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Old 18th March 2010, 04:25 AM
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Online Shopping Help Thread #2


Any questions about online shops can be asked in this thread. This includes but is not limited to shipping inquiries, questions about how trustworthy a site is, price comparisons, first press bonuses, etc.

Please read each online site's HELP section prior to asking a question here. Keep in mind that it would be better to direct certain questions to the Help Desk/Human Resources department for each respective site. Use common sense.
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Quick overviews of popular online shopping sites:



YesAsia.com
(http://www.yesasia.com)
- Accepts Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Paypal (for the US). See YesAsia's Help section for payment options for your country.
- Free Shipping for orders over $25 for the US; $39 for Canada (if living in another country, see their Global Site)
- Generally sends items in bubble wrap. You may ask them to box up your package in the comments section of your check out.
- Does not usually include the bonus items that Japanese online shops offer (such as posters, exclusive pamphlets, etc.) unless otherwise stated.
- Does not tell you if you will receive a First Press item, or when First Press items are sold out.
- Counts towards ORICON Charts

CDJapan
(http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/)
- This is a Japan-based store. All payments will be in Japanese Yen so prices will be based on current exchange rates for your country.
- Has a Frequent Shopper Program
- Accepts "Credit Cards and Check Cards (VISA, VISA Check Card, VISA Electron, MasterCard, Debit MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB), International Postal Money Order, Cash (Japanese Yen or US Dollars), and PayPal."
- They ship by Express Mail Service (EMS), Registered Air Mail, Air Mail, or Economy Air (SAL). See shipping charges. These charges are an estimate. Actual charges may vary.
- CDJapan clearly states availability of First Press items and any external bonuses. See product info guide
- Counts towards ORICON Charts

HMV Japan
(http://www.hmv.co.jp/)
- This is a Japan-based store. All payments will be in Japanese Yen so prices will be based on current exchange rates for your country.
- If you cannot read Japanese, there is an English option.
- Has a Members Points Program
- Accepts "VISA, MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express, Saison, DC, UFJ NICOS,and JCB."
- Only ships by Express Mail Service (EMS)
- First Press items are listed separately from Regular Press items.
- Has been known to fold bonus items (like posters)
- Counts towards ORICON Charts

Mu-Mo
(http://mu-mo.net/index.html)
- This site is Japanese only.
- They will not ship items outside of Japan. If you are outside of Japan, you cannot order from here unless you purchase through a middle-man.
- Counts towards ORICON Charts

HMV HK
(http://www.hmv.hk)
- HMV that is based on Hong Kong
- Accepts Major Credit Cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, and Diners)
- It basically works like HMV Japan
- They sell HK Press
- Does not count towards ORICON Chart

Play-Asia
(http://www.play-asia.com/)
- They accept VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, Western Union, MoneyBookers, Bank Transfer.
- Offers Free Shipping to selected Countries.
- They sell Japan Press and HK Press
- Does not count towards ORICON Chart
- Play-Asia's Free Shipping Policy
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Shipping Reference
(Please take note that these are only references, Your parcel might arrive earlier or later than the dates written here)


YesAsia
EMS: 2 to 5 days
Standard Mail: 6 to 14 days
Free Shipping (Standard Mail) : 6 to 14 days

CDJapan
FedEx: 1 to 3 days
EMS: 2 to 6 days
Registered Mail: 4 to 12 days
Air Mail: 4 to 12 days
SAL: 1 to 3 weeks

HMV Japan
EMS: 3 to 6 days

HMV HK
Standard Shipping : 4-5 Days

Play-Asia
Airmail : 5-14 Days
EMS : 2-4 Days
Courier Shipping : Depending on the Courier you choose.

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Please Support AHS by clicking the link at the bottom of the forum when you're going to purchase from CDJapan and YesAsia. More information on this thread (http://www.ahsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2889) and (http://www.ahsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18978)



Link to the First Thread : (http://www.ahsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71182)
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Old 18th March 2010, 04:34 AM
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^hi, can you also add that which site counts towards ORICON, i think this is important to let members know whether their purchases help the artists on the chart.

like hmv hongkong and plasia do not count toward oricon
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Old 18th March 2010, 04:37 AM
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Done updated it. Thanks
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Old 18th March 2010, 04:58 AM
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play-asia offers free shipping to selected countries(i remember canada is not eligible for free shipping).
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Old 18th March 2010, 05:07 AM
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Old 18th March 2010, 06:41 AM
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Rock'N'Roll Circus Boxset | PlayAsia Pre-orders?

So I was just wondering if anyone else here has pre-ordered their boxset from playasia. I'm a little worried I won't get my copy since it still says it can be pre-ordered, and I don't think they will get all that many. So do you guys think they will be able to send out all the pre-orders or will they cancel some?

Any feedback is appreciated
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Old 18th March 2010, 10:27 AM
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Thanks for making this thread!

This is really helpful
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Old 18th March 2010, 10:32 AM
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Old 18th March 2010, 02:59 PM
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So I was just wondering if anyone else here has pre-ordered their boxset from playasia. I'm a little worried I won't get my copy since it still says it can be pre-ordered, and I don't think they will get all that many. So do you guys think they will be able to send out all the pre-orders or will they cancel some?

Any feedback is appreciated
I don't think they'll be able to fulfill all the orders.

I asked them if they can fulfill all the pre-orders and they sent me this.
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Originally Posted by Play-Asia.com
I am sorry that we cannot guarantee that but we usually can fulfill all
the accepted orders.

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Old 18th March 2010, 03:20 PM
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yes.they are pretty useless(=.=") especially when you ask them about pre-orders
but they replied your queries quite fast!usually 1 day after i email them.YA usually take their own sweet time.
but ya.usually they will put out of stock etc if the pre-order item is really out of stock.i saw that for some pre-order cds and games
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Old 18th March 2010, 03:37 PM
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So I was just wondering if anyone else here has pre-ordered their boxset from playasia. I'm a little worried I won't get my copy since it still says it can be pre-ordered, and I don't think they will get all that many. So do you guys think they will be able to send out all the pre-orders or will they cancel some?

Any feedback is appreciated
by now, i seriously doubt that they will have enough stocks to complete all orders.

it's best not to order fromn them.

BUT if you really have the spare cash and willing to take a chance, you can try ordering from them, if they can't get it for you, they will still refund you anyway
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Old 18th March 2010, 03:41 PM
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Anyone tell me about Amazon.co.jp delivery. I know they ships with DHL. I've preordered limited box from there and I would like to know if I will get any posters(well, I should) and will they fold them, or I will get posters in good condition?
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All ppl tell amazon donīt have any posters or Lucky draw.
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Old 18th March 2010, 04:17 PM
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Old 18th March 2010, 04:22 PM
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I've just read through the Mails Play-Asia sent me.
And it seems like I need to send them my payment now. I'll use Western Union to pay them.
and I'm not even sure if I'm going to buy from them. I'm still stuck between Play-Asia and CDJapan but the problem is I can't afford CDJapan right now and if I'm going to use IPMO I have 2 send the payment on the 27th but I still don't have enough money and I also can't afford Play-Asia right now because it seems to me they're pressuring me to send my payment now or else they won't reserve a copy for me.

If I knew Ayu will release a limited box set I wouldn't have made such a huge purchase last month.
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Old 18th March 2010, 04:26 PM
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haha.banacherry,you purchase cd+dvd or the limited boxset?
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Old 18th March 2010, 04:31 PM
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The limited box set *-* If I don't get the money before the 27th I'll probably settle for CD+DVD.
I made a huge purchase last month and then I sent 200 dollar YA certificate to my friend. So yeah I'm kinda broke.
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Old 18th March 2010, 04:35 PM
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you shouldn't buy the BFT DVD that time XD
but you still have 1 more week to go.is it you going to send the money order via postage?i never use money order before.how it works?
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Old 19th March 2010, 01:21 PM
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I know this sounds mean but I regret sending the Gift Certificate to my friend. I bought the gift certificates using the YA Credits from my cancelled tour goods.

It's basically like a money cheque/check. You'll give the money to the Post Office, They'll give you a paper to sign/fill-up then they're going to send the Money Order, They have a really cheap service fee but the bad thing is it usually takes 1-2 weeks before YA/CDJ can confirm the payment. It's actually a nice payment method instead of sending money and the method is really safe because the only person who can get the money order are the ones who you wrote at the Money Order and they'll refund you the money if something happened to the money order. I miss my cards D:


I just cancelled my order... So I'm guessing 1 Limited Box Set will be available.
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