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04-01-12, 4:46 PM

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I certainly go insane when I buy manga. It's all I spend my extra money on. Today I just bought six novels of Death Note, completing my collection (Other than book one. I can't find it /anywhere/ at all). Although total they only cost $20, so it was a good deal.

My real question is most likely: How many volumes of manga do you usually buy when you go out for it? I buy about two-three at a time (other than today). Also, what was the most you bought in one day?
 
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04-01-12, 4:47 PM

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I used to buy around three volumes at one time but I don't buy manga anymore.
 
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04-01-12, 4:51 PM

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I normally just read mine online.
Good God, if I spent my money on manga as well I'd be probably a NEET or a college drop out waiting tables for the rest of my days. I already spend enough on video games! Then college expenses are killing me as well. Add manga to the equation and you got another unemployed bum walking on the streets.
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04-01-12, 4:51 PM

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I try not to.
 
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04-01-12, 8:35 PM

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I try not to.
Only if the chapters or several chapters were one of my fav from the other manga then maybe 1 volume.

Usually i read them online

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04-01-12, 9:10 PM

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I buy manga on bulk rarely. Usually it would have to be a really really good deal. (example) Naruto 1-55 on say ebay... for 250$
 
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04-01-12, 9:32 PM

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2-3 at fhe same time, but i try to look for them cheaper than normal price as a college student. So bargain books, used books, discounted books, coupons, and someone else's 'trash' is how i survive.

I have 356 mangas so far. ;D
 
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04-01-12, 9:54 PM

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when i had a job id buy every volume id want to at once

like i bought Gintama vol 4-20 and Negima vol11-28 as well as air gear vol1-5 in the same order and not too long later i bought the complete death note collection
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04-01-12, 10:52 PM

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Yeah, kinda, especially at Otakon. The last two years in a row I bought about 55 manga at the con, each year. There's just so much good stuff! This one place has 3 for $10, I go a bit nuts there too and at other used stores.
 
04-01-12, 11:02 PM

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Not any more. Used to buy about 3-5 volumes at once, now I'm lucky if I buy one a month.
 
04-02-12, 4:14 AM

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When a manga is awesome enough for me to consider buying it, I just buy the entire series at once. (that is, if all volumes are available)

But I don't own much manga. Either the stuff I read isn't worth spending money on or it just was/is never published where I live. The latter unfortunately happens quite frequently.
 
04-02-12, 6:06 AM

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Sometimes I do, other times I don't. But when I order manga online it's usually five or six volumes at a time. I bought the entire series of Death Note in one go from a comic shop as well, and all twenty one volumes of Nana at a convention. It was on offer and I couldn't resist.
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04-02-12, 10:26 AM

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Anywhere from 3-10 volumes at a time. I like to reserve a hundred bucks a paycheck for manga and anime. The most I bought at once was when I got all of death note.
 
04-02-12, 12:09 PM

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As someone as already said I usually read them on-line too but read them in the original book and have them it's totally different and although I don't have such manga as some persons I'm starting to get my furniture full off books,DVD's, cd's, etc. so it's difficult to buy more now, but when I've the chance ( money) I can't resist.
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04-02-12, 5:52 PM
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Everyone's definition of crazy is different. My "crazy" is surpassing 30 volumes in one order I guess. Hey, it happens.. I like manga~
 
04-03-12, 8:08 PM

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I used to buy 3-5 volumes a month. Now that money is tight around here, I buy maybe 1 every two months. Ehh..
 
04-03-12, 8:27 PM

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im mom dosent really like me buying as much manga as i do....... so i have to buy it without her finding out, she would rather me spend it on clothes or something "worthwhile". XD

I usually buy two manga every two weeks or so, but it really depends on what i can find in the bookstore
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04-04-12, 3:39 PM

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I usually have a series or 2 that I buy the actual volumes of (I prefer reading hard copies heh ^^) But I can be somewhat expensive :/ I have a "manga fund" if you will that every so often I empty and just go bat shit crazy and buy like 30 volumes ¬¬
 
04-06-12, 12:56 AM

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It really depends. because I am based in Aus shipping is Really Pricey, so to make the manga a reasonable (to me) price, I might buy 8-12 volumes. There are stacks of places where postage is $12-35 for a single volume!!!!
 
04-06-12, 1:00 AM

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Three years ago was when things were bordering on obsessive for me. I was ordering anywhere from 10 to 20 volumes every other week. But within the last year it's decreased a lot. I think I've gotten maybe 30 volumes since early 2011. I'm not quite sure...I need to recheck but I think that sounds about right.
 
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