markedkiller78 wrote:Dandy_Sephy wrote:Grrr I made the mistake of looking to see how much things were. Some were ridiculous bargins (multiple copys of boards, 2 days left, no bids, 1000yen - compare to £50 quotes for a uk seller), some not so much. The problem is if I buy 1, i'll want something else, then something else, then it all piles up
It is far too tempting & I have no money in my account, nor do intend to put any in before Christmas for that sole reason.
You've got to factor in:
Cost of item
International shipping to you
What it essentially means is that the 1000y board would only really be a bargain if it was selling for £50+ over here. Shipping from Japan to the UK has nearly doubled in price over the last couple of years & the exchange rate has dropped. To make it work now it best to only buy things that you cannot get over here (like artwork, old boards, specialist stuff) or combine a lot of low cost stuff from the same seller to cut down on the shipping.
That being said you do get the odd insanely good bargain
Hmmm if you guys want, shipping to the USA is VASTLY cheaper from Japan (typically only costing about 5 USD or so), I could serve as a proxy for you guys and bundle things up if you think it would save you a TON of money.