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  • Pricing on both sealed/used Original and Reissue OOP titles is getting absurd!

    I was looking through eBay, Discogs, Popsike and even various Amazon sites and have noticed a huge upsurge in pricing on Out-of-Print titles. Since I own a good number of them I'm glad to see I have some things of value, but man, it sure makes adding to my collection a lot more expensive. Quite frankly, I really can't afford to partake much more as I won't spend more than $200 for a single LP that I really want to add.

    I know that you can buy them for less at times and I have, but the starting pointing points are getting obscene. I guess I'll never own that Classic Records reissue of Led Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door.

    For those who seek out product as mentioned in the thread title, what do you think about the current pricing?
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    Don't burn gas walk more, for that matter sell your car. Eat out less and when you do eat in, its canned beans and when the budget allows it a hot dog now and again. Consider a weekend job, I hear panhandling can pay as much as $100+ a day (tax free)...kidding aside them's the breaks and it ain't gonna change.

    Some records I paid $30 for a few years ago are now worth up to $300, I have several of these still sealed. I will 'off' these at some point and use the proceeds to buy what I really want its a vicious cycle and part of the insanity of being a vinyl addict.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rob View Post
      Don't burn gas walk more, for that matter sell your car. Eat out less and when you do eat in, its canned beans and when the budget allows it a hot dog now and again. Consider a weekend job, I hear panhandling can pay as much as $100+ a day (tax free)...kidding aside them's the breaks and it ain't gonna change.

      Some records I paid $30 for a few years ago are now worth up to $300, I have several of these still sealed. I will 'off' these at some point and use the proceeds to buy what I really want its a vicious cycle and part of the insanity of being a vinyl addict.
      Haha! Very funny!

      I have a couple of titles that I'm thinking of "offing" as you say, so that's a good way of softening the blow. On the other hand, I might just wait it out for another year or so as I'm not sure these prices can be maintained. It seems over the top to me and purely a result of the resurgence of vinyl, which won't last forever.
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      • #4
        It seems silly to me to pay big bucks for an OOP reissue when something can simply be reissued again and again for less money. Now originals, that's another story.
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        • #5
          I've seen one album from the '70s, a top 20, that the last clean copy I've seen was $200.
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          • #6
            John, I sympathize. All I can suggest is keep an eye out for sometimes these albums do fall through the cracks.

            As far as the market. It comes and goes. But it is certainly driven by huckster dealers buying these albums from eBay auctions and then doubling or quadrupling the price too. But these albums aren't moving as much lately so prices may come down in the long run.

            I remember not so long ago that the Mercs and RCAs were hideously expensive. Now outside of a handful of titlles, the prices have come down. So patience is sometimes your best friend.
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            • #7
              Agree Myles, I think prices, while still high, have come down a bit. And price variability is huge. You could get lucky and find something few people are bidding on...
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              • #8
                If you have the LPs in your collection because you are a collector then you are happy. If you want them for the same reason you might be a little less so! If you are just interested in the music then there are plenty of alternatives for most of the valuable stuff out there. Yes you won't have the ne plus ultra pressing but just sit back and enjoy the music with the libation of your choice which you can buy with the price difference!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Beaur View Post
                  If you have the LPs in your collection because you are a collector then you are happy. If you want them for the same reason you might be a little less so! If you are just interested in the music then there are plenty of alternatives for most of the valuable stuff out there. Yes you won't have the ne plus ultra pressing but just sit back and enjoy the music with the libation of your choice which you can buy with the price difference!
                  Oh, I agree and that's what I do. I am NOT a collector. Everything I buy gets played, because I'm a music lover first and foremost. For the vast majority of titles I'm interested in finding a better version I don't even bother trying to find the "best", I only want a better pressing. There are some titles however whereby I'd really like the best that's out there, which I think is quite normal.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
                    Oh, I agree and that's what I do. I am NOT a collector. Everything I buy gets played, because I'm a music lover first and foremost. For the vast majority of titles I'm interested in finding a better version I don't even bother trying to find the "best", I only want a better pressing. There are some titles however whereby I'd really like the best that's out there, which I think is quite normal.
                    You mean not everyone is like me? You mean buying records, put them on the shelf and eventually get around to listening to them isn't normal behavior? Hmmm....maybe 10, maybe 15, OK 20% have yet to be played?
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