Discogs has launched its new online marketplace for hard-to-find releases.
Currently in beta mode, Discogs Exclusives will sell "incredible, one-time only items for the true collector".
Rare and limited release vinyl and cassettes of test-pressings, special editions, out-of-print releases is the new platform's main focus.
Jeffrey Smith from Discogs said, “We would have intense conversations with people working within the indie/major label communities; people who were Discogs devotees and passionate collectors themselves. There was a common story evolving. They have access to something neither we nor the Community have access to: test pressings or tiny amounts of out-of-print stock that can be hard to find — even in our own Marketplace."
“It felt like there had to be something we could do to help bring this stuff into the open for collectors everywhere, not just those with connections.”
Go here to have a look around.
Last month, Discogs announced its inaugural cassette week.
In August, Discogs' record was smashed by the sale of Prince's 'The Black Album'.