Vinyl Record Price Increases

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Records are getting even more expensive. In some cases up 30% or more. This is even affecting the used market.

https://www.billboard.com/pro/vinyl-prices-expensive-reasons-supply-chain-demand/
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,294
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    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • Keiko
    Keiko Posts: 764
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    VR3 wrote: »

    Price is right. Be interested in the quality if I see something I like. Thanks Trey!
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,323
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    Fortunately, they're just a fad.
    B)

    PS I guess now I'm rich. :blush:

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  • SIHAB
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    lemme see;
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  • msg
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    VR3 wrote: »
    Trey's laughing at everyone who clicked the 5dollarrecords link.
    Those records aren't even cutout bin worthy!

    ooh, wait, I take it back. they do have this El DeBarge 45 from the Short Circuit soundtrack
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  • msg
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    AND... it looks like they have the Van Halen follow-up...
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  • VR3
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    Well... Considering I've literally never bought a record for myself lol

    I do send Tom and Rick pictures of any records I find at my local bin store!
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • msg
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    SEE!!! lol
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  • DaveHo
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    Cold day in hell before I pay $40 for a rekkid that sold for $8.99 back in the day. I like vinyl, I really do, but I'll stream it before I pay that much.
  • VR3
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    How far back in the day?

    With inflation that could be half price!
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • nooshinjohn
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    DaveHo wrote: »
    Cold day in hell before I pay $40 for a rekkid that sold for $8.99 back in the day. I like vinyl, I really do, but I'll stream it before I pay that much.

    I still can’t believe I shelled out 15k to listen to records I bought at Goodwill for a buck apiece…
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  • Keiko
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Fortunately, they're just a fad.
    B)

    PS I guess now I'm rich. :blush:

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    That's all? ;)

    Fortunately, I've built up a nice collection over the years. Some of the stuff I got, I could flip for decent money if needed.
  • treitz3
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    Non-vinyl folks probably can't imagine what that weighs in at. It's a lot more weight than you think.

    I know because my collection is about the same. It all adds up! You wouldn't really think about it, given the weight of just one LP but a collection like that?

    Yeah, not light.

    Tom
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  • audioluvr
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    I'm still disappointed in myself for giving away a million dollars of pristine first pressing albums because CD's were the shi t!
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  • mhardy6647
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    edited February 2023
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    Keiko wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Fortunately, they're just a fad.
    B)

    PS I guess now I'm rich. :blush:

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    That's all? ;)
    Not hardly :(
    Fortunately, I've built up a nice collection over the years. Some of the stuff I got, I could flip for decent money if needed.

    Excellent!
    Most of what I have isn't worth much, though -- in all seriousness.

  • SIHAB
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    Remember when you could buy and album based
    solely on it's cover?
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  • mhardy6647
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    Oh, I did that a few times. Not always a best practice, although it worked fairly well for Ohio Players albums. :D
  • dromunds
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    I was in my favorite record store recently and noticed prices had spiked quite a bit for used vinyl - and new as well. Prices had already risen previously but it seemed certain artists for the most part at least used albums, this time it seemed like quite an increase across the board. Glad I never sold my vinyl collection but I am always getting different stuff too. Going to have to be pickier now
  • Keiko
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Keiko wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Fortunately, they're just a fad.
    B)

    PS I guess now I'm rich. :blush:

    52683333008_d1eac8f6e3_b.jpg

    That's all? ;)
    Not hardly :(
    Fortunately, I've built up a nice collection over the years. Some of the stuff I got, I could flip for decent money if needed.

    Excellent!
    Most of what I have isn't worth much, though -- in all seriousness.

    You'd be surprised what some of those might be worth.

  • mikejedi0619
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    So my Seals and Croft Greatest Hits mint condition KTEL LP album is worth a fortune now ?! LOL
  • Keiko
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    So my Seals and Croft Greatest Hits mint condition KTEL LP album is worth a fortune now ?! LOL

    Check discogs and what it's selling for now. Pressings, label and who mastered a particular cut will make or break what a certain record is worth.
  • Emlyn
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    audioluvr wrote: »
    I'm still disappointed in myself for giving away a million dollars of pristine first pressing albums because CD's were the shi t!

    I suspect part of the higher prices for new is because mint used LPs cost so much and people are willing to pay the prices for limited production. I bought the Roxy Music reissues on vinyl last year for around $22 average on sale.
  • mhardy6647
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    edited February 2023
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    So my Seals and Croft Greatest Hits mint condition KTEL LP album is worth a fortune now ?! LOL

    Dude.
    It all depends on what's scratched in the deadwax.

    B)
    Keiko wrote: »
    So my Seals and Croft Greatest Hits mint condition KTEL LP album is worth a fortune now ?! LOL

    Check discogs and what it's selling for now. Pressings, label and who mastered a particular cut will make or break what a certain record is worth.

    Ahem.
    K-Tel.
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  • mikejedi0619
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    Haha I know KTEL isn’t the best but I will say the total of 3 that I have including the Queen one which appears to be more rare —sound pretty decent. Of course that was before I upgraded to the Polks upstairs . And I remember them sounding good in the downstairs video system lol. So who knows. But yeah they are not known for HQ !! :)
  • mhardy6647
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    A couple of K-TEL compilations here (someplace)... maybe I should pull one out & spin it some time.
    My recollection was that they didn't sound great. They also have the misfortune of fading in and/or out of most tracks, in the fashion of the top-40 radio play of their time. All in all, their compilations were pretty annoying. :#
  • tratliff
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    I not going to tell you guys how much i paid for these Classic Records sealed copies a couple of weeks ago. But if you zoom in you might see where the negotiation started.

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  • Emlyn
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    I wonder how much my RCA Music Club versions of those Led Zep LPs are worth now. Mint conditioin!

    :)
  • Keiko
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    Emlyn wrote: »
    I wonder how much my RCA Music Club versions of those Led Zep LPs are worth now. Mint conditioin!

    :)

    The Robert Ludwig pressings are the ones to own, but those Classic Record copies are highly sought after to.