Shopper's Alert! The Thread

Discussion in '-off topic-' started by flowersofnight, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 4:55 pm

    I never heard of it and the description even says "Don't know if this was ever for sale" XD Coffin Case is a real brand though:
    https://coffingear.com/collections/cases
    I think it's probably a very professional one-off. Whether it was originally created for The Boss himself or just a big fan, who knows?
     
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    haetae
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    Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 6:54 pm

    I hope I'm posting in the correct thread.
    I've always wanted to purchase stuff on Yahoo! Japan Auctions or Mercari, but have been hesitant with using a Japan shopping/proxy service.
    Someone mentioned using Celga and White Rabbit on this thread...
    I've also heard of ZenMarket, Buyee, ShoppingMallJapan, Goody Japan, FromJapan and Noppin.
    There are too many to choose from.

    Do you guys have a favorite service?
    How much was the service fee? Does it vary or depend on what you buy?
    Did you guys have good experiences with these companies?

    Thanks so much in advanced! :)
     
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    heutre
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    Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:09 pm

    haetae wrote:

    My favorite is FromJapan, because they're the most inexpensive I've dealt with yet. I found ShoppingMallJapan to be overpriced. Wouldn't recommend. Celga is pretty expensive too. (Not as expensive though, and I think they're pretty reliable) However FromJapan doesn't work with mercari so I'm currently using a fb shopping service (I don't know yet if I recommend or not, so I won't mention them).

    I usually buy items under 2000 yen, so low fees are important to me, since it has happened before where the fees cost more than the actual item haha. Also I didn't buy anything from late 2014 to late 2017 so maybe the fees have changed.
     
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    Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:09 pm

    I've use FromJapan, White rabbit and ZenMarket, my favourite is Zen because is extremely cheap and safe, but there are buying issues with mercari (FromJapan refuse to buy from them), in those cases I go with White rabbit, FromJapan was my first proxy but they are quite expensive (or that's how I remember them)
     
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    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:13 pm

    I've used Celga and ShoppingMallJapan, both of which are fine. I haven't used SMJ in a while, but they now apparently have a flat fee on auctions (!!) Might be worth looking into.
     
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    etherealspirits
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    Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:56 pm

    Celga and White Rabbit. Celga for auctions and other purchases for many years, never had any complaints. There was another company I also used for Yahoo Japan auctions but it's been a long time and I don't remember who they were. Maybe it was SMJ? I've also bought direct from Mandarake, also good (I know they aren't a shopping service but they have a lot of interesting items). Celga's good if you buy a number of items. I've only used White Rabbit for concert tickets but they were very responsive to questions and contacting me which was great.
     
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    Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:19 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    Only about $4 from what I remember and they have the best customer service out of the shopping services I've used.
     
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    Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:08 am

    I basically use Zenmarket for all my bids, fee's are alright and their customersupport is fast and polite. If I buy different small objects from the same shop, I go with Tenso. Still haven't found any service for mercari.... :/
     
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    Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:31 pm

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    haetae
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    Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 12:21 pm

    Thanks everyone for your responses!
    I think I'm gonna try FromJapan, White Rabbit, or ZenMarket some time!
     
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    Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 8:50 pm

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    Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 8:55 pm

    heutre wrote:
    The owner of this shop is the person I hire that orders from many Japanese sites (except Yahoo Auctions) for me! Very trustable and nice person.

    Also I noticed this omnibus (which I just ordered with him haha) isn't in the omnibus section of HISUI's VK wikia page.
    I also found this: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Poison-Drama/release/10176393
    This is the same HISUI right? It's also not there.
    Does that mean that the HISUI VK Wiki page is incomplete?
    I'm also looking for their album. 2000 copies seems much for such an obscure band, so shouldn't I be able to find it quite easly?
     
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    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 10:11 pm

    The kanji is different. 翡翠 is the right "spelling", that page has 飛翠 instead. There have been a few different people and bands using variants of that name, so it's probably one of the others.
    You might also want to look around on archive.org for http://www2.odn.ne.jp/cap49010/ and see if it's any of the unreleased songs they mention, but I doubt it.

    Example: https://web.archive.org/web/20010709134519/http://www2.odn.ne.jp:80/cap49010/i/ongen.html
    Not mentioned there, when you think it would have been if it was them.
     
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    Cantavanda
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    Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:03 am

    Oh thank you, I see!
    So what about the tape heutre posted, is that our HISUI or another one?
     
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    Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 8:56 pm

    Unrelated to the main topic but was part of the discussion prior.. (?)

    heutre wrote:
    I think I have the answer... but it's just a sort of substantiated guess : SpiderB is actually a DJ (DJ SpiderB) and Eve of Destiny and him crossed paths on a concert in 2002. (01.11.02 HALLOWEEN party + Live: EVE OF DESTINY - ISC, Bern (CH)) Considering it's hard to find and it was prior to the release of their album... maybe it was a demo cd they gave out to him but got leaked ? Or maybe part of the CD they gave him to play at their show ? Or maybe a live only release they gave out at the people in the concert ? No idea. (But doubting more and more that it was a magazine release, considering how info is so hard to find and because of the name)
     
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    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 8:59 pm

    Cantavanda wrote:
    Yeah, volumes 2 and 4 of "CHALICE" have one live Hisui video each.
     
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