cost of built up models (in Japan) 2

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Re: cost of built up models (in Japan) 2

Postby Wege » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:44

Warbird Kid wrote:
F_IV wrote:A$661 :shock:


Yeah, my thoughts exactly. Where are these being sold?!


I guess it will be places such as japan yahoo stores/ebay.... which us gaijin don't really have access to.
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Re: cost of built up models (in Japan) 2

Postby pbhawkin » Sat Apr 28, 2018 23:13

These models are all for sale along with many more unmade kits on the Buyee site (a Japanese Yahoo partner). AND they ARE available for us to buy. I have bought a couple over the years. The site has a very good English translation and how to and FAQ sections.
their fees are:
Payment Fee: 200 yen
Buyee Service Fee: 176 yen
Plan:Standard Plan: 500 yen (this includes internal postage from seller to Buyee and their inspection of the item (if damaged they will do a full refund)).
I use SAL from Japan which is 1290 yen.
total = 2166 yen (no insurance for international postage)
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Re: cost of built up models (in Japan) 2

Postby smeg1959 » Wed May 02, 2018 23:30

It wasn't you that paid $661 was it, Peter?! :P

There have been many stunning items that have been reported in this thread, and I can't say I haven't been tempted. But those sold bids? Reminds me of the early days when I first got into gashapon and various "specials" would be up on evilBay (some of you may remember the Japanese seller Chikara aka "Starjet"). The days when evilBay would identify bidders, not hide them with some ambiguous code as they do now. Invariably, there was a handful of these bidders who would enter the fray and start a bidding war between themselves which blew everyone else out of the water. Mind you, a one-time member of this forum did benefit when selling a couple of "specials" of the Sea King from the very first F-Toys' Heliborne set. If I recall, he ended up getting $US705 for the Apollo 11 limited release and a further $US595 for "Marine One", the Presidential Sea King special.

Me? I can't really justify paying more for a model than what my car is currently worth. :shock:
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Re: cost of built up models (in Japan) 2

Postby mtcc75 » Thu May 03, 2018 9:56

Instead of Buyee use "fromjapan.co.jp" - 300 Y flat fee for whatever you buy in one day from the same buyer , I find them significantly cheaper
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Re: cost of built up models (in Japan) 2

Postby pbhawkin » Thu May 03, 2018 22:18

I don't know about that mark, it seems very similar depending on if you get insurance for the international postage or not.
From Japan fees:
Select a plan Basic Forwarding Plan 300 yen/order (or 700 for insurance in japan)
Payment Fees 200 Yen
Domestic delivery fee 700 Yen (Estimated price)
Postage with 700 yen forwarding plan is 2000 yen or 420 yen with basic forwarding plan.
1620 yen cheapest to my door (no insurance) or with insurance is 3600 yen!

either way both offer a way to get items not previously available to non-Japanese speakers and both sites have very good English.
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Re: cost of built up models (in Japan) 2

Postby mtcc75 » Fri May 04, 2018 4:13

Peter,

you may wish to compare the consolidation fees...
FJ has 0 fees whereas buyee has 500y for 2 or 1000y up to 4 ,
Makes a difference when your buying lots of small packages - I usually go the 4kG 4000 Yen Seamail - takes about 2 months
Also Buyee has a 30 days Storage plan - FJ has 45 Days

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Re: cost of built up models (in Japan) 2

Postby pbhawkin » Fri May 04, 2018 6:16

Ahh, Yes I only buy items singularly usually and haven't combined purchases before. My packages have also been small enough to be sent at the small package rate of under 2Kg.
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Re: cost of built up models (in Japan) 2

Postby pbhawkin » Sun Jun 24, 2018 22:10

Do217 with Sangar Ramjet 1942
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Apart from the custom ramjet and struts a little painting on then rear fuselage this still went for a stratospheric amount of money!
Sold for A$642 (50, 050 yen) 76 bids
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Re: cost of built up models (in Japan) 2

Postby smeg1959 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:27

Neat enough but not worth that! :shock:
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Re: cost of built up models (in Japan) 2

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Nice work, but would an experimental engine test bed really be carrying operational weapons underwing? :roll: :D
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