How to Spot a Bootleg

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Postby CrackTheSky » Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:47 pm

Celibi - that site looks legit.
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Postby Kariudo » Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:10 pm

CrackTheSky wrote:Celibi - that site looks legit.

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box art (check), price (check), languages (check), companies (check)
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Postby Krisqo » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:05 pm

Where would be some legit places to buy the R2 versions of anime? Personally, I'm looking for AIR and Kanon 2 when it comes out.
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Postby Riph » Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:24 pm

Hmm, well, I've checked and I've been initiated into the "It was too good to be true" group of anime buyers. The description had looked plenty legit, but the dvd looked a bit suspect when I got it, and its from one of the "companies" listed as pirates.

Shame on me.

And what's annoying is if I had read the few negative reviews of the seller (ebay/half.com), I'd have seen a warning about bootlegs. This seller even has the nerve to have a website/store where they sell plenty of bootlegs. Sigh.

I've bought hundreds of dollars in anime, and this was my 2nd ebay purchase. (first was a more sensibly priced box set that was legit) That'll learn me. Back to the astronaut site for me.
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Postby DocturKnowles » Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:30 am

Is there any way to report Merchants on Amazon who are bootlegging?
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Postby Kumatora » Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:55 pm

I just bought Escaflowne: Lover's Only on Amazon. The one I bought was used and sold at 20$. Is it safe to assume it's legit? I assumed it was, but I just need an opinion that assures me.
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Postby Kariudo » Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:53 pm

usually you would post a link...
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Postby Kariudo » Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:05 pm

the cover looks right, the price is a bit low though (imo), the only price I could find was 3000 yen (roughly about $30)
with it being imported I'd think it would be a little more.
kinda hard to find info on that soundtrack though...

if it was domesticated then the price sounds right
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Postby Kumatora » Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:45 pm

I don't think the soundtrack was domesticated. As for the price, there are some stores that deliberately sell at low prices.
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Postby Kumatora » Mon May 07, 2007 4:55 pm

I just got the CD and it may be one. It states K-O Records . Are they a bootlegging company?
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Postby Kumatora » Mon May 07, 2007 5:01 pm

I looked and I think they are. Their e-mail address is a yahoo link.


I'm going to see if I can get a replacement.
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Postby Krisqo » Mon May 07, 2007 5:04 pm

http://www.k-ocd.com/

The site seems a little unprofessional in my eye. But I'm not good at spotting boot CDs.
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Postby Kumatora » Mon May 07, 2007 5:13 pm

It isn't professional at all. The proof is in the e-mail address.
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Postby Kumatora » Wed May 16, 2007 10:39 pm

I just want to know because I may have found a master source for legit OSTs. They seem legit.

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