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Old 05-22-2007, 09:43 PM
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Does anyone know of some reliable import sites for Blu-ray's?
(specifically Japan to US since there the same region)


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Old 05-22-2007, 11:46 PM
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amazon.co.jp

Best prices you can find too

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Old 06-07-2007, 06:10 PM
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sorry for the late reply but
Don't you need a Japanese credit card/address to by from amazon?
I mean they go by Yen my Visa goes by USD
not to mention I can't a lick of Japanese

so any places like PLAY-ASIA.com? (hopefully cheaper though)
i.e. English language sites that import

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Old 06-08-2007, 01:55 AM
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sorry for the late reply but
Don't you need a Japanese credit card/address to by from amazon?
I mean they go by Yen my Visa goes by USD
not to mention I can't a lick of Japanese

so any places like PLAY-ASIA.com? (hopefully cheaper though)
i.e. English language sites that import
No, no problem with US credit cards on sites in Japan. VISA (or any other credit card like Mastercard) will exchange the currency. I order from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.jp and other American/Japan sites at least once a month with my Swedish credit card.
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:43 PM
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okay thanks
do I need to make a new account for the .JP site or will .COM account work
also is it hard to check out
since I can't read any Kanji, Katakana, or Hiragana
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Old 06-18-2007, 04:41 AM
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okay thanks
do I need to make a new account for the .JP site or will .COM account work
also is it hard to check out
since I can't read any Kanji, Katakana, or Hiragana
You need to have an account there - at least Amazon.com accounts are not re-usable in Amazon Japan. You can create a new account when you make your first purchase and the account creation and checkout procedure can be done entirely in English.

If you have no existing account and you are proceeding to checkout with some items in your cart, you are prompted for your e-mail address and password (for existing account). That page has "Would you like to see this page in English ?" option, if you select that, the rest of the ordering and account creation is in English.

1) Select to view the page in English
2) Enter your e-mail address and select "I am a new customer." button.
3) Press the "Sign in using our secure server" button
4) Select the "International (outside of Japan)" link on the next page
5) Fill in your address data in English and select "Ship to this address"
6) Enter your credit card information on the next page
7) Enter your full name and password information on the same page

I guess that's about it. Shouldn't have to use Japanese at all when creating the new account in the ordering process. However, title listings are not available in English so you need to be able to spot the items you want to buy first. If they have thumbnails it's usually not too difficult but some items don't have them in which case some Japanese skills would make it easier.

Note that the international shipping from Amazon Japan is not very cheap, only express shipping available now internationally.
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Additional advice - if you are ordering stuff from Amazon Japan it's usually best to try to pre-order, because they typically offer 25 % discount for pre-orders and on the release date the discount typically disappears (for new orders). Later on the discounts are not available a lot of the time and even when they are, they are typically never as good as the pre-order discount.
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:07 AM
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Thanks for the help
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