Stories like this make my heart go all a flutter. This guy buys some crappy old tin on eBay for a few bucks, and it turns out to have inside an extremely rare Charlie Chaplin propaganda film from 1916 called Charlie Chaplin in Zepped. The film is worth an estimated £1 million. I don’t know the conversion rate to dollars but I’m pretty sure that’s a lot of Benjamins.
I buy a lot of junk on eBay that no one else wants, and now I have some justification for those purposes (or at least that’s what I’ll tell the wife). Read the whole story here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology/2010/05/23/collector-pays-3-on-ebay-for-1million-charlie-chaplin-film-115875-22278353/