I’m sure some of you are truly music addicts with thousands of songs being lugged around on your music player. You might even have a few hundred CD’s, or maybe you’ve broken into the thousands by now. I hate to burst your bubble, but you don’t have the world’s largest collection.

All hope is not lost for you though! The largest collection of records and CD’s is currently up for bid on eBay starting at a mere $3 million. Come on, you’re friends are sure to laugh at admire you with this:

From Thomas Edison to American Idol, this is the complete history of the music that shaped and defined five generations. 3 million records and 300,000 CDs containing more than 6 million song titles. It’s the undisputed largest collection of recorded music in the world. About half of the recordings are new and never played, and every genre of 20th century music is represented. There are countless rare recordings worth hundreds, or even thousands of dollars each on the collectibles market. Organized and cataloged, the collection is meticulously maintained and housed in a climate-controlled warehouse. The estimated value of this amazing collection is more than $50 million.

The collection of music is definitely a site to see:

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The owner will not sell this to just anyone either. According to the website they will only make it available to a suitable home:

We’re seeking a buyer who will guarantee to keep the collection intact (other than to sell duplicate copies, if so desired) and to keep the music alive for the enjoyment and music lovers, now and for years to come.

If you represent a museum, library, university, or charitable foundation, or you’re a philanthropist interested in purchasing the collection and donating it, please contact the owner’s representatives for more information, pricing and a personal on-site inspection.

Aside from the music collection the winner of the auction will also receive:

  • The rights to Spin-Clean, the owner’s patented vinyl record cleaning system, considered the best on the market by audiophiles the world over
  • The rights to Discmist CD cleaner
  • CD Saver 2-part archival CD storage sleeves
  • Yellow Jacket 45 RPM acid-free archival storage sleeves
  • Ownership of the owner’s six publishing companies and eight independent record labels
  • More than $100,000 worth of antique recording and listening devices and other music memorabilia currently on loan to a museum

By now I would hope that you have already placed your bid since it has less than 2 days remaining! Oh, but don’t forget, you’ll have to fork out the money for the packing and shipping costs. That was the deal killer for me. ;)

eBay Auction [via Ghacks]