I would like to know your thoughts on test pressings and the purchasing of them? I Googled test pressings as well as searched this site and found out that they are in fact the finished record that is sent to the customer for approval to go ahead with the complete order. They are also in limited supply and not that many are made, but no where could I find a "hard" number of approximately how many. Is this the best version of the record? Would I be better off getting a test pressing over the released version? Is the sound the same? The other road I was looking at is it another way to make money for the company? (not necessarily a bad thing as long as there is a market for it) What dictates the price of a test pressing? How popular the records were or how limited the regular edition is? Thanks, as you can see many questions on this and I appreciate all responses. I am asking these questions to learn and not to discredit or condemn the sale of Test Pressings.