Modern Vinyl "Masters" vs. CD--My Experience Reply #50 – 2012-12-08 00:47:23 Impressive and thought provoking thread. Thanks Engelsstaub and all contributors.QuoteI don't think the profit margins for vinyl are higher.It's all very recent. You could always get represes of classic or cult albums on vinyl for significantly less than the CD. Now the vinyl is two or even three times the asking price of the CD.The last straw for me was last year. I've been buying Ry Cooder on vinyl for over 40 years. The last one he wanted £35.