Random Fashion Questions: japan proxy


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jplxx
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1774 posts since 3/11/09

12 Jun 2021 21:34
Have a couple of the huge ones I brought back from Japan burn for 180 minutes lol
Hanto
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2958 posts since 30/11/09

12 Jun 2021 21:59
Rez wrote: think i might have asked this before, but how're people buying off of mercari? Don't want to do buyee, they've messed up things in the past before. Cheers!

Buyee is the only option. Or someone you know or someone like EeePee. No other proxy has access unfortunately.
Sholto
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596 posts since 25/12/12

14 Jun 2021 08:32
Hanto wrote: Could be in the post later. Eye-wink

So the letter came… I shat myself.

Opened it up - I owe £1.02 off a ~£450 order. Could be worse Laughing out loud
Hanto
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2958 posts since 30/11/09

14 Jun 2021 09:07
Sholto wrote:
Hanto wrote: Could be in the post later. Eye-wink

So the letter came… I shat myself.

Opened it up - I owe £1.02 off a ~£450 order. Could be worse Laughing out loud

Cool
amin
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1262 posts since 5/11/06

16 Jun 2021 15:46
Haven’t used a proxy in a while, what is the best person/site to use?

Just looking to place a straight forward order and use the discount code the store has offered. Thanks
Hanto
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2958 posts since 30/11/09

16 Jun 2021 16:52
amin wrote: Haven’t used a proxy in a while, what is the best person/site to use?

Just looking to place a straight forward order and use the discount code the store has offered. Thanks

They should use the code provided as you'll get a price before you pay, but Zenmarket is my go to. Use Fedex with them and never have issues. Can be a little slow to buy but they will mark down and insure the parcel their side if its lost. They are the only proxy I know of that actively marks down.

Fees are also 300 yen per item, rather than % of basket.

If you need Mercari then Buyee is the only option, or private proxy.

From.Japan will order from a store if you need to email call them for the item. Zenmarket won't and only allow for cart checkout orders. Also From Japan is good to compare multiple items at once from Y!, Rakuten etc at once.
amin
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1262 posts since 5/11/06

16 Jun 2021 17:30
Cheers

Checked my emails and I have used fromjapan before (4 years ago) and I don’t recall any issues. They must have marked down.

Il check out zen market

Thanks again for the info
Hanto
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2958 posts since 30/11/09

16 Jun 2021 18:40
amin wrote: Cheers

Checked my emails and I have used fromjapan before (4 years ago) and I don’t recall any issues. They must have marked down.

Il check out zen market

Thanks again for the info

No worries.

Just used FJ and they offered 30% of the original value as a one off favour for me this week.
jplxx
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1774 posts since 3/11/09

16 Jun 2021 18:50
I just used tenso. Posted Friday arrived Tuesday. Fee’s don’t seem too bad.
jplxx
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1774 posts since 3/11/09

20 Jun 2021 19:43
Want to make an order from rakuten and for some reason it keeps cancelling trying to send it to my tenso address with no reason why then re lists again been trying for a few weeks. What’s another method to send to to forward on? Thanks.
Hanto
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2958 posts since 30/11/09

20 Jun 2021 22:26
jplxx wrote: Want to make an order from rakuten and for some reason it keeps cancelling trying to send it to my tenso address with no reason why then re lists again been trying for a few weeks. What’s another method to send to to forward on? Thanks.

Just use Zen. Other than postage the most you'll pay is 300 yen in fees.
jplxx
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1774 posts since 3/11/09

21 Jun 2021 07:51
Cheers hanto. Do they let you set the value for customs yeah?
jplxx
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1774 posts since 3/11/09

21 Jun 2021 08:09
You got a referral code? Lol
Hanto
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2958 posts since 30/11/09

21 Jun 2021 08:24
jplxx wrote: You got a referral code? Lol
Genuinely there should be an offer for your first order yes, but I can't supply it!

Yes you can definitely mark down. Have done on all my parcels. You will have to pay a mandatory fee to cover insurance, which basically means that, if lost, you claim the declared value from the courier, and the rest back retrospectively from Zenmarket.

Fees for item purchases are 300 yen. You also need to load your account with the balance before purchase, so would recommend using Wise (was Transferwise), to do so, as it is just as quick and the fees are tiny.
phelen
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6666 posts since 16/8/06

2 Jul 2021 16:54
Stupid question but roughly how much you pay for postage for a jacket?. Want to order something from mercari but its been years since I was buying stuff from Japan.
Hanto
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2958 posts since 30/11/09

2 Jul 2021 17:33
phelen wrote: Stupid question but roughly how much you pay for postage for a jacket?. Want to order something from mercari but its been years since I was buying stuff from Japan.

Depending on the weight somewhere between 2500-4000 yen?
phelen
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6666 posts since 16/8/06

2 Jul 2021 17:43
Hanto wrote:
phelen wrote: Stupid question but roughly how much you pay for postage for a jacket?. Want to order something from mercari but its been years since I was buying stuff from Japan.

Depending on the weight somewhere between 2500-4000 yen?

Thanks, appreciate it. So people still recommend Zenmarket?. Also no issues stuff coming to Japan?, as hopefully you can mark the value and mark as gift?.
Hanto
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2958 posts since 30/11/09

2 Jul 2021 18:06
No issues. Had a parcel delivered yesterday sent by Fedex valued at 1700 yen. They allow mark downs.
phelen
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6666 posts since 16/8/06

2 Jul 2021 18:26
Hanto wrote: No issues. Had a parcel delivered yesterday sent by Fedex valued at 1700 yen. They allow mark downs.

Thanks Hanto, appreciate the help.
Hanto
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2958 posts since 30/11/09

2 Jul 2021 19:52
No worries