The Dangers of Discounted Manga
No body can resist a sale. The whole idea of being able to purchase something at a fraction less than what it normally is priced at is something that you can’t simply ignore regardless of your financial situation. Including me. Last weekend and the weekend before, Kinokuniya Sydney had a sale on their manga range known as the “Super Awesome Panda Manga Sale” where a selected range of manga was priced at $4.95. The first weekend was also Free Comic Book Day where they had a sale of 20% all manga/comics in stock. This is the result of the two trips to Kinokuniya:
All that of that there came to a grand total of $300. I can honestly say that is the most I’ve ever spent on manga in a month at Kinokuniya. Only the Ai Yori Aoshi and Banner of the Stars volumes were the $4.95 manga. Everything else was priced normally with a few bought during the 20% off sale. The xxxHOLIC volumes I bought for my sister because I’m generous like that. So yes, the dangers of discounted manga. Even though you’re grabbing a whole lot, you won’t know how much it all is until you reach the checkout.
The amusing thing as well is that I probably won’t read through most of this until I’m in the mood to read. So just like my pile of figures, I’ve created a pile of unread manga as well. And I can say that it’s growing rather fast.