Do you "Yahoo Japan"?

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    Question Do you "Yahoo Japan"?

    I know some folks here are Yahoo Japan trawlers... as we've seen a number of scores posted on F17 that definitely came from Japan. Some people seem to buy almost exclusively from there, and it's no surprise -- you can get good deals, if you're willing to put up with the risk (some uncertainties). Net cost can still be quite low compared to other venues, even after all the 3rd party fees have been tallied.

    I've bought many watches on YJP... most ended up being good deals, some did not. How about you?
    Last edited by xevious; October 10th, 2017 at 18:02.
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    Re: Do you "Yahoo Japan"?

    not to date, but i have Rakuten Japan. infectious disease it is~
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    Re: Do you "Yahoo Japan"?

    Last time my wife and I went to Japan, I was looking out for deals at Large Retailers, G-Shock Stores and Outlet Stores, but found that prices are equal or more expensive than I could otherwise find on Amazon USA.

    At the same time, I read here that other WUS members had better luck finding good deals in Japan, so I'm sure those deals are out there.

    I decided, that if I would buy a watch in Japan, I would do so regardless of price in an official G-Shock Store, really just for the buying experience. It may not sound exciting, but I find that in Japan the purchasing process including packaging is something special.
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    Re: Do you "Yahoo Japan"?

    I’ve only purchased from Watch Curious or Moet Japan through Amazon.
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    Re: Do you "Yahoo Japan"?

    Quote Originally Posted by WES51 View Post
    Last time my wife and I went to Japan, I was looking out for deals at Large Retailers, G-Shock Stores and Outlet Stores, but found that prices are equal or more expensive than I could otherwise find on Amazon USA.

    At the same time, I read here that other WUS members had better luck finding good deals in Japan, so I'm sure those deals are out there.

    I decided, that if I would buy a watch in Japan, I would do so regardless of price in an official G-Shock Store, really just for the buying experience. It may not sound exciting, but I find that in Japan the purchasing process including packaging is something special.
    You're absolutely right, that for the most part a brand new watch will be just as expensive from Japan if not more... unless you're talking about a JDM (Japan Domestic Market) release not available outside Japan. The only real "deals" are found in the market of the older used G-Shocks. The best situation is buying a watch with bad or missing resin but all else is fine, so you can re-clothe after receiving. Sometimes a watch can appear to be in bad shape due to poor photos, only to reveal that it was just covered in grime and the seller was reticent to clean it. My worst deal was getting a DW-5700ML that looked to have an intact bezel. The pictures were OK, but resolution could have been better. Turns out it was already suffering a crack that quickly crumbled when it contacted water. When you don't know Japanese, it's very hard to communicate. Google Translate SUCKS... and Japanese sellers will be taken aback by poorly worded questions.
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    Re: Do you "Yahoo Japan"?

    i have bought two watches that way via zenmarket.jp I like it

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    Re: Do you "Yahoo Japan"?

    For the used/discontinued models I'm after, I find they have a good selection. I always thought it's because many were sold exclusively in Japan and that's where many of them still reside.
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    Re: Do you "Yahoo Japan"?

    I use it about as much as I use The Facebook, The Snapchat, The Pinterest, The LinkedIn, and The Tumblr. Which is to say - not at all.

    When I want to buy directly from Japan, I normally use Rakuten. Have used it dozens of times.

    I've looked at From Japan, YahooJapan and simllar sites, but it looks like more trouble than I'm willing to put up with.

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