MELISSA BLOCK, host:
Now an update on an update to a story that we broadcast last week. You may have heard our interview with Paul Mawhinney who was auctioning off his gigantic record collection on eBay. Mr. Mawhinney has accumulated three million records and is hoping to sell the entire lot to an institution or individual. Well, we reported last week that there was a winning bid on eBay for more than $3 million. When we asked Paul Mawhinney whether he had any doubts about the validity of the offer, he said he didn't because the buyer had to put 10 percent down just to make the bid. Well, in turns out now that Mr. Mawhinney tells us the person who appeared to be the winning bidder was actually a student who had been the victim of identity theft. So all those records still has not been sold but Paul Mawhinney says there are other bidders and he's still optimistic about unloading his collection.
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