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Location Guide: Places to buy anime figures and merchandise in Singapore

Location compilation of anime merchandise stores in Singapore

Where is the best location in Singapore buy anime figurines? Do a quick Google search about anime merchandise Singapore and you will find that many people are asking for information about the best places to shop in Singapore.

Most of these stores are located around central areas such as Dhoby Ghaut, Suntec or Chinatown. Presumably, this would help to encourage shoppers to conveniently come down to the shop or pick up their pre-orders.

The retail landscape in Singapore is extremely dynamic and competitive. Retail stores are losing much of their attractiveness to visit due to the competition of e-commerce.

“Why bother going down to a physical shop location when I can simply buy online and get them delivered to my house at a lower cost?”

After all, Singaporeans are very sensitive to prices – if I can get things at a cheaper price, then I will go for it. As a result, these retail shops change location or close down in a matter of months. Compilation lists such as this become obsolete fast because shops come and go over a short period of time.

I would like to dedicate this post to all local retailers who keep their heads high. These local retailers help to keep the collectors’ dream alive. It is definitely not easy to run a retail business in Singapore because of the expensive rent, overhead and manpower costs.

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Top 5 Tips on buying Anime Figures, Figurines, Merchandise on Carousell

As promised, here is a detailed list of tips before you buy anything on Carousell. This should help you when buying expensive anime figurines on Carousell.

Read up about my overall experience on Carousell here. As much as you would want to buy on impulse, please do go through this checklist mentally and exercise these necessary due diligence!

Here is a summary:

  1. Do your research
  2. Check the reviews and authenticity of the seller
  3. Ask for Photos
  4. Find out how to deal
  5. Double check the product before proceeding with payment
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Carousell Experience with Desudesu

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How to buy or sell anime figures on Carousell?

I can’t believe it has been 4 years since I started out selling anime figures, merchandise and toys on the platform Carousell. Carousell is a tech start-up created by a group of Singaporeans in 2012 as a platform to facilitate Consumer-to-Consumer purchases – basically C2C.

Gosh, I am starting to remember my days in university understanding and explaining these business terms.

These are things that you should know before going into the app too deep!

  1. Carousell users do not only post listings to sell
  2. The Carousell community is rife with fraud, shady dealers
  3. Deal at your own risk
  4. Negotiations are the norm in Carousell
  5. What does ‘convenience’ mean at Carousell?
  6. Shipping Costs
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