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Has anyone tried the Japanese Amazon to order a Tama?


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Dizzie

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:14 AM ( #1 )

I was looking at the Tamagotchi P on the japanese amazon and they do international shipping, and have an option once you make an account to switch to english on your account page.

Tamagotchi P, Pre-Order

It has an option to make your home address in the USA and gives you options for international shipping.

Has anyone tried this yet? The Tamagotchi P has a discount on Pre-Order right now (Use Google Chrome to translate full pages)

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:10 AM ( #2 )

According to people who has experience ordering with Amazon Japan, they do not ship internationally with the exception of books.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:16 PM ( #3 )

I've never been able to order from the Amazon Japan site without being denied almost immediately or being refunded right away. (I've tried it twice) There are exceptions but mostly, no, you can't order from them even if you offer to pay the additional international shipping.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:25 PM ( #4 )

That blows =( I understand why they dont advertise and sell their color tamas here but why not international shipping? They arnt wasting money on advertising and we'd be buying the tamas anyways.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:48 PM ( #5 )

They like to not have to pay the additional cost and they prefer selling to their fellow Japanese people FIRST, before "outsiders". It's a preference. Many people in America don't like to ship outside of the country for the same reasons.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:01 AM ( #6 )

Hopefully this isn't a big bump, but I very much doubt you will be able to buy from Amazon JP internationally. However, if you're willing to try a learning curve, try a proxy service.
Proxies like http://www.fromjapan.co.jp can order your item of choice to their warehouse and ship it to you. You'll have to pay extra for shipping from Amazon to the proxy, plus shipping from the proxy to you, and the majority of proxies will make you pay a commission fee for using their service (FromJapan charges 5% of your order as commission). But, if you want to buy from national-only stores like that, especially considering the language barrier, proxies are the way to go.