I've spent, and will spend in the future, a max of £50, one was a dubplate acetate the other was a digi classic Cocoa Tea Girl Get Ready in NM cond.
Unless I sell records that I've spent brand new prices on years ago for money, I'm happy being patient for reissues or buying new releases, but its nice to treat yourself once in a while for the right tune.
Of course if I shot weed or was made of cash I'd be buying everything all the time, but would not appreciate the records themeselves.
I get annoyed at the Post Office when I sell tunes to Europe as the recorded delivery rate (I refuse to ship any other way due to missing tunes etc) is 10.25 so a lot of Euro-buyers moan at me that its too expensive or I'm trying to rip them off. I say this to you lot - moan and direct your hate to the right people ie the Post Office, or dont buy tunes its simple.
If your moaning / shocked / surprised / annoyed at the cost of records, go the mp3 route on the money tunes and just buy the cheap ones / new releases - its what I and many of my roots bredren are forced to do our my wage packet. Only the rich can afford to run a vinyl ship tightly these times.
Big up BAF, enjoy your weekend.