Who really wants them?
Do you hear the same exact beat being used on more than one big song?
What do you think they are worth?
A song is what defines an artists identity. No "real" artist will use the same backing music for a song on his album which has already been on someone elses album.
An artist and record company wants a song to be so distinctive that you know what it is from the first second you hear it on the radio... they do not want you to have to listen to half of the song before you figure out which of the 10 songs that use that same beat this one is.
What is a "nonexclusive" beat? a beat that is not "your own"... it is a "beat" that you very well may hear the next day on someone elses album.
Hmmmm... does that sound like something with a different name?
It is no different than a "sample CD"
A sample CD is full of beats that you license nonexclusively.
You can get 1000 "beats" on a sample CD for $30.
That means you are paying 3 cents per "beat" when you buy a sample CD.
That means that the going rate for a "nonexclusive" beat is around 3 cents.
People here complain about other producers here devaluing the worth of a "producers" product by charging low prices.
If you sell a "nonexclusive" beat for $1, that seems like a lot of money for something I can get for 3 cents off of a sample CD.
Nobody selling "exclusive" beats should be worried about someone selling "nonexclusive" beats. "Nonexclusive" is a totally different market. If you are trying to sell your "beats" with the intent of making it to a "real" album, you will have to be in an "exclusive" market.
If you want to be "valued" as a producer, you should not worry about what price other people are selling their "beats" for...
If you want to be "valued" as a producer, you should worry about making excellent music and conducting yourself in a professional manner.
Remember, the fancy fine dining restaurant that sells a steak for $85 does not care about the truckstop selling a steak (plus 2 side dishes) for $3.
...just something to think about