If you order straight from the publisher Kiseido, you’ll find that the price for a lot of books (that aren’t available on Amazon) are SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper for a BRAND NEW copy. For all those who are skeptical about ordering from Kiseido, I went ahead and ordered the first two volumes to test it out. Here are my observations:
The ordering and payment process does seem kind of sketchy.
The e-mail confirmation looks terrible (like one giant text blob).
There was no tracking number that was given.
Shipping was $3.50 for me.
Was I worried? Absolutely. Except I had to find out how reliable this would be, and here are my findings:
Ordered on August 12th, and it came in the mail on August 21st! It may be a little over a week, but it was fast to me considering the fact that it was coming all the way from Japan and shipping was only $3.50.
Books were protected well and were in great condition when they arrived.
Verdict: Although I had my skepticism and it didn’t have a tracking number, 100% TOTALLY WORTH IT.