Originally Posted by DarkScribe
never LPs. The production costs for a short run would kill any potential profit.
A lot of bands in the late 1970s printed their production costs on the back of their records to encourage other bands to release their own records. Obviously those figures are out of date now, but they weren't particularly high. And bootleg records, because of their relative scarcity, tended to cost more to buy than "normal" records.