“From Thomas Edison to American Idol” is how the beneficiaries of The World´s Greatest Music Collection begin their sales pitch. That´s right, Paul Mawhinney, the owner of the world´s largest collection of records and CDs is selling up on eBay (opens in new tab). And if you´re deemed to be a suitable owner, you could buy the lot.
The collection boasts more than 6 million song titles made up of 3 million records and 300,000 CDs with an estimated value of $50 million. The good news is that bidding starts at a mere $3 million, with, at the time of writing, a grand total of 0 bids. So what´s the catch?
Mawhinney and co. are seeking a buyer who will “guarantee to keep the collection intact and keep the music alive for the enjoyment of music lovers, now and for years to come.”
So if you´re a museum, library, university or charitable foundation - or you´re a philanthropist with a spare aircraft hanger to store the collection in, before you give it to a museum, library, university, or charitable foundation - you´re in luck!
The eBay listing has caused quite a stir already, with one cash-strapped desperado asking: “Is there anything in the world that you would trade for this collection?”
“I'll even entertain heinous and impossible ideas. Do you need somebody whacked or do you need a personal servant to cook you meals and clean your house for the rest of your life?”