Sporadic Sequential
Friday, October 23, 2009
Savvy Signature Shoppers Save Significant $$$

As David Welsh pointed out, this is a huge week for new Viz releases. Just look at all the great new manga hitting shelves at the same time:
  • Real 6
  • Vagabond (VIZBIG edition) 5
  • 20th Century Boys 5
  • What a Wonderful World! 1 & 2
  • RIN-NE 1
Which means (as David also pointed out) this is also a very expensive week for fans of quality manga series. Cover price for all six of those books would set you back a whopping $81.94, but I got all of them (plus vol. 6 of Takehiko Inoue's wonderfully wacky basketball comedy series Slam Dunk, the first volume affected by Viz's price increase on its Shonen Jump titles from $7.99 to $9.99) for only $51.37 at Buy.com. Buy.com's prices fluctuate like crazy so the same discounts might not apply by the time you read this, but when I placed my order Wednesday each book was discounted 40% or 41%. Add in this coupon for an additional 5% off your order and your effective discount is right around 44% per item. Not too shabby!

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