Massive Record Collection on EBay

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  1. Theadmans

    Theadmans Forum Resident Thread Starter

  2. on7green

    on7green Bionic Man

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    NY & TN
    Wow!. Amazing that one person could accumulate so much. Now if he listened to every LP just once that would take about 3,000,000 hours and listening 12 hours/day = 685 years.:winkgrin:
     
  3. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

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    Cambridge, MA
    No buy it now. $3 million is the MINIMUM bid.

    Very cool. One thing that would worry me is that, when asked to specify valuable records, he continually specifies the Stones sampler and some Elvis singles. I would hope a collection like this would have some other stuff at least as valuable/rare, or moreso. No mention of valuable Beatles, for example.

    Still, if I had $3 million burning a hole in my pocket and a warehouse to store the stuff in, I'd fly out and check it out.

    If anyone actually goes and checks it out, let us know what you find...

    Kwad
     
  4. rhkwon

    rhkwon Forum Resident

    Location:
    Houston, TX USA
    Unbelieveable.:eek:
     
  5. John Cantrell

    John Cantrell Active Member

    Location:
    Outta here
    From the seller's web site -

    Why is it important?

    "Digital preservation would be fine were it not for the fact that CDs have a life-span of just 15 to 20 years. In a few short years, the information on your CDs will just begin to disappear. Forever."

    Oh, really? :rolleyes:
     
  6. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

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    Well, the truth is that no one knows what the lifespan of CDs will be, either pressed or burned. One real problem with all CDs is a mechanical one: The outer plastic layers sandwich an inner one that holds the data. Since this is a hetereogeneous sandwich, the thermal contraction/expansion properties of the inner and outer layers differ, and this can lead to mechanical breakdown as the temperature/humidity/etc. change.

    The process can be subtle and slow. And it's possible that CDs will last many more years than 20 (or whatever number you want to throw out). But there is reason to suspect that CDs are not a good archival format, whether they are pressed or burned CDs.
     
  7. John Cantrell

    John Cantrell Active Member

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    Well, I'm well over the "life span" on many of the CDs in my collection. And they look and play just fine. It just seems to be a "selling ploy" for potential buyers.
     
  8. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Big stacks of Readers Digest box sets in one photo. Looks like thrift store stock.
     
  9. mudbone

    mudbone Gort Annaologist

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    Canada, O!
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