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  • 0pt
    There are a couple of physical stores around my area that provide prices that are on par with online prices.

    That being said there are Anime figures that are cheaper in the U.S. than in Japan.
    4 jaar geleden
    0pt
    physical stores have overhead expenses that must be factored into merchandise pricing...online shops don't have that problem (they have overheads too, but very little compared to physical stores), so they usually win out pricing-wise.
    4 jaar geleden
    0pt
    I prefer physical stores cause its easier to access in our place and you can often find items that are rare nowadays. Just make it sure that the store where you buy figures sell 100% original and legit. You can also make pre-orders on our local hobby store too, so once the item release internationally, always the first come first serve customer who have pre-orders on the store. The store also have official online shop.
    4 jaar geleden
    0pt
    Melbourne is so expensive when it comes to figures! >,< there's only one good shop that doesn't sell their figures for crazy crazy prices!
    The prices of the figimas are also crazy, I saw levi some place for $140 last time I went D:
    4 jaar geleden
    2pt
    If only I was carrying more money, I would've bought that Yoshino before you
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    0pt
    I don't have a single store where I live that would sell figures, so for me it's 100% online only. Would love to walk in a store and bam! Anime figures but has not happened to me yet...
    4 jaar geleden
    0pt
    If I found a figure I wanted around here for a reasonable price it could only be bootlegged. Legit stuff is usually 2-3x the price of an online purchase, bleh. It's nice to see the actual items if I don't own them yet, but that's really the only upside.

    Even with items that, when adding shipping fees, would probably amount to a similar price in-store I go with online anyway - they come out months earlier plus no guarantee it'll even be stocked at my local stores (and it usually isn't).
    4 jaar geleden
    0pt
    SweetIvy The Jellopy Connoisseur
    Being here in Texas it's better to go for Online Stores. Due to many comic shops trying to sell "Official Chinese Version" of figures usually trade figures. Even tho they are cheap figures the disregard for quality control just horrible.

    Although Austin Books & Comics plus Guzu gallery are worth going in person if only I lived closer they had legit figures. It can be anywhere from $20 to $80 for high end figures like koto then $100+ for gsc scales. I look for sales or preorder if real need is a factor.
    4 jaar geleden
    0pt
    For me I have a detailed strategy (well, only applicable for those in the same country as I do).
    1. If it's Orchid Seed or Native, preorder if I want it, due to potential for increase in price after release.
    2. Any figure that retails beyond 13,000yen, preorder from local vendors (well, only a select couple of them known for offering great prices).
    3. Figures below 10,000yen is up to my evaluation. Will wait for after release offers/discounts unless I notice an unusually high demand.

    For rule #2, the reason is because anything that costs more than USD$160 will be taxed 10-15% upon import - well if you are unlucky. EMS is highly vulnerable to capture by customs. But if I order from local vendors who obtain their shipments in bulk at a cheap price, the tax and shipment costs are significantly lower for each item imported when you do the math, and the savings are passed on to us the early birds (first batch shipments are huge and hence they obtain stocks at a cheaper price). For figures less than 10,000 yen is usually up to my own discretion - but I usually wait after release, look for price cuts and buy on my own (instead of preorder from a local vendor, since local vendors always get taxed for importing in bulk).

    So it's like, figures less than 10k yen I won't need to pay tax + grab at offer price, expensive figures indirectly I pay a lot less tax and less shipping fee

    This strategy of mine saved me a lot; I paid 20% less for Kotobukiya's dark angel Olivia compared to my friend who bought by himself from amiami. I preordered Goid Smiles' Ciel Alencon, a 15,500yen figure from a local vendor as well - and the final price has already been fixed (regardless of possible currency exchange rate changes in future) at only AUD$145 including free courier shopping.
    4 jaar geleden
    0pt
    Sadly, there aren't many stores in my area that sells anime figures, but the one I frequent does tend to have some rare stuff. It's a hole in the wall comic book store with some tables in the back for board RP, and it's been there, like forever. The first time my husband took me there, I cleaned him out of his Kotobukiya Final Fantasy VIII figures. (Iron Giant, Forbidden, and the GF Gilgamesh.) He also had some out of print series, and I was able to complete season 2 of Kyo Kara Maoh!

    The only other place I know of sells a mixture of real stuff from older series, and outright blatant bootlegs. Better and easier for me to go online, especially with my funky work schedule.
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