Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by babaluma, May 31, 2022.
More and more teens get into the hobby, you'll see prices go higher. "Hey man it is original".
I think it's a main reason for rising prices of vintage LP's. Every time I'm in a record store, I can see that the majority of people around are under 30. The greatest example is "A-1" store in NYC. Always full of kids carrying stacks of records to the register, often without even checking condition. No wonder everything is overpriced there, the worst thing – it's overpriced regardless of condition. The record could have a deep scratch across the whole side, if it's something like Beatles, Zeppelin, or even Dire Straits or Steely Dan, it will be priced $20-30 at least. Even if it's common as dirt domestic pressing.
There's a record store about I go to once in a long while where the exact same thing happens- mostly under 30 customers, most LPs in taped poly outer sleeves, no one checks condition. If I buy a record there, I insist the open it and let me examine the LP. The clerks look at me like I'm out of my mind or am there to make trouble. Needless to say, I don't go there often.
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