Vinyl prices - taking the p*ss?

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Re: Vinyl prices - taking the p*ss?

Postby drwatts53 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:08 am

And now the £38 single LP: https://www.dubvendor.co.uk/various---d ... 7414-p.asp (other vendors are available). Presumably this is a limited edition, but even if it is...
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Re: Vinyl prices - taking the p*ss?

Postby daniel » Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:23 pm

drwatts53 wrote:And now the £38 single LP: https://www.dubvendor.co.uk/various---d ... 7414-p.asp (other vendors are available). Presumably this is a limited edition, but even if it is...


I think that's an original copy of the album (recently unearthed in the US) with new sleeves. So limited quantities exist.

In any case, people are free to price their releases however they want. It's their product that they spent time and effort and money to create. You don't have to buy it.

And these days with all the content on spotify, youtube, legal and illegal download services, it's not like vinyl releases are the only way you can hear the music. Like it or not, collecting reggae vinyl is a niche hobby within a niche music genre. It's not like the record labels like pressure sounds, dkr, onlyroots, and even dubstore japan and all the others, or any of the stores stocking them, are getting fat off these relatively niche releases.
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Re: Vinyl prices - taking the p*ss?

Postby drwatts53 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:32 pm

Think the asking price (reflecting the wholesale price) might have more to do with the fact that it was selling second-hand for between £43 and £54. Other sources are selling it new for under £30.
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