Following numerous requests concerning the importation of pre-publication manga magazines, a subject that we, Destockjapan, had no knowledge of, we have decided to respond favourably and to start selling these magazines.
Through this article, we would like to inform you in a transparent way about the products in question and the way we deal with them and what this implies for you.
Among the many magazines published, we will talk about Weekly Shonen Jump, the magazine in which the biggest manga series such as Naruto, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, My Hero Academia and One Piece are published.
How Weekly Shonen Jump is made
To begin with, the magazine is made of recycled paper and its quality is mediocre at best because its purpose is simple: to be bought, read and then recycled immediately.
You will understand that the magazines in question are very fragile.
We work directly with the printers and the publisher. Recently, a Youtube video showing the production of the magazines was published by them and we draw your attention to the moment when the magazine is cut and checked.
A set of magazines is cut and then checked by a team. The magazines that are perfectly manufactured are then sent to the different retailers, the others are thrown away, recycled because they do not correspond to the quality criteria.
In any case, a magazine will always come naked, without cellophane or protection.
Between propaganda and reality
When we received the ordered copies, we knew that there was a risk that some copies would be damaged due to the hazards of transport.
In reality, we realised over the weeks that, like all foreign retailers, we were receiving magazines intended for recycling.
In fact, out of 10 magazines received, 2 were damaged during transport and 2 others were damaged during the printing process of the magazine: misplaced glue, drooling ink, 1-2mm cutting error (see video above) etc.
As for the other 6 magazines, the damage is superficial and only concerns the cutting area at the top and bottom of the edge.
Which magazines for our customers?
While this story may not be reassuring for us, it is for you.
First of all, no copy of Weekly Shonen Jump can be in absolutely perfect condition and we make the best copies available to our customers.
This has some impact on our cash flow and morale: we have to order double the number of copies and then pray that we don’t get a bad batch.
If you are a collector and are looking for a product that is free of any damage whatsoever, please contact us before placing your order.
Pre-orders and delivery times.
We are writing this article at the time of the release of Weekly Shonen Jump 18, which is April 4, 2022, and the magazine is expected to arrive on April 7-8, 2022.
When we launch the pre-orders for a magazine, if the date of receipt is not indicated, it is because it is imprecise but expected within 14 days.
A delivery date is only indicated when the expected product is expected much later. The only exception to this is magazines that are published monthly.
When you pre-order, you will receive a coupon code that allows you to combine the product with another order and enjoy free shipping.
The promo code is then deactivated a few days before the products are received, the pre-orders stopped and the shipping slip created beforehand: your ordered products are expected and we are ready to ship them as soon as possible. You will receive Weekly Shonen Jump between April 9th and 17th, the date of reception of your order depends on many parameters but know that we do not waste a second to take care of your orders.
We are a small structure, so we cannot ship large volumes every day. Thank you very much for your patience.
Your Weekly Shonen Jump is then put into a complimentary plastic sleeve, sealed with tape, placed between one or two cardboard boxes and put into a bubble envelope and sent.
We know that 1 in 100 books is damaged during the delivery process. No matter what we do, there will always be a problem with an order sooner or later, always.
We strive to improve every day, with every customer feedback and thank you for your understanding and kindness, it helps us to move forward with you to provide you with the best service.
We, Destockjapan, import magazines that are of poor quality because they are designed that way.
We offer our customers magazines in a state that is close to excellence, put in a plastic pouch and sent in a reinforced protection.
We will not hesitate to come back to this subject in order to flesh it out. In the meantime, thank you for your trust, patience and support.
The Destockjapan team.