Costly collection hobby

Yes, it is, but one simply has to find ways to afford the vinyl hobby. Read the article here in this link. The photos are taken from this writeup.

The resurgence is no doubt has been sustained in recent years particularly in major countries, but the price of vinyl remains prohibitive here. The tag price would have to go down to create new markets hete as demand anyway goes up over time  by making more titles and volume accessible to the local market. And, better still, local production of hiss-free vinyls, could be revived.

The limited select no. of titles so far made available here is part of testing the market; but it also unwittingly creates artificial high price tags to records.

Some firm has to carry the risk to venture in local production, or if not, massive import to make vinyls much more accessible.