Store LPs outside of Jacket??

I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this: I've been purchasing a number of used LPs and most of them come shipped with the actual LP (in sleeve) outside of the record cover.

Is there a good reason for storing LPs this way - or actually shipping LPs this way?

To stop the record from shifting during shipping and splitting the spline.For normal storage keep the record inside the jacket.
also....for the longterm, lp's are stored (by hardcore collectors)outside of the jacket to prevent 'ring wear'and 'spine splits'. I have records I have owned since I was a teen (hard to imagine I was ever a teen), and the covers are as 'mint' as the records. The LP should be stored in a proper inner sleeve, then slid into the outer bag that the cover is stored in, but not into the cover, unless you don't care about the appearance of the cover. the truth is, original mint covers are harder to find than the records themselves in many cases.
One of the main reasons LP jackets show wear is beacuse people CRAM them on to the shelves. I always try to show "V" of about 2-3 inches in middle of the shelf group. I've also had albums for many years without using outer slevves which show virtually no wear. A little care goes a long way.
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Post removed are so right. I quite buying records from ebay because of the gross mis-grading going on.
Have you found anywhere else to purchase LPs that is better? Lately I've only been trying to limit myself to sealed copies for the same reason.
I pay no more than $.99 for a mint LP from ebay, anymore and its your own punishment.
$.99....??? My experience was that one needed to pay somewhere between $30 and $100 for a mint used LP. I've certainly had some disappointments (which is why I now look for sealed copies only) but it was more hit than miss. I think I mostly bought from collectors who took care of their collection.
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My experience on ebay has been generally very positive. This summer alone I found three different records I had been looking for in vain for years. I have found several sellers who grade accurately and who take great care in the shipping of the LP's. And yes, the best sellers do all seem to ship them in the manner you describe, for the reasons others have stated above. And no, I have never seen any of the good ones describe a record as mint, unless it was still sealed.

There are certainly people out there who have no clue or who are trying to make a fast buck, but if you know what to look for in a seller, there are some great ones out there. Most of the ones I have bought from have even cleaned them very well first. I have only had a real problem once, and the guy made up for it by sending me something else I requested for free. If you are not sure about a seller, ask them all the questions you want. The good ones will always answer, whether it's ebay or audiogon or wherever.