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A very Black Friday: how the fetish for vinyl is sending prices soaring

What is the view of the audiophile community agree - is vinyl overpriced?  

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A very Black Friday: how the fetish for vinyl is sending prices soaring, a mainstream article on this issue... "...there’s a diehard group of consumers who will continue to support this state of affairs. It’ll never go away because there’s always a market for it – it’s been so over-fetishised that it’s part of the culture now. That’s why the majors have adopted some of these silly pricing policies.”



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Hi @Cybrarian,


I can remember purchasing Pink Floyd's The Wall for $10 new, which as a percentage of my pay at that time is still roughly equivalent to purchasing it new, as a percentage of the job position I held is being paid now.


The price of 'used' LPs is another story and has soared by 500+% in the past 5+ years, I can remember seeing many 80s albums selling for $2-5 in OP shops, and even they are selling most from $10+, and are in pretty poor condition.



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6 minutes ago, Janjuc said:

OP shops, and even they are selling most from $10+

Indeed.  I don’t mind paying a bit more for a very good/near mint copy, but they are selling shitte that could not even be played anymore for rip off prices.  

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22 minutes ago, BuzzzFuzzz said:

I don’t mind paying a bit more for a very good/near mint copy, but they are selling shitte that could not even be played anymore for rip off prices.  


Don't you mean 'Schiit'?  :lol:




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Price stickers from mid 80s albums showed I paid $10-$20 / LP. Inflation has tripled which equates roughly to the current price of albums. 


The Oz Peso is causing a lot of the current pricing issues, but setting aside special editions and audiophile recordings, standard pricing ain’t too bad. 

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