Ok bit of a rant here. I usually get my vinyl from record shops and friends house clearances etc but during lockdown I signed up to Discogs as I heard good stuff about it. It's a good data base but that's about it.My god some of the prices for used records are criminal. Especially for somebody who grew up in the 80s .when all that stuff was new it wasn't that price. Not to mention the 90s and 2000s when this vinyl was a few pence each in some cases. I'm not talking about rare records either, I'm not a Smiths fan really but their 3rd album the queen is dead was one I don't have, on average £25 on Discogs and many not even NM. I found the same with U2, the Beatles and the stones, I'm not talking about original presses which granted are rare, but even 70s and 80s represses now are a crazy price. Crappy later represses of 'Dark side of the moon' and 'wish you were here' by pink Floyd which were often on discount back in the day, over £20 on average on Discogs.Again not the best condition copies either, VG and VG+ mostly. I'm guessing all of this is due to greed with the resurgence of vinyl and because a lot of the youngsters are into this music now..mark my words the hobby will die a quick death again with this kind of nonsense going on. Even a few yrs ago it was way cheaper to go used with a given album than to buy the crappy new digital repress. Not so anymore for the majority of stuff. Thanking the lord that I built up most of my collection when nobody else was buying records ,I can't imagine the average person building up a collection nowadays without re mortgaging the house. Greed greed greed spoiling everything as we see a lot these days. I see eBay is the same, I used to buy a ton of used stuff on that site back 10 yrs ago. Yes overgrading was a thing but at least I didn't pay a lot usually. Thank you for reading, any comments.