]a survey from 2016 showed that almost half of the vinyl bought in the UK has never been played.
They're just waiting to the turntable to arrive from Amazon. I have a few friends who, when they go to a concert, always buy merch - vintage vinyl, cassette CD, but haven't been to a concert where new vinyl is the product yet. These are small concerts, often house concerts or coffee houses, and they do it to put a few extra bucks into what the artists make. If I paid $250 for a ticket to a Rolling Stones concert, doggone if I'd pay another $25 for a new LP. They get paid enough to do the show.