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Post Reply How do you feel about buying used manga?
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Posted 8/21/11
I buy used manga whenever I can! <3

Most of the used manga I get is in pretty good shape, but I don't mind if it's a bit rough around the edges. I love new manga, but as I lend them to my friends, they're bound to get worn anyway, no matter how much I try to protect them. ^^; Used manga is also a lot less expensive, so I can get more manga for less money, which is always a good thing in my book!
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Posted 8/22/11
sounds good if i can get a nice buy
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Posted 8/22/11
I do. If it's series that has been out for a while though I might buy a bulk of used manga. As long as it's cheap and in good condition why not. The only argument I've heard that I don't agree with is buying it out of pity. Supporting the artist is okay, but buying a book if you don't want it because you don't want the artist/publisher to go out of business is just dumb. If you don't like their product why buy the book?
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Posted 8/22/11
I buy used all the time though there still are plenty I buy new
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Posted 8/23/11
All my manga except volume 3 of Naruto is all bought brand new, plastic wrapped BUT I'm about to get by the whole Fushigi Yugi series from my friend because it's really rare to find passed 3 in South Africa
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Posted 8/23/11

lifeincircuit wrote:

I don't mind used, but I prefer buying it new so that the money actually goes to the author.


i kind of agree with this - tho when you see manga at bookoff for less than $1 - pretty hard to pass up.
In the end, I have a mix of used/new. When reading - i haven't noticed a difference...
Posted 8/23/11
Depends what the manga is.

I plan to buy all the Akira comics Marvel Published in colour. But you have no choice but to buy the used ones since there's no new prints.

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Posted 8/24/11
I buy used manga at half price book store But I only buy them if it's kinda clean
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Posted 8/24/11
as long as the pages are not stuck together with unwanted substances. Then I'm ok with it
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Posted 8/31/11
started reading manga from the small stock of the library so i dont mind used ones.
i feel more relaxed with a second hand one where i dont have to worry about bending/creasing/breaking the spine as they are normally already been worn. making the whole experience more enjoyable.
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Posted 8/31/11
I bought several brand new manga for 10 cents each at a street fair near my home.
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Posted 8/31/11
I tend to buy new. I definitely wouldn't buy used off the internet, but if I saw it in a shop so I knew it was in decent condition I might buy it.

I'm a bit funny about used books in general. I've borrowed books from the library where I've turned the page and there's something stuck there (tends to be food, other times I really don't want to know what it is...)
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Posted 8/31/11
once you read it isn't it used anyways?
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Posted 9/1/11
I've had hits & misses with used manga. but in the cases of OOP mangas it can be the only way.
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Posted 9/2/11 , edited 9/2/11
I bought used books for years before I started buying manga. There's no way I can afford to buy everything new! So I don't mind used manga either. I'm OK as long as the cover and pages aren't battered and bent.

If it's a series that is currently coming out, I will buy it new (and usually pre-order online), mostly to support the creators/publishers. In terms of quality, I've bought a lot of new manga that are in worse condition than most used manga I find; new books get rough treatment in bookstores.
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