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March 12th, 2010 (08:38 pm)
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I just spend $80+ for 4 magazines.
You would think they'd made a clear statement about how MUCH the total would be, instead of leading you to think what they list was the total, and not just the fucking shipping charge which was insane. so yeah nearly 8000 yen for 4 mags. thank you very much HMV japan. never again. and if customs hit me, i'll cry.

also i emailed them asking about it and got nothing in response before they shipped it. feeling great right now. as is my bank account.

moral is: stick with YA, the mags are limited, and it may take 15 days to get here, but it's better on the wallet.

better be the best fucking j-mags in the world!
i work only once this week and for 3.5 hrs. i can't afford this much.


Posted by: heldi (hiroki_chan)
Posted at: March 13th, 2010 07:20 am (UTC)
roppongi shock

buying magazines at HMV could be really expensive ~__~

you have to take notice that the minimum shipping cost for a single item is 900yen. oh and I guess you didn't check the "notify me the estimate final shipping cost" or something similar to that so you'll get the notification of the highest shipping cost before your items are despatched?

I miscalculated this fanbook weight and I didn't check that option, thinking that the shipping cost would be on average around 1500yen, but it turned out that the book was really heavy and I was shocked when I knew the shipping price itself was about 2100yen ~___~

so the next time I buy from HMV I always check that option, to see if the shipping price doesn't exceed my budget.
but yeah, HMV has a pretty good updates on books.

and the postman explained to me that if you pay for EMS, you'll most likely don't have to pay for customs anymore 'cause it's included in the shipping cost :)

Posted by: dark-alone (dark_alone)
Posted at: March 13th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
shizu-chan smoke

not sure if i will buy from them again, they never responded to my emails... until AFTER it was shipped, so really.... bad customer service right there.

i've had to pay customs on EMS many times.

the next time i want a mag i'll just try to get someone else to get it for me. it's cheaper...

now i'll have to see if i can /trick/ my mom into pre-ordering merlin seris 1 on DVD for me.

Posted by: RoRo (date_masamune69)
Posted at: March 13th, 2010 12:46 pm (UTC)

yeah that's hard, that's why i only buy at YA or HLJ both are cheaper in one way :/

hope you will go through this ordeal >_<.

Posted by: my mind is always somewhere else (kitsune_no_ame)
Posted at: March 14th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)

Damn that sucks D: *makes mental note never to order with HMV*

That's the reason I prefer YA, I can be very patient if it means cheaper prices. You just have to stalk the site every other day...

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