ARC Original Pricelist

A lot of people have been asking me if I did anything for this Walpurgisnacht weekend. I suppose I could have gone out-of-state to spend time with old friends, and while that was terribly tempting, I decided to stay here in Burlington. It’s the first weekend I’ve had since school started and, without the albatross of homework, papers, and finals around my neck, I wanted to just spend the time by myself, relax, and… get some project work done. Yes, it’s true, I can never really stop working. But, while I’ve spent much of the time finally getting to one of my two pending book projects (and made quite a bit of leeway into the one I want to put out soonest; still need to do the proofing and cover art), I thought it might also be a hoot to figure out how much all of my machines in my Apple Retro Collection would have cost at the times in which they were originally released. Apparently, dorkiness was on the chore list as well. So, here it it as of today…

(Snarky comments will be deleted. Why? Because Diabologue isn’t a democracy, that’s why. And thank Satan for that!)

iMac Intel 24″ 2.8 GHz – $1,700
iMac G3 DV – Blueberry – $1,299
iMac G3 – Indigo – $1,199
eMate 300 – $800
eMac – $999
Power Mac G4 Dual 1.42 GHz (Firewire 800) – $2,699
Power Mac G4 (Graphite) – $1,599
Power Mac G3 (Blue and White) – $1,999
Power Mac G3 (Desktop) – $1,999
Power Mac 8600/250 – $2,700
Power Mac 7100/80 – $2,900
Power Mac 6400/180 – $2,799
MacBook 2.0 GHz – $1,299
Powerbook G3 (Bronze Keyboard) – $3,499
Powerbook G3 (Wall Street) – $2,299 (minimum)
Powerbook 150 – $1,300
iBook G3 (Indigo) – $1,799
iBook G4 – $1,299
Quadra 700 – $6,000
Quadra 650 – $2,700
Performa 550 – $1,200
Macintosh Plus – $2,600
Macintosh II – $5,500
Macintosh SE – $2,898
Macintosh SE FDHD – $3,900
Macintosh Classic – $1,500
Macintosh Classic II – $1,900
Macintosh LC II – $1,240
Macintosh IIsi – $3,800
Apple IIe Platinum – $1,200

Subtotal = $68,625
Plus the $4,117.50 of Vermont Sales Tax
Total = $72,742.50

(It’s possible that I paid nowhere near that, by the way.)


Matt G. Paradise is Executive Director of Purging Talon, a media company responsible for releasing groundbreaking and often imitated audio, video, print, and Web work since 1993, including the internationally respected Satanic magazine, Not Like Most. Paradise is also a Magister in the Church of Satan and, since the early-1990s, has also done media representative work for the CoS through all major media forms — network television, radio, print publications, and the Internet. He is the author of Bearing The Devil’s Mark, a collection of writings on Satanism; as well as editor of The Book of Satanic Quotations (First and Second Editions). He was also producer and co-host of Terror Transmission, a horror movie commentary podcast; and is currently the producer and host of three podcasts (The Accusation Party, Vintage Vinyl Vivisection and Strange Moments in Cultural History) on The Accusation Network.

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