The allure of an ultra-limited edition super rare anonymous mysterious white label often grows stronger with age. Old, rare records can fetch hundreds or even thousands of dollars on the Discogs market, which is controversial because the artist who made the music will never see a dime of that cash. What makes a record worth up to $9,000? We put together a case study of some very pricey records in order to find out.
Only one seller on the Discogs marketplace has a copy of Z-Record. In fact, they have three copies: one in blue, one in red, and one in green. Luckily, they're happy to share the wealth—as long as you can throw a considerable amount of wealth his way in return.
There are eight copies of this Dance Mania classic for sale, and they run from $30-70. This one is about 80 times more expensive, and the note underneath the listing explains why: "HOLY GRAIL PRESSED BY LI'L LOUIS AND SIGNED BY LI'L LOUIS TEST PRESS ONE OF IT'S KIND NEVER LISTED BEFORE. I BELIEVE IT'S THE ONLY COPY EXISTING LIKE THAT ONE." So there you have it.