^^ this is very truthy, particularly for fans, afficianados and fanatics.
Later bloomers too who view some ancient anime and have the same values as peter here, will shell out hard cash or fuck up their credit to get what they want.
Meh, I get my dvds this way as well. Its one thing to get a cheap dvd new that might be just a bootleg piece of shit with crappy subs.
Or a previously owned dvd, that was purchased at the original or nearly the original release price. Because it was a better quality released item.
Most folks when they realize its a worthless shitty copy - toss it or try to return it, if they try to resell it - its impossible to pass it off as a better quality item if its crap to begin with.
besides, the piracy nazi's won't have anything to bust you with, in case they decide to make a case against you.
btw - Mu Monkey (another anime site) has the Planetes series on their lists if anyone is interested.