This Guy Bought a Box Set for $100,000. No, That’s Not a Typo.

Part of the allure of limited edition box sets is the fact that they’re produced in finite numbers.  And yes, their price can make them more exclusive and more collectible.

As far as I can recall, the most expensive box set I’ve ever seen was a collection from the Pixies which tipped the scales at around $800.  But that’s nothing compared this set (one of ten) offered by the Residents.

Back in December, they offered Ultimate Box Set, featuring 100-plus items encased in a full-size stainless steel refrigerator.  The price?  ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.

Of course, the Residents never expected to sell it.  It was simply one of their grand performance-artsy gestures. Imagine their surprise when a guy from Illinois agreed to buy it–at full price.

Read the whole crazy story at Consequence of Sound.

Buyer Tripmonster (right) takes possession of his Residents box set.

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