I've tried selling records myself via craigslist and facebook marketplace, but struggle to get more than a $1 per album. Maybe if you don't mind playing a game of twenty questions you can get a little more. But the values are still way less than what you can get selling online. So how do local record stores stay in business? How many record collectors can there be in a small area? These stores would have to be selling a ton just to break even with the rent, salaries, utilities, etc.. But most of the time they are empty. And the fact that I can't find buyers via local online selling tells me the market is very small. I no longer shop in local record stores unless I happen to already be in the area. Just the gas and time for me to check out a store would exceed the shipping cost for buying something online.