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Myfigurecollection.com has a list of online stores and they mark which ones sell bootlegs
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Thank you all for your recommendations! I will be looking at the sites,
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Really surprised no one mentioned Tokyo Otaku Mode. Haven't had a bad experience with them yet. I use them mostly for figure purchases. They have sales and coupons quite regularly. The site also have a great rewards system to earn points to use on future purchases, and you can maximize a purchase sometimes to get a decent amount back in points. If pre-order items have delayed release dates, they're great on notifying you. Items saved to your wishlist can also trigger notices if they go on sale, have additional point bonuses, or come back in-stock. They ship either from Japan or their US warehouse. Free shipping for purchases over $100. If you pick faster shipping, they'll sometimes offer credits in points for part of the shipping cost. Pretty much all of the figurines I have pre-ordered ship from the US warehouse and ship USPS Priority Mail. All come in sturdy boxes well packed with bubble wrap or kraft paper.

For Japanese blu-ray and music CD imports, novelty things like keychains, art/photo books, and magazines I do a lot of my shopping through CDJapan. Operates out of Japan, so orders are paid in yen. Often has sales on certain categories and the occasional clearance sale. They also have a rewards program that gives out points for each item, bonus points for spending certain order amounts, and bonus points for quarterly spending totals. They offer a lot of shipping options including FedEx International Priority (pretty much overnight delivery), EMS, Air Mail, and SAL/SAL Parcel.

For DVD/Blu-rays released by stateside publishers like Funimation, Sentai Filmworks and so on, I shop with a myriad of websites for the best deal. The following aren't listed in any priority, but are my top sites I get my releases from.

- Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Right Stuf, DeepDiscount, Best Buy

RightStuf has their paid member discount that can be stacked with their occasional publisher sales. Barnes & Noble has the occasional coupon (more often if you're a member). Best Buy will occasionally have decent anime sales.

For English manga/LN releases, the majority of my purchases come from Barnes & Noble, RightStuf and Amazon.

Others have already mentioned J-List/Box, Amiami and CR's own store. J-List occasionally will have a coupon and they do have some unusual products you won't find with previously mentioned retailers (such as snacks from Japan), though products I can find available elsewhere (such as CDJapan) usually end up being cheaper. I only recently started shopping on Amiami and I've found their monthly release batching for orders pretty useful. I used to order a decent amount of figures from CR's own shop with the various daily deals and occasional discounts, but I disliked the lack of communication when it came to delayed releases and the use of slow shipping methods like FedEx SmartPost (from west to east coast it takes ten days )
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kastzy wrote:

Really surprised no one mentioned Tokyo Otaku Mode. Haven't had a bad experience with them yet. I use them mostly for figure purchases. They have sales and coupons quite regularly. The site also have a great rewards system to earn points to use on future purchases, and you can maximize a purchase sometimes to get a decent amount back in points. If pre-order items have delayed release dates, they're great on notifying you. Items saved to your wishlist can also trigger notices if they go on sale, have additional point bonuses, or come back in-stock. They ship either from Japan or their US warehouse. Free shipping for purchases over $100. If you pick faster shipping, they'll sometimes offer credits in points for part of the shipping cost. Pretty much all of the figurines I have pre-ordered ship from the US warehouse and ship USPS Priority Mail. All come in sturdy boxes well packed with bubble wrap or kraft paper.

For Japanese blu-ray and music CD imports, novelty things like keychains, art/photo books, and magazines I do a lot of my shopping through CDJapan. Operates out of Japan, so orders are paid in yen. Often has sales on certain categories and the occasional clearance sale. They also have a rewards program that gives out points for each item, bonus points for spending certain order amounts, and bonus points for quarterly spending totals. They offer a lot of shipping options including FedEx International Priority (pretty much overnight delivery), EMS, Air Mail, and SAL/SAL Parcel.

For DVD/Blu-rays released by stateside publishers like Funimation, Sentai Filmworks and so on, I shop with a myriad of websites for the best deal. The following aren't listed in any priority, but are my top sites I get my releases from.

- Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Right Stuf, DeepDiscount, Best Buy

RightStuf has their paid member discount that can be stacked with their occasional publisher sales. Barnes & Noble has the occasional coupon (more often if you're a member). Best Buy will occasionally have decent anime sales.

For English manga/LN releases, the majority of my purchases come from Barnes & Noble, RightStuf and Amazon.

Others have already mentioned J-List/Box, Amiami and CR's own store. J-List occasionally will have a coupon and they do have some unusual products you won't find with previously mentioned retailers (such as snacks from Japan), though products I can find available elsewhere (such as CDJapan) usually end up being cheaper. I only recently started shopping on Amiami and I've found their monthly release batching for orders pretty useful. I used to order a decent amount of figures from CR's own shop with the various daily deals and occasional discounts, but I disliked the lack of communication when it came to delayed releases and the use of slow shipping methods like FedEx SmartPost (from west to east coast it takes ten days )


Thank you so much for the info ! I've heard things about CR'S shop as well - but as long as they bubble wrap their figures - which is important because when you collect - you don't want your box damaged.
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