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Old 2004-01-16, 13:43   Link #1
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Gundam Wing DVD unedited expensive

okay i bought today Gundam Wing volume 01 only for 8 euro that is around 8$ but i was wondering why is it so much expensive in the usa. I cheked the origineal website of GundamWing there stand the price just above 20$ why is it so expensive there?
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Old 2004-01-16, 13:45   Link #2
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because the comp over here suck all they want is money
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Old 2004-01-16, 14:04   Link #3
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I had no problem finding Gundam Wing #1 online for $7.99. Not every store sells at MSRP.
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Old 2004-01-16, 14:05   Link #4
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because the comp over here suck all they want is money
True story, thats why i still only have vol. 1
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Old 2004-01-16, 14:08   Link #5
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where did you bought it? if it really is 8euro i will buy it too
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Old 2004-01-16, 14:13   Link #6
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i bought it in the E-Plaza sure cheap dvd's here in holland

Edit: Danm shit there are no more animation on the tv screen sinds the new year

Edit2: some list of dvd's around the 10 euro's

GundamWing
YugiOh!
DBZ epesoides en movie 5$
Okatura World
Pokemon
Kenshin Vol 1 and 2 the rest around the 25$
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Old 2004-01-16, 14:32   Link #7
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Stop complaining...our official releases in Japan are much more expensive...

If I were to buy the entire Gundam Wing releases on DVD here in Japan:

Gundam Wing DVD-Box 1 (Ep. 1-13) 18000 yen
Gundam Wing DVD-Box 2 (Ep. 14-25) 18000 yen
Gundam Wing DVD-Box 3 (Ep. 26-37) 18000 yen
Gundam Wing DVD-Box 4 (Ep. 38-49) 18000 yen
Gundam Wing DVD-Box 5 (recap of Ep 1-49, Endless Waltz OVA) 18000 yen
Gundam Wing Endless Waltz (movie) 6000 yen

That would come to a total of 96000 yen (or approx 96000 cents = approx USD$960)
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Old 2004-01-16, 14:36   Link #8
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sorry buddy but we talke about america that it is there so expensive. the gundam wing in holland are around 15$ per 5 episoide with japapanese voices and france.
And i know japan is little cheap not to much to sat ir fair.
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Old 2004-01-16, 14:40   Link #9
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Is e-plaza a shop or a webshop? if it is a shop do you know if there is a e-plaza in Arnhem?
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Old 2004-01-16, 14:42   Link #10
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Is e-plaza a shop or a webshop? if it is a shop do you know if there is a e-plaza in Arnhem?
a shop [Dutch] schalkwijk in haarlem
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Old 2004-01-16, 14:43   Link #11
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sorry buddy but we talke about america that it is there so expensive. the gundam wing in holland are around 15$ per 5 episoide with japapanese voices and france.
And i know japan is little cheap not to much to sat ir fair.
To us Japanese, when we hear people in American complaing how expensive DVDs are there, we don't believe what they are saying. From our standpoint, DVDs in America are way cheaper.

I mean look at it:

So America get 5 episodes per disc at USD$15. With GundamWing at 49 episodes, that means 9-10 DVD disc at $15 each, coming to a total of USD$147.

In comparison, we have to pay 18000yen (USD$180) for 12-13 episodes only! Just for the entire 49 episodes, we would have to spend 72000yen (USD$720). That is FIVE times as more than America's official release.

If you think stuffs are expensive in America...welcome to Japan.
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I knew that japanese dvd's were expensive, but not THAT expensive. How can you afford it?
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Old 2004-01-16, 14:52   Link #13
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i just went to the site of e-plaza and i can't find any anime dvds
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Old 2004-01-16, 15:11   Link #14
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he in canada its about 40 to 80$ retail For 6 episodes
unelse you buy boot leg
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Old 2004-01-16, 15:12   Link #15
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I knew that japanese dvd's were expensive, but not THAT expensive. How can you afford it?
Somethings that I judge (but if anyone in America can confirm, please do so_

In our country, the company that you workd for provides for "transportation fees." I take it that in America, your company doesn't pay for gas for the cars that you use to commute, right? In Japan, we all take the train. The company pays for the commuting fee between your house and the company that you work for bi-annually (but if you lose the train pass, it's your fault, so we keep extra care in not losing that pass). On average, that saves us 80,000 - 100,000yen (approx USD$800 to USD$1,000)annually on commuting.

It has taken to my surprise that America, being the richest nation in the world, doesn't have a national health care system. Japan, and most European nations, have a national health care system. So we probably don't have to pay as much for going to doctors and medicine as in America (on average, a typical Japanese family would spend less than $300 on health care).

In Japan, our companies are obliged to give two annual bonuses (one in the summer and one in the winter) in addition to the monthly salary. Usually, these bonuses are 2-3 months worth of your salary. For example, I get paid around 500,000 yen (USD$5000) a month from my company. Every August and December, I get a bonus of three months worth of my salary IN ADDITION to my salary.

So every August and December, I get:
(bonus)+actual salary
(500,000 yen x three months) + 500,000 = 2,000,000 yen (USD$20,000)

Living in Japan is expensive. But our companies know that since our cost of living is high, they are obliged to give us salaries that gives us a normal standard of living.
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Old 2004-01-16, 16:27   Link #16
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with the enormous twin deficits, and overvalued US currency of the 90s, who knows maybe 8 euros will = 20 dollars in a couple of years especially if china keeps the peg and the japanese keep tampering with their currency, if these two countries keep their policies the same, all of the downward momentum on the dollar will focus on the euro appreciation, and we'll be paying the same as you for anime; i really hope it doesnt happen, but for now it looks like the only alternative
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Old 2004-01-16, 17:05   Link #17
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okay i bought today Gundam Wing volume 01 only for 8 euro that is around 8$ but i was wondering why is it so much expensive in the usa. I cheked the origineal website of GundamWing there stand the price just above 20$ why is it so expensive there?

maybe you should know your own dam economy first. In the last week the euro has eached it high peak ever vs the us dollar. It is at the ratio of 1.25 to 1 agaisnt the america dollar.(1.25 dollars is not the excat exchange rate, but it with in a few cents. i believe the excat amount was 1.2679, but i could be mistake.)

so that would be about 10 america dollars and also you probaly got bootlegs to begin with.
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Old 2004-01-16, 17:07   Link #18
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second you want to know why stuff is more expensive in japan. Since almost every market in japan is dominate by one company. Their are about 9 to 10 companies in japan that acualty can do what they want and have no problem with it.
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Old 2004-01-16, 17:36   Link #19
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damn gundam wing DVD cost 25 euro each here (belgium). I liked the series but not enough to spend that much money on it. maybe i should go to holland this weekend...
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Old 2004-01-16, 17:51   Link #20
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i don't think it's a bootleg e-plaza is a real shop, and will be in alot of shit if it sells bootlegged stuff
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