Record Store Day Fallout 2012: How Much Those Exclusives Are Now Fetching on eBay

> Apr 23 2012

Record Store Day Fallout 2012: How Much Those Exclusives Are Now Fetching on eBay
By Alex HudsonRecord Store Day is over for another year, but the hunt for exclusive goodies hasn't quite passed just yet. Just like last year, many of the most coveted releases have inevitably ended up on eBay, and some of them are fetching a pretty penny.

Perhaps the coolest thing up for sale is yet another crazy vinyl invention from Jack White: a liquid-filled twelve-inch for his song "Sixteen Saltines." As awesome as it looks, some of these are going for truly crazy prices, with one selling for $3,500 (most others are in the hundreds of dollars range) and an etched version going for a comparatively modest (but still pricey) $123.

The record that seems to be stirring up the most frenzy, though, is the triple-LP version of Phish's album Junta. One eBay user forked out $330 for a copy.

Of course, the Flaming Lips' compilation of collaborations, The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, is another hot-ticket item, with one copy going for $150. Also, that Gorillaz ten-inch picture disc featuring James Murphy and Andre 3000 fetched $125.

The punks of the world have also been paying through the nose. One fan paid $195 for a clear vinyl version of the Misfits' Walk Among Us, while a seller is seeking a staggering $250 for Social Distortion's vinyl pressing of Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.

David Lynch's star-studded charity compilation, Music That Changes the World, is going for $200. But we can't help but wonder if the seller plans to donate any of the profits to the David Lynch Foundation.

Lastly, if you feel like overpaying for a seven-inch single, here are some options for your to choose from: Arctic Monkeys' purple vinyl pressing of "R U Mine?" is going for $100, which is the same price as the latest from Garbage, while a Coldplay single is listed at just under $142.

The lesson? If you desperately want a copy of your favourite Record Store Day release, save yourself some money by showing up to the store early next year.

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Only a fucking idiot would lay out that kinda money to support some PIRATE on e-bay. Honest to god...the only reason those records fetch those outrageous amounts is because people are willing to PAY for it. Give yer head a shake!
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As in previous years just wait a few weeks for the market to flood and the bubble to burst. These RSD releases are all hype and any experienced record collector would never pay those prices for brand new, "limited" items. There are so many great records, new and used, in these stores that are not RSD exclusives getting overlooked by the hordes.
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Yep, just calm down and wait a couple of weeks for things you didn't grab on RSD.
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What people don't seem to realize is that the majority of these releases are just as limited as any other vinyl pressing. Not to diminish the quality of some RSD releases, but any Tuesday you can find new records that are just as limited. I actually have more trouble finding new releases of well known acts than I do rare and limited copies on Record Store Day!

The most important lesson here is: Don't buy things you don't like, just because it's hyped doesn't mean you need it! If everybody listened to that the there would be plenty of Phish records around.
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The Mastodon splits are fucking overrated.
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