Random Fashion Questions: japan proxy


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pops
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4037 posts since 2/9/09

26 Oct 2015 13:48
varnoir7 wrote: Does anyone know of a proxy that will deal with larger items? I am looking to get something from Muji that is Japan only (already tried Jake and Stylistics but to no avail).

Also interested to know. Looking at buying some furniture (not muji) & JP retail is way cheaper.
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

27 Oct 2015 06:06
Nobuyoshi wrote: Cheers Forper.

No worries Bruce, bonza.

oh and comms and process with Buyee is smooth and easy unlike a lot of big proxies that send tons of pointless emails to confirm every minute step..
Crackajack
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7180 posts since 21/4/05

16 Dec 2015 20:38
Anyone know of a Korean proxy / anyone in korea on here? Other than Honette obviously.
Nobuyoshi
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452 posts since 27/12/13

27 Dec 2015 13:39
Cheers Mil. Just to go back on the Buyee discussion, been using it a lot lately and it's currently my favourite place to buy bits, with pieces from Supreme, Sasquatchfabrix, Soloist, Comme, Yohji and tonnes of vintage bits in abundance, and I generally end up paying less then half of the retail price, sometimes getting tee's for £10 or £15 quid which is amazing.

My question to anyone who's used it regularly, is if it's possible to get them to mark down the packages so I pay less custom fee's, and if so how? That's the only part I find draining, as the fee's are generally quite high..
Sneakysbest
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1909 posts since 28/1/12

27 Dec 2015 13:54
for those interested in korea proxies, used a service called avecko to buy from barrels store to get a covernat jacket, really good service reasonable fees marked as gift and marked value down as well, took about 2 weeks in total, so not the speediest, but would highly recommend
Rirawin
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9241 posts since 17/7/05

posted 27 Dec 2015 15:29, edited 27 Dec 2015 15:29
Nobuyoshi wrote: Cheers Mil. Just to go back on the Buyee discussion, been using it a lot lately and it's currently my favourite place to buy bits, with pieces from Supreme, Sasquatchfabrix, Soloist, Comme, Yohji and tonnes of vintage bits in abundance, and I generally end up paying less then half of the retail price, sometimes getting tee's for £10 or £15 quid which is amazing.

My question to anyone who's used it regularly, is if it's possible to get them to mark down the packages so I pay less custom fee's, and if so how? That's the only part I find draining, as the fee's are generally quite high..

Use Fromjapan.co.jp, 200 yen per item commission fee, has a points system (1 point = 1 yen) which can be redeemed against other purchases. You can also set the value they declare on the custom forms.
Crackajack
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7180 posts since 21/4/05

27 Dec 2015 16:19
Anyone who does in store pickups from Tokyo or Fukuoka?
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

27 Dec 2015 23:22
Rirawin wrote: Use Fromjapan.co.jp, 200 yen per item commission fee, has a points system (1 point = 1 yen) which can be redeemed against other purchases. You can also set the value they declare on the custom forms.

Man I thought Buyee was cheap. Yeah Nobu, there's def no way to mark down on Buyee. I don't mind coz in Australia the customs limit is $1000 and when it goes over they usually don't bother to charge duty anyway.
Nobuyoshi
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452 posts since 27/12/13

28 Dec 2015 03:58
I'm generally getting hit with about 15 - 30£ per item I've received so far on Buyee, which obviously isn't a great deal but I'd much rather shave it off entirely.
Gonna try fromjapan, thanks lads.
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

28 Dec 2015 08:41
Them UK customs boys are on their game..
pyscho
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160 posts since 27/3/12

28 Dec 2015 17:20
Not Japan, but Haven boys are pretty decent at marking down aren't they?

Ordered, then asked (novice mistake?) but they havent got back to me yet?
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

29 Dec 2015 00:06
No one found a proxy that deals with Mercari yet?
Crackajack
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7180 posts since 21/4/05

29 Dec 2015 00:26
Crackajack wrote: Anyone who does in store pickups from Tokyo or Fukuoka?

?
Fuzzyduck121
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1595 posts since 14/12/12

29 Dec 2015 07:53
Doesn't jake to store pickups?
Fuzzyduck121
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1595 posts since 14/12/12

29 Dec 2015 07:54
Fuzzyduck121 wrote: Doesn't jake to store pickups?

Edit I used eepee last year for mccoys store pickups
Isn't he still about?
Crackajack
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7180 posts since 21/4/05

29 Dec 2015 09:12
Thanks will check them out.
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

29 Dec 2015 09:58
pyscho wrote: Not Japan, but Haven boys are pretty decent at marking down aren't they?

Ordered, then asked (novice mistake?) but they havent got back to me yet?

Yes, always mark down without having to ask them.
Crackajack
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7180 posts since 21/4/05

29 Dec 2015 10:05
Anyone have a contact for eepee?
Nobuyoshi
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452 posts since 27/12/13

29 Dec 2015 10:11
Just an update on my last question, Buyee replied to my email and it turns down you can edit the invoice yourself on their website, as far as I'm aware marking the package as a gift means you wont have to pay any customs fee at all? Good news if so, more info below if anyone wants to try.

Crackajack
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7180 posts since 21/4/05

29 Dec 2015 10:35
No you still need to mark down to avoid fees importing into the UK.

http://www.dutycalculator.com/help_center/do-i-have-to-pay-duty-and-vat-on-a-gift/

If the value of the gifts in the consignment is greater than £40 (€45, or equivalent in local currency), then:
VAT is payable in all cases.
Duty will be payable unless:
the value of the gifts in the consignment (not including shipping and insurance costs) is less than £135 (€150, or equivalent in local currency) or
the duty amount payable is less than £9 (€10, or equivalent in local currency).
A flat duty rate of 2.5% applies if:
the value of the gifts in the consignment is less than £630 (€700, or equivalent in local currency) AND
it is to your benefit.
Otherwise the normal duty rate applies.