Still Sealed: Record Store Day 2013’s Highest Earning eBay Flips
From Boards of Canada and Biggie to Dave Matthews Band
Once the racks have been ravaged and Record Store Day ends, the tireless pursuit for rare and elusive vinyl treasures spills onto the Internet. This year was no different: An unannounced 12-inch containing the very first clues to Boards of Canada’s first album in eight years, Tomorrow’s Harvest, fetched its enterprising original owner $5,700 after 75 bids on eBay. The release, which contained roughly 20 seconds of ambient synths and a robotic sequence of numbers, was by far the top-earning RSD-related flip of 2013, but several other exclusives have sold for hundreds of dollars. (Shockingly, Dave Matthews Band can still close a deal!) Click through SPIN’s collection of this year’s biggest secondhand sellers.