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What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

Everything that was in the 1984 Macintosh 128K’s original retail box. Swoon.

Back in 1984, Apple released the first Macintosh home computer, a magnificent piece of vintage computer design that would shape the destiny of the next 25 years of Apple’s corporate history.

What would it have been like to pull a vintage Macintosh 128K out of the box? To first separate the keyboard from its styrofoam lining? To first snap open the hard plastic floppy disc case? To first learn how to use MacWrite using an audio tape?

Over on eBay, one seller has been trying to sell a vintage Macintosh, still in box with complete documentation, equipment and even packaging. In his attempts to sell his prize, he has given us all a treat: a wonderfully thorough and loving unboxing of what it would have been like to open a vintage Macintosh up for the first time.

Since eBay items disappear when the auction ends, we’ve archived these incredible unboxing pics on our servers. Prepare to see a lot of them below.

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]