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Introduction
Hello! Wagamama-Rama is a shopping service dedicated to help you buy things you can only get in Japan. I live about 10 minutes by train from a major shopping area called Machida (home of 109 Machida) and 20-30 minutes by train from Shinjuku. I will do my best to help you find anything you would want to buy and send it to you!

I'm willing to buy clothes, books, CDs, games, DVDs, stationary, manga...pretty much anything. But please nothing too graphic! However, I will do my best for BL stuff.

How to Order
You can either reach me through a message here on LJ or email me at wagamamarama [at] gmail [dot] com. Please fill out this information when contacting me:
Username:
Link to any buyer feedback pages: (LJ, eBay, etc. Please note if you don't have one)
Paypal Address:
Country:
Item(s) Wanted:
Item Source: (websites, store locations, etc)

Shopping Process and Payment
For those with positive feedback pages: As soon as I can confirm I can obtain the items you desire, I will go shopping for you. Once I'm back, I will weigh your items to get an estimate for the shipping and then send you an invoice. This invoice will include the price of the items, commission, train fare (if applicable), shipping, and Paypal fee. Please ask if you would like me to give you an initial estimate (though I may not be able to include an estimate for the price of shipping).
For those without a feedback page: I will send you an initial invoice which will include only the price of the items you desire and Paypal fee. I will then only go shopping once I receive the initial payment. Once items are bought I will weigh them and send you a second invoice which will include commission, train fares (if applicable), shipping, and the Paypal fee for that invoice. Please ask if you would like me to give you an initial estimate (though I may not be able to include an estimate for the price of shipping). For repeat customers, the same rules as those with positive feedback will apply.
Please note that each invoice will be calculated to include the Paypal fee. I will be using the PayPal Fee Calculator to calculate this.

Commission Fees
For orders under $50, commission is $3 per item + 15% of the total order in yen, not including shipping.
Orders over $50 are a flat 15% of the total order in yen, not including shipping.
Orders over $100 are a flat 10% of the total order in yen, not including shipping.
Total commission will be calculated after I have bought all of your items and am ready to invoice you for the final shipping cost. The commission will not include the shipping price, although depending on what you buy handling fees may apply (see below).

For products that can easily be found lined up on a shelf such as makeup products, if you buy multiple products that are all available at a single store, I will only count the first item for the $3 charge for orders under $50. For example, if you want to buy 5 makeup products and your order is under $50, there will only be one $3 charge so long as I get them all at one time at the same store.

For mailbox services, I will charge a $10 flat fee with additions for size and weight, however this only applies if you are the one charging the amount to your own credit card. If when ordering on an online website the amount is charged to my credit card, I will consider this as me being the one shopping and thus the fees listed above will still apply. Please remember that in either case shipping fees will still apply.

Extra handling fees may apply if the items are very heavy, since I will be carrying the items by hand to the post office.


Shipping *UPDATED*
I can send items by EMS (3-5 days), Airmail (8 days to 2 weeks), or Economy Airmail (SAL) (2-4 weeks). The price of shipping will vary depending on the weight and shape (size) of your items, so I will inform you of the price after I have weighed your order. I will mark your package as a gift. I am in no way responsible for what happens to your order once it leaves my hands.
It has come to my attention that the post office does not have a suitable sized envelope with padding for delicate items such as CDs and DVDs, so I offer the option to buy bubble wrap in advance before I take it to the post office.

Other Information


  • My bank is American so all prices will be converted to US Dollars. Payment must also be sent in US Dollars.

  • If you aren't sure where the item can be found, I will do my best to find out for you! :)

  • I cannot buy items from auction sites at this time.

  • I am willing to accept orders from an online store, however I would prefer if you use me as a mailbox service. I can translate the checkout page for you if you show me a screen cap. So in other words, you order the items and ship them to my address here in Japan. Once I receive the items, I can ship the items to you. Commission and overseas shipping fees will still apply.

  • Transportation fees (train fare) may be applied.

  • If the item is sold out when I go to buy it after payment, I will refund you in full. Or I can help you find a similar item you might like to buy instead.

  • Stores here do not accept returns. Therefore, you cannot cancel your order once I have purchased your items.

  • Extra fees may be applied if you change your order after I've already finished buying everything you have requested and ask me to go run out and buy more things.

  • While I am willing to go to events to get items (like fukubukuro), I will charge $10 per hour I wait in line. I will stand in line for ONLY the amount of time we agree upon beforehand. If there is an entrance fee, that must be paid by you. If I find the event to be incredibly taxing on me either physically or emotionally, I will charge extra.

  • I can help you find the latest information on your favorite brands. Feel free to leave a comment, message me privately or email me.

Comments

( 37 comments — Leave a comment )
littleshinya
Feb. 2nd, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
sent you an email ^^
wagamamarama
Feb. 2nd, 2011 12:42 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I haven't received anything yet. ^^; Maybe try sending it again?
littleshinya
Feb. 2nd, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC)
sent again ^^"
wagamamarama
Feb. 2nd, 2011 01:06 pm (UTC)
Still nothing... T_T; Hmm, message me over LJ your email addy and I'll email you? (^^ゞ Sorry for this trouble!!
wagamamarama
Feb. 2nd, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
I've sent you an email. Let me know if it doesn't show up. If it doesn't, I'll send you an email from my hotmail addy. ^^
kazukeii
Mar. 6th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
Hey~
By any chance do you do a collection on flyers?
^^ They're free, and change weekly - but I would be willing to pay you for the effort of visiting stores.
wagamamarama
Mar. 6th, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
Sure, what stores? :)
kazukeii
Mar. 6th, 2011 03:19 pm (UTC)
Oh~
I can recall getting a bunch from, Like an Edison (In Laforet Shibuya, just near Harajuku) which you can get to Closet Child there, Brand X (I forgot which store, I went to two when I was back in Tokyo) There's also Zeal Link too.
wagamamarama
Mar. 6th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
Are all of these in Harajuku? Do you want me to visit just these stores or are there any types of stores in general?
kazukeii
Mar. 6th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
Closet Child is in Harajuku. There are a few shops though. Clothing, Angelic Pretty and Gothic Lolita, but I'd like the Music shop.
It's near the 2nd hand Vivienne Westwood shop.

This is Brand-X http://www.brand-x.jp/page/6
This is Zeal Link http://zeallink.jp/abouts/index.php?PHPSESSID=dc81db651e9600b1ad49ffcc3bca89ef Which is in Shibuya. It's a little hard to find though.

But any Music store that may perhaps have flyers inside~
Tower Records do not have band flyers.
wagamamarama
Mar. 7th, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
I've sent you a PM so please check it when you get the chance ^^
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wagamamarama
Mar. 7th, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
Re: an order please ^^
I've sent you a few emails to your PP email addy, if this is not the usual email address you use please let me know and I'll forward the emails to your other account. ^^ Thank you!
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wagamamarama
Mar. 9th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
Hello and thank you for your interest!

Would you mind filling out the order form above and emailing or PMing it to me? Also please include links so I can see examples of what you're searching for. Thank you! ^^
pamyoz
Jul. 22nd, 2013 04:18 pm (UTC)
Hi I was wondering can't you give an estimate of how much of shipping is of an item by the location people are is that I'm having trouble understanding the process of after you buy te items you get me the shipping info? Then I would say Wow to expensive!!!⊂((・x・))⊃Do you understand me?
wagamamarama
Jul. 23rd, 2013 12:45 am (UTC)
Shipping fees are determined by weight and size, so that's why I'll need the items in hand in order to weigh them and give an accurate estimate. I can give my best guess just looking at the item, but it could be totally off ^^;

The cheapest is a small package, however its limits are that it can't weigh more than 2kg and can't longer than 60 cm or thicker than 30 cm.

If you're planning on buying something that may be large or heavy, you'll probably have to use EMS since international parcels are too expensive. Here's a chart showing how much you can expect to pay: http://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/charge/list/ems_all_en.html

Edited at 2013-07-23 12:58 am (UTC)
pamyoz
Jul. 23rd, 2013 04:09 pm (UTC)
Sooooo.... Let's say I want a short and a dress how much of shipping would it be?
wagamamarama
Jul. 23rd, 2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
Where is your location?

I can give you a guess based on some of my own clothes, but it would NOT be a definite price for how much the shipping would be since clothing materials and weights can differ.
pamyoz
Jul. 23rd, 2013 05:43 pm (UTC)
Puerto Rico♪( ´▽`)
wagamamarama
Jul. 24th, 2013 07:06 am (UTC)
For a pair of my shorts and a dress I own, EMS would be 1,500 yen, and I think they would qualify as a small package since mine aren't that bulky, so non-registered airmail would be 870 yen, non-registered SAL would be 580 yen. Registered airmail would be 1,280 yen, registered SAL would be 990 yen.

There might be an extra fee though since I might need to purchase a box if you don't use EMS.

In any case, like I said before, this is just a guess and is not the guaranteed actual price.
pamyoz
Aug. 13th, 2013 10:43 am (UTC)
Are you still doing the service? If you are I would like to know of some items I would like to buy(*´∀`*)ありがとう♥
wagamamarama
Aug. 13th, 2013 12:24 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm still doing the service ^^
wagamamarama
Aug. 14th, 2013 05:43 am (UTC)
Using today's exchange rate, with commission, $175. I don't know if you want me to search for them in-store or buy them online, so with both there are extra fees (train fare, or in-country shipping+cod cost).

If you want me to make an order please be sure to use the form above and either email me (preferred) or PM it to me ^^
pamyoz
Aug. 14th, 2013 10:55 am (UTC)
Oh ok I see you prefer them to be mailed to you the items I mean.(=^x^=)
Well Yes then I live in Puerto Rico USA but how much are the shipping fees or is it better for you to buy them in the store perhaps?
wagamamarama
Aug. 14th, 2013 01:55 pm (UTC)
By in-country shipping I meant the fee for shipping from the webstore to my apartment. The fees are 525 yen for shipping to my apartment and 420 yen for the COD fee.

The train fare is 210 yen if I go to Machida but there is no guarantee they'll actually have your things, though there's a good chance since it looks like the items just came out. I'll probably be going to Shibuya tomorrow though, which also has a Liz Lisa store, so please let me know asap.
pamyoz
Aug. 14th, 2013 02:09 pm (UTC)
And if sofor the 210 shipping what would be the total with it all included?
wagamamarama
Aug. 14th, 2013 02:16 pm (UTC)
Oh wait, sorry, I made a mistake. It's 210 yen one-way to Machida, so total it's 420 yen round-trip. If I buy your items when I go to Shibuya tomorrow though, the train fare will be 360 yen total (because I'm shopping for someone else too; normal train fare is twice that amount). That's like around $5 and $4 respectively.

For total, do mean including shipping to Puerto Rico? I explained before I can't tell how much the shipping will cost approximately until I weigh the items ^^;

Edited at 2013-08-15 02:10 am (UTC)
kurukimi
Aug. 9th, 2013 12:46 am (UTC)
Would you go to Pokemon Centers? :3

I might be interested in this if you provide an alpacasso/pokemon/rilakkuma shopping thing ;u; and im sure that many others would be interested in that too since those 3 things are very very popular.

Edited at 2013-08-09 12:46 am (UTC)
wagamamarama
Aug. 9th, 2013 03:55 am (UTC)
Sure, though I'm not quite sure what you mean by Alpacasso/Pokemon/Rilakkuma shopping thing?
kurukimi
Aug. 9th, 2013 03:58 am (UTC)
I think that if you do pick ups for alpacas, pokemon, and rilakkuma goods, that'd be really awesome since those 3 things are really popular in Japan. :)
wagamamarama
Aug. 9th, 2013 04:09 am (UTC)
Oh yeah I can do definitely do Rilakkuma and Pokemon. I didn't realize there was an Alpaca store though.
wolfyrocker
Aug. 12th, 2013 04:09 pm (UTC)
Asuka Ciel Comics September issue.
Hey, I was wondering, how much do you charge for buying a monthly issue of asuka ciel? Plus shipping and everything?..

here's the link of September issue of Asuka Ciel taht i want...http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=NEOBK-1530891
wagamamarama
Aug. 13th, 2013 05:15 am (UTC)
Re: Asuka Ciel Comics September issue.
I can't give you an exact price at the moment since it'll vary based on the exchange rate of the day I buy the item, but probably about $4 for commission, and I don't know the dimensions of the magazine, but for EMS it would be about 1500 yen.
rei2rei
Sep. 22nd, 2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
Hi!

I saw someone on Tumblr post that they had gotten someone in Japan to buy them the new Sera Myu La Reconquista program with a link to your journal. Are you currently able to get the program? I'm super interested in it! (as well as the event poster. I'm able to send you a photo of that if you're unsure which it is) Thank you!
wagamamarama
Sep. 23rd, 2013 02:43 am (UTC)
Yes, I do happen to be going again today so I could pick up another program. Maybe the poster too if I see it. You need to fill out the form and stuff though. Email preferred. Hopefully you'll see this sooner than later though since this is the last chance ^^;
moulin
Oct. 5th, 2013 10:40 pm (UTC)
I saw you get animal crossing stuff on tumblr c: I'm actually really interested in that!

I'm looking to get an Isabelle plush! There's a tiny one (7 inch) that I've seen, but I'd be really interested in the big one! Have you seen it in your area?
wagamamarama
Oct. 6th, 2013 06:22 am (UTC)
I think I might be able to find it. Is it the one listed here that says Lサイズ? If so, it costs about $60.

Edited at 2013-10-06 06:22 am (UTC)
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