Would you pay nearly $20,000 for a vinyl? Well, someone this past weekend, someone bought a rare Sex Pistols 7” vinyl single for that nearly that amount on eBay UK.
The record, which is 35 years old, is a 7-inch promotional acetate and features the band’s signature song, “God Save the Queen,” and Never Mind The Bollocks album track ‘No Feelings.” Why would someone be willing to fork over that much money for a record? Well, according to the eBay post, “This is one of only two copies known to exist,” which came on LTS Records. The final sale price was $19,672.
Considering the other known copy sold for $16,000 in 2006 and other rare copies of the single released via A&M and Town House have gone for $17,000 and $23,000 a piece, maybe it’s not too surprising that a collector was willing to fork over the dinero.
It would be interesting to hear what the outspoken John Lydon has to say about this extreme example of supply and demand. [NME]