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Old 07-01-13, 07:16 AM
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Japanese import sites?

Are there any good sites that sell jap games/consoles without like a 75% markup on the stuff? Play-Asia is stupid overpriced and amazon.co.jp doesn't ship games stuff to the US.
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Re: Japanese import sites?

www.cdjapan.co.jp I believe ships overseas.
Or there are sites that help you with overseas shipping like Tenso.com.

Is there anything in particular you're looking for?
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Re: Japanese import sites?

Originally Posted by manicsounds
www.cdjapan.co.jp I believe ships overseas.
Or there are sites that help you with overseas shipping like Tenso.com.

Is there anything in particular you're looking for?
I'm planning on getting a japanese Xbox360 and some games, particularly EDF 2025 when it releases on the 4th.
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Re: Japanese import sites?

Is there a reason why you specifically want a Japanese X Box 360? Isn't the console universal?
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Originally Posted by manicsounds
Is there a reason why you specifically want a Japanese X Box 360? Isn't the console universal?
No. Most games are region locked. Hence the need for a japanese console to play japanese exclusive games.
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Re: Japanese import sites?

I thought the console's region just depends on your Windows ID specifying which country. I assumed that was something you could change whenever.

I just checked the XBox FAQ and it looks like you can't just switch back and forth regions like you can with DVD or BD players. But it is possible.
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Re: Japanese import sites?

Originally Posted by manicsounds
I thought the console's region just depends on your Windows ID specifying which country. I assumed that was something you could change whenever.

I just checked the XBox FAQ and it looks like you can't just switch back and forth regions like you can with DVD or BD players. But it is possible.
The region of your account makes no difference. It's the hardware itself.
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Re: Japanese import sites?

Wait for the US release?
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Originally Posted by Krayzie
Wait for the US release?
Half of them aren't getting a US release. The straw that broke the camel's back is a sequel I was really looking forward to, but they get it July 4th and we don't get it until February 2014. I'm not waiting.
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Yeah, I was only referring to edf 2025. it's only 8 months! You figure by the time you get the game and the console, it will only be 7 months away!

ncsx does importing as well. Not sure how they compare to play-asia though. It's probably all about the same.
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Re: Japanese import sites?

Originally Posted by Krayzie
Yeah, I was only referring to edf 2025. it's only 8 months! You figure by the time you get the game and the console, it will only be 7 months away!

ncsx does importing as well. Not sure how they compare to play-asia though. It's probably all about the same.
NCSX is the one I was referring to when I said 75% markup. Play-Asia doesn't even list the goddamn 4 gig Xbox without Kinect. There are stores with good price, but it's hard to know which are actually good to order from (i.e. service/reliability). nippon-yasan and hmv.co.jp both look interesting, but I'm not sure which one I want to risk a $500 order with.
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So I found an Xbox for MSRP on nippon-yasan.com and ordered EDF 2025 the same day. I spent the extra money for FedEx shipping on both, which was advertised as 1-2 days. I had the game the next day, but Nippon-Yasan sat on my goddamn order for a week, then shippped FedEx International ECONOMY instead of AIR so it took another week to show up. I didn't pay $86 shipping to wait 2 fuckin weeks for my console. The only upside is they pack stuff to survive damn near anything.
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Well, then, you have a very good case in arguing to get your $86 in shipping refunded due to their negligence. Do it.
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Re: Japanese import sites?

How about amazon.co.jp? Tried that? If not, then yodobashi.co.jp maybe.
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Re: Japanese import sites?

Unfortunately, Amazon Japan doesn't ship a lot of their product outside of Japan. I'm guessing Yodobashi Camera doesn't either (too bad, I love that store!)

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