Buy the World's Greatest Music Collection

Chris Higgins

Record collector Paul Mawhinney is selling his personal collection, including three million records, 300,000 CDs, and much, much more. Mawhinney is also throwing in:

...(1) the rights to Spin-Clean, the owner's patented vinyl record cleaning system, considered the best on the market by audiophiles the world over, (2) the rights to Discmist CD cleaner, (3) CD Saver 2-part archival CD storage sleeves, (4)Yellow Jacket 45 RPM acid-free archival storage sleeves, (5) ownership of the owner's six publishing companies and eight independent record labels, and (7) more than $100,000 worth of antique recording and listening devices and other music memorabilia currently on loan to a museum.

The collection is for sale on eBay with an opening bid of US $3,000,000 (plus shipping from Pittsburgh). eBay helpfully notes that you can get $10 off if you apply for an eBay Mastercard -- so get bidding, people!

Mawhinney, owner of the famous Record-Rama music shop, is selling the collection due to his declining health. He wants the collection kept together, perhaps as a museum or music library. He has also put together a World's Greatest Music Collection web site with more details. The collection represents over 6 million song titles, so think of it this way: at the opening bid price, it's only 50 cents per song! That's cheaper than iTunes.