As I've told DRM before, everything seems to be the luck of the draw. It probably helped that this was under "Emmit Rhodes". Even then, though, it all seems to come down to who happens to want something at a certain time. I don't remember the exact timeframe, but last year I got two copies of an OOP LP (at that time not on CD) for not much money, one even being a promo. Not long after another copy - in far worse shape than either of the two I had picked up - went for over $30. Yet a little while later I got a *sealed* copy for not much.
"I know because it is impossible for a tape to hold the compression levels of these treble boosted MFSL's like Something/Anything. The metal particulate on the tape would shatter and all you'd hear is distortion if even that." - VD