Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold by Month

Today we’re kicking off a new series of monthly blog posts featuring a list of the Top 30 Most Expensive Items sold through the Discogs Marketplace. This months list is for items sold in March 2012. Items are only included in these lists if the seller received payment. Prices are converted to $USD based on exchange rates at the time of sale.

Since it has been a couple of years since we posted the Top 100 Most Expensive Records list, we thought it would be fun go back and create Top 30 lists for the past 2 years. One interesting thing we noticed was the genre for the number one spot has shifted from Electronic over time. In 2010, 47% of the releases in these lists were in the Electronic genre. In 2011, Funk/Soul and Rock each hit the number one spot 25% of the time, with Electronic dropping to 8%.

Do you see any interesting patterns in these lists? Let us know by posting in the comments.

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  • May 23,2013 at 18:33

    Nice work simfonik, haven’t made it on these lists yet (came close in 11/12), but hope to one day. It’s great to see what’s happened. Happy Listening! ;^)>

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  • May 12,2012 at 08:28

    Yes, I like, please share more statistics like this!

  • May 9,2012 at 00:52

    Feb 2012 – “Disco is the most common style this month”
    Hurray to that! I bought the acetate item # 10 on that list

  • May 4,2012 at 02:43

    No speak English,No Comprendo???

  • May 4,2012 at 00:15

    Thanks for sharing! Really nice stats. Hopefully one day will see huge information visualization how the records are traveling around the world from the recording spot via the seller to the buyer. Are the Finns buying back the 80’s HC singles from the Sweden etc. Amazing job again Discogs!

  • May 3,2012 at 21:28

    it’s because discogs roots are in electronic music :)

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