Random Fashion Questions: japan proxy


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Hanto
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2406 posts since 30/11/09

13 May 2020 10:46
carl lewis wrote: Rakuten Global Market
Closure Announcement
Dear Rakuten Global Market Customers,

We thank you for your support over the past ten years. We regret to inform you that Rakuten Global Market will be closed permanently from June 1, 2020 2 PM(JST).
Please read the following information regarding to last order(s) placement on Rakuten Global Market:

- The last date on which you can make a purchase on Rakuten Global Market: June 1, 2020, 2 PM (JST)
*Please complete your order by this time.
- Last payment completion date: June 11, 2020, 10 AM (JST)
*Please complete your payment by this time.
- Last shipment date: June 15, 2020
*Stores will complete shipment by this date.

You can continue enjoying shopping items from Japan by using below services with your membership and Rakuten Points:

- Rakuten Ichiba: one of the biggest shopping websites in Japan (Available in Japanese)
- Rakuten Global Express: Rakuten's official international delivery service (Available in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean)

Please click here for more information on Rakuten Global Market closure, alternative shopping services on Rakuten and other FAQs.

Once again, it has been a pleasure to serve you and express our deepest gratitude to all Rakuten Global Market customers.

Sincerely,
Rakuten Global Market Team

Any news as to why?
Rirawin
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9411 posts since 17/7/05

posted 13 May 2020 10:59, edited 13 May 2020 10:59
Their "international site" is closing, but their local Japanese one will still operate https://www.rakuten.co.jp/ just have to buy through a proxy. Not a huge issue as if you were to buy direct you'd get stung by customs and duties, and not all Japanese retailers that were on .co.jp were listed on the Global Market.
carl lewis
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23958 posts since 14/10/04

13 May 2020 11:46
Not a clue why.

Is Eee Pee still doing proxies?
jplxx
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1570 posts since 3/11/09

13 May 2020 15:23
I’ve just been using tenso.
jplxx
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1570 posts since 3/11/09

posted 1 Jun 2020 10:20, edited 1 Jun 2020 10:20
Had stuff sitting in Tokyo for over a week now saying

“ Prepared for despatch to the UK”

Anyone else getting this. About a month ago ordered stuff it said that and then “ Despatched to the UK” a few hours later then arrived 3 days later in the U.K.(cause it was a weekend). A bit worried marked the value down so get fuck all if it’s missing.
fouineoursb
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1559 posts since 12/11/06

1 Jun 2020 10:37
Ems is not shipping to many countries in EU for over a month now. Not sure about the UK, but it is the case for Switzerland.
EeePee
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302 posts since 5/3/11

1 Jun 2020 10:40
EMS to UK is OK, just slow. I sent something from Japan on the 23rd via EMS and it only arrived in the UK today. Should just be a case of needing to be patient.
jplxx
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1570 posts since 3/11/09

1 Jun 2020 10:44
Cheers just shitein it thought it was lost and down £500+.
Tobypricec
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491 posts since 6/1/15

1 Jun 2020 11:29
Yeah I’ve got the same at minute, usually leaves Japan the day after sender posts but been sat waiting to leave for about 5 days now

All other packages been fine for me recently usually just a few days delay
saltz33
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320 posts since 1/10/12

1 Jun 2020 12:31
I had 2 packages leave…but shipping times are long. Been a week and no update here… still exported
Sayword
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5298 posts since 1/4/07

posted 1 Jun 2020 14:39, edited 1 Jun 2020 14:39
Mine has been stuck for over 2 months
Jake Unkutt
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2882 posts since 2/3/04

1 Jun 2020 20:25
Anyone know how to buy from Mericari JP? Zenmarket don't appear to do it.
Some right bargains on there…do Buyee mark down for customs?
fouineoursb
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1559 posts since 12/11/06

1 Jun 2020 20:41
You can buy from Mercari using buyee.
Jake Unkutt
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2882 posts since 2/3/04

1 Jun 2020 22:04
yea,,but they wont mark down for customs :/
Tobypricec
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491 posts since 6/1/15

2 Jun 2020 06:31
A lot of the sellers on there won't sell to Proxy sites, reason it doesn't usually work with Zenmarket I guess
willesdengreen
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611 posts since 10/6/10

12 Jun 2020 11:14
do zenmarket mark items as gift ?

is there a way to covertly request they do so without raising suspicion
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

12 Jun 2020 11:17
Jake Unkutt wrote: yea,,but they wont mark down for customs :/

you ever bring back one of those J bitches you had?
saltz33
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320 posts since 1/10/12

17 Jun 2020 10:25
Damn… just had a letter from Parcelforce asking me to complete ppwk for a package from JP.

Now, do I lower what I paid for it (through YJP) and let me charge me a small amount… or go with the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

They obviously have no idea on it's worth.
zoom
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6415 posts since 22/7/05

17 Jun 2020 10:52
saltz33 wrote: Damn… just had a letter from Parcelforce asking me to complete ppwk for a package from JP.

Now, do I lower what I paid for it (through YJP) and let me charge me a small amount… or go with the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

They obviously have no idea on it's worth.

Is it all brand new stuff? Any tags attached? Or receipts inside?

I once had this but as it was all used clothing, I just said that it was excess baggage I had from a recent trip that a friend sent back to me. I didn’t hear back from them and got the parcel a few days later.
saltz33
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320 posts since 1/10/12

17 Jun 2020 10:58
I bought it through buyee (first mistake). 2nd hand vis noragi and the auction image had it still wrapped up. I am not sure if tags are still on it, but i doubt it has a price tag as Vis don't anymore.

Love your idea though!…