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Poll: Do you go to your local bookstore and just read the manga with out buying it? (0 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you go to your local bookstore and just read the manga with out buying it?

  1. No, I would never! (17 votes [19.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.32%

  2. No, I don't have time to do that. (32 votes [36.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.36%

  3. Yes, I am addicted. (16 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  4. Yes, but I try not to! (23 votes [26.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.14%

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#21 Neriko

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:43 AM

Yes sadly I am guilty.. I'll be close to half way through the book and still reading it when I walk up to the register...

Fortuantly I don't live close to any major book stores.. or any in fact... so I'm not always being yelled at for that. smile.gif
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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:45 AM

Unless its Love Hina (which I tend to just BUY)... i read but never buy lol
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 04:49 AM

if its a new manga I like to read the first 1 or 2 chapters before buying it.
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:06 AM

I answered No, I would never! for the simple reason that bookstores where I live (Manila) tend to wrap them in plastic with a label saying "Do not open. Please ask for assistance." Of course, I can become real crafty and just open it and read it when the sales clerk is not looking, but I couldn't. I just end up buying them in the end... laugh.gif

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 10:28 AM

I hate reading so yeah u'll never see me at a bookstore or with a book unless it's posted on a forum I would not read it.I am not really into the manga scene tried but failed horribly biggrin.gif

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 03:24 AM

I try not to do that because it's uncomfortable for me... I hate standing. The Kinokunyia bookstore where i frequent does have benches for that sort of stuff, but even still I try not to. It wrecks the reading experience for me when I'm not in a comfortable place, so I'm willing to shell out $10-12 for a manga or two just to go home and read it in peace, and have the luxury of reading them twice or thrice. I find enjoyment, even with novels not to read for plots but to deconstruct texts. (must be the english student coming out of me)

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 07:52 AM

yeah i have done that. i have to get into a series before i buy it or else its a waste of money to me. i usually do that to books to. i read the first like couple pages and if im drawn into it i will buy it. if not i move on.


im cheap like that rolleyes.gif

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 09:45 AM

Well i had an experience with this. When i was in college during my sophomore year, there is a newly opened Book Store not far away from my school. I cheked out the store and i was shocked that there is a manga section in it. If i remember correctly the first manga i read was Slam Dunk. I took the manga and i read until time passes by then suddenly one of the shop clerks said to me that he's going to charge me if i keep on reading it. After that i never do it again. laugh.gif
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Posted 14 July 2007 - 09:59 AM

haha thats pretty funny

i read a whole entire manga once at the mall
than went home and looked for scans

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 02:20 PM

Heh...suprisingly not :S ...though everytime I'm in borders, there are always a group sitting there reading it! I usually will just flick through the first few pages but I have never read an entire one...I don't know, I guess it ruins it for me! Even though manga always seems expensive I like to have the book there in my shelf so I can look at it anytime smile.gif
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 09:51 AM

funny to read all the posts and think "ooh i do that as well" !
i also like to have all the books on my shelves and to be able to reread, share, lend...
But i often read a few pages in the store to be sure!

Except when it's a long awaited one, then i just pay, do a home run, jump on the sofa and dive with delights into it laugh.gif

or when i order through internet... then it's like Christmas to go home an discover the packet in the mail box ^__^
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 01:27 PM

Here we can't read the whole manga in shop because shop's staff is saying to go away or you need to buy it if you want to read it.....

That is why I buy manga and read it at home laugh.gif
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 12:03 AM

if im in chapters or coles or something (but not go out of my way to do so) i always go to the comic section and just graze through the manga and pick up stuff if i find some interesting stuff, i admit i've been guilty of sitting and reading through a whole book, but i just can't help it lol, its too expensive for me to buy volumes of books im interested in...and besides, the selection is so minimal its pathetic
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:57 PM

All the time. usually I read two or three books then buy three or four books. I don't think they mind so much since it isn't unusual for me to spend $40-70 there in a visit. But I would never buy a series that I haven't started to read yet, that would be too risky, there is alot of good manga, but there is also alot of bad manga too. blink.gif

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 02:32 AM

I do it atleast once a week, usually with a group of friends. Fortunately the staff doesn't bug us much about it because we tend to buy alot. Also I read the manga at Borders then buy it, that way I can have a nice copy for my collection. I guess I really should be considerate about that though.
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:07 AM

in the past, when i'm still a kid, i would never do that because im an honest kid XD (i'm promoting myself!!! laugh.gif ) i just buy those manga(s) i want.

but then when become older sleep.gif, generally the price is getting higher and the life cost as well dry.gif . and as well i begun to get aware about money ohmy.gif . i dont need to spend much money for this.. i've got something else important to spend to.

so now i'll just borrow my friends or else go to the bookstore, i take the manga, then i take note of those which one seems interesting, go back home. open the PC, get to the internet, search for em' tongue.gif XDDD.

Note: i wont spend much money biggrin.gif (for the manga) and time dry.gif(standing there at the bookstore), i dont have time to do that, while downloading the manga(s) at least i can finish some of the assignments and read it later whenever free smile.gif wink.gif .
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Posted 05 November 2007 - 03:05 AM

I sometimes sit there in the store and will just keep reading till I notice and say to myself "I would have bought this.... if I didn' already read all of what I just read..."
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 03:16 PM

The only time I read in the store is if it's a manga that I wanted to check out before buying. A new title that I haven't had time to research or check out what's it about online. I normally pick out two or three titles and just deal with those until I get the last one. That way I'm not too overwhelmed with buying title after title after title. It also saves me money. And that's always good biggrin.gif

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:00 PM

e I do that sometimes. Except not with manga but books. I sit in Popular for 2 hours (somtimes *blink*) and choose a uncovered book and read. and when its time to go, i rmb th epage and the nxt time i go again, i read it from where i stop..Kinda illigal,thats why i don't do it now, besides, i don't have time now. I'm waiting for School Rumbe Season 3!!! Any of you know the exact month where it will come out? oh yes, and the exact year. Once you've got any news, contact me at this hotmail address: [email protected]

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:44 AM

I haven't found a book store that does manga or I would.
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