June 1, 2015

"A Silicon Valley recycling plant is looking for an unidentified woman who dropped off a rare Apple 1 computer to give her a paycheck of $100,000."

$100,000 is half of the $200,000 that the computer sold for as a collector's item. The recycling place has a policy that it splits all proceeds with the donor (and now they have to find her).

When she dropped it off she said "I want to get rid of this stuff and clean up my garage." Asked "Do you need a tax receipt?," she said, "No, I don't need anything."

14 comments:

Curious George said...

Wow, with that kind of money she could buy a iPhone6 and Watch.

paminwi said...

Please. There is a video somewhere of this woman driving her car to this recycling plant. Find the video, get the license plate and do a google search. And voila! She's found!

Michael K said...

500 people are going to appear with requests for the dough.

Meade said...

I want to get rid of this stuff and clean up my garage [mahal].

Bob Boyd said...

Finders keepers
Losers weepers

Laslo Spatula said...

Hope she deleted the porn.

Or maybe not.

Vintage.

I am Laslo.

campy said...

Shouldn't they give her only $77,000 since she's a woman?

Coupe said...

The $100k would probably ruin her life. She is probably getting benefits as a low-income retired person, and that kind of money would cause nothing but IRS and State tax headaches. If I was her, I'd ask that it be given to the United Way or some such charity.

Quaestor said...

Just yesterday afternoon I took a box of "useless" IT stuff to my local Goodwill -- modems, ethernet adapters, motherboards, and lots other tech detritus. Maybe I should have banked them.

Humperdink said...

"Shouldn't they give her only $77,000 since she's a woman?"

POTD, but it's early.

Interesting,not crazy said...
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Interesting,not crazy said...

Coupe said... [hush]​[hide comment]

The $100k would probably ruin her life. She is probably getting benefits as a low-income retired person, and that kind of money would cause nothing but IRS and State tax headaches. If I was her, I'd ask that it be given to the United Way or some such charity.


The woman cleaned out her garage full of electronics after her husband died. She is not a homeless person collecting cans and bottles along the side of the road. She lives in a part of Silicon Valley where a modest sixty year old 1000 square foot house sells for upwards of six hundred thousand dollars. 100,000, after taxes will not be enough to change her life dramatically.

tim in vermont said...

I worked at a bank a long time ago and an elderly woman brought in a collection of her deceased husband's silver coins and the teller took them at face value and substituted the money. I remember she was bragging about it. What a tool. I worked in IT at the time, had I worked with her behind the counter, I would have stopped her, but it was old news when I found out about it.

Unknown said...

I hope you thought to report her to mgmt. Rotten clear through. Probably her nest egg.