Saturday, May 26, 2018

computers, devices and hardware available

kootenaymac: current list

Vintage Apple Computer Logo Ink Pens

Heavy Metal - Apple Computers Colored Steel Pen - set of 5. The pens are approx. 5 1/2 inches long in 5 colors with a black Apple logo and soft rubber comfort grip. These pens were not sold retail and are used by Apple employees and resellers. The pens are metal and write in black ink. They are a nice addition to any Apple collection. There is one set available priced at $40. They were listed for $59.95 (now sold out) at another Apple collectible site. Mailing is at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Friday, May 25, 2018

How to password protect files and folders on your Mac

Apple Must

GOOGLE Gmail T-Shirts

RARE! Black GOOGLE Gmail T-Shirts, 2 size large. These are 100% cotton Hanes T-shirts. The front shows the Gmail logo. One (L) is new with tag removed for $18, one (L) is washed once priced at $15 - both for $30 plus mailing at cost. For more Google shirts click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Google nearly scrubs ‘Don’t be evil’ from its code of conduct

Cult of Mac

Black iPhone now in 16GB 2XL t-shirt

Black iPhone (now in 16GB) t-shirt. Size 2XL. Worn and washed twice by an Apple store employee. 100% pure cotton Made by Gildan in Honduras.

Front says: iPhone now in 16GB. Back says: More music. More video. More iPhone. Both front and back text are in white letters.

This Apple collectible is priced at $15 and is available for mailing at cost of postage. To inquire contact Dave via

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

12 new facts we learned about the legendary Steve Jobs

Apple Must

Apple Java WWDC 2004 T-shirt XL

This is a maroon Apple Java WWDC 2004 silk screened T-shirt. It is a size XL (46-48) 100% cotton shirt made in Honduras to Apple specs by Hanes Beefy-T. It has a small Java on the front and  WWDC2004 on the left sleeve.

This shirt appears to be new and is in excellent condition. It is priced at $25 and is available for mailing at cost of postage. To inquire contact Dave via

WWDC 2004: Live keynote coverage | Macworld

There are other WWDC and Java shirts on hand, click the labels below

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

How to create a Mac recovery partition in every version of macOS

Macworld UK

Apple Macintosh themed license plate collection

This Macintosh related collection of license plate memorabilia includes a new reproduction 1984 California plate commemorating the launch of the 128 Macintosh - bottom left - and it is priced at $40. The red one is an unissued Kansas plate with WOZ on it and includes the original unmailed envelope - the price is $220 - it was signed by Steve Wozniak in August 2015. The upper black plate with a rainbow bitten Apple is from the Apple store in Cupertino back in the 80's. It is high gloss plastic with a few scuffs from over the years and is $60. The Yosemite is an aluminum repro celebrating the park that Mac OS X 10.10 was named after. It is priced at $40.

In an unopened bag at the back right is a brand new old stock unwashed unworn impossible to find genuine Apple t-shirt with a very nicely screened Open Mac graphic. It is featured in the Apple T-shirts Book and is priced at $145. On the back left is a new old stock unworn unwashed genuine Apple shirt from the Imaging Division in 1997 which was the year Steve Jobs returned to Apple. On the back is the front of a 1949 Pontiac with the same license plate. This is an Apple tip of the hat to the Pontiac Division of GM as the 3 millionth Pontiac was built in February of 1949. The price is $150. Click the Billion label below for more info on this rare shirt.

The 4 license plates are available for $360 with insured postage included in the price. The shirts are extra. For more info on these items click the labels below and to inquire further contact Dave via

A Think Different license plate frame is available at Missingbite

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Monday, May 21, 2018

How to delete the 'mshelper' malware from macOS


Vintage Apple Mac is Back XL T-Shirt

This rare Apple shirt was given to CompUSA employees for the launch of the Apple Store within a Store concept. It is a size XL made in El Salvador by Delta. It has “Mac” on the front with the rainbow logo, and “Back” on the back with the CompUSA logo and the date March 14th, 1998 on the sleeve. The text is a bit faded due to several washings but it is still in good condition and the tag looks near new. It is priced at $25 with mailing at cost. To inquire contact Dave via

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

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

macOS: How to See Where a Download Came From

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

What to do when Time Machine backup is full

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

20 years of iMac: A story of relentless design iteration


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

Apple's AirPort base stations are gone, and we wish they weren't



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

How to reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on your Mac

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

Your first look at the new Apple Newton documentary

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

13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) Battery Replacement Program

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

Here's why Apple chose the phrase "Hey Siri"


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

The Woman Who Gave the Macintosh a Smile

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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