armadillo on the logo. It has an embroidered red bitten Apple and a booted armadillo crested with "Arm'd For Success."

It was made in the USA by Levi Strauss & Co., it has 4 outside pockets and two inside pockets. All the leather tags, the red Levi labels and the 527 metal buttons are in place. Note: NWOPS on the jacket stands for Apple's 'Northwest Operations' Sales area: Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana. This extremely rare genuine Apple Levi western cut jacket is reasonably priced at $90 with mailing available at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, April 20, 2018

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Macworld Expo 2001 T-Shirt

This is a brand new old stock t-shirt from the Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco, California in 2001. It is a white size XL and appears new - not worn or washed. It is a Lofteez by Fruit of the Loom made of 100% preshrunk cotton with USA components assembled in Honduras. The large graphics shown are on the back and the front has the same info over the left chest in small text. It is priced at $12 - plus postage. To inquire contact Dave via

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Mac The Knife Y2K t-shirt XL

This is a Mac The Knife, MTK : Y2K : NYC short sleeve t-shirt. This is the MacWeek Rumors column icon and is the same shark design as shown on page 184 of the Apple T-Shirts book. This may be one of the few remaining survivors of the "Mac The Knife parties thrown by MacWeek on the Tuesday before each Macworld Expo."

It has been washed once or twice but looks brand new. "Mac" - the silk screened Shark graphic - and the text are mint. Made by Fruit of the Loom 100% Heavy pre-shrunk cotton and it is Made in Canada! How rare is that?

The size is XL and the color is black. The Shark is on the front and the Mac the Knife Y2K NYC sponsors are on the back. It also has MWNY 07.20.2000 on the back. It extremely rare and is priced at $175 for the dedicated Apple collector. Contact Dave via to inquire. All KootenayMac shirts are available for local pick-up or mailing at cost of postage.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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Apple Store Employee New Hire 'The Journey Begins' T-Shirt

This 2nd generation Apple Store employee new hire T-Shirt was given out during orientation back in 2000. The front has a purple Apple logo and the back has "The Journey Begins". This is a rare collectors item and is a great addition for any Apple collection.

This is a size Large short sleeve Tee assembled in El Salvador of 100% preshrunk cotton components made in the USA by Hanes Beefy-T. It is not new and has been washed a couple of times but is in fine condition. It is priced at $28 and is available for mailing at cost of postage. To inquire contact Dave via

see The Journey Begins shirt (and others) at: Apple T-shirts and Memories - TikiRobot!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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Apple Macintosh vintage bumper sticker collection

This is a collection of 6 genuine Apple and Macintosh bumper stickers in 3 different designs circa 1990. They are vinyl and tend to stretch and distort a bit though one of each design is markedly in better condition. The smallest sticker, top, is about 3x9.

The price for this collection is $120 and that includes postage. There are other Apple stickers and decals available - click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Monday, April 16, 2018

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New Apple Mountain Lion 10.8 launch T-shirt

This is a brand new Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion launch shirt. It is a dark green size XL made in Haiti by Hanes Beefy-T. It was unfolded once for this photo. You may never see another one offered especially in unworn/unwashed condition.

This is a very rare Apple promo shirt for the Mountain Lion operating system. Mountain Lion was released to the public via the Mac App Store on July 25, 2012. It is priced at $75 with postage at cost. Several other Mac OS X shirts are available, click the labels below. To inquire contact Dave via

update 1: a new size Large is now available, price is $75
update 2: there is a brand new hard to find size Small available for $65
update 3: a size Medium brand new priced at $70

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