828965 story Seattle Flushes $5M High-Tech Toilets 433 Posted by kdawson on Monday August 18, 2008 @07:18AM from the siruis-cybernetics-corp.-was-here dept. theodp writes "Hopes were high back in 2004 as Seattle's posh public potties opened for business. But four years later, city officials have said good riddance to the five high-tech toilets, self-cleaning and cylindrical, that had cost Seattle $5 million. The city unloaded them on eBay for just $12,549. The commodes had become filthy hide-outs for drug use and prostitution."