The other night I had the opportunity to buy the $300 superdeluxe edition of the new NIN album, Ghosts I-IV. I had my credit card details entered and everything:
Deluxe edition plus a four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl, which is packaged in a fabric slipcase. Two limited-edition Giclee prints are included; package is numbered and signed by Trent Reznor. Limited to a run of 2500, and one piece per customer.
Ultimately several things put me off. I paid $100 for a limited edition Icky Thump album and it was disappointing. I also felt it was too high a price, which I potentially couldn’t get back if I needed to (Icky Thump limited edition still remains on sale, and people are undercutting the official price).
Sadly it sold out within 24 hours and now I’m left with a yearning sadness deep within me. Curse you frugality.