Is Digging Dead?
So, admittedly I have been on some kind of hiatus from 'diggin' over the last year or so. No particular reason, really...just life getting in the way.But, popping back into some record shops, flea markets, etc. over the last couple months has been a little disconcerting because it seems like you can't cop a record for less than $15 dollars anymore! My feeling is that the big digging "fad" in the late 90s/early 00s coupled with eBay/popsike has really inflated the value of a lot of records.I know there have always been record boutiques that cater to those not particularly willing to get dusty and have some dollars to spend...but does anyone else get the feeling that even your average record spot is trying to cash in on even moderately 'rare' titles?Next weekend is a local record swap, so I'm hoping to prove myself wrong...but I am feeling more and more that 'diggin' is becoming a rich man's game.I'm positive a lot of you will think I'm way off base here, but I'd be interested to get the perspective of some of the dudes in here that have been at it pre-eBay and pre-Dusty Fingers, etc.I suppose at some point you really can't get away from the economics of it...we are talking about a finite resource. Is demand really that high to justify some of these prices??