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Those attracted to import CDs but turned off by the high prices should check the used stock at Book-Off, one of a string of Japanese businesses along a strip adjacent to the New York Public Library. The right wall of this brightly lit, immaculate store is dedicated to J-pop, and prices average $10 to $15 for a pristine shrink-wrapped product (about half of what these items would fetch new). Upstairs find books in English and used Japanese magazines selling for a pittance.


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