Random Fashion Questions: japan proxy


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discobobulated
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1085 posts since 21/4/10

22 Sep 2021 06:11
Got a Vis Harrier BNWT in season for about £1000. It's £3145 on Mr Porter.
Sholto
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668 posts since 25/12/12

22 Sep 2021 08:10
Anyone doing much duttying through proxy imports?
Hanto
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3203 posts since 30/11/09

22 Sep 2021 08:13
Sholto wrote: Anyone doing much duttying through proxy imports?

Yep. Have bought a few Vis and JMM pieces that I have flipped if I have not got on with them. Not huge margins but worth it if you have the time.

I know there is someone on here that does it with more vintage Take Ivy style pieces.
Mosoona
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399 posts since 25/5/15

22 Sep 2021 11:36
Hanto, don’t suppose you’ve across a JP Lyst/shopstyle equivalent? Something that aggregates stuff from different shops. Hunting down a couple of brands atm and some of the individual shop websites are a bit mad
Hanto
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3203 posts since 30/11/09

22 Sep 2021 12:33
Mosoona wrote: Hanto, don’t suppose you’ve across a JP Lyst/shopstyle equivalent? Something that aggregates stuff from different shops. Hunting down a couple of brands atm and some of the individual shop websites are a bit mad

For second hand, the best option is From Japan as it aggregates sales from Rakuten and Yahoo Auctions. Not sure if there is a Lyst type site in Japan. Maybe Zozotown or Rakuten itself, but that is more like a marketplace than an aggregateor.

Let me know what you are looking for brand wise and I may be able to suggest some suitable places.
gonzoking
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837 posts since 13/3/11

22 Sep 2021 19:36
The savings sound interesting to say the least, thanks to those of you who answered, how much do you have to pay your Japanese proxies to send the clobber over?
Hanto
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3203 posts since 30/11/09

22 Sep 2021 19:52
gonzoking wrote: The savings sound interesting to say the least, thanks to those of you who answered, how much do you have to pay your Japanese proxies to send the clobber over?

Other than the shipping costs etc. 300 yen a. Item which is about £2. You'll pay a mandatory insurance fee if you mark down but it is cheapest by far.
Sholto
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668 posts since 25/12/12

23 Sep 2021 08:25
gonzoking wrote: The savings sound interesting to say the least, thanks to those of you who answered, how much do you have to pay your Japanese proxies to send the clobber over?
As Hanto says, you just gotta use zenmarket.jp, who charge a flat handling fee of 300 yen. There are other sites like buyee but as far as I remember they charge a % fee so the fee can get much stepper.
gonzoking
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837 posts since 13/3/11

23 Sep 2021 11:33
Thanks for the knowledge
Rez
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8732 posts since 5/4/09

23 Sep 2021 13:08
I used zenmarket - wouldnt let me mark down as I was a new customer but shipped it through fedex and it didnt get picked up my customs!
Hanto
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3203 posts since 30/11/09

24 Sep 2021 04:33
So. I can confirm you can definitely still mark down on Zenmarket via Fedex but I think there is now a cap of no less than 10% of the original value of the item. Not ideal but is definitely the next best thing.

Unless it's always been there and I've missed it, but I can't think it's been there before.
Rez
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8732 posts since 5/4/09

24 Sep 2021 07:00
Edit: just been hit with import fees after delivery
Hanto
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3203 posts since 30/11/09

24 Sep 2021 07:37
Rez wrote: Edit: just been hit with import fees after delivery

Damn. How much? What was the value.
Rez
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8732 posts since 5/4/09

24 Sep 2021 09:55
£30 + handling, package was worth 22,000 yen - annoying thing is I'm not even sure about either of the items hahaha
Mosoona
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399 posts since 25/5/15

24 Sep 2021 12:55
If you’re cheap (I am), you used to be able to get out of the handling fee by sending an email about how it was the vendor, not you that agreed to those terms etc.
phelen
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6727 posts since 16/8/06

7 Oct 2021 12:32
Rez wrote: I used zenmarket - wouldnt let me mark down as I was a new customer but shipped it through fedex and it didnt get picked up my customs!

Hold up, so you can't mark down anymore? I know you said new customers but can anyone confirm if this if you're a regular user?. Not that I have an account but probably avoid now.

Sumbeam
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1008 posts since 27/1/11

7 Oct 2021 14:51
phelen wrote:
Rez wrote: I used zenmarket - wouldnt let me mark down as I was a new customer but shipped it through fedex and it didnt get picked up my customs!

Hold up, so you can't mark down anymore? I know you said new customers but can anyone confirm if this if you're a regular user?. Not that I have an account but probably avoid now.

I’ve had a parcel arrive this week that I was allowed to mark down on (upto a minimum of 10% of the item value). However when I tried to do the same with a second parcel yesterday I received the following message:
“Thank you for choosing our service.
Regrettably, it is no longer possible to lower the declared value for the shipping method you selected for your parcel. Due to external factors we were forced to change the policy of our company, from now and on declared value for some shipping methods cannot be changed”.

I’m waiting to hear back on which shipping options this doesn’t affect, so will post an update when I get a reply
phelen
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6727 posts since 16/8/06

7 Oct 2021 15:12
Sumbeam wrote:
phelen wrote:
Rez wrote: I used zenmarket - wouldnt let me mark down as I was a new customer but shipped it through fedex and it didnt get picked up my customs!

Hold up, so you can't mark down anymore? I know you said new customers but can anyone confirm if this if you're a regular user?. Not that I have an account but probably avoid now.

I’ve had a parcel arrive this week that I was allowed to mark down on (upto a minimum of 10% of the item value). However when I tried to do the same with a second parcel yesterday I received the following message:
“Thank you for choosing our service.
Regrettably, it is no longer possible to lower the declared value for the shipping method you selected for your parcel. Due to external factors we were forced to change the policy of our company, from now and on declared value for some shipping methods cannot be changed”.

I’m waiting to hear back on which shipping options this doesn’t affect, so will post an update when I get a reply

Thanks for the reply, is there any other proxys which will mark down nowadays?.
Hanto
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3203 posts since 30/11/09

7 Oct 2021 15:47
Sumbeam wrote:
phelen wrote:
Rez wrote: I used zenmarket - wouldnt let me mark down as I was a new customer but shipped it through fedex and it didnt get picked up my customs!

Hold up, so you can't mark down anymore? I know you said new customers but can anyone confirm if this if you're a regular user?. Not that I have an account but probably avoid now.

I’ve had a parcel arrive this week that I was allowed to mark down on (upto a minimum of 10% of the item value). However when I tried to do the same with a second parcel yesterday I received the following message:
“Thank you for choosing our service.
Regrettably, it is no longer possible to lower the declared value for the shipping method you selected for your parcel. Due to external factors we were forced to change the policy of our company, from now and on declared value for some shipping methods cannot be changed”.

I’m waiting to hear back on which shipping options this doesn’t affect, so will post an update when I get a reply

What did you use?

Used FedEx last week and it was fine.
Sumbeam
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1008 posts since 27/1/11

7 Oct 2021 19:07
Hanto wrote:
Sumbeam wrote:
phelen wrote:
Rez wrote: I used zenmarket - wouldnt let me mark down as I was a new customer but shipped it through fedex and it didnt get picked up my customs!

Hold up, so you can't mark down anymore? I know you said new customers but can anyone confirm if this if you're a regular user?. Not that I have an account but probably avoid now.

I’ve had a parcel arrive this week that I was allowed to mark down on (upto a minimum of 10% of the item value). However when I tried to do the same with a second parcel yesterday I received the following message:
“Thank you for choosing our service.
Regrettably, it is no longer possible to lower the declared value for the shipping method you selected for your parcel. Due to external factors we were forced to change the policy of our company, from now and on declared value for some shipping methods cannot be changed”.

I’m waiting to hear back on which shipping options this doesn’t affect, so will post an update when I get a reply

What did you use?

Used FedEx last week and it was fine.

I used FedEx too mate - I was the same, had one last week which was fine