I just got the most affordable copy of Karma’s How Ya Feel 12" (SYSTM002) I could find. It’s basically mint, I played it once to make sure there weren’t any flaws. But every other copy is going for double what I paid on Discogs. What do you guys think, do I hold on to this for resale, or do I allow myself to DJ the record out? I really want to include it in my sets, esp. Smear Dub, but I’m hesitant. What do you guys do with records you paid a lot for, sought-after records? Like if you had DMZ002 would you play it out?
Yeah play it definitely, what you could do though is record both sides either as a 320 or wav before you play it too much. That’s what I do with most of my plates then I feel less bad about playing them
Thanks for the advice guys, not sure why I’m so torn about this, I guess I just feel like I paid a lot of money so I should protect it, but you’re right @Johoosh they’re meant to be played so I might as well. And yes @CreamLord great idea about recording mp3/wav files from the 12" gonna do that now haha.
Why’d you buy it and not play it? There’s loads more profitable things to buy and sell other than vinyl, especially dubstep vinyl, if that’s what you wanna do.
Plus if you splashed out on it you should enjoy it. Vivek represses occasionally so don’t think those prices will last forever. Imagine holding onto it purely for profits sake and it gets repressed and worth a few quid.
Just play the record out and enjoy it unless you really care about flipping records, personally I see no point in having nice records and not playing them. @Johoosh How Ya Feel has already been repressed once so might not happen.
Dubstep ‘tru heads’ are mostly fools who are willing to pay over the odds for things when it comes to vinyl. If you’re seeing the record for sale for far more than you’ve paid for it, then make a WAV rip of it then put the vinyl on discogs for the higher price.
No I definitely bought it with the intent of playing it, but mentally I got protective because of how much I spent, but you make a good point, why buy and not play, and since Viv says every release will get a repress, I assume he is including 002, but who knows, since it already got repressed I don’t know.