Before you throw the old stuff out, run a quick Internet search to see what you’ve got on your hands. You may save yourself $200,000.
Since the center gives 50 percent of items sold back to those who donate, half that money belongs to the woman. But no one is quite sure who she is, so the search is on. She apparently found the computer while cleaning her late husband’s garage.
The Apple I was designed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ron Wayne in 1976. It sold for $600. Only 200 were ever made, so they’re increasingly valuable today.
Clean Bay Area recycling center Vice President Victor Gichun remembers what the woman looks like but doesn’t have any contact information or leads.
“To prove who she is, I just need to look at her,” Gichun said.