How many thing are there that you would pay three million dollars for? I know it's a hypothetical question for most of us because most of us don't have three million dollars but if we did, what would we be willing to spend all of it on?
Three things come immediately to mind for me.
1) The moon. It would be cool to own the moon. And I would send that punk Neil Armstrong back up there to pick up all that trash he and the other hooligan astronauts left all over my lawn.
2) Sofia Vergara. Even among her peers of other South American supermodels, she is exceptionally exceptional. Ideally, I could buy her outright for just two million of my dollars so I could invest the other million into cloning her. For obvious reasons.
3)The World's Greatest Music Collection, also known as Ebay Auction #320230084120. For reals, it ends today and is currently at $3,000,000.
Here's their description of the bounty:
"Organized and cataloged, the collection is meticulously maintained and housed in a climate-controlled warehouse. Every recording in this amazing collection has been personally acquired by the collection’s owner over the past fifty years and represents a lifetime of work and his desire to see the music preserved for future generations. Deteriorating health and related financial concerns are forcing the owner to sell the collection at far less than its true value. The estimated value of the collection, on a per-item basis, is in excess of $50 million."
Some of what the winning bidder receives:
The entire record collection of more than a million- and-a-half 45 RPM Records, a million plus albums, more than 300,000 compact discs, thousands of 78s, cassettes and 8-Track tapes.
A few other interesting items singled out in the collection are the first CD ever made (of 300), the first flat phonograph record (from 1888), antique recording and listening devices, 10,000 phonograph needles and hundreds of cartridges.
Here is the staggering statistic that really got my attention. More than six million song titles are in the collection. That represents 99% of all of history's charted music and 50-60% of the uncharted songs. It is the greatest collection of recorded music in the world.
Imagine the mix tapes I could make. Sofia will be so impressed.