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    Default You think you have a collection? HA!

    http://tinyurl.com/32apc7 <<<Scroll over this for linky........





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    At first I thought it was a pic of the Acoustic Sounds warehouse.
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D

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    All I can say is "WOW"!

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    That guy needs a life. $3,000,000 would be a hell of a start.

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    I wonder how much he had spent to accumulate his collections? I bet it was more than $3MM..unless he spent gobs amount of time in pawnshops (which I think not).

    either way, it is an amazing collections and desire to buy that many records and CDs
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    Are the records in the 2nd picture all 45's?
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    very cool, nice to see folks spending their money on things that matter.

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    I hate to be the person who has to inventory that place. On the other hand....

    WOW!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    Are the records in the 2nd picture all 45's?
    Sure looks like it.

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    How the hell did that guy get into my basement to take those pics?
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    That's impressive. Not including the value of the vinyl itself, I wonder how many man hours it takes to do something like that and have an inventory such as that. I bet it's triple or more than what the collection is worth.

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    wow. I am in total state of shock.

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    ... an unintended pun. State of Shock was a single by The Jacksons with Mick Jagger. I am sure the collection includes that one, too.
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    Anybody interested should feel safe with a PayPal coverage of $200.00. :D

    I hope this cat stays true to his word and sells it to someone who wants to donate the collection to a museum or something...."The collection's owner is seeking a private collector or a philanthropist willing to buy and donate the collection."....and I hope also that this collection remains in the states. Who knows?

    Boy, oh boy would it be nice to just go and grab any song from any artist and get your listen on. It's funny, I think I have a good collection going and mine doesn't even come close to making a dent with what this cat has.

    BTW, I tried to put this on the "Are you the World's Greatest Audiophile" thread, but either I can't figure out how to search correctly or the thread has disappeared. I was wanting to compare the two collections to see if they even came close to having the same amount of music.
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    How'd you do that so quick? I looked for about 45 minutes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by treitz3 View Post
    How'd you do that so quick? I looked for about 45 minutes!
    I am the internet god.

    Actually no, I remember he was asian....so I typed in Japan...no luck...then I typed in China and "POOF" there it was.

    If it wasn't either of those two you woulda been SOL, since I don't know any other asian countries.

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    without knowing how many albums, 45's, and CD's are in there.. I wonder how much it is all worth? More than what he paid for, equal to what he paid or much less than what he paid for.. if he purchased them all retail.

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    Well, consider the average price for a full album from the RIAA. $17.00. The price of albums have kept up pretty well with inflation, so no huge adjustment needed.

    3 million nets you still over 17.5 thousand albums.

    Now, to this guy's credit... that is a LOT of music. I have something around 3,000 albums, and it's so many that I can't even remember what I have, I can randomly pick something and suddenly re-discover music that feels like I have not heard in years, or music that was once overplayed feels fresh.

    This guy probably has many many more than 17.5k albums (50 mil worth or more he says). I cannot imagine ALL of them are full price buys, LPs, ect... The 45s for example, or small label music, and I am sure he takes every chance he can get to rummage through every bargain bin and garage sale, online auction, ect...

    With that much music... I don't know. I have over 3,000 albums and I still feel the NEED to hear what my favorite artists are up to. Imagine how many favorites he has... I can't imagine the OCD nightmare of trying to keep up with everything. Maybe that is why he is selling. OCD is an all-or-nothing proposition. When it becomes more than you can handle, it's either chunk the whole thing, or go mad.

    Reminds me of that movie "Hi Fidelity"... maybe he has them arranged autobiographically... hehe, that would be hard core.

    So... 3 million, is it a bargain or not, that is the question.

    EDIT: I missed the part about 3.3m albums... I am not sure I want that many... *decides not to bid*
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    Interesting ramblings Yashu.
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    That collection is amazing. It will be interesting to see where this deal ends.
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    What makes me laugh are the people on ebay asking for an inventory list. What for? If you want to listen to it I'm sure it's there. If it isn't, after spending $3 million on that collection I'm sure you can spend $50 to buy what you are missing.

    If you look at one of the other questions, one guy did the math and this collection is the equivalent of buying 188 albums a day for 50 years straight. Obviously that didn't happen, but when looked in those terms.....insane.

    I really hope a museum or some place buys it and he doesn't end up having to part it out. Although, by the looks of it, he seems to be willing to sit and wait until someone buys the entire collection. Can't blame him, I wouldn't part it either.

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    WOW is all I can get out.

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    The guy said there is 3 million albums and 300,000 cds

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    3.3 million discs with only 6 million song titles, someones math is f*cked...........most cds and albums contain more than 2 songs.

    It looks like he bought out radio stations, libraries, juke box vendors, etc. when the media went south. I would bet very little was actual personal purchases, most likely simple bulk purchasing for pennies on the dollar.

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    I hope someone buys it.

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    Well, I am very surprised at the final price, just over the initial bid. I kept up with the question/answers (kinda entertaining) and got the sense that some deep pockets were going to jump on this and start a bidding war. Didn't happen. Looks like this guy took a bath over the potential "market price" but hopefully it will stay as a collection for the future. Wonder who winner was and their intentions??

    Just noticed that the listing indicated that it was

    "The Most Viewed and Watched Listing Ever on eBay!"

    I'm surprised at that but just goes to show that "vinyl rules".
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    where is that Alan Parson's Project LP???????????????? I know I put it here somewhere..I hate when I don't [ut them back where I got them.

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    Final price of $3,002,150.00????? What a STEAL!

    As a side note.... What's up with Pittsburgh, PA and Vinyl? Between this collection and Jerry's Records that's about 5 Million records in that town. My GOD!!!
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