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If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: August 04, 2020 09:16PM
It looks like it would be worth over $2 million today. Sigh.
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Re: If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: Acer
Date: August 04, 2020 09:19PM
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Re: If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 04, 2020 09:19PM
Well, if you are into commiseration, I bet no one did that (buying the stock instead of the machine).
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Re: If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: August 04, 2020 10:07PM
Whenever I get depressed over some of my investment decisions, the thought of Ronald Wayne makes everything better....
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Re: If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: GGD
Date: August 04, 2020 10:25PM
That letter is pretty interesting, dated Sept 1975, even though Apple wasn't founded until April 1976, and didn't go public until 1980. It also talks about the "Lisa" computer four years before Motorola released the 68000 CPU that Lisa used.

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Re: If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 04, 2020 10:37PM
.....Big.....mac....??



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Re: If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: August 04, 2020 10:38PM
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That letter is pretty interesting, dated Sept 1975, even though Apple wasn't founded until April 1976, and didn't go public until 1980. It also talks about the "Lisa" computer four years before Motorola released the 68000 CPU that Lisa used...[/img]

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Re: If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: August 04, 2020 10:51PM
There used to be pages that would allow you to play “What If” I’d invested $x on y date with z company. Do any of those still exist.

Edit: found one
[dqydj.com]

If I’d invested $3000 in AAPL instead of buying an iMac, Epson printer, external hard drive and a SuperDisk Drive in July 1998 I’d have $1.8 million worth of Apple stock.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/04/2020 11:00PM by ztirffritz.
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Re: If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: August 04, 2020 11:16PM
It doesn't work for me. Can someone figure $1300 AAPL bought in 1999?
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Re: If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: August 04, 2020 11:22PM
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Dennis S
It doesn't work for me. Can someone figure $1300 AAPL bought in 1999?

553,004.41

Assuming 1/1/99



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Re: If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: August 04, 2020 11:26PM
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ztirffritz
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Dennis S
It doesn't work for me. Can someone figure $1300 AAPL bought in 1999?

553,004.41

Assuming 1/1/99

Thanks. I guess.
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Re: If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: August 04, 2020 11:39PM
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ztirffritz
...If I’d invested $3000 in AAPL instead of buying an iMac, Epson printer, external hard drive and a SuperDisk Drive in July 1998 I’d have $1.8 million worth of Apple stock.

ok...really didn't need to see that - that's right around the time I sold off my $6K or so of AAPL, glad to finally get my money back out after eight or so years of nothingness...maybe I should have left some in and see if Steve Jobs really could turn things around (but at least I'm not Ronald Wayne...remembering that keeps me sane)



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Re: If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: August 05, 2020 12:04AM
I think I might use J. Wellington Bigby as the user name on the next forum.



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Re: If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: Acer
Date: August 05, 2020 12:33AM
Wait...Gump was not a documentary in this universe? Sorry for you guys.
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Re: If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: August 05, 2020 10:09AM
I bought 1000 shares in 1997.

Paid about $13 a share.

Sold it when it passed $60 not too long afterward.

After the August split, that would be 112,000 shares, had I kept it.

I still have the 7 shares (now 98) that I bought in 2000 in my Roth IRA.



Oh, well.


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Re: If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 05, 2020 11:59AM
But if that hadn't happened then you probably would not be here with us plebeians!
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Re: If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 05, 2020 12:27PM
...I would have forgotten all about it until the IRS contacted saying I owed more back taxes than Willie Nelson.

This means my stock would probably have to be sold off to keep me out of debtor's prison.




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Re: If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 05, 2020 01:08PM
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RAMd®d
...I would have forgotten all about it until the IRS contacted saying I owed more back taxes than Willie Nelson.

This means my stock would probably have to be sold off to keep me out of debtor's prison.

A nice problem to have!



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Re: If I'd put $2,000 into Apple stock instead of buying the 128K Mac...
Posted by: d4
Date: August 05, 2020 01:35PM
In the early 2000s I was living on my own in NYC. I was short on rent one month and sold all my AAPL at market price. *sigh*



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