Well, how much are you willing to pay? If you already have it, and want to sell it, how much is someone else willing to pay? It’s all about economics, my friend, supply and demand, y’see.
The “Love buzz” single is worth a ton of pretty green because only 1000 were made and the band became quite popular a couple years after it was released. If the single were to be repressed, it would lower the price on all of them because there would be more out there, and it would be far less special. (The original version would still garner a much higher price, though). One thing you have to realize is that a good number of people want a good deal of the records that Sub Pop has put out over the years, even the new ones.
For example, there was a very limited pressing of the Spiritualized single and (bam!) it sold out in just a little bit and sells for much more than the $3.75 we were selling it for originally. There was an obvious demand for that single, and just a limited quanitity.
Another example: if we suddenly decided to take “Bleach” or some other very popular record off the market, then whatever copies that are out there would increase in value because the demand would be greater than the supply.
Counter example: wanna buy a single by The Legend?