About AVintage


AVintage is the acronym for Apple Vintage. First and above all, it’s a hobby: I collect old Apple Macintosh computers. I grew up with these machines and Apple products always fascinated me. They are cool, well conceived, and they function!!

In the era of digitalisation it is quite fascinating to consider the last thirty years and to realize how this stuff has developed. AVintage is also a little bit of history: the history of personal computers or at least those of a specific brand that counts millions of passionate users and that still influences on its way today’s digitalized world.

I sell some models in order to complete my own collection. This by the way allows me to get in touch with people who share the same passion.
  1. PRICE
    What is an old Apple computer worth? Basically nothing. Or perhaps a lot for a collector who is looking for a specific model or for someone who finds again its first Mac, to which are attache many souvenirs of younger times!! I believe that my prices are reasonable: I buy, I fetch, I restore and clean, I maintain, I complete, I install different systems, I store. This costs money and takes time and is therefore worth something. Nevertheless my prices should not be a reason to renounce to acquire one of my machines: I am open to discussion if you absolutely want to get one of these models but the price is the only obstacle. Eventually AVintage is also a platform for enthusiasts!
  2. GUARANTEE
    I cannot guarantee that the computers I sell will function perfectly for many more years. But I guarantee that they work properly now: I test them, maintain them carefully and store them lovingly. All these machines have some years of utilization and they carry the scars of it. I try to make them disappear as good as I can but of course I cannot make them look the same way as they originally left the factory. Sometimes some parts were missing (keyboard, mouse, power cable, hard disk) and I completed them. So the guarantee I give is mainly moral. And I will stay at disposal to help you find a solution in case of a main problem: Eventually AVintage is also a platform for enthusiasts!
  3. FETCHING OR SHIPPING?
    Personally I prefer when you fetch it: my computers are in Switzerland, basically there where North-South and West-East major highways cross. My place is therefore easily and quickly reachable. And when you come you’ll surely get a coffee and you will be able to test the item before you take it. And if you make a deposit I can also reserve an item for you, as long as you need until you find the occasion to come and fetch it. But of course I will also ship if you will pay for the extra cost for packaging, shipping and if requested insurance fees. These extra costs will be discussed beforehand and be determined together in a transparent way.
Partitioned hard disks - installed Mac OS
The hard disks of my vintage computers are partitioned in order to be able to start in all possible systems a specific model supports. An iMac G3 Bondi Blue (May 1998 - January 1999) has 6 partitions, on which Mac OS 8, 9, 10.0,  10.1, 10.2 and 10.3 are installed. An iMac G3 Flower Power (February - July 2001) has also 6 partitions (Mac OS 9, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4). An iMac G4 Early 2003 (February - September 2003) has 3 partitions (Mac OS 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4) whereas an iMac G5 Ambiant Light Sensor (May - October 2005) has 2 partitions with Mac OS 10.4 and 10.5. All systems are installed in English.

If not otherwise mentioned, my desktop computers come along with the appropriate screen, keyboard, mouse and power cable. My notebooks come along with power cable and normally a battery (though one must admit as a rule that its lifetime is over).