A Record Collector's Guide

Screaming Trees

Buzz Factory

SST 248, released 1989

The final independent Trees album, and a very good one. The clear blue version is fairly common. It is on a deep blue, which you will occasionally see listed as purple. It isn't. Well, not really. If you hold it up to light, it looks somewhat purple. It's still more blue than purple, though. There is an actual purple one, though. It's a purple marble color, and it was super rare for years, but has been showing up a lot more recently. Not sure why this is. It is, by far, the rarest version of Buzz Factory, at any rate. The black vinyl one was always harder to find than the blue one (but much more common than the purple marble). There was either a recent re-press or the band found some dead stock, as they have been selling sealed black copies on Merchbar.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SST 248 Clear Blue-Purple 20-30 3 Stable
SST 248 Purple Marble 30-40 6 Down
SST 248 Black 15-20 3 Stable
Test Pressing
Test Pressing Insert
Test Pressing Black vinyl, Rainbo Records labels, "# 248" stamped on the labels
Credits Andy F.: First informed me of the purple marble version.

Recent Sales Data - Purple Marble Vinyl:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2019 6 36 Discogs
2018 4 36 Discogs
2017 4 43 Discogs eBay

This page was last updated on January 27, 2020.

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Scarcity Score Definition
10 Near impossible: Fewer than 50 copies or publicly sold every few years
8-9 Very rare: 50-199 copies or publicly sold 1-2 times per year
6-7 Rare: 200-499 copies or publicly sold a few times a year
4-5 Medium: 500-999 copies or publicly sold ~10 times a year
1-3 Common: 1000+ copies, readily available, or publicly sold 20+ times a year

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