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Your Last Chance For @Home Memorabilia

Hoping to get the last dollar possible for their once-dominant ISP, Excite@Home owners are putting most of the company's tangible assets up for sale during a two-day online auction next week.

Wednesday and Thursday are your last chances to buy everything from an Excite@Home coffee mug to the cafeteria where they found the coffee cup, the sad final chapter for a company that did a lot to bring broadband Internet awareness to the mainstream.

AT&T Broadband tried for a bargain of its own with a $307 million bid for the cable ISP portion of Excite@Home. Creditors immediately rebuffed the sale, saying Ma Bell executives (who served on Excite@Home's board of directors) set the company up for a fall in the first place to sweeten the pot for the sale of its own broadband division to Comcast.

Which brings us to next week's online auction, where thousands of people will get their own chance to bring in a bargain from the demise of Excite@Home. Thousands of items are up for bid through auctioneer DoveBid, from Sun Microsystems Enterprise 4500 servers to a 1994 BMW 540i to foos ball tables.

News source: Internet.com News

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