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Comentarios • Speechless about supporting bootlegs

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  • 1pt
    Some people just don't quite understand and I don't blame them. I never bought a bootleg before as they look terrible/deformed in my opinion. But to some people, they only want to pay a small amount to have a token of their favorite character. Having legit just doesn't seem as important for them. To them, a figure is just a physical representation of their favorite characters.

    He just needs time to be exposed to the legit figures. For newbies especially, bootlegs are attractive alternatives. They don't want to pay a lot yet they want the characters.
    I would recommend you to slowly show him bits by bits your legit collection. Subtly hint the quality differences...etc.

    Also if bootlegs do improve, so will their price. So it will ends up the same thing. Except you just need to pay extra to have the real deal (not to mention, the proud feeling of calling yourself a legit collector).

    For someone who grew up in a more miser environment, his reaction is totally normal. You just have to accept that he is that way. After all, a relationship requires mutual acceptance. :)
    hace 2 años
    0pt
    I read your update it made me sad and sigh..I not surprise for some people like him who is Cheap to keep buying cheap and bootleg figures.. :T
    I really glad for your family who support you. ^^
    hace 2 años
    13pt
    kilaniPMlv36 Sayaka Rank
    Both of you should respect each other. If he wants to use his own money to purchase a bootleg figure, that is his decision, as is your own to not.

    I find it an extreme over-reaction to suggest breaking up with your partner over what I consider a small argument. People can be incredibly stubborn to accept ideals other than their own, none of the users here are directly involved in your relationship so we can't say if he is really being respectful or not. You need to especially be considerate that this person spent decades being raised and adapting to believe and behave a certain way that may not match with you, this is where you need to both teach and have some acceptance of your own.

    As I don't collect anymore, I now better understand why a non-collector would have such concerns or ideas. My family and friends often felt the same way, and I have just accepted that it's okay for them to have their own thoughts on it, as long as they respect me in a general form.

    Your loved ones need to respect you, not necessarily your hobby.

    Anyway, good luck.
    hace 2 años
    1pt
    sarunamirabuRGBlv23 ♥ married to Ookurikara
    ipwnboyz (hace 2 años) #2655845Your call, but to dump a person you probably share many interest with over one argument is pretty extreme if you ask me. That's the whole point of being a relationship. He isn't you, and may not agree with everything you say, yet, you need to find the courage to look beyond that and appreciate him for his many other qualities.
    I wouldn't date someone who is so intent on supporting bootlegging in the first place tbh. That may be odd to some but I just wouldn't be able to.
    hace 2 años
    9pt
    ipwnboyzRGBlv16 (~‾▿‾)~
    sarunamirabu (hace 2 años) #2655796At that point I would question my relationship and probably dump the person :'/
    Your call, but to dump a person you probably share many interest with over one argument is pretty extreme if you ask me. That's the whole point of being a relationship. He isn't you, and may not agree with everything you say, yet, you need to find the courage to look beyond that and appreciate him for his many other qualities.
    hace 2 años
    0pt
    sarunamirabuRGBlv23 ♥ married to Ookurikara
    ipwnboyz (hace 2 años) #2655594I'll play along and would probably reply something like:
    "I sure hope they can do it better, and if that's the case, then I might even consider buying from them." x)

    At that point I would question my relationship and probably dump the person :'/
    hace 2 años
    3pt
    ipwnboyzRGBlv16 (~‾▿‾)~
    sarunamirabu (hace 2 años) #2655493I am very well aware that this is the absolute wrong response to give to someone like this, but honestly my instant response if someone tried to argue that to me would be "If you ever create something in the future, I hope someone else steals it from you and sells copies of it and makes lots of money off of it and let's see how you like it".
    I'll play along and would probably reply something like:

    "I sure hope they can do it better, and if that's the case, then I might even consider buying from them." x)
    hace 2 años
    8pt
    sarunamirabuRGBlv23 ♥ married to Ookurikara
    I am very well aware that this is the absolute wrong response to give to someone like this, but honestly my instant response if someone tried to argue that to me would be "If you ever create something in the future, I hope someone else steals it from you and sells copies of it and makes lots of money off of it and let's see how you like it".

    I don't /actually/ wish that upon anyone and I wouldn't be /serious/ when I say that, but sometimes if you say something terrible like that to someone they might actually comprehend things a little better.

    I won't comment about how wrong the whole hobby criticizing thing is since I think that's really just self-explanatory that no one really approves of that sort of attitude here.
    hace 2 años
    3pt
    katsudonRGBlv21 Play-Along Tsukkomi
    This might be the time to abandon ship. It's hilariously petty that he bought a bootleg off of ebay just to prove his 'point'- not even sure if your words are going to reach him, but I don't fault you for trying. Best of luck to you.
    hace 2 años
    1pt
    I don't knowingly support bootlegs myself - I actually have a friend who just recently got a new job and might end up starting down the road of figure collecting, so I've been coaching him on the finer points of starting his collection. Hopefully, he won't accidentally buy a bootleg, but I've told him that he can come to me with any questions he may have in order to avoid such a purchase.

    With that being said, I don't think my friend would buy a bootleg on purpose (he is a little iffy about spending a lot of money on things, but his moral compass points in all of the right directions), but I mean... I suppose you can't stop some people from doing certain things. Of course, it's quite annoying when people are close-minded or don't understand the effects of their actions and it results in their ignorance. It's even more annoying when they make a point to "get back at you" by doing something that is clearly unnecessary and out of spite... if he remains unmoved in understanding your side of the story, then I would say he isn't worth the trouble.

    Talk to him about it, if possible. I believe that's all you can do at this point.
    :/
    hace 2 años
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