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#1 TheRiddler

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 03:41 PM

I have never tried buying from yahoo japan auctions and was wondering how difficult it was...also how much would a 3rd party cost to buy sometying like this? What would a normal final cost for everything be?

 

 

http://page.auctions...4401#enlargeimg

 

 

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 04:12 PM

Every service has different fees. But on average is around a 30% on the winning bid, plus a bank fee, then shipping to the bidder, then shipping to you. Some sites have a shipping fee too.

So 400 (winning bid) + 120 (30%) + 300 (bank fee) + 500 (shipping to bidder) + 1300 (Shipping to you) = 2620

This is a generic layout, it could be more, but probably not any less.
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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:27 PM

I see an option to buy this as an overseas customer through something called "Buyee"...would this be considered the 3rd party buyer that you are refering to, or do you guys have contacts in Japan that act as your 3rd party proxy? I'm assuming this Buyee service is probably expensive, otherwise why would it exist, but it seems like an easier option to use for shopping here.


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Posted 13 May 2015 - 06:09 PM

I have used tenso in the past and they have been relatively cheap.  I think I paid the cost of the item, shipping to tenso, a usage fee based on weight (which was cheap), and the international shipping.  You may want to check them out or at least compare the prices.  It was the cheapest that I have been able to find... but Eric is right, most will hit you with a service fee, a percentage of the cost of the item, and both shipping costs.  At least with tenso I got around 1 of the fees.


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Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:12 PM

I've been shopping around for a good 3rd party site myself too. Buyee is what I was leaning towards as it feels like the most legit and professional service out there, but their fees seem high. 

Hoping someone can post some alternatives that have been personally vetted. 


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Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:18 PM

alot of the figures i want are cheap, but using a 3rd party will make it not worth it...unless maybe i find a lot with multiple figures i need


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Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:22 PM

Buyee is one of the more expensive ones. I wouldn't use them.

I've used rinkya.com, and shoppingmalljapan.com, and noppin.com, they are all legit and easy to use. They all have their own fee system.

now I use a personal bidder or friends (sometimes)
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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:12 AM

I just fly to Japan and have the auctions shipped to my hotel room then fly back.


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:39 AM

Every service has different fees. But on average is around a 30% on the winning bid, plus a bank fee, then shipping to the bidder, then shipping to you. Some sites have a shipping fee too.
So 400 (winning bid) + 120 (30%) + 300 (bank fee) + 500 (shipping to bidder) + 1300 (Shipping to you) = 2620
This is a generic layout, it could be more, but probably not any less.

Holy moley!


I just fly to Japan and have the auctions shipped to my hotel room then fly back.

Still cheaper than the way above haha...



Damn i thought you guys bought Yahoo stuff just like on Feebay. That seems like a shitload of trouble, im having hard time enough trying to deal with other Finns and their city slang... lol
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Posted 14 May 2015 - 01:26 PM

Buyee is one of the more expensive ones. I wouldn't use them....They all have their own fee system.

 

I've actually avoided bidding using Rinkya for the same reason as their commission tables are higher and they have a flat base fee as well. The thing that sucks about Buyee is the consolidation fee they charge if you want to ship more than one auction item together. Otherwise I haven't found that they are any more expensive than the others, and they're very reliable and straightforward. For the record, these are the guys who refunded a $1.5k purchase at their expense because Japan Post was taking months to send me a refund for a lost package.

 

What I have found is that some services end up being cheaper for auctions below a certain price threshold, and as mentioned it matters how many auctions you're after at a time. I agree that they're all legitimate though, so the best bet is just to go look at the fee tables and determine which is best for the particular auction you're looking at

 

I recently used the Japonica Market service and the commission was lower than Buyee (who I generally use), but they required a deposit beforehand for the bid and did everything through email so the turn-around was slower than the other sites. They would also only ship EMS and wouldn't do SAL. Win some, lose some.

 

The main take-away from this though should be that using these services is not difficult or complicated. They're intentionally user friendly and internationalized web services. If someone tries telling you otherwise they're lying to you and probably have ulterior motives.


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 02:25 PM

Always ship EMS, SAL is unreliable and takes very long. EMS is trackable and takes only 4-6 days to get to you.

It's more expensive for sure, but always worth it. I've never lost or had problems with EMS. I've lost 2 packages shipped SAL, and received 1 package I can only assume was stepped on.
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Posted 14 May 2015 - 02:34 PM

I hate when sellers in Japan only use EMS for me because it's only like a day or two faster for it to get to Korea vs. their cheapest method. :-(


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 05:52 AM

SAL is unreliable and takes very long. EMS is trackable and takes only 4-6 days to get to you.

Are you sure about this? I had Buyee send my last shipment via SAL and I got it in about 8 days and it included functional tracking.

 

Just to clarify that we're talking about the same service: https://www.post.jap...tch/sal_en.html

 

It's the only time I've used SAL instead of EMS so maybe I got lucky, but I didn't notice that much of a difference.


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 06:24 AM

Always ship EMS, SAL is unreliable and takes very long. EMS is trackable and takes only 4-6 days to get to you.

It's more expensive for sure, but always worth it. I've never lost or had problems with EMS. I've lost 2 packages shipped SAL, and received 1 package I can only assume was stepped on.

 

Because of the big footprint on the box lol...??

 

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 04:46 PM

Because of the big footprint on the box lol...??

 

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 04:54 PM

Still deciding if I wanna give this a shot!  Any idea how much total it would cost me to get this auction if it didnt go any higher?

 

http://buyee.jp/item...tion/r124167143


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Posted 29 May 2015 - 06:07 AM

Now you guys have me checking out overseas auctions.....Thanks.  haha....

 

This looks like a hidden jem lot for sure.  http://buyee.jp/item...tion/e162017093


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Posted 29 May 2015 - 11:03 AM

I'm actually the high bidder on that lot, anyone that bids against me will die. Haha

But really I have a $150 bid on it
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Posted 26 March 2019 - 07:07 PM

I acutely used Yahoo auction proxy service, because there is language problem in Yahoo Auction, so it's better to use japan yahoo auction proxy service, they helped me to buy a product directly from Japan.


For Yahoo Auction Proxy Service - https://www.sendico.com/

Edited by anonymous, 26 March 2019 - 07:13 PM.

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