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11 August 2006 @ 02:19 am
Rakuten shop  
Urm, hi there. I wonder if it is ok to post this...? I was wondering if anyone (not from/in Japan, anyway) has ever bought anything from the Rakuten S.O.S. shop? I was thinking of getting some stuff from there, but as my Japanese isn't quite as good as I'd like, well I wanna make sure that it'll all work out. So before I embarrass myself horribly by attempting to write them an email in Japanese, if there's anyone who's actually bought something from there, please tell me how it all works? Like, do they take foreign credit cards (and if not, how can you pay?) and how do you find out the shipping charges and such. Urm... yeah, if anyone knows, and could share their experience, I'd really appreciate it. Thank you very much~ m(_ _)m
 
 
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mukunoki on August 11th, 2006 08:39 am (UTC)
Hi there!
I will buy from rakuten/yahoo japan instead of people
Yeah, if you have extra time, check my web shop!

http://mukunoki-jp.net/

http://community.livejournal.com/jmusic_services/

82828muscatlove on August 11th, 2006 10:23 am (UTC)
According to the payment section on their website, they take Visa and Mastercard and AmEx for sure, they will just ask how many times you want to be charged in the usual Japanese way. The payment page also says that international shipments will be sent by EMS, which generally is $$$ (although sometimes no more so than airmail) but way faster than airmail (in the US you have to sign to get EMS packages, not sure about elsewhere):

海外便
EMS(国際スピード郵便)
【備考】国外配送の方はこちらを選択してください。送料は国・お荷物の重さによって異なります。

Translation: In the "Notes" section please write that your package is 国外配送 (internation mail). Shipping costs will vary depending on country and weight.
永遠に真のStar[K]night ☆: Me // Hisaki-puppy meets Neo-kittyonlyeternity on August 19th, 2006 05:16 am (UTC)
Thanks for the help. ^-^
kristenkikuye_chan on August 11th, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
I highly suggest you get a friend that is fluent in Japanese and English for this. (It took me a frustrating 3 hours with an online translator)

When you register for overseas, there's an option that's at the bottom on the prefecture drop down menu. And you plop down your entire address on the single line they give you. For postal code enter 000-0000. And that's all I can think of for now.
永遠に真のStar[K]night ☆: Me // Hisaki-puppy meets Neo-kittyonlyeternity on August 19th, 2006 05:25 am (UTC)
Ah, if I had one anywhere near by, I would. But unfortunately not. Thanks for the advice though. ^-^ I was wondering about that. @w@;;