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Postby BasharOfTheAges » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:17 pm

IIRC the R2 of FLCL was released on 6 discs @ around $45 a piece so you really have nothing to complain about. I'm not saying i support high prices but buying bootlegs is stupid. If you want to pirate stuff, you can do it for free through the internet! :roll: I'm not saying you should, but at least this way you're not helping make someone rich on your own stupidity.
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Postby devilmaykickass » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:24 pm

BasharOfTheAges wrote:IIRC the R2 of FLCL was released on 6 discs @ around $45 a piece so you really have nothing to complain about. I'm not saying i support high prices but buying bootlegs is stupid. If you want to pirate stuff, you can do it for free through the internet! :roll: I'm not saying you should, but at least this way you're not helping make someone rich on your own stupidity.

And how is it stupidity if the bootlegs are excellent quality at a low price, better than that which is commercially availible?
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Postby BasharOfTheAges » Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:42 pm

devilmaykickass wrote:
BasharOfTheAges wrote:IIRC the R2 of FLCL was released on 6 discs @ around $45 a piece so you really have nothing to complain about. I'm not saying i support high prices but buying bootlegs is stupid. If you want to pirate stuff, you can do it for free through the internet! :roll: I'm not saying you should, but at least this way you're not helping make someone rich on your own stupidity.

And how is it stupidity if the bootlegs are excellent quality at a low price, better than that which is commercially availible?


Because you're paying for something you don't need to pay for!
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Postby devilmaykickass » Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:53 pm

BasharOfTheAges wrote:
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BasharOfTheAges wrote:IIRC the R2 of FLCL was released on 6 discs @ around $45 a piece so you really have nothing to complain about. I'm not saying i support high prices but buying bootlegs is stupid. If you want to pirate stuff, you can do it for free through the internet! :roll: I'm not saying you should, but at least this way you're not helping make someone rich on your own stupidity.

And how is it stupidity if the bootlegs are excellent quality at a low price, better than that which is commercially availible?


Because you're paying for something you don't need to pay for!

No no, you see, quality is my main concern, in order to get the quality, downloads aren't going to do me any good, since downloads are [almost] always overly compressed to be within a certain filesize. Plus I've looked online for the SM movies, and none of them are encoded from R2 rips. :p

So again, I ask; how is it stupidity?
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Postby BasharOfTheAges » Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:56 pm

You just need to know where to look. I can't be bothered, so i started just buying the R2s :?
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Postby celibi87 » Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:02 am

Sorry if someone has alreayd validated this site but i want to make sure its valid before buying http://www.bargainanime.com/anime-dvd-b ... robin.html
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Postby cheeseninja2002 » Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:17 am

OK..this may be belated..IVE BEEN PREOCUPIED! So you feel downloading fansubs is ok and buying bootlegs is wrong, fine. You prefer to purchase the origionals, thats ok BasharOfTheAges.

Now imagine your in a Forien land where you don't get the Releases untill 3 to 4 years after they be released in Japan, even sumtimes 2 years after the release in America. Now imagine you only have access to DIALUP, the only way to download the fansubs is to go to the BIG CITY.....5 HOURS AWAY. Then go to a net cafe and download as much as you can. Or you could purchase these prducts online and find you need a new dvd player with the right region and with the correct power supply converter and hope it lasts. Then learn JAPANEESE.
OR you could purchase the bootleg copies years in advance to the release date in your country for a fraction of the cost and about 23 hours shorter than downloading the Series from the net in a big city net cafe probalby costing 4-5 times the cost due to how long you were in the cafe for.

So I gues since your living in this foreign country with such great ethics I'll be telling you how great a series Bleach was while you writhe in pain for a good 1 -3 years only to find the dubed voices suck as much as the Naruto dubs. Enjoy :)




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Postby Gepetto » Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:14 am

so much hate in your heart...

That's an extreme case. Buy the bootlegs, but be prepared to face the consequences on Judgment Day.
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Postby cheeseninja2002 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:31 am

Not hate....just trying to help others understand that there are legit reasons to purchase the boots despite their heavy stance on this matter.

I can understand an individual to feel that they won't purchase the legits... but to say that it's wrong, unforgivable and no legitamite reasons for others to purchase the boots I can't understand. It's a choice that only you alone can make.

.....jesus this makes me seem like I care aboot this matter.

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Postby RevolutionaryDragon » Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:55 am


i understand everyones reasons about bootleged animes..... to me i really dont support it..:( i bought some anime on ebay (i thought that they were originals when perchesed) that are bootleg and some are :D great quality viewing.... :idea: all i can say is that if ppl want to buy the originals and are not sure that they arent, just contact the seller(on any websites) and ask them if they are originals.... and if you want to buy the copies then go ahead no one can force you not to... just be fair and make the right choice...

to buy them or not to buy them? its your choice...
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Postby paizuri » Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:39 pm

There are no real legitimate reasons to buy bootlegs. Anime is a privilege, not a right. However, you may individually come up with your own rationalizations to buy them. We can not stop you from thinking those thoughts nor buying bootlegs. At the same time, we do not condone the purchasing of bootlegs nor the promotion of such activity.

If you feel the need to buy bootlegs, then go right ahead, we can not stop you. But don't come here and try to persuade other people to do the same. That is neither the point of this thread nor the purpose of this site.
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Postby Gepetto » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:07 pm

paizuri wrote:...you may individually come up with your own rationalizations to buy them...


In other words, come up with an excuse to break the law. That's the point. It's illegal, so you shouldn't try justifying it. If you want to buy bootlegs freely and happily, then start an armed revolution and turn your city into an anarchistic republic that does not condemn the production, trade or use of illegally copied material. Unless you're willing to do that, you should know that you're wrong in buying them, period.

The point of this thread is to help people that are afraid of being schammed into buying bootlegs thinking they're originals, not to discuss the pros and cons of bootlegs.
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Postby Denkyufan » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:21 pm

Bootlegs... if you do it then it'd be wise to keep your mouth shut. All it would take is some jelous ex-friend or lover to turn you in. Although if anything will happen to you I don't know.

That's not to say I've not been dopped before, I remember buying the Tenchi movies on Ebay once. I have since bought legit versions on DVD and I own the 3 tapes I recieved which were obviously knockoffs. The only other case was a Hellsing box set that came on 2 DVDs. I wasn't suspicious cause it featured an english dub and the subtitles were legit looking but to have the series on 2 disk and it be about the price of 1 1/2 volumes of the series sold in individual disks?

What gets me is those who DL fansubs and then sell em on Ebay. And people buy em too.
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Postby Melanchthon » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:36 pm

BasharOfTheAges wrote:You just need to know where to look. I can't be bothered, so i started just buying the R2s :?

Time is money... or something like that? :?

RevolutionaryDragon wrote:all i can say is that if ppl want to buy the originals and are not sure that they arent, just contact the seller(on any websites) and ask them if they are originals...

Not necessarily. I've seen a couple of 'seller said discs were legit' complaints on eBay and Amazon. If someone's sufficiently concerned about bootlegs to be contacting the supplier directly, then the honest answer is going to lose that supplier a sale.
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Postby celibi87 » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:40 pm

Lets get back on track, can anyone validate this site? http://www.bargainanime.com/anime-dvd-b ... ooly-.html
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