Random Fashion Questions: japan proxy


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MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

1 Aug 2019 09:06
just had another failure with FromJapan bullshit. Refuse to order from Japanese electronics stores.. oooookay, back to Japonica again..
Hanto
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2275 posts since 30/11/09

3 Aug 2019 09:11
Can anyone recommend retailers that ship to UK for brands like the following? Used Rakueten which worked well but stock is a bit limited
Orslow
EG
Kapital
Wacko Maria
And Wander etc.
Real McCoy's
Mister Freedom

Cheers.
phelen
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6500 posts since 16/8/06

27 Oct 2019 12:04
Sholto wrote: Zenmarket is great for yahoo auctions, and it also works for other random sites as well - you paste the link to the item over to them, they review it and buy it for you. Only charge 300 yen per item. Any better sites than that? They also let you custom ship your packages, and choose the declared parcel value.

I'm in serious need of someone in Indonesia to hook me up with a proxy/buy over there, if someone could please help out I'd be most appreciative.

DO Zenmarket mark down?.
pops
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4152 posts since 2/9/09

6 Dec 2019 11:17
Anyone used from japan recently ? Seemingly doesn’t allow you to heavily mark down value of items now. It’s automatically filling the value at Minimum of around 70% of the actual value no matter what I enter. Looks like a big old customs charge coming my way Cry
EeePee
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299 posts since 5/3/11

6 Dec 2019 11:51
I’ll be coming back to the UK for Christmas so if anyone wants anything from Japan let me know and I’ll see what I can do. You just need to cover my costs for anything, although donations are welcome!

Fly back on the 21st.
Hanto
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2275 posts since 30/11/09

25 Jan 2020 11:12
Looking to get a Kapital Western shirt. Can anyone recommend a proxy or know of any retailers that ship to UK?
Dee
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11649 posts since 22/11/07

posted 25 Jan 2020 11:14, edited 25 Jan 2020 11:14
Stephen Marzano - stylistics
spitfiredealer
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2309 posts since 12/6/10

25 Jan 2020 11:25
Seconded. have used him for the last 10 years always been great service.
Hanto
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2275 posts since 30/11/09

29 Jan 2020 10:41
Thanks. What about Yahoo JP auctions? Same again? Anyone used Zenmarket or anything similar before?
spitfiredealer
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2309 posts since 12/6/10

29 Jan 2020 10:51
Yes I use him for anything I want off yahoo auctions too.
Rirawin
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9370 posts since 17/7/05

29 Jan 2020 12:06
It's been a while. Does Zenmarket allow you to declare whatever value you want on the customs form? I've heard Fromjapan unfortunately only lets you declare no lower than 70% of the actual value of the item.

Don't really fancy paying 10% fee on the item and shipping (Stylistics), when I can just pay a flat rate fee of 500-1000 yen per item and shipping.
Hanto
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2275 posts since 30/11/09

29 Jan 2020 12:32
Not sure they mark down but the fee is about 330 yen, plus shipping.
hank
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98 posts since 1/2/06

29 Jan 2020 16:19
I used fromjapan a few weeks ago and I could declare whatever value i wanted just as always.
Rirawin
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9370 posts since 17/7/05

30 Jan 2020 07:07
Contacted Fromjapan and they confirm for UK customers they cannot modify the value by more than 30% due to issues of under valuing and UK customs.
bungleski
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352 posts since 21/7/11

7 Feb 2020 14:13
Rirawin wrote: Contacted Fromjapan and they confirm for UK customers they cannot modify the value by more than 30% due to issues of under valuing and UK customs.

Did you end up using Fromjapan or Zenmarket in the end?
If Zen, how much did you end up paying on top?

Only ever used FJ but Zen look like a good option. Anyone else recently used Zen and can comment on service etc? Thanks
Hanto
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2275 posts since 30/11/09

7 Feb 2020 16:14
bungleski wrote:
Rirawin wrote: Contacted Fromjapan and they confirm for UK customers they cannot modify the value by more than 30% due to issues of under valuing and UK customs.

Did you end up using Fromjapan or Zenmarket in the end?
If Zen, how much did you end up paying on top?

Only ever used FJ but Zen look like a good option. Anyone else recently used Zen and can comment on service etc? Thanks

Just used Zen. I got invoiced the following.

¥7,980 Shirt cost

¥3,539 Shipping

£23 approx for TAX and handling fees from Fedex.
Package arrived on Thursday afternoon to UK from Japan, which was sent Monday afternoon.
Sholto
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566 posts since 25/12/12

7 Feb 2020 17:31
I've used zenmarket many times, they give me ¥20k credit now.

You can adjust the customs price they put on the package to below £15 and you won't pay any import tax.

SAL is the cheapest shipping and takes about 1 week in my experience though is advertised tk take longer.

If you were just ordering a shirt the postage would have probably been a third of the price if sent by SAL.

If anyone has any questions post here or pm me.
Sholto
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566 posts since 25/12/12

7 Feb 2020 17:32
Bonus of zenmarket is they charge a flag fee of 300jpy, rather than buyee who I'm pretty sure charge a % commission.
Hanto
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2275 posts since 30/11/09

8 Feb 2020 13:13
Just had the bill for the other come through as a ref.

Item 34800 yen
Shipping 3539 Yen
Import Duty £28.91
Import Tax £54.03
Processing Fee £12
Sholto
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566 posts since 25/12/12

8 Feb 2020 23:05
What have you been ordering? That shipping fee looks hefty.

You can choose the value of the package when you create it on zenmarket. I usually set to around 700jpy. Looks like you're getting absolutely fucked by fees, duty and taxes tbh.