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Post Reply How do you feel about buying used manga?
Posted 10/5/11
as long as there's no pages missing or boogers all over it, then i'm getting it. it's a friggin manga! and used manga are cheaper. hurray manga! *hoards them all to myself*
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Posted 10/5/11
when i do buy it i get one new and one used as long as its readable read the used and keep the new stored
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Posted 10/12/11
no way
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Posted 10/12/11 , edited 4/17/12
i don't mind if the condition isn't terrible.
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Posted 10/14/11 , edited 10/14/11
as long as they have GOOD used books then go for it . that s will help you have budget for other stuff and save trees .
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Posted 10/17/11
I could never bring myself to buy any used books. Half of the reason is because I'm a paranoid germaphobe (heh), the other half is because when I buy a book, I want to make sure my money is going to the author.
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Posted 10/17/11
I know buying used ones would save me money but I just can't.
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Posted 10/18/11
I really like to buy manga new because then the money goes to the publisher, then hopefully the series can continue. There are a few times where I will buy something used. If the title is out of print or if it's really hard to find, but then only if the book is nice and clean. I have been known to buy a manga in terrible condition ..... I got issue one of Flame of Recca for 25cents!!

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Posted 10/18/11
If a manga is totally trashed, probably not. But, unlike a lot of people, when I get something used, be it a video game or a DVD or a book, I always go through and clean the entire thing up. A number of the used manga that I have obtained I've been able to restore to near new condition because of this. When able, I will purchase new, but now that my main book stores are gone (both of those being Borders stores), and because I'm not overly fond of Barns & Noble, a lot of the older titles that these stores still had I now have to purchase used.
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Posted 10/18/11
I'm not adverse to buying used manga as long as it's in good condition. I tend to buy new in order to support the publishers.

I once bought a whole bunch of used manga from a friend and got them and there was water damage, they had been bent, some of the pages were punctured, and all around they just weren't good. Luckily I bought them for $2 each from her, because even that was too much for some of the ones I bought.

So to avoid such instances I usually buy new because I take care of my stuff.
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Posted 10/18/11
i bought Nosatsu junkie (used ) ....and i dont regret it:D its kinda old-looking but its worth buying it..coz it has a nice story~~
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Posted 10/19/11
If I see used manga in good condition, I won't hesitate to buy it! It saves on money, and you're giving an old book a new home, which is always nice.

There are perks to buying things shiny and new of course, but for those of us on a budget, it can be tough to finish longer series when each volume clocks in at 10 bucks.
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Posted 10/19/11
Used mangas are cheap. I can learn how to save money
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Posted 10/21/11 , edited 10/21/11

wolfboy92020 wrote:

when i do buy it i get one new and one used as long as its readable read the used and keep the new stored


That's dedication. Do you have storage units for it all? (I don't have that much manga, and I'm starting to run out of storage space!)



GenkiSaru wrote:

If I see used manga in good condition, I won't hesitate to buy it! It saves on money, and you're giving an old book a new home, which is always nice.

There are perks to buying things shiny and new of course, but for those of us on a budget, it can be tough to finish longer series when each volume clocks in at 10 bucks.

I get jealous when I visit Amazon for Japan, and see them selling volumes at $5-$7 apiece (about half of what the average volume costs in the US)
Posted 10/22/11
as long as its in good condition, than its fine.
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