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Do you think manga should be sold at cheaper prices? Like $5?
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Posted 4/12/09
I think selling manga at $8.50 and above is ridiculous! It should be sold between $5-10. Its atrocious!
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Posted 4/12/09
$8.50 US Dollars?
That's far too expensive
Even $8.50 Singapore Dollars is far too much...


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Posted 4/12/09
=( aha. manga here is like 10$, (6$ USD?)
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Posted 4/12/09 , edited 4/12/09
Try 15-25 dollars AUS.

I have many manga I paid 25 dollars for.

Our anime DVD's are like the same damn price.
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Posted 4/12/09
Well, I've been spending quite abit for the manga under the taiwan publisher as they are not produce thru the local publisher.
Thank god I understand Mandarin, it seems that the English version are the more ex ones(SGD 8.50 - SGD 10 from ChuangYi)
Whereas the mandrin ones are from SGD 5.50 - SGD 8, including Taiwan publisher...
Posted 4/12/09
are mangas really that expensive??? O_O
i prefer online mangas
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Posted 4/12/09
ya i mean i like owning my favorite sreies so i own alot man i wasted over 100 dollers (U.S.) already its crazy wish it was cheaper
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Posted 4/12/09
I agree with the riducluous manga prices. In my country NZ, its at least $20 or above. To give you an idea of how much that is.. its like 2/3 of my monthly allowance.. or more so $20 could buy you a decent t-shirt here.

I think the prices should be made lower so more people can start a collection "legally" as in not download online scans.

But then again, if you think about all the things that are required to produce the manga, it does require alot of effort.
- The manga needs to be translated by someone (I'm sure we've all read scanlations and they do take some time to be translated)
- Companies need to buy a license to reproduce the manga
- Shipping costs to other countries could also affect the price of manga

mmm.......
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Posted 4/12/09
Where I live its 12 to 15 dollars so I mostly read manga online but I do buy a couple of volumes to support my favorite series...
Well back to the topic i would like for them to be cheaper but like KeiXII said you have to think about all the things required to produce manga. I mean if they sold it for like 2 dollars a volume people would still read online and download them for free so the companies have to make a profit somehow.
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Posted 4/12/09
I don't think they should.
Because I'm reading them online.
So;
people reading them online=manga $$$ loss= higher manga prices
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Posted 4/13/09
NO I RECKON IT SHOULD STAY THE SAME PRICE.

SUPPORT THE ARTIST

SUPPORT THE ECONOMIC , LOL
Posted 4/13/09
this is why I rarely buy manga, why buy when you can see it for free? Of course from time to time I'll buy a volume, but really it's just to support the industry :\
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Posted 4/14/09
manga here is 8 dollars from shonen jump, 9 for shojo beat, 10 for tokyo pop, and 11-12 bucks for del rey publishers. -_- yeah, 5 dollars for a volume would be nice ^_^
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Posted 4/14/09
No, because then we wouldn't have a manga industry
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Posted 4/15/09
u realize they have to pay the actual creators, then the translators, and etc and they actually have to make an american verison of the manga too i think or the cover i mean, cuz that would be copyright? or not, but yeah... also they have to pay the editors, and all of that manufacture crap....think about the ink they have to pay? ...

my friend said he got manga for like 5 bucks somewhere before he came to VA...

but if they made them cheap the manga sales might possible increase...if they did i would steal my dad's wallet have a wittle manga shopping spree hehehe

they should try it, make it a holiday haha
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