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Do I hear $2 for all of Napster's assets?
November 19, 2002 12:56 PM   Subscribe

We all knew the day would come, the time to put the "you" in P2P: Buy your own piece of Napster at their bankruptcy auction. December 11th, live and webcast, their impressive set of top o' the line (for 2001) equipment is up for grabs.
posted by mathowie (9 comments total)

 
Huh, so it looks like Roxio only bought intellectual property, unless there is a whole batch of other hardware not being listed here.
posted by machaus at 1:07 PM on November 19, 2002


As it so happens, I wrote a portion of the DHTML in Dovebid's webcast auction interface. Who knew that the code I was writing--while listening to music downloaded via Napster (this was in 2000)--would someday be used to sell off that company's assets? I feel as though something sad and a little absurd has come full circle in my life.
posted by vraxoin at 1:16 PM on November 19, 2002


Those Cisco 6509's were really popular at the Arthur Andersen auctions($20K-30K a piece).
posted by dglynn at 2:01 PM on November 19, 2002


I find this strangely upsetting. Nice kit though.
posted by zygoticmynci at 2:11 PM on November 19, 2002


The shirts are still available, if you're in a retro mood.
posted by waxpancake at 2:14 PM on November 19, 2002


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posted by MarkAnd at 2:37 PM on November 19, 2002


Any experience with an auction such as this? Occassionally I read or hear how so-and-so purchased a Porsche for under $20k or a house for under $100k at an auction, but I take stories such as those with a grain of salt --- sound too good to be true. Maybe I am mistaken.
posted by quam at 2:46 PM on November 19, 2002


quam, I've been to a few of the cowan alexander auctions (they liquidate lots of high profile dotcoms) and the bigger the name of the company going under, the crappier the deals.

The prices of two year old IBM laptops at the WebVan auction were approaching retail price on low end brand new laptops (like p2 366 thinkpads going for $800-900 a piece), and the only deals are on the large lots, but what are you going to do with 20 4x CD burners or ten network printers?

The only auction deals are the ones done by lesser known auction houses, on low-profile company assets that no one hears about.
posted by mathowie at 3:08 PM on November 19, 2002


their impressive set of top o' the line (for 2001)

then

The shirts are still available, if you're in a retro mood

**Looks at calendar**

God bless the internet!
posted by Ufez Jones at 9:13 PM on November 19, 2002


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