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Offline orihalcon

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$10K IBM 5100 label piece
« on: Wed, 14 October 2015, 17:09:37 »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/291589520108

Belonged to some time traveler apparently:
http://www.anomalies.net/original-john-titor-posts-post2post-art-bell-forum-part-1/

Turns out that in the year 2036, there's still a demand for rare IBM equipment!

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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 14 October 2015, 17:13:21 »
lol wtf... thanks for this entertaining bit
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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 14 October 2015, 17:33:19 »
Who doesn't know who John Titor is?  Even 'other' "time travelers" will tell you he is unique (as far as time travellers go).
  Quoting me causes a posting error that you need to ignore.

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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 14 October 2015, 18:21:11 »
This is amazing.  Thank you.

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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 14 October 2015, 19:58:30 »
I'd do you 60 better and sell you a piece of the the label off an IBM 5160 for half that price.
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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 15 October 2015, 00:38:21 »
This to me is hilarious as I don't believe it but wow 10k...

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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 15 October 2015, 02:29:09 »
Ha ha ha... I wasn't familiar with this "John Titor" business. A professed time traveler, he claimed on national radio that conflict would break out in 2004 and engulf the U.S. in another civil war, one that wouldn't end till 2015. (Hey, that's this year!) Wikipedia's John Titor page has some equally funny details.
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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 21 October 2015, 01:09:11 »
Yes, but in his World Line those were the events.

Him coming here and telling us about them has delayed it it our World Line. See multiverse/many worlds theories.

The fact that the IBM 5100 can reinterpret certain kinds of mainframes is apparently a big deal later. Or at least it was.
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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 21 October 2015, 06:00:32 »
I don't know what you're having, but I'll have some too.
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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 23 October 2015, 10:37:41 »
I don't know what you're having, but I'll have some too.
Probably just another time traveler stopping by on gh.  :thumb:


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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 23 October 2015, 11:03:33 »
Type Travel is possible.
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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 24 October 2015, 05:19:41 »
Type Travel is possible.
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Well played, sir :))
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Offline orihalcon

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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 24 October 2015, 12:14:23 »
Shockingly, no one bid!  Next best thing to do?  Relist at $25,000:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/John-Titor-genuine-piece-of-the-IBM-5100-label-/291597768118?

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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 24 October 2015, 17:08:31 »
Shockingly, no one bid!  Next best thing to do?  Relist at $25,000:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/John-Titor-genuine-piece-of-the-IBM-5100-label-/291597768118?

You don't understand.  Each time it doesn't sell, they go back in time and list it lower.  The $25K auction preceded the $10K one for them. Expect an auction for $50K when this one ends.

As "older" auctions don't show up on eBay in our frame of reference, you probably don't know that it actually sold for $3.50 on eBay back in 2003.  Plus shipping.

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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 31 October 2015, 07:22:44 »
With posts like these, who needs drugs? That's it—I'm calling my dealer and canceling.  :?D
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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 31 October 2015, 08:31:27 »

Type Travel is possible.
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Haha that's a good one
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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 02 November 2015, 16:10:36 »
I'd do you 60 better and sell you a piece of the the label off an IBM 5160 for half that price.
What a deal LOL
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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 02 November 2015, 23:24:11 »
not sure am I stupid or what, but what the hell is that label

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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 04 November 2015, 03:40:06 »
It looks like the seller reposted it on ebay now with a buy it now option or best offer.
Not a bad deal if your crazy rich.

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Re: $10K IBM 5100 label piece
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 04 November 2015, 09:03:07 »
Holy crap, I had no idea that Steins;Gate was based on an actual event in real life.
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