Jack White defends auctioning vinyl
Jack White has responded to fan backlash about auctioning off limited-edition Third Man Records releases on eBay.
The purpose of the move was to stop people from buying the records and then reselling them for a high price. Unsurprisingly, some fans are not happy about the new scheme, especially those who are part of the label paid service the Vault. Members had some harsh words on the Vault message board, to which White responded with the following:
“Stop all of the whining. We didn’t do anything to you but give you what you want. Don’t want them to be expensive? Then guess what? Don’t WANT them.”
The White Stripes frontman had even more harsh words for one particular critic as Antiquiet reveals:
“If you don’t want it, DONT BUY IT. and if you do want it, don’t act like you DON’T want it. get in line like anyone else, hunt for it like anyone else. you act like we bury them in tunnels in vietnam for god sakes, you can get one randomly in the mail if your lucky, in line at a store if you’re lucky, in your hometown if you’re lucky, etc. who is guaranteed a rare hard to find record?”
That Jack White. What a jolly fellow. Do you think it’s fair to auction limited edition sets? Comment below.