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Re: Buying stuff from Japan and having it work right
« Reply #45 on: September 01, 2014, 11:15:31 pm »
Anyone have an experience with this forwarder?

https://www.2you4.jp/

Sounds like a good deal, but I haven't heard of them, so not sure how legit they are.

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Re: Buying stuff from Japan and having it work right
« Reply #46 on: September 03, 2014, 10:17:25 am »
If you choose to try them out, do tell us how it goes. I haven't, though it should be obvious since I'm not giving a yes or no to them.

For some reason, I get the feeling they haven't been around for a while - it looks like they just started this year? Maybe start with some smaller items first, just to see.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2014, 10:21:27 am by Cael K. »
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Re: Buying stuff from Japan and having it work right
« Reply #47 on: October 17, 2014, 02:44:45 am »
Might as well ask now whilst the date's still relevant; has anyone made use of Tenso? It's a shipping forwarding service that allows you to get any product from Japanese online stores.

Supposedly, you send them an email with the merchandise links you want to order, and then they send you back a quote for the total cost (the item, + shipping, + their fee added in.) Once you pay their quoted fee, then they go buy the item for you, have it shipped to them, and then they forward it on to you.

Almost sounds too good to be true. Reason I'm asking is because I'm looking to buy something from Amazon.jp, but I'm more or less reluctant to get around shipping details, what with the language barrier -- I'd hate to screw something up and lose money. That being said, can Tenso be relied upon?
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Re: Buying stuff from Japan and having it work right
« Reply #48 on: October 26, 2015, 11:20:32 am »
Updated a few things.

Got specs for some more recent systems (despite the fact I don't own some of them yet), and another online retailer. Anyone looking for doujin music, I had Diverse Direct send stuff to a friend in Japan, but from their website, they ship internationally too.

And then I remembered that one of my friends had some trouble getting Melon Books to send stuff to a forwarding service. Sorry I can't really comment on other forwarding services, I've only used that one.
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S(mile)ING! (English version, singable) - http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/20140911/1410422445
Neue Green, Volume 3 - Will start sometime. ^_^;;
Rockin' Girl, Volume 1 (Chapters 1-5) - http://www.mediafire.com/?z00ffkvg5ocg11e

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Re: Buying stuff from Japan and having it work right
« Reply #49 on: October 26, 2015, 12:25:25 pm »
Might as well ask now whilst the date's still relevant; has anyone made use of Tenso? It's a shipping forwarding service that allows you to get any product from Japanese online stores.

Supposedly, you send them an email with the merchandise links you want to order, and then they send you back a quote for the total cost (the item, + shipping, + their fee added in.) Once you pay their quoted fee, then they go buy the item for you, have it shipped to them, and then they forward it on to you.

Almost sounds too good to be true. Reason I'm asking is because I'm looking to buy something from Amazon.jp, but I'm more or less reluctant to get around shipping details, what with the language barrier -- I'd hate to screw something up and lose money. That being said, can Tenso be relied upon?

Not sure if you are still interested.
I have an experience with http://buyee.jp wich is roughly the same as tenso.com. I bought some pillows from yahoo.jp with their help.
This is how it works:
You just use their site to buy something from the desired site (rakuten, yahoo jp, etc). They get your money and buy the item for you ~next day.
When they get the package delivered they bill you for shipping and their services. You pay it and wait for your package to arrive.

Well, actually using buyee was so easy, that i don't remember any details lol. Not sure how tenso works but i'm pretty sure they are reliable too.
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Re: Buying stuff from Japan and having it work right
« Reply #50 on: October 26, 2015, 01:24:37 pm »
Might as well ask now whilst the date's still relevant; has anyone made use of Tenso? It's a shipping forwarding service that allows you to get any product from Japanese online stores.

Supposedly, you send them an email with the merchandise links you want to order, and then they send you back a quote for the total cost (the item, + shipping, + their fee added in.) Once you pay their quoted fee, then they go buy the item for you, have it shipped to them, and then they forward it on to you.

Almost sounds too good to be true. Reason I'm asking is because I'm looking to buy something from Amazon.jp, but I'm more or less reluctant to get around shipping details, what with the language barrier -- I'd hate to screw something up and lose money. That being said, can Tenso be relied upon?

The thing with Tenso is that you register for an address and a customer identification code exclusive to you. When you buy something from a Japanese store, most likely online, you use the address details that you were given from Tenso to fill out the shipping information when you check out. Tenso will then receive the goods, inform you about it, and then you pay the shipping fees that they charge you for.
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Re: Buying stuff from Japan and having it work right
« Reply #51 on: May 19, 2016, 08:40:26 pm »
Bad News.  Tenso shipping costs have increased with EMS and Surface Mail.

http://www.tenso.com/en/other/information.html

If I'm understanding it correctly, for EMS, shipping to North America has an additional 500 yen charge.  For Europe, it's an additional 400 yen charge.  For Asia, it's an additional 300 yen.
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Re: Buying stuff from Japan and having it work right
« Reply #52 on: May 19, 2016, 09:38:38 pm »
As far as i understood isn't that Tenso has increased the shipping cost, but Japan Post has, and of course tenso charges the customer for that increase, as almost all other shops will as well, but without announcing it the way tenso did.

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Re: Buying stuff from Japan and having it work right
« Reply #53 on: May 19, 2016, 09:47:36 pm »
Oh, I see. That makes sense.  Thanks, for the clarification Naryoril.

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Re: Buying stuff from Japan and having it work right
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Re: Buying stuff from Japan and having it work right
« Reply #55 on: October 19, 2019, 03:18:37 pm »
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