megatrends wrote:It's too bad vinyl costs so much now, the Goodwill bargain reminds me of back in the day and heading to the pawn shops and getting stacks of records for almost nothing. Some were 50 cents each.
I understand that we're riding the wave of a vinyl resurgence, and this does have an effect on pricing. Thankfully, trends (hipsters) drive the values of certain bands or artists' work. The upside of this is that they seem to ignore a large portion of vintage vinyl, which I suspect drives some prices down. The bargain bins are alive and well.
For instance, I noticed that anything Paul McCartney released post-Beatles shot up in price about five years ago. Five years before that, you couldn't get 50 cents for a Wings record and they were everywhere.