Now there's an issue that deserves its own thread.EzyMeat wrote:Haven't been shopping since record stores don't get any metal vinyl these days.
What's the Heavy Metal Hunting situation like in your town/country? Can you still score good vinyl for decent prices or are you lucky if you find the new PRIEST CD at the mall? What about record fairs? Fleamarkets??
While things have surely been on the decline these last 5 years, Stockholm is still a relatively good place for record hunting. Most regular band's LPs + the more common Roadrunner/MFN/Mausoleum/Ebony/Noise bands can be found for about €10, sometimes less. A few times a year some rare/private release may turn up. The sad thing is a lot of vinyl stores have have closed and the dealers only turn up at fairs, leaving plenty of good stuff in the garage. I guess there's about 4-5 good stores left.
There's at least 6 record fairs per year here, but only 2 of them are really worth visiting and even those can be a disappointment. The number of visitors have decreased noticably in the last few years, which in turn scare away many of the foreign dealers. When I rent a table I'm lucky if I sell for €300 (and that's a good day). When it comes to spending I haven't thrown out more than €100/fair for ages. In ancient days the bill never ended below 200.