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Funniest auction I’ve seen this week

February 24, 2008 at 1:03 pm by thetheorist

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.

eBay auction
Screen capture of eBay item number 170196495975.
eBay auction
Screen capture of eBay item number 170196495975.

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?

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