There actually is no evidence people are paying the headline asking prices on Discogs and Ebay for common records. Lots of listings that are there for months. If you have records to sell you obviously want the cash. I've commonly had to reduce prices for records apart from the scarcer and more desirable titles. Obviously some prices are 'justified' by shortage of available copies v demand but not for less than nr mint. An ex copy should be half mint and VG half again (according to record collector). Problem high prices being asked for tat and common releases and later represses. Only original or early pressings are genuinely valuable and usually only EX condition or better. Certainly not VG copies which so often signifies rather worn. I'm sure some of these buyers don't actually play them. Most of the sellers certainly don't. Buy good reissues when available. They are bargains and an investment. I don't need early Beatles or Stones originals because I bought the mono box sets. Thing is you snooze, you lose. Problem too many just woke up to the superiority of having vinyl copies and missed a lot of this stuff even if it was available for some time. Some of us who kept buying vinyl acquired a lot of good 'audiophile' quality records in the 90s and 00s as well as bargain used vinyl. Some of these titles will reappear eventually if the vinyl boom continues, others will never get AAA reissues because the remix has become the 'master'. Will we ever get another original Sgt Pepper mix? This failure by record labels to keep good sounding releases in print drives up the original's price even furthur. Most original pressings are not worth the money due to condition rather than desirability.