Random Fashion Questions: japan proxy


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Rirawin
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9411 posts since 17/7/05

posted 28 Feb 2020 11:05, edited 28 Feb 2020 11:05
Great service with Zenmarket too.

Ordered a brand new pair of Visvim jeans. When creating the package I set the declared value of 1,100 yen, selected no prices and no Zenmarket logos, and selected EMS shipping (was only saving £8 if I chose SAL). Shipped on Tuesday, arrived today via Parcel Force (fully tracked all the way) with no issues with customs at all Cool
bungleski
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382 posts since 21/7/11

28 Feb 2020 11:21
Hanto wrote: How did you get on with customs? What did you order?

Some Wacko Maria shorts for the summer. Ended up getting outbid at the last minute on the Nonnative Vans I initially wanted (bastards), but still wanted to test out the service. No issues with customs at all. Got notified by Royal Mail on Sunday a parcel from ZENMARKET Japan was on its way, 3 days later it was delivered.
Hanto
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2406 posts since 30/11/09

28 Feb 2020 12:00
Nice, cheers. Will use instead of FedEx in future. Just bought something from Rakuten Global direct, which is normally less likely to mark down, but I have been lucky before.
Hanto
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2406 posts since 30/11/09

30 Mar 2020 15:49
Has anyone bid on anything from Zenmarket and had the bid not work? Bid on three items today and all went through. Looks like I won the auctions and then got a refund. I even upped the bid on one item. Bit confused as they had a few items automatically relist, so it seems very coincidental that these three all get sold to someone else.
Tobypricec
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491 posts since 6/1/15

30 Mar 2020 16:14
Seller may have cancelled the bids when they realised it’s a proxy site bidding?

I know a lot of stuff can’t be bought through zenmarket because the seller has blocked them from buying before, but it doesn’t usually let you place a bid if that’s the case
Hanto
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2406 posts since 30/11/09

30 Mar 2020 16:24
Yeah that's why I was confused. I watched them all go through. I have just had another one be paid that I bought upfront, then refunded, then bought again. There may be an error but I have bought the last item as the other three were 'rejected', but may now have four things by the looks of it! Eek
Hanto
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2406 posts since 30/11/09

30 Mar 2020 18:58
So it turns out it worked and I now have 4 things. Spent an extra £140. Puzzled
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

31 Mar 2020 06:09
Yep a lot of fuckin Japs don't like the idea of sellin to foreeners. Money is money to me but hell if you're a racist I guess not?

Hanto
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2406 posts since 30/11/09

31 Mar 2020 08:07
No apparently it was an error with Yahoo Auctions.
Owlix
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2050 posts since 16/10/08

3 Apr 2020 12:14
I've bought a few things through Zenmarket in the last couple of days. Would it be best to ship them all separately for customs?
Hanto
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2406 posts since 30/11/09

3 Apr 2020 12:28
Owlix wrote: I've bought a few things through Zenmarket in the last couple of days. Would it be best to ship them all separately for customs?

Based on the recent update, I would do it all together asap. They have just changed what services are running due to COVID, and the DHL prices have gone up. I know they have extended the time you can hold in their warehouse to 90 days, but just a suggestion. I've got 4 pieces coming and will put them in one box I think and ask for labels to be removed where possible. You can mark down as well.
Tobypricec
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491 posts since 6/1/15

posted 3 Apr 2020 17:21, edited 3 Apr 2020 17:21
Ship them all together, mark as value of equivalent to around £10 and ask them to remove all labels and you shouldn’t have to pay anything when it goes through customs
Hanto
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2406 posts since 30/11/09

3 Apr 2020 17:40
Tobypricec wrote: Ship them all together, mark as value of equivalent to around £10 and ask them to remove all labels and you shouldn’t have to pay anything when it goes through customs

Am I being stupid but do customs check everything that comes through, or is it random spot checks. Also do you risk not getting what you paid if the parcel is lost and you marked down?
electrolux
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668 posts since 6/11/08

4 Apr 2020 08:00
Just got quoted 3200JPY shipping for a <1kg packet to Germany from Zen market. Is it usually that much, seems a bit steep?
Hanto
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2406 posts since 30/11/09

4 Apr 2020 08:08
Which service did you pick? They had an increase in costs recently due to COVID.
Rirawin
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9411 posts since 17/7/05

4 Apr 2020 08:49
I paid 3,200 yen for a pair of jeans (less than 1kg) to the UK via EMS.
electrolux
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668 posts since 6/11/08

4 Apr 2020 09:11
Cheers. EMS, but if prices are higher due to covid then that explains it
Tobypricec
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491 posts since 6/1/15

posted 4 Apr 2020 10:51, edited 4 Apr 2020 10:51
Hanto wrote:
Tobypricec wrote: Ship them all together, mark as value of equivalent to around £10 and ask them to remove all labels and you shouldn’t have to pay anything when it goes through customs

Am I being stupid but do customs check everything that comes through, or is it random spot checks. Also do you risk not getting what you paid if the parcel is lost and you marked down?

I get stuff every couple of weeks and always mark it as 1500yen Gift on the customs label, I don't use Zenmarket though so not sure if you can mark it as gift on there but should still be fine if not.

I've only ever had one parcel checked, think i got charged about £35 or something, would imagine it got checked because of the size/weight as had a lot of sweatshirts in
Hanto
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2406 posts since 30/11/09

4 Apr 2020 12:06
Ah OK. What would happen though if they lost it. Is that just the risk of marking down?
Tobypricec
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491 posts since 6/1/15

4 Apr 2020 12:25
Yeah you’ll only be covered up to what you declare on customs