That's not value to me. I really didn't want to even remotely bring up how much I make, but it seems that a lot of people can't seem to understand why I won't buy used.
I fail to understand why you even want to get back into vinyl.
I have about two thousand records and four functioning players, but except those records I have no digital copy of I rarely play records anymore - and I got back into vinyl long after immigration to Canada in the late 1990's with my Transcriptors TT and several hundred LP's I had stored in the old country and had shipped over.
If you are plug and play - just don't do records. They need constant care like cleaning regularly or during playback, attract in dry air dust collecting on the stylus (that is why i play back wet) which leads to alarming levels of distortion. Again - if you are plug and play - DON'T DO RECORDS.
And believe me - surface noise even on new vinyl can be distracting and is always there even on the best. maybe at lower levels, but there will always be some noise between tracks, lead in and lead out.
I really don't care how you waste your money - if you have it to waste, good for you. But I have seen too many who went big bucks into vinyl only to be sorely disappointed.
And I speak as one who still appreciates vinyl - but not for the sound quality or ease of use, but as a nostalgic reference and a technology that one can tweak and play with, from refurbishing tonearms to building or customizing phone preamps - that why it makes no sense to me why someone like you wants to step back. to an obsolete technology.
I also use still 35mm SLR fil cameras for photography, but definitely would not encourage anybody else to do that.