It's not all doom and gloom, kids.
Story time: Fall last year, I arrived at a local thrift store 30 minutes after a junk store owner beat me to usual place I go. He had a cart FILLED with records, probably 100+. I was just floored. I looked in the cart. Later but good pressings of Miles and Coltrane. Stuff I could use. At this point, LP's were all $1.99 each. Kicking myself for having a job that made it inconvenient to be at thrift stores when they opened, I just drooled. He said, "I scored." Yeah, no kidding.
But I check out what's left. Found a Coleman Hawkins first pressing "Hawk Flies High" ($100 nowadays, but use to go for more). So I keep looking. Came across a few things that were cool, but not amazing. Finally, found a weird Brazilian artist I wasn't familiar with. Grabbed it because it just looked ... different. Turns out it was a super rare jazz record. Sold it for $800 to a person in Japan. I can't be sure, but I would bet there's no way junk store man found anything that good. http://www.popsike.com/VictorVitor-Assis-Brasil-Desenhos-LP-Forma-FE-1017-STEREO-Brazil-1966-RARE/331956804909.html