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Looking for Yahoo Japan tips...

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Ok, so I'm looking to order some things from yjp but I'm not sure what the best way to go about things are.  So I was hoping someone could answer a few questions and if anyone has any additional advice I would be very grateful especially just things to look out for/avoid

Sutocorp or Sharpservice or other...why?

I inquired about having sharpservice stockpile some items for me and then sending them but the price to hold them seemed astronomical.  Is there a better way to do this or should I just ship each item one at a time unless I'm buying a couple things in quick succession. Or is it actually worth it?

When on the typical search screen (a la http://auctions.sear...tab_ex=commerce)is the last column days left or something else?  And the second one is the buy it now price?  It doesn't translate well with google translate for me.

I take it the service will try to the snipe the item?  Correct me if I'm wrong

Is it worth searching european/american designers or will I not find it much/any cheaper?

Is it normally worth going really deep in the pages or does that usually end up with items that aren't really the brand you're looking for a la ebay?

If you aren't buying a really expensive item do you buy a bunch of stuff to get the most out of the shipping/proxy fees?

Also just for fun if you want to post some items you're really proud of you got on yjp that would be sweet too.

thanks I really appreciate it, I know some of these questions may seem obvious etc. but for me this is kind of nerve racking!

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the automatic translate in google chrome is super handy when you're typing in keywords and words for popular search terms that get filled in start instantly translating

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sutocorp....SSJ has fallen apart

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Stylistics space. By far the best proxy around, English is his first language, stupidly fast shipping.

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sutocorp....SSJ has fallen apart

i used sharpservice last week and the service was as good as the first experience i had with them. i don't get why there's a lot of people claiming they are doing bad right now.

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Stylistics space. By far the best proxy around, English is his first language, stupidly fast shipping.

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sharp service has never let me down, esp for high demand fil pieces.

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Jakes good, sutocorp good, sharp service is now terrible. Not used stylistics but he always gets a good rep.

Its actually surprising how many Japanese retailer's will ship direct to you. If you take the time to phone Japan, whilst its not always that easy due to the language barrier, stores will make exceptions and send to other countries.

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SSJ has never let me down quite yet, but I prefer the communication with stylistics.

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Jakes good, sutocorp good, sharp service is now terrible. Not used stylistics but he always gets a good rep.

Its actually surprising how many Japanese retailer's will ship direct to you. If you take the time to phone Japan, whilst its not always that easy due to the language barrier, stores will make exceptions and send to other countries.

im lucky to have a japanese roommate to do this for me

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The sz list that was posted is a great reference... if you have the time it doesn't hurt to search both the english and japanese keywords. yahoo jp generally has the most items, however rakuten can have a lot of stuff and sometimes you can find stuff for really cheap on mbok.jp.

personally i've only had one hiccup with sharp service and it was more so my fault as I asked them to bid on an item that was ending within a couple hours. i just had them snag me a geller parka off rakuten last week, just got it today only took 8 days from the initial order to my doorstep... but that's just me i know some people have had a lot of problems with them.

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sharp service still around? seems like the thread is gone from the supermarket...

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Just got a pair of visvim serras via sharpservice off yahoo japan. The serras were fake and I lost £400+, but sharpservice refused to leave the fake seller negative feedback and refused to respond to emails asking why not. Very disapointed in sharpservice.

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does hide still operate sharpservice? i remember hide giving me a warning about an item that i wanted to bid on that it could be a fake. i haven't used him for a long time now, but it has always been a very good experience for me.

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I haven't used Sharpservice for nearly a year now. While it is the cheapest, personally nowadays I would spend that extra percentage and go with Jake Unkutt or Stylistics for that piece of mind. Plus both the aforementioned are fluent in English, which helps.

I think the problem lays with Sharpservice having expanded their staff. It used to be great when it was just a one man show, Hide. But now there are others in the mix causing inefficiency and communication problems, as a result it appears it has all fallen apart.

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Sharpservice is stlll good. I understand about the change in staff, but they are always good in communicating and following up on things...

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