I'm new here (although I've checked out reviews from here before), and also new to video game soundtracks in general. However, there are some that I think I'd like to own.
I found some good deals on ebay...too good, in my opinion. I wrote the seller about their CDs (Final Fantasy VI OST, Final Fantasy VI Piano Collections, Chrono Trigger OST, Chrono Cross OST), asking to please verify that they were the real versions, not bootlegs, because I've had trouble with that before. I got this perplexing answer:
"We spoke with our distributor and he says these are legit that are from
Taiwan. These are not the Japanese versions."
Hmm. Every time I've dealt with a product from Taiwan on ebay, it's not been legit.
But when I checked out Play-Asia, I found that my wallet can't support buying video game soundtracks if that's the only option.
Now, I'm totally new to this. There have to be other sites out there besides Play-Asia, but I just don't know what they are. I don't understand a single symbol of Japanese, so although I've heard of Yahoo! Japan, I can't really use it. Could anyone give me some advice? Are there some reliable sites out there where I could find some game soundtracks for reasonable prices? I just can't afford the prices I've seen for things like Gyakuten Saiban and Super Mario Galaxy...not to mention soundtracks that should be more common, like Final Fantasy VI. Are game soundtracks just a pricey thing to collect?