Get ready to shell out more cash for new vinyl records of your favourite artists starting next month.
Saw this in the Toronto Sun. Here in Canada prices of New Vinyl Records are going up by as much as 30%.
Oh my I'm starting to feel old as I was building my CD library many of those CD reissues I replaced my worn vinyl with normally ran the price range of $5.00 to $15.00 quite a big range so it was affordable and I still have them on my shelves even though I long ago ripped everything into the computer and subsequently copied the collection on SD cards and as I mentioned I do not want to buy everything again it took all my life to find evertyhing I wanted and over the years Tons and tons of money invested albeit Incrementally it really Adds up over time it's kind of mind bogglingI can't remember too well what I paid for new CDs in the mid to late 90s, as I was picking up most of my CDs either used, or from discount bins, or through a discount club offering. From about 1984 onward, though, $14.99 USD seemed to be the de facto price for a new single CD, with two-CD sets being anywhere from $25-30 USD, with some "midline" CDs coming in around $10-$12 at some point in the 90s.
That's rather amusing as in my teen years and even in my early 20s, I would take advantage of the regional record store chain (Harmony House) having its yearly Gran Prix sale (it coincided with the race downtown), and I think every album in the store was marked down 20-25%. So, over the course of the two or three weeks of the sale, I'd buy up about a dozen titles I'd been waiting for. I can't think of anyone else in my circle of friends at the time who would do that, except for one buddy of mine--he'd buy maybe two or three during that time.When we were in L.A. we stopped at Tower Records, and I bought five albums. I remember my friends kind of being aghast that I was spending that much on a bunch of music!