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New LP price is way too expensive

McCready00McCready00 Posts: 365
edited February 10 in The Porch
How come the new vinyl is so expensive ? 

34.99$ US ?

I hope there is no song about capitalism on their new album., because I will need good explanations ! 

Sorry.. I have been buying and collecting records for the last 15 years, and now prices don't make senses anymore. 

my opinion... 

-"it's times like these you have to ask yourself, "what would mike mccready do"
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  • CROJAM95CROJAM95 Posts: 6,725
    its 3 sides....2 LPs

    Why did my dad get a house in the 70's for $60k....and I paid over $400k in 2017 with 500 less sf?
  • McCready00McCready00 Posts: 365
    CROJAM95 said:
    its 3 sides....2 LPs

    Why did my dad get a house in the 70's for $60k....and I paid over $400k in 2017 with 500 less sf?

    I am sorry, but I buy releases containing 2 LPs many times a year and prices won't reach 35$US. 




    -"it's times like these you have to ask yourself, "what would mike mccready do"
  • bgirl59bgirl59 Tucson AZPosts: 852
    How come the new vinyl is so expensive ? 

    34.99$ US ?

    I hope there is no song about capitalism on their new album., because I will need good explanations ! 

    Sorry.. I have been buying and collecting records for the last 15 years, and now prices don't make senses anymore. 

    my opinion... 

    I'm not an expert and I won't even pretend to know ..... but my guess would be that its expensive to only make a few thousand..... if they had orders in the hundreds of thousands of them, the price would go down......how many fans do you think are buying vinyl?   :D
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  • pjl44pjl44 Posts: 6,507
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  • PB11041PB11041 EarthPosts: 2,352
    CROJAM95 said:
    its 3 sides....2 LPs

    Why did my dad get a house in the 70's for $60k....and I paid over $400k in 2017 with 500 less sf?

    I am sorry, but I buy releases containing 2 LPs many times a year and prices won't reach 35$US. 




    most double lps you buy probably do not come with a 28 page booklet.
    His eminence has yet to show. 
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  • McCready00McCready00 Posts: 365
    @Pjl44:

    i hope you apply that to all opinions you have!! 

    Altough, i am pretty sure you don’t.

    (:
    -"it's times like these you have to ask yourself, "what would mike mccready do"
  • McCready00McCready00 Posts: 365
    edited February 10
    @bgirl59;
    I hope you are right, athough prices went up at least 25% on records since few years.. it’s moslty profit... 
    Post edited by McCready00 on
    -"it's times like these you have to ask yourself, "what would mike mccready do"
  • McCready00McCready00 Posts: 365
    @PB11041,
    i hope it’s a hard cover book 

    :peace:
    -"it's times like these you have to ask yourself, "what would mike mccready do"
  • bgirl59bgirl59 Tucson AZPosts: 852
    PB11041 said:
    CROJAM95 said:
    its 3 sides....2 LPs

    Why did my dad get a house in the 70's for $60k....and I paid over $400k in 2017 with 500 less sf?

    I am sorry, but I buy releases containing 2 LPs many times a year and prices won't reach 35$US. 




    most double lps you buy probably do not come with a 28 page booklet.
     WOW!! its a double LP?? with a booklet and its only $35??? thanks for the info, that is a steal!!! in my opinion ...  :)=):o:D:o
    PEARL JAM in 2020! Gigaton!!! THANK YOU!!   
    Peace Love & Pearl Jam forever!!
  • PB11041PB11041 EarthPosts: 2,352
    bgirl59 said:
    PB11041 said:
    CROJAM95 said:
    its 3 sides....2 LPs

    Why did my dad get a house in the 70's for $60k....and I paid over $400k in 2017 with 500 less sf?

    I am sorry, but I buy releases containing 2 LPs many times a year and prices won't reach 35$US. 




    most double lps you buy probably do not come with a 28 page booklet.
     WOW!! its a double LP?? with a booklet and its only $35??? thanks for the info, that is a steal!!! in my opinion ...  :)=):o:D:o
    technically, 1.5, side D is etched, no music.  but still.
    His eminence has yet to show. 
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  • PB11041PB11041 EarthPosts: 2,352
    @PB11041,
    i hope it’s a hard cover book 

    :peace:
    I take it that you have not been a purchaser of the Vault series.
    His eminence has yet to show. 
    http://www.hi5sports.org/ (Sports Program for Kids with Disabilities)
    http://www.livefootsteps.org/user/?usr=3652

  • jimjam1982jimjam1982 Posts: 416
    So stream it on spotify like 99% of the free world. It's a collectible. They aren't mass producing vinyl these days. 
  • lexicondevillexicondevil Bay AreaPosts: 1,126
    @bgirl59;
    I hope you are right, athough prices went up at least 25% on records since few years.. it’s moslty profit... 
    Ever consider that maybe they pay their employees a fair wage? There are MANY people involved in this process AND the price of producing a record has gone up now that all of these people are jumping on the vinyl bandwagon(expect them to go even higher since a fire destroyed one of a handful of suppliers of lacquer used to make master discs). I've been buying records for probably 40 years and this price doesn't surprise me. The cost of shipping is a whole other thing that I don't want to get into. Anyway, the good news is that you don't have to buy it. A CD will be much cheaper to purchase. Problem solved! Or you can continue to complain and achieve nothing.
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  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 5,030
    It is being pressed at a nice plant (QRP - one of the best in the US - I imagine something comparable in the EU), if they had it mastered by someone good, that will add to the cost too. 

    $35 is slightly pricey for 2LPs, but its not a crazy amount given the above. I guess we'll see if its worth it when it arrives.
  • kramer73kramer73 Posts: 2,407
    You could probably wait for the used bins.  
  • JP218404JP218404 NJPosts: 1,088
    edited February 10
    Get ready for it to be even more across the board since the major plant that making vinyl was destroyed in a fire last week
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  • bgirl59bgirl59 Tucson AZPosts: 852
    JP218404 said:
    Get ready for it to be even more across the board since the major plant that making vinyl was destroyed in a fire last week
    Oh dear!!  :bawling::grimacing::prayer:
    PEARL JAM in 2020! Gigaton!!! THANK YOU!!   
    Peace Love & Pearl Jam forever!!
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 5,375
    My guess is because we'll pay it? Are any of us not going to buy it on vinyl over 5 or $10? Probably not. No one walks into a record store, says "o, Pearl Jam put out a new album this week, and its on vinyl? How much is it? O I'll pass on that."
    I doubt it has anything to do with paying their employees well (although they very well may), they know their customers and what we'll pay.
  • McCready00McCready00 Posts: 365
    edited February 11
    @mace1229; and I will still buy for it.. and would still buy it at 50$.. and they know it. What makes me laugh though is how fans need to find a reason why price is high.... 

    i am sure if Creed had release a 3 sides records at 35$US, people would have a different opinion.


    Post edited by McCready00 on
    -"it's times like these you have to ask yourself, "what would mike mccready do"
  • pjl44pjl44 Posts: 6,507
    How come the new vinyl is so expensive ? 

    What makes me laugh though is how fans need to find a reason why price is high.... 


  • Of The AggieOf The Aggie The ATXPosts: 1,324
    It is high as compared to most new releases which average around $25.  I usually don't pay more than $30 for a new vinyl unless there is something special about it.  The fact that it's on 3 sides means they probably could've put it on one disc using 140G or 120G vinyl which I prefer.  The price on Amazon will come down most likely before or after the release and I'll wait for it.
  • TN49724TN49724 Posts: 61
    Probably has something to do with seniority and how big of a fan you are.  
  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 10,080
    How come the new vinyl is so expensive ? 

    34.99$ US ?

    I hope there is no song about capitalism on their new album., because I will need good explanations ! 

    Sorry.. I have been buying and collecting records for the last 15 years, and now prices don't make senses anymore. 

    my opinion... 

    For my birthday one year, my husband bought CC Songbook for $42.00. He complained at first, but quickly got over that. 

    If it is too expensive, don't buy it. Not a requirement. 
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  • apirk72apirk72 Posts: 249
    edited February 11
    15 years huh, not that long you missed out on the typically priced under $10 records
    $35 is a little on the high end for a 2xlp but not by much and it looks like the packaging will be pretty nice so $35 seems pretty fair.

    record prices have gone up with their popularity/demand, happens with everything.  If you’ve been collecting that long you should know every mass produced release prices drop pretty frequently over time.

    just be thankful they didn’t release it for record store day because then they’d probably charge $65 for it
    Post edited by apirk72 on
  • McCready00McCready00 Posts: 365
    apirk72 said:
    15 years huh, not that long you missed out on the typically priced under $10 records
    $35 is a little on the high end for a 2xlp but not by much and it looks like the packaging will be pretty nice so $35 seems pretty fair.

    record prices have gone up with their popularity/demand, happens with everything.  If you’ve been collecting that long you should know every mass produced release prices drop pretty frequently over time.

    just be thankful they didn’t release it for record store day because then they’d probably charge $65 for it
    yeah i really wish I was into vinyls back then.. 

    I was still buying PJ records before though. Got copies of Benaroya Hall, First original releases of most albums back then, Lost Dogs and many more rares items.

    Also, most albums were released at 17.99 or 19.99$ each ( Canadian money ).. Then around 2012-13-14, prices started to get crazy.. 

    With time I got a pretty good collection of really good quality albums...

    For those who started collecting since only few years, it must be pretty insane to buy all basic albums. 
    -"it's times like these you have to ask yourself, "what would mike mccready do"
  • JP218404JP218404 NJPosts: 1,088
    bgirl59 said:
    JP218404 said:
    Get ready for it to be even more across the board since the major plant that making vinyl was destroyed in a fire last week
    Oh dear!!  :bawling::grimacing::prayer:
    https://theboot.com/apollo-masters-vinyl-record-plant-fire/
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    Wetlands 91
    CBGB 91
    Roseland 91
    and many, many more
  • McCready00McCready00 Posts: 365
    Nofx's Greatest Hits on two LPs. 34 songs. 19.99. 
    Epitaph Records.
    -"it's times like these you have to ask yourself, "what would mike mccready do"
  • Butter went up to $4.20 . That ruined my whole January. I'm still majorly pissed off about it so I decided to stop buying it.
  • BennyLaRueBennyLaRue Posts: 750
    Time to get a goat and make my own butter and tap my own oil well to make my own vinyl.
  • McCready00McCready00 Posts: 365
    edited February 11
    Butter went up to $4.20 . That ruined my whole January. I'm still majorly pissed off about it so I decided to stop buying it.
    what do you mean? We should never complain, and just take things they way they are? 


    Post edited by McCready00 on
    -"it's times like these you have to ask yourself, "what would mike mccready do"
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