Let’s cover some background before we get to the funny auction. There were a ton of news stories this week about Paul Mawhinney putting his legendary music collection up for sale on eBay for three million dollars.
From the Pittsburg Business Times:
After 46 years of collecting and 36 years of running Record-Rama, Mr. Mawhinney’s collection includes more than 200,000 vinyl 45s, 300,000 compact discs and a total of more than 2 million recordings.
Unfortunately for Mawhinney, there are now multiple reports that the winning bidder was fraudulent. Mawhinney sounds like a hell of a character and you’ll be doing yourself a favor be reading the PBT profile of him.
That brings us to this copycat auction, I spotted last night.
Check out the seller’s feedback in the pic to the right. Yep, “shanky100kml” has a -1 feedback rating and a one million dollar auction up. The auction has no pictures and only one line of text: “10 milk crates of single 12 inch records back in the day. Records are in mint condition. Records are original.”
Feel like dropping a cool million for that?