Rui said:Mutsumi said:Miya sounds familiar... I think I have a few CDs with that name on. If the music is the same, and the packaging and other contents are the same, all bar the little logo in the corner/spine/wherever, then what is the problem?
Because you could steal them yourself by downloading and make your own CDs, and the creators would get just as much money (none) from it, yet you wouldn't have paid a bootlegger for the privilege?
What's the point in buying things at all if you aren't going to support the actual creative staff?
(I appreciate in this case it's unintentional as some of those CD bootleggers try to look as authentic as possible but once you know...)
Mutsumi said:tl;dr version: I don't buy many soundtracks anyways, so I don't mind that some are bootlegs, and that the bootlegs are so close to the originals that I do not feel I am missing out on anything. I avoid all other bootlegs like the plague.
cercia said:I recommend Play.com, DVD Pacific and United Publications, the only place I have ever recieved bootlegs was from CEX in London, but I think every otaku by now can easily tell the subtle differences in products between pirates and legal copies.
CloudedMinds said:Regarding bootlegs on Amazon, surely you can see a seller rating system like what you do on Ebay right?