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Steve McQueen cars to hit auction block

Steve McQueen cars to hit auction block

In the world of cars, some of the most expensive vehicles in history are those that were owned by famous actors or those cars that have a racing pedigree that can be traced. When you combine the fact that the car was owned by a famous actor and has a history behind it, the vehicles are worth even more money. An auction is set for August 17 and 18th in Monterey, California that will see some cars tied to famous actor Steve McQueen go up for sale.

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Legend of Zelda prototype cartridge comes with hefty price tag

Legend of Zelda prototype cartridge comes with hefty price tag

We all know about the ultra-rare and super-valuable Nintendo World Championship cartridges that pop up from time-to-time, but this prototype cartridge for The Legend of Zelda you see pictured below has a price tag that will make even the serious game collector cringe. Currently available on eBay, the cartridge comes with a Buy It Now price of $150,000.00. To be fair, seller tjcurtin1 is also including a factory sealed and graded copy of The Legend of Zelda, but the main star of this listing is clearly the yellow prototype cartridge.

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Apple 1 Motherboard reaches $300k+ at auction

Apple 1 Motherboard reaches $300k+ at auction

One of the relatively few remaining Apple 1 Motherboards left intact on the market has reached a massive $374,500 USD in auction this week. This auction took the original 1976 conglomeration of components and set it up at Sotheby's where it was originally expected to sell for a price between $120,000-$180,000 USD. This auction was joined by an hand-written note from Steve Jobs which captured a thought written by the tech legend back when he worked for Atari.

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Steve Jobs’ 1974 Atari memo up for auction

Steve Jobs’ 1974 Atari memo up for auction

Sotheby's is getting ready to auction a Steve Jobs' memo on June 15 for as much as $15,000. The memo was written to Atari in 1974 when Jobs was 19 years old and employed by the company to work on game design. Jobs was reportedly forced to work at nights at Atari due to his clashes with colleagues.

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eBay quarterly earnings see PayPal exploding

eBay quarterly earnings see PayPal exploding

There's no denying that eBay has been a force to be reckoned with in the online auction space here on the web for quite a few years - and today's earnings report supports that claim with a fury. That fury, on the other hand, is really based quite a bit on the power of PayPal, the online payment system acquired by eBay when it was clear that they were made for one another. As eBay grows, so too does PayPal - but the overall growth of the two looks just a bit sheepish compared to the growth of just PayPal alone.

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Researchers devising method for destroying “VIP Deals” incentives for ratings online

Researchers devising method for destroying “VIP Deals” incentives for ratings online

Today there's a story floating around about an online dealer of products in auction websites known as "VIP Deals" which has been knocked out of business after its owner was found to be giving products away in exchange for good product reviews. While this might seem like a fair deal to those who come into said auction and multi-item sales just for the one item and out, the rules behind such sites expressly forbid such an action. Because this sort of situation leads to scams in which great ratings are trusted when they're not precisely true, researchers like Bing Liu [seated at his desk in the image below] are on the case to stop the problem before it advances further.

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2013 Shelby GT500 racetrack durability car sells for $350k

2013 Shelby GT500 racetrack durability car sells for $350k

When it comes to Ford Mustangs, Carol Shelby is closely tied to the muscle car. Shelby has been hopping up the already fast and powerful Mustang line since the 60s to provide even more power. Shelby was also a racing driver who was very successful with his own car, the Cobra in the 60s as well. When it came time to build up the new 650hp 2013 GT500 Shelby and Ford needed a test mule for the racetrack.

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Apple founding docs sell for over $1.5M

Apple founding docs sell for over $1.5M

Back in late November we mentioned that the founding documents for Apple were going to hit the auction block. These are the documents that started the tech company back in 1976. The documents have the signature of Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on them. When the auction was first reported the thought was that the documents might bring somewhere in the range of $150,000.

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