I've been collecting music/media for a while (say over 25 years or so). I've noticed a very rapid increase in prices recently. What I mean is that say Discogs shows the price graph with the three price points low to high, which most should gauge from. Say we have $9 low, $17 mid and $28 high. So..... with this new idiotic trend I see, almost every seller has a VG graded item (not VG+) listed at or around the high $28 price point. This makes absolutely no sense to me. I could understand getting $25 to $35 out of a VG+/NM- semi rare item from the 80s or 90s. Are sellers price gouging most of us now just cause they can and know we might pay it, just so they can make a extra buck or two off run of the mill stuff? I get it's their item and they have the discretion on what price they list it at. What I don't get or like is the item is a VG graded item and is "Generally worth 25% of Near Mint value" so the seller wants me to pay more for less?