Where do you buy your manga?

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cdtm
Looking to start collecting Dark Horse Berserk again, and checking out Amazon.

6 dollars is the best you could get for "used"? I guess everyone gouges on Amazon now, but that's ridiculous for a used book, when it costs 10 new..

Esomark
I usually go to comic book stores and places like Barnes and Noble, Half Price Books, and Hastings. I sometimes order stuff from Right Stuf when they have their sales. I've had some bad experiences with Amazon so I don't buy manga from them anymore.

Q99
Local bookstores, Barnes & Noble and Books-a-million. Local comic store.

Online I do B&N.com since if you have a membership (which I do) there's free shipping.


Originally posted by cdtm

6 dollars is the best you could get for "used"? I guess everyone gouges on Amazon now, but that's ridiculous for a used book, when it costs 10 new..

Most Amazon marketplace sellers aren't really looking to do discounted stuff.

Note the shipping as well- $4 is the minimum for market place ones. That's why you'll occasionally see 'one-cent' books, because the profit is entirely in the shipping cost.

cdtm
Seen a few items that normally list between 10-15 with shipping selling for a buck with 50 dollars shipping. O_O

Q99
Originally posted by cdtm
Seen a few items that normally list between 10-15 with shipping selling for a buck with 50 dollars shipping. O_O


Oh, that's just scam.



You also see tons of items sold as 'collectable' for 10x more than they should be.

Really, Amazon needs to regulate their marketplace more. It's full of 'prices by algorythm, starting high and sloooowly lowering over months til someone bites, when the item doesn't justify it one bit.'

AlphaVortex
I bought all volumes of Get Backers from a Dojin convention for only $50.

Esomark
Originally posted by Q99
Oh, that's just scam.



You also see tons of items sold as 'collectable' for 10x more than they should be.

Really, Amazon needs to regulate their marketplace more. It's full of 'prices by algorythm, starting high and sloooowly lowering over months til someone bites, when the item doesn't justify it one bit.'

Exactly. Volume 8 of Eden It's An Endless World! took years to go down from $300+ to $93 but that's still ridiculous. I'm just glad I saw a set of the volumes somewhere without having to cripple my bank account just for one book. I did spend $37 bucks for Volume 7 of Battle Angel Alita Last Order but I wasn't sure another chance like that would ever come again since it was out of print during that time. It can suck being a manga fan when a certain volume of your favorite series is a rarer site than a UFO.

Esomark
Now that I think about it, it can suck being a manga fan in general. I live in an area that cares more about the latest football game, cars (I know, I have a car myself but I don't see what makes them so great except for getting you to point A to point B), getting drunk to the point you pass out, smoking until your body stinks, judging everything that isn't Christian as being "satanic", and listening to the latest country music hit rather than appreciating art and alternative culture so I have to go out of town constantly for the stuff I want.

SSJGGogeta
There's this great website/app I buy them on, which allows me to buy them and download them to my phone and computer, and read them whenever I want. It's always very high quality, and there are sales more often then not. I bought the entire crisis on infinite Earth's series not too long ago, for like 6$.

There's also a plethora of manga, illustrated novels, etc.

The app is called "Comixology", and it's free to make an account, and download the app to your smart-phone, and there are even some things on there for free, occasionally. I definitely recommend checking it out. thumb up

I know that some people prefer to have actual copies, but this is the best option in my opinion, since you don't have to worry about them getting damaged, being lost in shipping, being the wrong thing you ordered, and the most common problem I used to face, which is that most comic stores never have the issues I want. This app though has pretty much all of them. It's got damn near any manga you can think of, including Naruto, DBZ, etc, and it's got just as many of Marvel comics, including things like the X-men series, Daredevil, Spiderman, and DC comics, like COIE's, Infinite crisis, Superman, Batman, The Sinestro corps war, and several other major story arcs, including the entirety of ALL issues, including side-stories and extra's, of the Blackest Night.

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