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petemcfc
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Re: Inflation Calculator
Feb 03, 2017, 10:16
wychburyman wrote:
Toni Torino wrote:
petemcfc wrote:
I keep hearing people complain about the price of Lps,I suppose like most folk on here,I buy second hand or from small labels,I typically avoid the majors as the artists I want to support arnt on them.
Out of interest I pulled an album out of the rack,1985 priced £6.29,using an online calculator in todays terms it is now £18.26.
For me the going rate is £10-£15 depending on whether its off a merch stall,shop,or online,£20 for a double is a fair price and P&P must be added if my local record store carn't locate it.So the price has remained the same.

I pulled a CD out of the rack,1999,£12.99,that is now £20.64,the last two CDs I bought were £10.99 each.Phew.



When I started buying in earnest, 1981, Lps were typicall £3.50 to £3.99. Gig tickets to Hammersmith Odean, Palais etc were typically £3.50, that's £12-14 in today's money.



And don't get me on tickets for football matches!



Or availability,the days of sharing a spliff in the Kippax stand are long gone.

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