Re: OT: Getting books from Japan (without getting gouged)
- --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, Erin Subramanian <esubramanian1@...>
> kazu maltbie wrote:
> >actually i found this site that is way better than any other japanese
> >import site, and it is in english (also has many other languages)...
> >also you can pay with yen, dollars, or euros.... its
> >not only do they have a HUGE selection of mangas, but they have other
> >things like computers and kotatsu... also if they dont have a manga,
> >novel, etc. that you are looking for, you can request it and they
> >usually start stocking it after that....
> >i really love this site because you buy them at original japanese
> >price (for mangas usually 4 dollars) and once you add shipping it
> >ends up being CHEAPER then buying the english one in the stores in
> >america! yuri on the other hand is a little more expensive, but it
> >still is only like $11 (including shipping)... if you are even
> >THINKING about importing manga, books, etc. then you MUST check this
> >site out
> It's not necessarily the original Japanese price. I checked several
> books and they were all marked up above what bk1 charges for them. So
> it's not just yuri--other books are more expensive there too. If you
> don't mind paying for the convenience of an English-language site,
> you feel you're getting a better exchange rate through here, then goErin? what is the link for bk1?? I am new .. thanks
> with them. Otherwise, I recommend shopping around before purchasing.