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Old 12-31-2011, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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According to the seller, the item is a Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus calculator, similar to thousands of others used in college-level math classes. It usually retails for about $99. This one is listed at $3,700.

What makes it worth so much? It once belonged to the man who killed 32 people at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007.

Va. Tech killer Cho’s calculator for sale, renewing debate on murderabilia - The Washington Post
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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Anyone stupid enough to pay that kind of money for that item deserves to lose almost 4K for nothing.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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According to the seller, the item is a Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus calculator, similar to thousands of others used in college-level math classes. It usually retails for about $99. This one is listed at $3,700.

What makes it worth so much? It once belonged to the man who killed 32 people at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007.

Va. Tech killer Cho’s calculator for sale, renewing debate on murderabilia - The Washington Post
This reminds me of the guy who got caught sticking his hand through the fence around serial killer Anthony Sowells house in Cleveland Ohio picking up handfuls of dirt and putting it into jars to sell.

Hey, if people are stupid enough to buy this stuff, so be it. A sucker is born every minute you know....
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:57 PM
 
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The worst was John Wayne Gacy's art work...creepy. Who would even want something like that?! wierdness.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:35 AM
 
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I read that the leadsinger for Cake is a huge murderabilia guy who ponied up I don't know how much money to own Ted Bundy's yellow Volkswagen. makes me wonder what else is in his collection.

When I was looking to read Margaret Cheney's book on Ed Kemper, the only copy I could find -- used -- was going for $400 as kemper had autographed it. I later learned the book had been re-released under a different title and got a like-new copy from a used bookstore for 47 cents.
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