I think the most I’ve gone up to is something like £50 or £60 or so for a seven inch single. “Good Times” by Nobody’s Children (GPC, USA), for instance, cost me fifty. And I think I paid sixty for “7 Heures Du Matin” EP by Jacqueline Taïeb (Impact, France).
But to spend thousands? Even if I had that much spare cash lying around, I’m not sure anything is worth it to me. But then I do take my records out of the house and play them at gigs, bars, clubs etc.