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 Post subject: GENUINE Amaray cases. Where??
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I keep getting ripped off with terrible quality fake Amarays, first from an ebay seller in the UK selling "genuine Amarays" and now by a local Australian PC store (PCX).

I need to revitalise most of my DVD collection with new cases and want the best. Just single disc black Amarays. The best quality like what my retail Japanese music DVDs come in. My Warner Brothers Sam Pekinpah Legendary Collection has amazing quality unbranded cases too. I'd be interested in something like those too.

Would anyone know of an Australian supplier of REAL Amarays or failing that an overseas one that ships internationally? I can use a forwarding service if necessary but if I do that I have to know they are the real McCoy before ordering.

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Hi,

I have found that often getting in touch with companys direct will help.

Let them know that you are getting "fakes" or crappy copies & most companys really don't like that.

Chances are they will, if not supplying you direct, point you to who will be able to supply the genuine items.

Their site has the usual "contact us" bit so might be worth a try perhaps?

Good luck with your hunt.

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PostPosted: 10 Aug 2018, 12:24 
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je280 wrote:
Hi,

I have found that often getting in touch with companys direct will help.

Let them know that you are getting "fakes" or crappy copies & most companys really don't like that.

Chances are they will, if not supplying you direct, point you to who will be able to supply the genuine items.

Their site has the usual "contact us" bit so might be worth a try perhaps?

Good luck with your hunt.

Cheers


Tanks, yeah interesting you should say that. This is my email to PCX earlier today:

"Hi PCX,

Received my case today. Think it's probably a fake, although not the worst quality I've seen.

Where do you source your Amaray's from? Very hard to find real ones anywhere. When I find them I'll order 100s.

Thanks

XXXX"

The ebay fakes I took comparison pics and had to get a signed statuatory declaration from the cops saying I'd destroyed them and I got a full refund. The fakes are still available for sale on ebay from that seller though...
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 Post subject: Re: GENUINE Amaray cases. Where??
PostPosted: 11 Aug 2018, 13:19 
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forper wrote:

The ebay fakes I took comparison pics and had to get a signed statuatory declaration from the cops saying I'd destroyed them and I got a full refund. The fakes are still available for sale on ebay from that seller though...


They know most people won't care and just want a case.
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PostPosted: 12 Aug 2018, 08:28 
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They're really crappy though, made from recycled crap, lots of imperfections and rough edges. Most people would be unhappy I think.
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 Post subject: Re: GENUINE Amaray cases. Where??
PostPosted: 12 Aug 2018, 15:18 
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Link? Kinda curious now.

I actually just recycled 300+ cases. Well, I left them by the recycling bins boxes open in case any one wanted to take them.
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PostPosted: 12 Aug 2018, 15:51 
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forper wrote:
They're really crappy though, made from recycled crap, lots of imperfections and rough edges. Most people would be unhappy I think.

They come on the newer cheaper DVDs, they are crap but I'm not going to waste money on a 4 dollar DVD to get a better case for 4 bucks.

The color is slightly more ashy, the plastic is duller and more looking like paper in a way.
I have one or two that I know of that did come factory sealed in DVDs but for the most part the stuff I'm getting is either older or
newer with those horrible cardboard cases which have those digipack type trays and they are the worst.
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PostPosted: 12 Aug 2018, 19:00 
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Cases are definitely getting shittier and shittier. I always hate it when I buy a BD and then the case is that recycle with holes in it garbage.
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PostPosted: 12 Aug 2018, 21:56 
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gypsy wrote:
Link? Kinda curious now.

I actually just recycled 300+ cases. Well, I left them by the recycling bins boxes open in case any one wanted to take them.


These are the cases, look good in the listing don't they?

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/100-X-Genui ... 2749.l2649

This is what you actually get:
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Genuine Amaray from my collection on top for comparison:
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Like I said ebay agreed with me that they were fake and refunded me with a stat dec from the cops saying I'd destroyed them (threw em into the garbage). But they still keep this guy's listings up for other people to get screwed. :thumbdown:
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PostPosted: 12 Aug 2018, 22:04 
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eBay doesn't care, they let bootleggers run amok.

Not sure if they would be worth the shipping from the US but I've been happy with the multi-cases from https://www.supermediastore.com/
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Ebay used to care. I wish something like Mercari would have destroyed them or at least put them in check. Didn't governments used to break up monopolies?

Yeah thanks I've been looking at them. The brand name "Linkyo" is interesting. Would anyone know who actually manufactures those discs? Sent them a message.
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 Post subject: Re: GENUINE Amaray cases. Where??
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By the way, do you know where I could get a two-disc DVD case with a glossy finish? My volume 1 Macross had the second disc holder busted and it's just been in this dinky cardboard sleeve ever since, and would like to replace it with something that matches the rest of the volumes.
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Why not replace the others so they all match, that is if its easier and cheaper to do so.
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rein-o wrote:
Why not replace the others so they all match, that is if its easier and cheaper to do so.


Based on his post it sounds like he has the ADV Macross release. Only one of the volumes has two discs, the others are all one.
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Based on his post it sounds like he has the ADV Macross release. Only one of the volumes has two discs, the others are all one.

That's the one.
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I think Japan is the answer as usual. I got another shocking quality sample from an Australian supplier.

I'll order some cases from Rakuten or Yahoo and see what happens.
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Okay so the ADV Macross cases aren't glossy, so at least that won't be a problem.

But I'm still in the same jam as forper. There appears to be a Finnish webshop selling legitimate Amaray cases but 1) they're out of stock, and 2) they only take bulk orders with minimum of 25.

Anybody interested in buying 24 Amaray cases? :mrgreen:
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