It's the webstore of super-reliable eBayer Hit-Japan (at the time of writing 38000+ feedback at 99.9%). Not a shop for people who are super-concerned about spine cards and the like, but if you want a selection of *loads* of cheap imports from the Famicom to PS3 then you could do a lot worse than give them a go.
So a while back, people were asking about toysnjoys.com.
Well, I just ordered from them, as they were the only store ANYWHERE that (claimed to have) had the Corpse Party PSP LE in stock for any sort of MILDLY reasonable price (they're asking $200 + shipping for it on eBay!)... so if it's legit, I'll definitely let you guys know.
I'm anticipating an email advising me of their failure and a refund, though, so we'll see.
last time I ordered online, they didn't actually get around to telling me they were out of stock until I constantly e-mailed them for a response. It took almost 2 months to get a refund. (Back when I ordered some Rockman EXE games that I couldn't find anywhere else that'd ship to the US)
"And indeed, this is proof-- Proof that it was as companions we travelled." -Alwen
Yeah I had a similar experience trying to buy something that was out of stock but they hadn't updated. Took over amonth to get a refund. I forget which site but I was trying to buy the Kimagure Orange road OVAs sometime after the US license was out. They removed the listing the day after i bought it and it took a month of emailing to get a refund
Jeez I still can't forget the abomination I've suffered when I ordered Ys Seven Premium Edition from Play-Asia because never before this happened to me ever since I always order from them (I ordered it from them because I was in a hurry. Sorry I can't explain about it). When my order just arrived, I was shocked and furious that I have to pay additional customs tax from our country. DAMN YOU CORRUPT CUSTOMS! The same with FEDEX for delaying the delivery. Because of this, I avoid ordering from them again although I know it's not their fault. And I just realized (and man how stupid of me) that our local video game store named Data Blitz is selling Premium and Limited Editions as well because I don't remember them selling those kinds of video game products. And so, I bought Ys: The Oath in Felghana Premium Edition from them more than a week ago. I lived in the Philippines btw.
I was listening to a podcast a while back, and one guy mentioned some new law or something about imports, which made his order come in the mail 3 weeks after it shipped (normally, it's 2 weeks standard, at least for me). I can't remember exactly what was said. Here's the link if anyone cares.
I'm going to bump this thread as the information is almost two years old now, and the website and market have changed quite abit.
Amiami now accept international orders, they have some of the best price because they slash quite the percentage of the retail price. There service is reasonable, not the best but definitely reasonable. And you do not need to pay until they have the stock ready for you. The biggest downfall with this site, is stock for a lot of items come in very low quanitites so they usually end up sold out unless you're early, and it's a little difficult to cancel orders that you have placed.
This place have excellent service and prices, the prices are extremely fair, and perhaps have the best reward service for regular shoppers on their site. You get points for every item you buy, and if you been a member for longer then usual, you get free points for your birthday. The points goes from saving 300 to 500 yen, and you can stack them easily. They also will tell you if you get the preorder bonus too. They also have a deputy service that work similar to website like Tenso, where you pay a fee to request for a certain item.
Excellent price for Japanese import, and if you're into buying limited edition systems, I think this is the best place to get them from without going through too much hassle. The downfall with this site, is there is no reward program.
Prices are little higher then Yasan, but carry a larger selection, great on shipping things out, but when things goes wary, communication is terrible. I didn't receive an email response until 2 weeks later on a simple yes or no answer. Have coupons for spending a lot, but they expire very quick and require an order larger then 10000 yen, which makes it hard to use.
a lot of regulars from this board then to go here, but to be honest, they no longer the best option ever since more import site started to come aboard. Perhaps has the most English friendly made site. They are Hong Kong based, and now I tend to find their prices are not competitive enough. A limit edition item tends go for 150% mark up, when you can find it elsewhere. They do have a frequent special sale each week that it worth checking. Also you're gurantee to pay for duties no matter what if you order a large item from this site, I can gurantee you this. One of the biggest change with Play-Asia is the add-on of a daily bid for some items.
Price aren't exactly the best, but they offer free international shipping. If you know a item that is super heavy, you can take advantage of Yes-asia's free shipping program. This works great for buying those overweight Falcom Chinese limited edition product and such.
Probably the import site with the best customer service, but they are also one of the more expensive sites. I personally prefer this site, if you willing to pay the premium.
Mandarake's Online Shop
A site that is like a gateway to other branching stores. This place is excellent for getting second hand goods because they get them from the stores in Japan. If you look frequently you might end up with some killer deals in this site, but most of the time its a little hard to find the electronic goods, but if you're into collecting anime figurines, this site is real handy without paying a premium for second hand goods or even new. I snagged myself a limited edition 3ds brand new for like 20000 yen when the internet asking price was at 30000 yen from this place. Also you must find everything from the same store in order to have a combine shipping option work. They use DHL shipping which has pretty fair prices thar ain't too over the top.
Similar to Mandarake, the site is more of gateway to other stores in Japan and it just brings in an excellent amount of items, ranging from fashion, electronics and even fruits. You won't even need to rely on using Japan auctions if you're using this site. The site has an excellent reward program for frequent shoppers.
Last Edit: Jun 25, 2013 23:23:28 GMT -5 by Zoelius
Rakuten needs to be added to this list. They are really like an online gateway through which several stores sell things but it's great. Other than that I've used CDjapan, Play-asia, and Yes-asia from your list and agree with what you have said about them.