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5th Jan '17 2:34:55 PM Dj0rel
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', the eponymous HumongousMecha is left in a scrapyard for several years, before Coop buys it for a few bucks. Which he never pays.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', the eponymous HumongousMecha is left in a scrapyard for several years, before Coop buys it for a few two bucks. Which he never pays.
3rd Jan '17 11:42:55 AM hszmv1
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*** Subversion here: Both the buyer and the seller are aware of it's value, but it's worthless without the spell (which the buyer has) and very common. The seller admits that he sells them to people not in the know as paperweights because it's more profitable to sell as such. Becomes a BrickJoke in a later item when Giles knows all about the item by name alone, owns one, and sheepishly admits he uses his as a paperweight.


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** Inversion: Giles accidentally sells a series of innocuous items to a seemingly ordinary shopper. Turns out those specific items are used in a powerful and dangerous ritual but have little value on their own.
2nd Jan '17 12:02:37 PM DialgaX
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* [[http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-23203033 A man]] found vintage comics worth £20,000 in a dumpster...and used them to make a papier-mâché sculpture.
30th Nov '16 8:33:17 PM Bissek
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* In the fourth and last book of the ''ShadowGrail'' series, the heroes find various items from Authurian myth that they need (including the Grail) disguised as ordinary items in a junk box at the Goodwill store.

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* In the fourth and last book of the ''ShadowGrail'' series, the heroes find various items from Authurian Arthurian myth that they need (including the Grail) disguised as ordinary items in a junk box at the Goodwill store.
26th Nov '16 4:25:14 PM nombretomado
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* A recurring sketch on ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' involves a seller at a garage sale casually selling incredibly valuable artifacts for a low price. The Holy Grail itself, for instance, was sold for five pounds, as having already gained eternal life from drinking it, he sees no reason to keep it around. And later, the wardrobe that's the entrance to [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]], as now that he has a garden at his new house, he doesn't really need the extra space.

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* A recurring sketch on ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' involves a seller at a garage sale casually selling incredibly valuable artifacts for a low price. The Holy Grail itself, for instance, was sold for five pounds, as having already gained eternal life from drinking it, he sees no reason to keep it around. And later, the wardrobe that's the entrance to [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]], as now that he has a garden at his new house, he doesn't really need the extra space.
15th Nov '16 11:12:09 AM DynamiteXI
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* In May of 2013, an old scroll that had been lying around in plain sight in the Bologna University library was identified as an 800-year old copy of the Torah, likely the oldest complete copy in existence, and possibly worth millions.
** Nope, Leningrad codex still older.

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* In May of 2013, an old scroll that had been lying around in plain sight in the Bologna University library was identified as an 800-year old copy of the Torah, likely the oldest complete copy in existence, existence[[note]]aside from maybe the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leningrad_Codex Leningrad Codex]][[/note]], and possibly worth millions.
** Nope, Leningrad codex still older.
millions.
15th Oct '16 8:32:55 PM SuperUltraGreatDelicious
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** Nope, Leningrad codex still older.
4th Oct '16 1:15:34 AM kome360
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* DiabloIII: Regular demons and breakable objects have a small chance to contain Legendary items, top-tier gear whose true power can be unleashed by a nephalem. Justified by the lack of nephalem in the past millenium - in the hands of a mortal or demon, these items are still killing machines but don't show noticeable superpowers. Also, most of them are copies - superpower copies, but copies nonetheless.
18th Sep '16 1:38:49 PM nombretomado
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* DoubleSubversion in ''ArchieComics''. Jughead finds an old violin in the trash bin outside the pawnshop. When a suspicious man tries to steal it from him, Archie believes that it's a Stradivarius violin. He and Jughead head off to a music shop to get it appraised, only to learn that the violin is no Stradivarius, just a complete piece of junk. [[spoiler:On the other hand, it really is a lot more valuable than it seems, and not in the way that the gang thought it would be: the violin's bow is the cache for stolen diamonds.]]

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* DoubleSubversion in ''ArchieComics''.''Franchise/ArchieComics''. Jughead finds an old violin in the trash bin outside the pawnshop. When a suspicious man tries to steal it from him, Archie believes that it's a Stradivarius violin. He and Jughead head off to a music shop to get it appraised, only to learn that the violin is no Stradivarius, just a complete piece of junk. [[spoiler:On the other hand, it really is a lot more valuable than it seems, and not in the way that the gang thought it would be: the violin's bow is the cache for stolen diamonds.]]
8th Sep '16 12:36:27 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': Variant. Harry King is in charge of all of Ankh-Morpork's sanitation and recycling, from chamber pots to dog muck to trash. He is constantly bewildered that people ''let'' him be in charge of all this. People pay him to take away their chamber pots and trash. He then sells this waste to anyone who needs it, from tanners to gardeners, then gets paid to take away ''their'' waste too, which he then sells to someone else. It barely takes him any time at all to become the richest man in the city, and all it cost him was his sense of smell.
-->Harry King felt like the only man in a mine who knew what gold looked like.
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