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Old 2004-03-26, 11:36   Link #41
Akichan
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Just to help...

Merchandise: www.kikiwai.com

They have tons of merchandise imported from Japan for shows that are licensed or not licensed.

Aside from that, I'm looking for good deals on anime (I live in Canada) because of the HIGH cost around here. (Ouch, my two .hack//SIGN dvds cost me $50 apiece) I was wondering about maybe box sets of series' like Fruits Basket.

I saw somewhere on the forum someone was saying ADV DVD's are around $17 (You LUCKY people! Saiyuki has cost me $30 + the 15% tax for each DVD).

Also! (I know I'm demanding, ne?) I'm looking for some Jpop music, specifically Utada Hikaru. They told me at the music store to have something imported through them, on CD would cost me $65, so I was wondering if there were any places, well, cheaper. LOL

Thanks!

PS - I'd LOVE to spend more money on anime but those damn tuition fees keep getting to me...
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Old 2004-04-26, 09:25   Link #42
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T-shirts

i live in the uk and i cant find any sites that sell t-shirts... i have a visa electron credit card (i know that they suck) im specificly looking for .hack t-shirts but i dont mind anything. i would also like to know where i could get some posters or wallscrolls any help would be apreciated.. thanx..
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Old 2004-05-02, 00:02   Link #43
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THanks
I have great info on where to buy
i hate lisenced anime
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Old 2004-05-11, 04:46   Link #44
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If you live in Dallas/Fort Worth you can rent anime at my shop:

Shotokan Anime and Gaming.
514 W Harwood Rd
Hurst TX 76054
817-788-0822

Over 1300 DVDs!

We also support Magic: the Gathering and Yugioh, and possibly soon VS. (Marvel VS./ DC VS)
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Old 2004-05-11, 20:31   Link #45
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If you live in Dallas/Fort Worth you can rent anime at my shop:

Shotokan Anime and Gaming.
514 W Harwood Rd
Hurst TX 76054
817-788-0822

Over 1300 DVDs!

We also support Magic: the Gathering and Yugioh, and possibly soon VS. (Marvel VS./ DC VS)

Do you sell MTG cards by online/mail/phone, that would be err cheaper than what i would buy on ebay. I'm planning to get 1 or 2 booster boxes of fifth dawn. I might be looking for rare cards too.

Oh and i buy most of my anime's at Fry's Electronics or i go to SF.
It's a little more expensive at Fry's but i dont like to wait days to watch it.
Probably just me though, i dont really care about how much it is.
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Old 2004-05-18, 19:21   Link #46
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Canadians should check out Amazon.ca/HMV.ca.

depending on the product and stuff it can be cheaper. and ya dont have to worry about customs. i know i ordered once from animenation and one of my tapes didnt make it past customs. something about nudity. i cant remember, been so long.

and for music cds and ost ya might wanna actually goto HMV at the mall. they can pretty much order anything you want. A&B sound offers the same service, not sure of thier prices.

i got my macross plus ost 1 & 2 from them.(hmv that is)

edit to add

i believe hmv and a&b sound also offer order capabilitys for dvds, hmv might also actually do japanese imports.
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Old 2004-06-05, 14:48   Link #47
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I've ordered from dvdpacific once, the limited ed. box for GA. It was cheaper than amazon.ca. However when it came the box was ripped in half, and I found out that they didn't use ANY protection beside the cardboard box at all (they could at least put some more paper to wrap around or something)

good thing was they were willing to replace and credit me back on the shipping, but it took another month before they shipped it back...but then another problem arised...

it got opened by canadian customs, and they taxed me on it...(I've bought alot of stuff across the border before thru ebay but I was never taxed before...)

I used to think that if something is low valued (I remember reading somewhere that if it's like under 39 dollars) it's tax free, but appearantly that doesn't hold anymore. So I ended up had to pay 4 dollars more and 5 dolloars for handling fee (4 is ok, but why am I getting charged for handling fee...I never asked customs to open it )

so as conclusion, I wuld say dvdpacific is not bad, the fact that they were pretty fast on the respond, yet shipping back and forth and the tariff part is of course a let down...I'm considering amazon.ca from now on first, thanks to the tariffs
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Old 2004-06-15, 12:42   Link #48
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http://www.LINK REMOVED.com/ is a good place to find a lot of dvd's to buy

Edit by GHDpro -- DO NOT buy from criminals. This site sells BOOTLEGS.

Last edited by GHDpro; 2004-06-16 at 13:50.
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Old 2004-07-03, 13:51   Link #49
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I would like to recommend www.dvdboxoffice.com They sell anime, games and more things and the best thing is that they are shipping for FREE worldwide
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Old 2004-07-04, 06:39   Link #50
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I just want to throw in another online store in California.
www.tmpanime.com
Tam sells only licensed legitimate product and prices are pretty good since he has no overhead expenses, and based on about 5 purchases already, you can message him quick if htere is a problem and he will adress it just as quick and delivery times are incredibly fast, within a few days or purchase. I picked up 4 volumes+ artbox of Angelic layer from him for about $95 including shipping, and many titles hes got are about $18-20 each. Hes a very friendly person and is glad to special order anything that he doesnt carry yet, as hes done this for me several times. there is a forum there much like htis one, and its just an incredibly great place to sign up at and buy from. highly recommended.
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Old 2004-07-15, 13:06   Link #51
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Originally Posted by Akichan
Aside from that, I'm looking for good deals on anime (I live in Canada) because of the HIGH cost around here. (Ouch, my two .hack//SIGN dvds cost me $50 apiece) I was wondering about maybe box sets of series' like Fruits Basket.

I saw somewhere on the forum someone was saying ADV DVD's are around $17 (You LUCKY people! Saiyuki has cost me $30 + the 15% tax for each DVD).
$50? You mean in Canadian dollars? That's less than $50 American, but still a lot for one DVD. Try http://www.dvdsoon.com/. They're located in Canada, and their prices vary. Many anime DVDs are $41 canadian, still a bit much, but a few are about $26 canadian (according to a currency converter I'm looking at now, that's a little less than $20 U.S., which is a good deal). I haven't ordered from them myself, but according to someone from the U.K. who recommended them, they're good. And unlike the sellers located in the U.S., you won't have issues with customs nor with them not being able to ship to you in Canada.

...and hey, if people are getting legit ADV DVDs for $17 U.S., then I want to know where. That's a little less than I've seen for most DVDs anywhere on the net.
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Old 2004-07-15, 14:39   Link #52
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Old 2004-08-15, 07:56   Link #53
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is there a store where i can buy one piece 121+ on dvd? and does it have english sub
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Old 2004-08-15, 08:17   Link #54
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is there a store where i can buy one piece 121+ on dvd? and does it have english sub
Only bootlegs of this series will have English Subs. Have a read of the The generic "Is this a bootleg" thread on how to spot bootlegs (and One Piece bootlegs in particular).

One Piece is licensed, please do not ask how to obtain licensed series here on AnimeSuki. And certainly do not ask where to find bootlegs. I suggest you have a read of the forum rules as well
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Old 2004-08-16, 08:32   Link #55
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Not to sure if this is exactly on topic, but do some of these dvd sites release DVD's early if they get them in? Looking at Get Backers Vol #1 the release date is 8/24 *in 8 days* but on few sites ive looked at says Buy Now! that are in this thread atleast one. Just something that caught my eye wanting to see this one.
http://www.animecornerstore.com/index.html
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Old 2004-08-16, 08:51   Link #56
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I think you are misinterpreting the meaning of "Buy Now". All this means is that you can place your order now, it will not be shipped until the store receives the item in question. In other words, it's an advanced order, it doesn't mean that it gets shipped before the release date. If you want it, placing such an order isn't a bad thing because any decent on-line store will not charge for the item before it actually is shipped.

And BTW, while Robert's Anime Corner Store is a nice on-line store to browse, I find it's a bit expensive, for DVDs I prefer somewhere like DVD Pacific. But that's just my preference

DVD Pacific list Get Backers as Pre Order, vol 1 release date as 24th Aug (as I'm sure most places do).
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Old 2004-08-18, 07:14   Link #57
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Update on my previous post:

It seems that on-line stores can and do ship early. Menshi confirmed that his order (with a release date of 24th Aug) shipped out a week early from AnimeCornerStore. And I can also coincidently offer a similar occurrence from DVD Pacific, I had pre-ordered an item over the weekend (which also had a release date of 24th Aug) and it was shipped out on the Mon 16th Aug.

I note that DVD Pacific still have the DVD listed as "PreOrder" with a release date of 24/08/2004, so maybe it has something to do with the fact they can't (or maybe shouldn't) advertise earlier release dates (even if they have it in stock).

So, the bottom line - It seems if you "Pre Order" a DVD, it may be shipped out earlier than the release date (in the above two examples, a week earlier). While this may be obvious to many of you who have made such orders before, I must admit that I rarely pre-ordered but just waited until the release date before making an order. Most of the time I ordered 3 DVDs at a time so I always waited until they were all marked as "In Stock" before placing an order.

I shall have to try pre-ordering Azumanga V4 and see if it also gets shipped before the 31st Aug release date
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Old 2004-08-18, 11:48   Link #58
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Well, I've said it before, but one of the anime stores I visit often allready has the Get Backers DVD's on display, and they are the real ones. And this wasn't the first time they were early.

I think the stores get the material alot sooner before the official release date but aren't allowed to sell it untill that particular date.
This is probably for advertisement reasons, in order to create a small hype before release so it'll sell better. Or to prevent bootlegs from popping up before the offcial release.

Also I never pre-order, I wanna know that the item I want is available right away, I had some bad experiences with ordering items in advance which led to them being delivered months after. In that period I could've easilly bought them at some other place. I only buy stuff that is in stock at the moment I order it.
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Old 2004-08-20, 15:52   Link #59
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*** IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT DVD PACIFIC ***

Those of you who have ever ordered from DVD Pacific may have received
a "security" email from DVD Pacific, in which they state they may have been
compromised (but that they can not find any evidence) and send you a new
password to login to your account.

Well... it's not a "may be compromised" -- it is highly likely (part of) their
user database INCLUDING CREDITCARD DETAILS has been compromised.

Although I reacted a bit slow/late to it, my cc company (Master Card) spotted
the potential abuse and blocked my card, but I still got charged for 150 for
things I never asked for.

See this thread on AnimeOnDVD for more information:
http://forums.animeondvd.com/showfla...&Number=606328

Important: it's to late to delete your info at DVD Pacific -- consider the information
already comprimised! I recommend to check your CC statements carefully for charges
you are unfamiliar with and/or call your CC company and ask about recent transactions,
although it's possible to trouble occured a while ago -- in my case between June 30 - July 3.

And although I won't say that I won't order from DVD Pacific again (as they're to
good otherwise for that), let's say I'll avoid them for the next few months. Not that
I actually can spare the cash to buy DVDs anyway (got to buy books for school etc).

EDIT:
A few more links:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=376062
http://forums.animeondvd.com/showfla...&Number=586913

Last edited by GHDpro; 2004-08-20 at 16:38. Reason: Added more links
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Old 2004-09-02, 03:13   Link #60
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Where do y'all recommend down under? I have bought from www.ezydvd.com.au, but am hopiong for something better and/or cheaper.

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