As record collectors, we’ve ponied up for our fair share of in-demand records that were pressed in tragically low numbers. We wanted to see if anything we’ve purchased ranked amongst the most expensive records sold in the Discogs Marketplace since it began way back in 2005.
Our criteria included albums that were actually sold and paid for. All prices have been converted to US dollars using the exchange rates at the time the sale was made. Some releases might appear more than once, since some sought-after records sell often — and for a lot.
If you want to dig in and figure out why some of these records were sold for such eye-popping prices, we included a link to each release for your perusal.
Do you notice any other interesting trends? Shout at us in the comments. And if this has piqued your interest when it comes to expensive records, we also publish a monthly list of the most expensive items purchased worldwide.
If you have any records that you might want to sell, you can use the Discogs Marketplace to connect with buyers from around the world. Learn how to use Discogs to price and sell your vinyl records online.