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Posted 1/15/18 , edited 1/16/18
I know this is something that's been brought up several times in the past but I just ran into it (again) and it actually made me decide to not make a purchase of something that was already in my cart and that I had already decided to purchase.

Shipping from the Crunchyroll Store is too expensive.


I was going to buy a BluRay set for $30. Great price. Add it to the cart, go to check out. Shipping added over $20. Shipping on a single BluRay set (not some BR collectors edition box set, mind you, just a standard single BR case) nearly doubled the price of my purchase. I promptly cancelled my order.

Why is shipping so expensive?
Why are there not, at the least, other shipping options available to choose for a more reasonable cost? (I'm fine with paying less to get slower shipping and less security/tracking options)
If shipping is so high, why does my Premium membership not confer some sort of discount?
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Posted 1/15/18 , edited 1/15/18
i wouldn't recommend buying blurays from CR. you can literally buy the same blurays at amazon with free shipping and prices that reflect it's current market value (Sentai sometimes make a significant discount - lowering the price by half or so, while CR sells the full price)
(i made a previous post of a bluray on CR costing $60 while the same one with a different cover was about $30 on Amazon and Sentai official site)

edit: here's an example:
Love Live Sunshine season 1
CR store: $64.98
Amazon: $36.97 (as of now)

edit 2:
>why does my Premium membership not confer some sort of discount?
only premium+ users get free shipping, but given my post above, it's probably not worth it.
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Posted 1/16/18 , edited 1/16/18

StriderShinryu wrote:

I know this is something that's been brought up several times in the past but I just ran into it (again) and it actually made me decide to not make a purchase of something that was already in my cart and that I had already decided to purchase.

Shipping from the Crunchyroll Store is too expensive.


I was going to buy a BluRay set for $30. Great price. Add it to the cart, go to check out. Shipping added over $20. Shipping on a single BluRay set (not some BR collectors edition box set, mind you, just a standard single BR case) nearly doubled the price of my purchase. I promptly cancelled my order.

Why is shipping so expensive?
Why are there not, at the least, other shipping options available to choose for a more reasonable cost? (I'm fine with paying less to get slower shipping and less security/tracking options)
If shipping is so high, why does my Premium membership not confer some sort of discount?


Shipping to any destination without tracking and insurance is a no-go for us. Our warehouse operator does not even support economy options that do not include these services. If we offered economy options, the entire risk of damage or loss would be on the customer.
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Posted 1/16/18 , edited 1/16/18

namealreadytaken wrote:

i wouldn't recommend buying blurays from CR. you can literally buy the same blurays at amazon with free shipping and prices that reflect it's current market value (Sentai sometimes make a significant discount - lowering the price by half or so, while CR sells the full price)
(i made a previous post of a bluray on CR costing $60 while the same one with a different cover was about $30 on Amazon and Sentai official site)

edit: here's an example:
Love Live Sunshine season 1
CR store: $64.98
Amazon: $36.97 (as of now)

edit 2:
>why does my Premium membership not confer some sort of discount?
only premium+ users get free shipping, but given my post above, it's probably not worth it.


Yeah, due to my previous experiences with the CR Store I really never bother to buy anything here any more but in this case the price was just too good to pass up.. until the shipping charge.

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