By your orders combined. (JP Imports)

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By your orders combined. (JP Imports)

Post by Spastico on Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:39 pm

I'm a pretty regular buyer of Japanese figures, and I've become a bit of a slave to monthly orders.
One of the major hurdles here is shipping. From what I've seen on these forums there's not a huuggee amount of demand for Japanese stuff like S.H. Figuarts or whatever, but I figured I may as well offer what I can.

If you're in suburban Melbourne (Lilydale in particular) I'm more than happy to add whatever new releases for the month you're chasing after to my order. I usually get my stuff from here:
http://www.amiami.jp/shop/?set=english
They're one of the bigger online distributors in Japan, and they have some of the cheapest base prices. The problem is they don't stock many mid-size boxes, so unless it's a really big order or a really small one, you tend to get slightly higher shipping (All in all, it still ends up at least a few dollars cheaper than competitors HLJ or Hobbysearch).

I've never really done this before, but I'm quite sure that even with domestic shipping charges this will end up being a cheaper option for any parties involved, since combined shipping is a bit of a godsend.

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Post by emmai on Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:46 pm

i 'm Kamen Rider S.H.F and SIC fan as well. i thing sometime we can order together. i'm in Mel (Hawthorn). cheers

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Post by Spastico on Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:11 pm

emmai wrote:i 'm Kamen Rider S.H.F and SIC fan as well. i thing sometime we can order together. i'm in Mel (Hawthorn). cheers

Awesome! didn't think there'd be much of a toku crowd here. BTW, I've got SIC Skull and Fang Joker on pre-order, but the more I look at it the less I want it. I'm considering cancelling it, but if you want it I'll send it over to you at-cost when it arrives.

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Post by emmai on Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:48 pm

Fang is very cool!. let say if it around ~$65. i think i can take him.

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Post by blacksmith on Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:33 am

exchange rate is just a killer at this moment.
Can't afford anything.

And amiami is wonderful, but its just crap when it comes to Onepiece Preorder.
The site is always down when they have a new Onepiece stuff for preorders.
Once it go back up, everything is just gone already.

U have to be really lucky to get the order.
Most of the time, they block international IP. and give the priority to Japanese ppl.

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Post by Spastico on Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:01 am

blacksmith wrote:exchange rate is just a killer at this moment.
Can't afford anything.

And amiami is wonderful, but its just crap when it comes to Onepiece Preorder.
The site is always down when they have a new Onepiece stuff for preorders.
Once it go back up, everything is just gone already.

U have to be really lucky to get the order.
Most of the time, they block international IP. and give the priority to Japanese ppl.

Yeah, whenever Bandai stuff goes up all hell breaks loose. I've never had problems securing pre-orders on anything (I did miss out on SHF Amazon). I just usually use Check4Change around 5-7pm on nights I know stuff is going to go up.
If you're worried about missing pre-orders on anything, let me know since I can usually get a pretty decent connection with them, all things considered

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Post by blacksmith on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:58 pm

I'll be more than happy to combine shipping.

But u will only have around 5 minutes or less to order ONEPIECE merchandise before its sold out.
Especially P.O.P. and Figuarts.

And what kind of shipping method did u pick?

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Post by Spastico on Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:56 am

blacksmith wrote:I'll be more than happy to combine shipping.

But u will only have around 5 minutes or less to order ONEPIECE merchandise before its sold out.
Especially P.O.P. and Figuarts.

And what kind of shipping method did u pick?

I buy Figuarts on a pretty regular basis so I feel your pain. There's like a 30 second window in between crashes to get to the stuff.
I usually use RSAL, but I go EMS with larger orders. I'd probably switch to EMS for a group order.
I don't have any One Piece stuff on pre-order, since it doesn't interest me all that much but if there's anything that hasn't instantly sold out and you want to throw it on the order lemme know.

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Post by blacksmith on Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:35 am

Spastico wrote:
blacksmith wrote:I'll be more than happy to combine shipping.

But u will only have around 5 minutes or less to order ONEPIECE merchandise before its sold out.
Especially P.O.P. and Figuarts.

And what kind of shipping method did u pick?

I buy Figuarts on a pretty regular basis so I feel your pain. There's like a 30 second window in between crashes to get to the stuff.
I usually use RSAL, but I go EMS with larger orders. I'd probably switch to EMS for a group order.
I don't have any One Piece stuff on pre-order, since it doesn't interest me all that much but if there's anything that hasn't instantly sold out and you want to throw it on the order lemme know.

Ah ok. But yeah, like u can see, all figuarts and POP always 99.9% sold out in 5 minutes or less.
And the one that always make the website crash are onepiece fans.

We usually gather around at MIRC, some from france, singapore, malaysia, usa, england, etc.
Most of the time, 1 or 2 of us will get lucky and manage to go to Amiami,
and that person will order for all of us with our individual account.
So we have to share our account and password around.

Yeah, that's how hard it is.

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