VINYL REPLAY: Why should I pay for first pressings?

All I care about is a great sounding record. I'm just confused why people charge, and people pay for that matter, more for a record just because it's a 1st press. Does it sound better or is it just more collectible? This same guy also charged more for a Mono version... doesn't that not sound as good as stereo??? Oh well I suppose but I couldn't care less if something is rare. I'm not trying to make money on a record man. I'm just a listener and a lover of music!!!!

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