Scott Jones, who became a multimillionaire not long after founding Boston Technology at the age of 25, is getting rid of all of his worldly possessions that he collected while living in his mansion in Carmel, Indiana
A tech multimillionaire who left his hometown in Indiana and resettled in Hawaii is having a massive yard sale – and the items are not your normal selection.
Scott Jones, who became a multimillionaire not long after founding Boston Technology at the age of 25, is getting rid of all of his worldly possessions that he collected while living in his mansion in Carmel, Indiana.
A replica of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull can be had for $10,000 and a Steinway grand piano is available for $100,000, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Jones, 56, is letting it be known that the sale is open to the public at his gargantuan home at 1150 W. 116th Street.
The manager of the sale wants to emphasize to the public that it is just that – a sale – and not an auction.
From September 14 until the 17, Jones is turning his house into a department store.
‘Everything will be bar coded,’ said Lee Parson of Aether Estate Sales Co., who’s managing the sale.
If Jones’ high-priced items aren’t enough, prospective buyers can have the biggest prize of all – the home itself.
Jones is listing his seven-bedroom, 14-bathroom, 27,000-square-foot home for just under $5million.
Parson said that even those who don’t have steep pockets can come away with something, like ‘half-opened bottles of Windex that’ll be 50 cents.’
Jones decided to put his house on the market after two years during which he has resided in Hawaii.
While living in Honolulu, he has turned his Indiana home into a makeshift computer coding school. He has also rented out bedrooms on Airbnb.
Jones, 56, is letting it be known that the sale is open to the public at his gargantuan home at 1150 W. 116th Street in Carmel
The home features a 33-foot high great room, an indoor tree house (above), a circular mahogany slide, a 25-foot long saltwater aquarium, and an indoor basketball court
Buyers with cash to spare will be able to get their hands on historic artifacts that reflect the tech mogul’s tastes, like this replica of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull which can be had for $10,000
The home, a 27,000 square foot mansion built in the style of an English country manor, took seven years and $20 million to build. One of its better addition is this sleek billiards table
Jones is offering this Steinway grand piano for sale. It is available for $100,000 to one lucky buyer
The suit of armor complete with a sword would make a focal point for any room
Another neat artifact up for sale is this item which appears to be a gong
The home has been featured on many popular shows, including HGTV, Mega Mansions, and MTV Cribs, where it won ‘home of the decade’
The manager of the sale wants to emphasize to the public that it is just that – a sale – and not an auction
From September 14 until the 17, Jones is turning his house into a department store, where buyers can walk away with eccentric works of art like the item pictured above
Jones decided to put his house on the market after two years during which he has resided in Hawaii
Among the items up for sale is this replica sail boat that is estimated to be the size of a small child
In the first episode of the 17th season of MTV Cribs, Jones was awarded the ‘Best Home Theater’ prize
Jones lived in Indianapolis as a teenager, where he attended North Central High School
One of the more modern items is this golf cart, which must come in pretty handy on a piece of property the size of Jones’ home
The item on the far left is a classic record player. The center item is a globe. The item on the right is a life-size knight in shining armor
Jones lived in Indianapolis as a teenager, where he attended North Central High School.
After graduating Indiana University, he moved to Boston.
In the early 1990s Jones made about $50million on his company, which created the predominate form of voicemail, and he ‘retired’ at age 31.
But he could not stay out of the game
He founded Internet-based music service company Gracenote, now utilized by Apple, Yahoo, and Sony.
Gracenote services are accessed globally at the rate of 24billion times per year by applications such as iTunes – the company was sold to Sony in 2008 for $260million.
In 2008 he came up with ChaCha – a popular mobile service that allows users to text virtually any question to 242-242 and receive answers within minutes.
According to the Star, Jones’ vast fortune enabled him to amass an impressive collection of artifacts from around the world, including antiques, artwork, suits of armor, a model of a sailing ship, and a large telescope.
Parson thinks it will be ‘the best estate sale ever held in Indiana.’
‘Everything must go,’ said Jones’ publicist, John Ross.
‘This will be a nice opportunity for people to see how the other half lives.’