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Rrolack Jul 22, 2018 (edited Jul 22, 2018)

Hudson Game Music by G.M.O. Records has recently become very, very expensive - for reasons which aren't clear.

Prior to 2016, the most this album ever sold for on YJA was 13,500 (all without obi).  But after that, the three subsequent sales have been:

11/2017: 25,000 yen (no obi)
03/2018: 49,500 yen (no obi)
06/2018: 102,000 yen (with obi, but likely very faded on the spine).

If we look at Amazon JP, prices there are similarly sky-high.  They have 2 copies for 130,000 yen, one which is with obi (the obi is kind of beat up).

At least in recent years, I know of no other album whose price has spiked this hard.  This is a ~4x increase over a two year span.


In my case, this is an album for which I'm hoping to get a complete copy.  Unfortunately, none of the options here are very good.

One option is to pay 130,000 yen for an Amazon copy with a beat up obi.

Another option is to wait for a complete copy to appear on YJA.  Though only one complete copy has appeared in the last 10 years (the 102,000 yen one).  As a result, there's no telling when the next one will appear.  And when it does, it could very well go for more than 130,000 yen.

A third option is to wait for a store (e.g. suruga-ya, Mandarake) to get one.  Stores aren't paying much for the album (e.g. 7,000 yen or so).  This means they haven't caught up to the market.  If these stores ever do procure a copy for sale, it will probably be cheap (relatively speaking), but potentially not complete with obi.

A fourth option is to hope prices come back down.  No idea whether or not this is wishful thinking...

Boyblunder Jul 22, 2018

I used to own that album, it’s a pile of garbage. At least stuff like SDKC2 etc you get an outstanding set of music for such an exuberant price.

Rrolack Jul 23, 2018

LuxKiller65 wrote:

Rrolack is obsessed with this OST! Maybe he has 10 copies in stock somewhere smile

This album is to me as a sealed Perfect Selection Dracula ~NEW CLASSIC~ is to you smile

Rrolack Jul 26, 2018

Boyblunder wrote:

I used to own that album, it’s a pile of garbage. At least stuff like SDKC2 etc you get an outstanding set of music for such an exuberant price.

Did your copy have the obi though?  If it did, it might have sounded better smile

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