They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and for this story that is definitely true.
A recycling center in Silicon Valley is on the hunt for a woman who dropped off an old Apple computer that turned out to be a collectible item.
The woman in question dropped off boxes of her late husband’s possessions, seemingly thinking they contained nothing but junk.
Fortunately I don’t own anything I’d cry over if my wife threw away… http://t.co/CwsRWb5cXG woman throws out apple 1 computer.
— victorpan (@victorpan) June 1, 2015
How much was this item worth? $200,000 dollars. According to the news report, this was a low price as another Apple-1 sold for almost a million dollars last October.
The computer was one of only about 200 first-generation desktop computers assembled by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ron Wayne in 1976.
And in another sign that there are still good people in the world, the company plans to give the woman $100,000 of the profit made from the computer once they find her!
The lesson here is to always check those junk boxes you have. You just might find your ticket to success!
Check out a video of the full story here!