Random Fashion Questions: japan proxy


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beeper
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164 posts since 22/9/10

11 Sep 2021 06:59
Let time I used zen market the button to change the declared value wasn’t there. Value and declared value fields were where they normally are but the little tick box to change declared value had gone.

Came through EMS and no customs charge for some reason even though all the paperwork was completed at the cost value.
Hanto
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3114 posts since 30/11/09

12 Sep 2021 05:09
It's game over… Cry

Dear Antonio,

Thank you for using our service.

Unfortunately, Postal rules have been changed recently so we are no longer available to provide services of lowering declaration values.

Sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Best regards,
Artem
Hanto
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3114 posts since 30/11/09

12 Sep 2021 09:03
Anyone used these before?

https://blackship.com/
https://www.whiterabbitexpress.com/
Mosoona
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382 posts since 25/5/15

12 Sep 2021 12:59
Is that from Zenmarket? FromJP should still be a solid option, used them last month and all good
Hanto
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3114 posts since 30/11/09

12 Sep 2021 13:02
Yeah from Zen. Used From Japan but they won't mark down either. Neither will buyee.
jplxx
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1808 posts since 3/11/09

12 Sep 2021 13:53
Fuck sake. The dream is dead? I just got an order arrived this week. That the last? No more marking down?
Hanto
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3114 posts since 30/11/09

12 Sep 2021 13:56
Well this is why I am dubious. I've had no info to suggest they stopped it up until now and had something arrive less than 3 weeks ago. I've got an item ordered that will arrive with them in a few days. Can confirm when it arrives.

Seems like White Rabbit Express or Blackship are the only option now. Latter is a Japan address for you to ship to, the former a proxy that charges 10% but does mark down apparently.
Rirawin
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9537 posts since 17/7/05

posted 13 Sep 2021 17:23, edited 13 Sep 2021 17:23
Ah sad if that's the case.

Reason why these companies could charge 200-300 yen fee per proxy order rather than a percentage of the order, was because they'd claim the 10% VAT on the goods they bought on your behalf back from the tax man. Looks like the tax man has caught up with them and probably requested that they need to provide evidence of export with the true value of it to successfully claim the VAT back.
Owlix
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2057 posts since 16/10/08

posted 13 Sep 2021 17:31, edited 13 Sep 2021 17:31
I read on a Facebook thread that only UPS is affected by not being able to mark down on Zenmarket and it's still available for Fedex.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/highfashiontalk/posts/1229119194270532

saltz33
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443 posts since 1/10/12

13 Sep 2021 18:16
Yeah i marked down an item from Zen on Saturday… via Fedex
Rez
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8678 posts since 5/4/09

posted 13 Sep 2021 18:37, edited 13 Sep 2021 18:37
Not letting me do it even with FedEx, annoying
Hanto
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3114 posts since 30/11/09

13 Sep 2021 21:28
saltz33 wrote: Yeah i marked down an item from Zen on Saturday… via Fedex

Weird. I asked them at the weekend and they said no. I'll wait until my item arrives and then see. May need to make hay while the sun shines.
Hanto
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3114 posts since 30/11/09

13 Sep 2021 21:30
Rirawin wrote: Ah sad if that's the case.

Reason why these companies could charge 200-300 yen fee per proxy order rather than a percentage of the order, was because they'd claim the 10% VAT on the goods they bought on your behalf back from the tax man. Looks like the tax man has caught up with them and probably requested that they need to provide evidence of export with the true value of it to successfully claim the VAT back.

Do. You know any proxies that do deduct the tax though? If I'm buying from 2nd Street for example, would the deduct the tax?
Hanto
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3114 posts since 30/11/09

14 Sep 2021 05:23
Well this confuses things…

Dear Antonio,

For pre-existing accounts from which under-declared parcels have been sent in the past, we can still lower the declared value for all services except UPS.
When the time comes to pack a parcel, please contact us about this again.

Best regards,
Rory
jplxx
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1808 posts since 3/11/09

14 Sep 2021 05:33
Let us know if you are getting another order through. Was just about to make a new one. I usually just buy a load of second hand stuff though hopefully they still mark down.
Hanto
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3114 posts since 30/11/09

14 Sep 2021 08:21
I've got a hoodie on order so hopefully will arrive and I can see what's what. I want to get a valdez so really need to make sure this Rory guy is right before doing so!
Hanto
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3114 posts since 30/11/09

15 Sep 2021 08:42
It's all good. Stand down everyone.

Dear Antonio,

Thank you for the question.
You can still lower the value by yourself for FedEx when creating a parcel from your account page, but it is impossible to do so for UPS.

Best regards,
Tetiana O.
Hanto
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3114 posts since 30/11/09

17 Sep 2021 08:37
Just had the hoodie arrive at their warehouse and can confirm you can still mark down.