Published Apr 20, 2015Even before Record Store Day this past weekend (April 18), the exclusive releases from this year's event were already being auctioned off for big bucks on eBay. And now that the big day is behind us, lots more online listings have popped up, with many of the limited-edition records going for big bucks.
One of the priciest items is, unsurprisingly, the Red House Painters vinyl box set that we listed as our most desirable item of this year's event. The highest completed bid so far has been $399.99 US, and numerous other sets have sold for comparable prices.
There's also Paul McCarney's Sweet Thrash 12-inch with two mixes of his "Hope for the Future." It was released in a surprise run of just 100, and the copies are signed, so it's only natural that they're very expensive. One copy, though, sold for an incredible $852.56 US, and others are fetching between about $380 and $150 US.
Beyond that, Donna Summer's Another Place and Time 12-inch box set has fetched as much as $358.98, Brand New's Deja Entendu double LP was sold for $384.45, Phish's New Year's Eve 1995 box set has gone for $289.99, and Bob Dylan's The Basement Tapes LP has earned $249.99 (which is the most we've seen this year for a single, non-signed record). Plus, Third Man Records' Elvis 78 rpm reissue has sold for $245, and the Ork Complete Singles 7-inch box set has got $239.31.
Meanwhile, the White Stripes' fancy Get Behind Me Satan reissue is typically selling in the ballpark of $120, although that's well below the $187.50 that John Prine's September 78 12-inch has attracted. Like last year, a Crosley turntable is another hot-ticket item; while last year's turntable was branded with Peanuts comics, this new one is Ramones-themed and has fetched as much as $248.
And remember that U2 record we ranked as one of the event's worst releases? Those are going for about $150 a pop. It's unclear, however, how much those accidentally packaged with Tool's Opiate EP will run you.
All in all, this looks to be fairly comparable to what we've seen from past Record Store Days, with tons of sales topping out at well over $200. Last year, though, Jack White's record-claiming "Lazaretto" was selling for over $600, and his liquid-filled 12-inch from 2012 went for an incredible $3,500.