In dollars spent, vinyl outsold cds last year. In units sold, cds outsold vinyl. To state the obvious, unless one finds a heavily discounted title on vinyl one is likely going to spend a premium to purchase it. CDs cost far less than their vinyl counterparts when the same title is issued on both formats. This is sort of the reverse of the mid 1980s when cds carried the premium, though I think the price difference wasn't as great then as it is now.