Recent used vinyl price increases: what are the most surprising titles?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by rain_king, Jun 22, 2022.

  1. Leepal

    Leepal Forum Resident

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    Swindon, UK
    Yes, one of the LPs in my collection I have been surprised at the price increase is the Bunnymen's "Siberia", sells for over £100 these days.
    Another one of those I bought at time of release not thinking anything about future value.
     
  2. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...


    Prices for Sparks vinyl
    Go higher and higher
    I predict

    Sparks prices go higher
    Sparks prices go higher
    Sparks prices go higher
    I predict!


    :winkgrin:
     
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  3. RichC

    RichC Forum Resident

    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    You got a great deal if it was only "a few years ago" then! I sold my Billy Joel GH NM pressing for $35 when I got the MoFi set in 2017 for $35. Not surprised prices have gone up from there. (Probably gonna sell the MoFi set at some point, those prices are insane and TBH most of the songs sound better on the individual 70s and 80s pressings.)
     
  4. Sytze

    Sytze Forum Resident

    I checked - 2011. Longer ago than I thought, but still...
     
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  5. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

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    Lillington NC
    Yet other than Van Morrison, singer/songwriter albums from the golden era remain dirt cheap. Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Carole King, some of the best music from the era seems to have completely flown over the heads of the younger vinyl collectors. Even Joni Mitchell with the exception of the Blue album aren't making much of an impression on them. Go figure.
     
  6. Chee

    Chee Forum Resident

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    Denver
    Kids today don't care about Joni/Carole/James/Jackson......
     
  7. NettleBed

    NettleBed Forum Transient

    Location:
    new york city
    11 years ago the used vinyl landscape was completely different.
     
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  8. fretter

    fretter Forum Resident

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    PA
    Now's the time to buy. It only takes one word from Taylor or Billie.
     
  9. hi_watt

    hi_watt The Road Warrior

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    San Diego, CA
    Oh big time.
     
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  10. Boomy

    Boomy Forum Resident

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    Indiana
    It's kind of annoying in some ways, how much some of this used vinyl is going for. I understand "it's what the market will bear," and if you got the extra cash to splurge, go right ahead. Will just have to wait for reissues...
     
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  11. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Vintage Dust

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    Fort Worth TX
    Ha...earlier today I took 19 albums to a used media store that buys vinyl. Most of this stuff I found in the dollar bins back in the day. They gave me $82.91 (cash). I know, a strange amount.

    5 years ago I would have just dropped these off at Goodwill.
     
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  12. c-eling

    c-eling They're made of light,We never would have guessed

    And you walked out paying 50.00 for this one right Doc? :D
    JK, that's great man!
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Vintage Dust

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    Fort Worth TX
    I'm not that desperate yet my friend. :D
     
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  14. c-eling

    c-eling They're made of light,We never would have guessed

    :laugh:
     
  15. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Vintage Dust

    Location:
    Fort Worth TX
    One of those was a KISS Hotter Than Hell Bogart with a 3 inch gash which makes side one unplayable.

    It will probably get snagged by a hipster for $40 who will hang it on his wall.

    Crazy times.
     
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  16. c-eling

    c-eling They're made of light,We never would have guessed

    Nuts. I'll have to remember that. Usually I permanently remove stuff like that from circulation.
    A few years ago a co-worker gifted me a couple Aussie AC/DC's. One was unplayable, and the cover was pretty bad. -The cover got recycled and the LP was pitched.
     
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  17. Kevin j

    Kevin j The 5th 99

    Location:
    Seattle Area
    Wait, imaginary hipsters like Kiss now? Man, I’m outta the loop.
     
  18. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Vintage Dust

    Location:
    Fort Worth TX
    Well, maybe a really stupid Gen X'er will pick it up.
     
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  19. Canoli

    Canoli Forum Resident

    Location:
    Phoenix
    The Cars S/T and Candy-O, once LPs that could be had for $8-10, are now commanding $20-$30.
     
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  20. Kevin j

    Kevin j The 5th 99

    Location:
    Seattle Area
    Speaking as a gen x’er, perhaps you’re right.

    but what generation do hipsters belong to anyway? I always thought they were boomers.
     
  21. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    And I hate they are missing out.
     
  22. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    I don't even try to keep up with those designations. To me it's just "The Greatest Generation" and "Baby Boomers" and then you have everyone else that came after 1964.:magoo:
     
  23. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    I'm still selling them for $5.
     
  24. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    I certainly wouldn't want to pay that for it, but Eddie Rabbit was a pretty darn good artist back in the day. His Top 40 Country singles were a highlight on the radio. I'm just sayin'.
     
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  25. c-eling

    c-eling They're made of light,We never would have guessed

    This may or may not be in my collection :winkgrin:
     
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