what i was saying is, that its totally normal in other genres, people who buy these first pressings and such things, dont even play them, they just collect them.
its not going to get better the bigger electronic music becomes. 50 € for a rare record, thats absolutly nothing.
on one hand most people here want releases on vinyl ( an ending resource ) on the other hand people want to buy used records for 5 dollar.
in rock there are 10.000 records pressed easy, you can buy the 10th repress of a record. and still first pressings go for thousands of dollars.
thats not even possible in electronic music, there are from the start only 300 records.
if someone had a david bowie record that nobody is selling on discogs, this would go for 2000 dollars from the start.
nobody would say: oh that asshole inflates the prices.
why should electronic music be an exception from anything else that is collected? cars, stamps you name it.
so i would be happy as fck to live in a time where i still can buy a rare record for 50 dollars or 100. cause sure as hell these prices dont go down and it doesnt matter how much people complain.
Thing is that the item has to be rare, for real. Lately i fell 9/10 times on records that are just expensive, otherwise there shouldn't be constantly 5-6 copies for sale starting per 30/40/50+€ with 10€ avg. Rarity for me is something being sold once in a year, imho only in that case it's reasonable an high price. I guess complains are towards the first cases
i'm in that category sometimes too eh