Yes, I sell back issues of magazines. Some are over a decade old (Martha Stewart Living), and some are current. And yes,
people do buy them. I won't get rich from those sales, but it's a way to recycle, repurpose, and in some cases educate! Vintage magazines can be quite valuable to the collector. Most of mine are about a decade old to current, and in excellent, like new condition . But they will be vintage someday! We all have special interests, and tend to save our favorite magazines, and that is how a collection is started!
Currently I carry the following:
Hallowed Ground (The magazine of the Civil War Trust)
Martha Stewart Living
Preservation (The magazine of the National Historic Trust)
Townhall (Conservative politics)
The Hook (The Journal of Carrier Aviation)
Why do people buy magazines from me? Some to get an issue they may have missed. Some to get a magazine that is not normally sold on the newstands, such as The Hook, Preservation, Townhall. People who are into military ship and aircraft models love The Hook. It's a great resource with terrific pictures and articles. Others use magazines for craft projects.
There are wonderful ideas on the internet for using magazines for craft projects - the list is endless. For ideas google "uses for old magazine crafts". For example, golf magazines has beautiful pictures that could be decoupaged for gifts for the golfer.
All my magazines are shipped with care, the same way I would like to receive them! That means cardboard stiffeners (unless they fit in the stiff priority flat rate envelopes). And it is against postal regulations to ship magazines by media mail, so they are usually shipped first class, the heavier ones by priority mail. And yes, I do combine shipping for you - you can really save if you buy more than one magazine!
You can find my magazines in my Addoway store @ http://www.addoway.com/DonnasStuffMore/storefront/c/280
If you want to learn more about vintage magazines, check out http://www.things-and-other-stuff.com/magazines/