A La Carte said:
I reckon I echo Twelves thoughts. I've no issues with people buying doubles (or more) from a collector perspective. It's the speculators who piss me off.
Take the hats for example. Back in the day you could go on pl70 and choose a hat and buy it. Now, they're sold out in minutes and appear on eBay before the buyer has received them. The records are worse, big sky shakedown are stupid price.
I reckon that this being the final album is gonna cause a meltdown with people trying to make a quick quid.
Bruh you just wrote a dissertation on spending $20 for another vinyl record. I'm going to give a +1 on taking things a bit too seriously.
Sorry, but if you think it's about the $20 apparently you still haven't understood where I'm coming from (despite my admittedly long-winded explanation).
To reiterate: I'm absolutely not looking to dump on anyone or pretend like I have the authority to tell anyone what to do (or not to do).
My issue issue is with the hypebeats, opportunists and those who can't seem to express themselves beyond "I'm going to buy/own X copies".
Even taken with a large grain of salt these type of statements have little or no redeeming value to them. Wouldn't everyone much rather read something with a little more substance, i.e. "I'm super excited about this because..."?
At the risk of sounding even more like a grumpy old man: I'm fairly sure most posts like this come from younger fans/record buyers who might not know any better because unfortunately it's more or less par for the course to share empty "statements" like that on social media etc. nowadays and then move on to the next thing. To me that's not how the game is played. In fact that's the pretty much exact opposite of how I/most of us feel, isn't it? We're in it for the long haul and we care. A lot.
And from a purely financial/economic POV: Is it really the smartest decision to buy multiple copies of the same record when you don't even own a record player, intend to keep them sealed, might not have all of the previous albums/releases yet, etc. etc.?
Personally I feel you (= one) might get more bang for your buck by buying some of the above or something else entirely instead...
Anyway, roll on the album! I'm looking forward to the music as well as diving into all of the backstory and trivia on the other thread with you all very soon.