Daverost wrote:NISA games I get direct from their store. The bonuses are best and I can build points for future discounts.
Most other games I get off of Amazon.
Amazon is good for anime and manga, but I usually go through Right Stuf. Pick up the membership, it pays for itself and then some.
Unless you can buy direct from the publisher, there really isn't a "best" place to buy from. Just good places and not-good places.
This was mostly what I was doing in the first place, but was just curious if, say, online retailers pay fewer royalties back or something strange that I didn't know about.
RE: Barnes & Noble, it's the only retail bookstore in town (that I know of, aside from like Half-Price Books), so that's why I mentioned it. When Bakuman got translated, I got into a habit of buying the newest volume from them, but stopped when I lost my job. I'll probably just get it direct from VIZ's site, since they seem to be using the Amazon engine (even have the 4-for-3 promotion!).