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Unread postby lolipedofin » October 3rd, 2008, 4:23 am

Guys, need help here... I've been collecting Dengeki G's for a while, and getting increasingly annoyed by how much Kinokuniya overcharge their stuffs for Shipment cost, Japanese stuffs could be priced 100% more!!

Last time, i bought a Dengeki G's Festival! Comic, priced originally + Y 2,600.- and it turned into S$ 63, here... it's roughly equal to Y 5,270.

Ok, enough nagging... So i found myself browsing at Amazon Jp, and their pricing are the same with the original, with shipment cost, seemingly the same no matter how much item we bought, at Y 2,800. Which is obviously much better, but just in case, do you guys know any other place to purchase these stuff with better shipment cost?? i've tried play-asia but they don't sell much zasshi...
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Unread postby lolipedofin » October 7th, 2008, 4:24 am

Please guys... anyone who might know any good online store that provide trustworthy along with reasonable (cheap) shipment pricing.... please, please tell me....

I just can't help but thinking that Himeyashop prices is trying to induce me with a heart-attack... I really thought that amazon japan is really going to save my day, turn out that the only items they ship to overseas are magazines and books....!!

They don't even ship figures!! much less eroges, I just realized after i already jumped from my chair after seeing the prices of F/SN and F/HA T,T

They do however, for some reason, ship tenga flip hole (a comforting and satiating toy for your 'dolphin') and the likes overseas, which simply left my astounded....

Sigh... I know i sounds really cheap here.... but seriously, the prices of some stuff really made me dream to actually live at Japan, no.. not just the sake of my otakuism, but for study and work as well..... The prices of figures at Singapore and Indonesia is just too cruel, while some online stores like himeyashop and play-asia they also put hefty prices and the availability of figures is also poor....

Please, if anyone can refer me to a good trustworthy website for figures and eroge, i'll really appreciate it.... T,T
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Unread postby IceCold_Asssassin » October 7th, 2008, 4:37 am

idk if this has what your looking for but it might. http://www.dannychoo.com/
site is very well trusted.
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Unread postby lolipedofin » October 7th, 2008, 4:44 am

Well, um... i visited danny choo's website regularly and it is safe... But i don't think they sell stuffs, do they?? i could be wrong though, i'll just check.
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Unread postby IceCold_Asssassin » October 7th, 2008, 9:16 pm

im pretty sure they sell stuff...i think
sorry if its not what u were looking for. :(
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Unread postby Catastrophe » October 7th, 2008, 10:04 pm

something like this? (too bad they dont have a referral system <.<)
(check the whole menu at the right)
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Unread postby Thalnos » October 8th, 2008, 2:09 am

playasia and yahoo bids are your friends
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Unread postby lolipedofin » October 8th, 2008, 2:14 am

Catastrophe wrote:something like this? (too bad they dont have a referral system <.<)
(check the whole menu at the right)


I love ya, I love ya, I love ya, I love ya!!!!!!

Thanks a bunch dude, this is just what I am looking for... And yeah, you should deserve something for referring me to this site, cause i'm gonna buy a lot...!!!

The shipping cost a bit vague though... :? , I'll count myself to be sure, but the way i look at it, it's definitely cheaper than kinokuniya and local figures stores, it also looks cheaper than himeyashop, i'll just make sure of it....

the price of eroge at amazon still cheaper tho, f/sn and f/ha are 6000+ and 5000+ there, in this one it's 8000+ and 6000+. Well still better though... Again, thanx a bunch dude... Can't thank you enough.


EDIT: Oh, by the way... Singapore and Indonesia counts as Asia, right?? just making sure, I'm 90% sure they include Singapore as Asia, Indonesia as well, but there's every chances that they include them, especially Indonesia as part of Ocenania... just making sure, can you confirm it for me..
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Unread postby lolipedofin » October 8th, 2008, 2:41 am

Thalnos wrote:playasia and yahoo bids are your friends


Yahoo bids? but i'm looking for new stuffs, not used one... do they have them too?? Meh, i'll just check, usually it's the shipping cost that choked my throat... as for play-asia, i've seen it and disliked it... thanks for the suggestion tho.. =)
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Unread postby Catastrophe » October 8th, 2008, 2:47 am

lolipedofin wrote:EDIT: Oh, by the way... Singapore and Indonesia counts as Asia, right?? just making sure, I'm 90% sure they include Singapore as Asia, Indonesia as well, but there's every chances that they include them, especially Indonesia as part of Ocenania... just making sure, can you confirm it for me..


no idea, check the japanpost charts, perhaps they say something about the mater
[edit]japanpost, because thats the system they use (just to make sure)[/edit]
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Unread postby lolipedofin » October 8th, 2008, 4:38 am

Hmm... just checked... what's the name of the online store again?? 1999.co? hobby store?? well, what ever it is, i just checked their magazine collection... it's not that complete, they don't even sell Dengeki G's Festival, which is the one i always purchase... i need to buy last month Dengeki G's Festival Anime, and Dengeki G's Festival! Comic published at the end of this month, so i think i'll still stick to Amazon japan for those stuffs... they even still have some of the old issue that i failed to purchase before... I'm so gonna get that Erika Sendo's towel and dakimakura case and also the Da Capo Bed Sheet XD

But i think I'll buy some figures and eroge through this one.... this is the best one i found -through your referral- so far... And this makes it official, I'm broke until December!!!
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Unread postby Thalnos » October 8th, 2008, 6:22 am

lolipedofin wrote:
Thalnos wrote:playasia and yahoo bids are your friends


Yahoo bids? but i'm looking for new stuffs, not used one... do they have them too?? Meh, i'll just check, usually it's the shipping cost that choked my throat... as for play-asia, i've seen it and disliked it... thanks for the suggestion tho.. =)


Yes, most of the stuff there is sealed. You can't sell unsealed pvc, or at least nobody buys them (except tools).
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Unread postby abscess » October 10th, 2008, 6:42 pm

Well, I'm not too knowledgeable about "japanese stuff", since I mostly stick to games and a bit of movies, but I know where you can get a small variety of imported goods, mostly games, but you can get figurines, posters and other things. The site of the shop is http://www.ncsx.com I think this one was mentioned in another thread, though.
They are a trustworthy site, I've bought there a few times myself, and the only bad point one could find is that in the US, and if you are from a country far-far away the shipping can cost you an arm and a leg, but I suppose you were ready for that.
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Unread postby lolipedofin » October 10th, 2008, 7:26 pm

I am 'somehow' ready... but I live in south east asia... which is just 'few' kilometres down from japan.... why whould i pay shipment from japan to US then to Singapore, right??

I think amazon and hobbysearch is the best option for me now...

I'm kinda in doubt though.. before i went to singapore, back from where i belong, Indonesia, the custom are a bit lenient (read: dumb), they are kinda strict for business shipment, but if it's personal, they will hardly check what's inside, and even tho they checked, they won't know what an eroge is, since it's all in japanese...

now... Singapore, from what i know, is the same as Indonesia, pronographic material is forbidden here, but how about the custom, will they scrap inside what's in the box?? i just don't feel like deported back to Indonesia and having to report to my parent that i was sent back because i imported porn... :(

Oh yea, almost forgot... I'm struggling to find Hatsune Miku's figma... T,T it's sold out wherever i look... does anyone got any luck when finding it?? if not, i think my chance are higher looking on local stores, still unlikely to find one, though.
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Unread postby Catastrophe » October 11th, 2008, 1:34 am

lolipedofin wrote:I'm kinda in doubt though.. before i went to singapore, back from where i belong, Indonesia, the custom are a bit lenient (read: dumb), they are kinda strict for business shipment, but if it's personal, they will hardly check what's inside, and even tho they checked, they won't know what an eroge is, since it's all in japanese...

now... Singapore, from what i know, is the same as Indonesia, pronographic material is forbidden here, but how about the custom, will they scrap inside what's in the box?? i just don't feel like deported back to Indonesia and having to report to my parent that i was sent back because i imported porn... :(


mmm if I recall correctly, hobbysearch tag their products as 'gifts' so....

and Hatsune Miku...... wait 'til november :?
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