[Error: unknown template qotd]It wasn't a throw away, but my husband once saw a certain type of audio equipment thingy for sale at a garage sale. It looked pretty fancy, so he bought it for 40.00. He looked it up on eBay and they were selling for over 1,000.00 on eBay if they had the gold parts inside. We opened ours up and sure enough, there was gold! So we sold it for 1350.00 with a mad bidding war because the one we had was in better condition than past ones and it was the only one up for auction at the time.