If you are from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a fan of music you most likely left some of your paychecks in Paul Mawhinney’s Record Rama. Although his record-breaking record collection has been on the block since the store closed in 2008, he still has no buyers. Valued at over $50 million dollars, Mawhinney cannot unload the vinyl for even a measly $3 million. Hipsters everywhere continue to search their couch cushions in hopes of raising the money in loose change.
If you’re looking for a sign that we live in a digital world that cares not for the physical manifestations of our analog past, you need only look at Paul Mawhinney’s record collection. At over 3 million records, it’s the largest in the world. He’s trying to sell it due to his advancing age and health problems. Unfortunately, as he puts it, “no one gives a damn.”