I was bidding on a few items in a local online auction and this x-ray machine kept calling me. No one has bid on this behemoth and I was starting to get interested. It looked incredibly heavy, but it was sooooo cheap. I decided that I would look at it just before it closed.
I was sure that the bracket that held the chest level screen would make a wonderful industrial chic mounting arm for a monitor or HDTV. And the box with dials and buttons on the right side would yield a bunch of good parts for a Mad Scientist lamp or other Steampunk project.
I knew that it was a heavy pig and that the auctioneer wasn't going to let me leave the parts that I didn't want, but I was intrigued. Luckily someone else bid with about 5 minutes left in the auction. I saved myself.
The guy was loading the machine into his truck when I got there to pick up my items. That is the guy, plus 3 other huffing and puffing men were loading the machine. It was bigger and heavier than I had imagined. I thanked the guy for bidding before I got swept up into bidding.