Reply To: Your Top 5 Rarest CDs

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Scarcity or \"relative\" scarcity makes the price…

We just don’t know how many of the CDRs are out there, do we?
For the Untitled Pop Mix that is?!

So-
When it never pops up on an auction or something – if fetches loads of cash-
Then more pop up-
Thus- the price tends to drop-
Drop to the \"market\" value at hand-

If someone would be there to come forward with pics and accounts and all and tell us there are like 10.000 of these cdr’s prices would drop even further-
If someone would be there to come forward with same evidences and tell us there are like only 100 of these, prices even might go up-

In not knowing how or why-
It’s always tricky to value-

Plus-

When the original Earphoria promo hit the auctions et al it was VERY expensive-
Then we learned there only 1.000 promo copies of the original one-
So prices didn’t exactly drop (inviting bootleggers in even!!!)-

It’s always a case of wait and see-
But I just don’t get the GLOW stuff-
There are SO fucking many promos for this kinda stuff; why these prices???????
In about two years time you pick this up for one dollar somewhere for sure-
As this was and still is a massive campaign-

Another thing, right?
Massive campaign and territory next to small promo effort/small country/small outlet numbers-
The Australian stuff is kinda always rare-
France might be rather large country- there aren’t THAT many media outlets there- so true DELABEL promos almost never hit the 200+ mark, hence: rare stuff-
In the UK stuff tends to fetch higher numbers-
The US even higher-

So calculate those factors in-
And you still know nothing-
But you DO know-
It all figures into value… ;)