classics I threw away or sold ... foolishly

Pete Lancashire pete at
Wed May 18 17:32:00 CDT 2016

AH yea.. the gold scrappers don't get me going ....

Brand new "NIB" Minuteman I D-17 computer section, the whole thing in
a wooden crate.

Even had the white exterior panels, remember them each had  "Warning
Magnesium" stamped on the inside. Was around 1985.

Offered $100 about 2 x scrap, he said he would think about it.. came
back a couple days later, yep .. scrapped for the $20 of gold it may
of had in it

I was able to salvage the disk memory .. still have it, can be seen in
the Wikipedia picture Everytime I see it I get pissed. It would have
made a cool living room table !

On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 2:43 PM, George Currie <g at> wrote:
> On Wed, 18 May 2016 14:50:17 -0600 (MDT), Swift Griggs
> <swiftgriggs at> wrote:
>> I've stack-ranked all the classic items that I, to my everlasting shame,
>> let go of at some point and now I feel like it was a mistake:
> It wasn't one I ever really possessed so technically it wasn't a throw/sell
> away, but it was one that got away.
> That as an AT&T Pixel Machines PXM900.  It was at an university auction, I
> had already gone way over budget and I would have had to bid on the entire
> pallet of stuff in order to get it.  I anguished, bid anyway, got outbid and
> declined to bid further.  I immediately regretted the decision, contacted
> the buyer right after the auction, he told me he'd get back to me on Monday
> (yeah, you can see it coming).  When I called on Monday, he was glowing
> about how much gold was in the thing and he had already scrapped it :(
> I still regret that decision to this day (if it wasn't already obvious).
> Sigh.

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