$33 and rising for an SGI mug!

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$33 and rising for an SGI mug!

Unread postby sgifanatic » Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:44 am

On the one hand, I am a little miffed my conservative $10 bid got me nowhere with this. On the other hand, I'm happy to see so much SGI collector enthusiasm. On the third hand, $33 for a darn mug that you can make for < $10??? On the fourth hand, some would say the mug is less obsolete than the gear I have spent thousands accumulating.

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Re: $33 and rising for an SGI mug!

Unread postby nongrato » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:44 am

I would bid too, but the shipment to my place is more than 40$ :(
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Re: $33 and rising for an SGI mug!

Unread postby hamei » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:14 pm

sgifanatic wrote:On the one hand, I am a little miffed my conservative $10 bid got me nowhere with this. On the other hand, I'm happy to see so much SGI collector enthusiasm. On the third hand, $33 for a darn mug that you can make for < $10???

It's an ex-stockholder who just got an AK-47. He's going to take it out back, set it up on a fence post and blow it to smithereens. Needs a genuine article for the full satisfaction.
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Re: $33 and rising for an SGI mug!

Unread postby sgifanatic » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:46 pm

hamei wrote:
sgifanatic wrote:On the one hand, I am a little miffed my conservative $10 bid got me nowhere with this. On the other hand, I'm happy to see so much SGI collector enthusiasm. On the third hand, $33 for a darn mug that you can make for < $10???

It's an ex-stockholder who just got an AK-47. He's going to take it out back, set it up on a fence post and blow it to smithereens. Needs a genuine article for the full satisfaction.


Ha! There is also a *rare* copy of the Enron code of ethics booklet currently on auction. I would have made the obvious joke viz the rare code of ethics, but on second thought, I'll skip it.
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Re: $33 and rising for an SGI mug!

Unread postby chicaneuk » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:56 am

Really must get some SGI mugs made up. If only I could find the damn old and new type fonts somewhere - they seem extremely elusive :(
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Re: $33 and rising for an SGI mug!

Unread postby duck » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:22 am

chicaneuk wrote:Really must get some SGI mugs made up. If only I could find the damn old and new type fonts somewhere - they seem extremely elusive :(


Surely the proper way is to pull the logo bitmaps out of the PROM.
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Re: $33 and rising for an SGI mug!

Unread postby chicaneuk » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:02 am

To be fair there's a good bunch of generic SGI logos and system logos on the Nekochan FTP site so I should be covered.
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Re: $33 and rising for an SGI mug!

Unread postby pentium » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:03 am

I got this buried away. I swear I once had a vector of it.
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Re: $33 and rising for an SGI mug!

Unread postby vishnu » Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:36 pm

I'm pretty sure I've posted this before but this is my mint SGI Computer Systems mug (in SGI purple), alongside my equally mint NSCP mug.
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