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Tech mogul to sell EVERYTHING from his Indiana home

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 that one would find in a neighborhood.

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 17th, 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

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

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

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

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

Jones is offering this Steinway grand piano for sale. It is available for $100,000 to one lucky buyer

Another neat artifact up for sale is this item which appears to be a gong

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 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

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 17th, Jones is turning his house into a department store, where buyers can walk away with eccentric works of art like the item pictured above

From September 14 until the 17th, Jones is turning his house into a department store, where buyers can walk away with eccentric works of art like the item pictured above

'Everything will be bar coded,' said Lee Parson of Aether Estate Sales Co., who's managing the sale

‘Everything will be bar coded,’ said Lee Parson of Aether Estate Sales Co., who’s managing the sale

Jones decided to put his house on the market after two years during which he has resided in Hawaii

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

While living in Honolulu, he has turned his Indiana home into a makeshift computer coding school. He has also rented out bedrooms on Airbnb

Among the items up for sale is this replica sail boat that is estimated to be the size of a small child

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

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

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

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

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 $50 million 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 24 billion times per year by applications such as iTunes – the company was sold to Sony in 2008 for $260 million.

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.’ 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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