is the vinyl industry a racket?

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  1. middleWave

    middleWave New Member

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    :p

    btw i'm not a troll.

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  2. Alobar

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    Oh I think you may indeed have your hooks in the water. If so, Happy trolling! :)
     
  3. DaveVoorhis

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    It depends what you mean by a "racket".

    Do you mean an illegal or dishonest scheme for swindling money without delivering value -- i.e., the usual meaning of "racket"?

    If so, no, it isn't.

    Do you mean charging relatively high prices to deliver music to listeners, when music could be delivered digitally for lower cost and higher quality?

    If so, then almost certainly, but that's not the point. Buyers of vinyl like vinyl, even when other choices are available, and they buy it freely and without coercion.

    That doesn't sound like a "racket" to me. That just sounds like good enterprise.
     
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    and you usually get a digital copy of a new album that you buy, so it seems to me you get the best of both worlds.
     
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  5. Dazaa

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    If you're talking about pricing I don't think so. Yes new releases are expensive but going by the price stickers on the thousands of old records I own they were never cheap. Many lps and obscure house 12" were 10/15 new and some double albums have stickers of up to 35. The only thing that has increased a lot is the cost of second hand vinyl but that isn't relevant to the topic.
     
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  6. nj pheonix

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    Going by the price of prescription drugs , I'd say no.:idea:
    I saw a thread not long ago about the reemergence of RTR tapes at IIRC 500$ a pop. That smells (at least a little)IMO of let's just say overindulgence (?)
     
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  7. Marine0811

    Marine0811 I love it loud! Subscriber

    I think most rackets are vinyl! Except old wooden ones.
     
  8. the_nines

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    "is the vinyl industry a racket?"

    In what sense?
     
  9. John James

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    Maybe in this sense?

    racket. ... A racket is used to play tennis, badminton, or squash, and it can also be spelled racquet. Another definition of racket is an unpleasantly loud noise; if your neighbors were playing horrible, loud music, you could yell out the window, "Stop that racket!" :)
     
  10. Frank Sol

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    I bought 2 LPs over the weekend for <$5 out the door

    So No... Not a racket :D
     
  11. Marine0811

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    If your neighbors are playing unpleasant music too loud you could hit them with a racket or racquet
     
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  13. OMGCat!

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    The industry is providing a product for people who want to buy it.
    No racket, just business.
     
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  14. Catcher10

    Catcher10 Prog-tastic!

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    If so then it's one of the longest rackets in history.........
     
  15. nj pheonix

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    Ponzi scheme :idea:
     
  16. Balifly

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    Yes, especially in Taiwan where thousands of titles were reproduced without license. :naughty: IMGP5171taiwan.JPG IMGP5170taiwan.JPG
     
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  17. Darby Crash

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    No more than the trendy tattoo racket.
     
  18. WaynerN

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    Everything imaginable is a "racket".
     
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  19. 4-2-7

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    So what are we talking about anyway?
     
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  20. qdrone

    qdrone Music is my mistress

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    People dont go into business to lose money. You charge what the markets bare.
     
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