[thechat] Anime commentary (was: sharks (was: rationality))

Ben Dyer ben_dyer at imaginuity.com
Wed Jan 8 13:05:01 CST 2003

At 12:52 PM 1/8/2003, you wrote:
>Whew ... still reeling from import sticker shock.

Heh.  You get used to it.  It's very gradual...$20 for a Japanese edition
of Shonen Jump, $35 for an import soundtrack, $95 for an import video game,
$150 for a short DVD Box Set...suddenly you find yourself paying $550 for
an animation cel or $1,000 for a 5-foot-tall replica of Char's Zaku from
Mobile Suit Gundam without even blinking.  You start planning trips to
Japan because it'll actually be cheaper than the shipping charges and
import duties... :)

I'm reading a message board thread today about a guy who added up the cost
of his collection and it was over $10,000 in DVDs alone.  I don't think
mine's that bad, but it is multiple thousands of dollars.

OK, now that I've scared everyone away from my hobby (if you weren't
already)... ;)


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