A short lived business decision by Apple in the 1990s opened the Macintosh market to third-party clones. These are harder to find now and as such can be desirable collectible systems for hobbyists due to the rarity. If you come across these clones from vendors such as Radius, Power Computing, Motorola and UMAX for a reasonable price it might be a wise investment.
The Apple Network Server product
line is an interesting system for hobbyists looking for a unique Apple system which can't run the Mac OS, as they were only designed to run IBM's AIX. These are also hard to find as the large size makes them less ideal for storage or display in vintage collections. We believe many of these systems were either returned to Apple or recycled over the years.
==Buying A Vintage Macintosh==