According to the auction description, the collection contains over 3 million records and 300,000 CDs and is worth over $50 million dollars. Most of the albums have never been listened to and there are thousands of duplicates.
All I can say is wow! It surprises me the things that end up on eBay. I suppose after people started selling entire TOWNS on the site nothing else should surprise me. This is pretty cool.
Sad new indeed. The local college radio station (kcpr) has been playing stuff from various "Peel Sessions" CD's all day. Lots of great bands played live for him and there are quite a few of those CD's out there. I definitely recommend them.