Buyer Beware

Shopping for Ginga merch? Here are some sellers to be wary of.

Please be sure you compare prices and don't just buy the first item you see. This list doesn't contain every seller who has massively inflated prices, just the known scam sellers. Research may save you a lot of money!

Ebay

  • Gameclubretro: bootleg seller
  • Hexircom: bootleg seller
  • Hothobby2010: bootleg seller
  • Hottoy00: bootleg seller
  • Hxwholesale: bootleg seller
  • Kinopiyo: overly marked up prices*
  • Noelwolf77: overly marked up prices*
  • Plusplaceinsof: bootleg seller
  • UrbanTreasureHunterJapan: buys cels for cheap from auctions and immediately resells at extremely inflated prices
  • Rapid-fire-2012: bootleg seller
  • Ruhjemmi: overly marked up prices*; marks non-rare items as rare**
  • Savsellsthings: overly marked up prices*; marks non-rare items as rare**
  • Scorpio_2013: bootleg seller
  • Teespring: stolen fanart

YJA

  • fa_fa_jk: extremely unreliable; cancels and re-lists constantly

Mercari

  • 原宿アイリー (Harajuku Airy): bootleg seller
  • ピロシキ (Piroshiki): bootleg seller

Amazon

Amazon (US) has no reputable sellers of Ginga items. Majority of the items are bootlegs or use stolen fanart.

Etsy

  • VuorioShop: overly marked up prices*; marks non-rare items as rare**; breaks Etsy policies

* While charging a proxy/middle-man fee for reselling an item is common and accepted practice, we frown upon reselling merch for double or more cost for items that are available for purchase elsewhere at base cost (not rare or limited, see below).

** Ginga has a lot of rare items available. However many sellers are marking items that are not rare as being rare. This mostly refers to the PurePlastic plushies which are still openly buyable through Urumi; along with the HardCC shirts which don't require a proxy to purchase internationally.

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