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Japanese Amazon

Post by uzuni » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:59 am

Does anyone know the means by which to purchase from Japanese Amazon if you're living outside of Japan?

I was told I'd need a credit card issued by the Bank of Japan.

Surely there's another way.

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Re: Japanese Amazon

Post by KBABZ » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:10 am

I ordered my OG Dragon Box from Amazon Japan and it automatically did the currency conversion.

For delivery outside of Japan (which the seller didn't offer), I made an account at a site called Tenso. They give you a personal address space in Tokyo and for a fee they'll ship anything you get there to practically any location in the world. Very handy!

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Re: Japanese Amazon

Post by uzuni » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:24 am

I'm trying to buy certain videos from Amazon Prime Japan (the DBZ films, for example), and it's not accepting my non-Japanese credit card.

I'll try Tenso.

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Re: Japanese Amazon

Post by Puto » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:21 pm

You can probably find some websites out there selling Amazon Japan gift cards.
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Re: Japanese Amazon

Post by Kunzait_83 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:46 pm

uzuni wrote:Does anyone know the means by which to purchase from Japanese Amazon if you're living outside of Japan?

I was told I'd need a credit card issued by the Bank of Japan.

Surely there's another way.
Back in the mid-2000s, I'd often use this site to order from Japanese shopping sites and auctions:

https://www.rinkya.com/en#

Basically you just set up an account and make your purchases through them. You have to pay them for the shipping fee (which can be a bit higher than usual, since its from Japan), and they essentially act as a middleman/go-between to get your order paid and sent to you wherever you happen to live.

I admittedly haven't used their service in quite a long awhile, but back in the day when I did they were always 100% reliable and totally trustworthy. A very, very useful service.
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Re: Japanese Amazon

Post by JohnnyCashKami » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:08 pm

Buying from Amazon Japan is no big deal, I just use my credit card as usual. But Amazon Japan Video? You'd have to use a VPN.

I'd recommend Windscribe VPN, which I've been using and works flawlessly with all locations I've used so far. They offer 10GB p/m for free users.

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Might be useful to mention you can use the Revolut card which is fee-free and virtual/physical. It's available on Android and iOS. I've used it personally to make some transfers and liked it.

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