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Anyone else wait for a amiami payment request to cancel an order months later? I ordered 3 daki covers for march and now I dont want one. I feel it's safe cause I just made my January payment.
Must have missed that.
Still even 7.5k is a bit much for a figure from Pulchra.
I like Silica but not enough that I must have a scale of her, I'm not even a big fan of SAO so I don't own any merch from it.
I do like how Pulchra's Silica looks enough that I'd buy it at a good price though.
I'll just continue to wait and hope she bins harder.
Akashi is up for pre order. Get her and Ooyodo for sweet NPC justice.
I'll buy your Wo-class for msrp.
Is there any way to get a package sent to the post office if it's international (e.g. EMS, SAL) since I live in an awful neighborhood and have had packages taken off my doorstep before.
I don't think I could take losing a figure, and the cops are never any help.
I don't have Re or Hoppou. I just want Wo for my Wo shelf.
That is the FuRyu prize figure. I don't have any other prize figures to compare it to. But it is better than what I was expecting for the price.
Monster hunter guild master has pointy ears. There is also alleyne from queen's blade.
Does amiami can you if you cancel a item like once every three months?
I've spent about $100 a month on them and give them cancellation notices at least a month before the product is set to come out.
Baka gaijin, you give me money now!
I have ignored payment, I have requested several items to be cancelled from larger orders and no negative consequence has ever happened.
I have spent several thousand dollars with them though.
People decide they don't want things for reasons aside from financial.
I'll let Saori explain.
I-Is´s not like I wanted to pay anyways, b-baka.
WTF is with this error? I obviously have money in my paypal balance and my debit card. Fuck paypal and Manda
Fuck you nigger enabler.
>drinking from mason jars
I thought that was more of a redneck thing?
>okay there is a delay with one of your chinese toys so we've decided to split your order AND change your payment method to paypal so you have to change it back to credit card and waste your time waiting for another invoice.
Aquamarine continues to do good stuff.
Why are you looking at her ass, poop comes from there, you know?
Sensible. But Chris, Sinon, and Akatsuki all turned out well enough that I'm comfortable pre-ordering.
I like her short skirt and big coat. And I know it's not everyone's taste but I'm okay with some girls not being big booty bitches.
I was excited when I saw the announcement since her design is appealing but then I watched the show. I was expecting something as enjoyable as Umaru but it is boring. Are the threads any good?
I want a Nekone and Kuon RAH or Fumo. I think actual fabric would suit their clothing nicely.
>Haven't heard anything new of my order since the 6th
It's dead isn't it? The fucking Japs took my order and hot glued it themselves..
if you're in the US, I wonder if USPS is being kind of weird lately. I just had a thing shipped to me from Torino, and it spent less time getting farted on by Poste Italiane than it's spent in the States, which is really really fucking weird.
Where do you get your figures? I always have bad experiences buying online.
I ordered 3 figures off eBay early December and still have not received. All 3 sellers are now gone from eBay as well. Have I been had by 3 people at the same time?
Almost every big city, let alone country, has some sort of facebook page for selling figures and other merch. It's not that hard to find people selling stuff, but it is hard to find the good stuff among all the shit.
can a slightly poorfag get into figure collecting?
What's the best place to go to get figs for a reasonable price?
I have a few bootlegs but they don't cut it anymore
Cheap figures of decent quality. Also I'd start with just one or two ~$50 figs from amazon or something/ imports are very pricey so I'd buy within the contiguous 50 (assuming you're an American)
there are many good high quality figures you might like for as low as 5K-6K, you don't have to spend a hundred for each one like many here do, and stay away from prize figs unless you can get them very cheap.
Why stay away from prize figures? If I wanted to collect as a poorfag I'd probably collect prize figures, they're really low cost and aren't that bad quality wise. Even though I almost exclusively collect scales I still get the odd prize figure.
My neighbor got robbed. Im so scared they will steal my figurines
There are some exceptions but in general they're not that good and many people end up getting rid of them once they start to collect scales, as I said there are pretty good deals for little money, this fate for example is 3,5K sealed and it's height is 26cm
what he said. holy shit the shipping fees
Non-Nero Sabers aren't particularly curvy
You could buy an alarm system. Not one of those scam alert systems, but one that just cranks out the air horns when someone breaks in and sends you a text or call. Pretty useful if you're away from home and its one of the cheapest solutions. Cameras and "we'll call the police for you" systems don't do shit.
So, I am currently looking for Keroro Gunso statuettes/figurines.
Are there ANY, that are readily available, that aren't just Natsumi/Aki in bikini's? Only one I can find is this one, but i've already got it.
Am I the only person on the internet that just wants their statuettes to look either benign or badass?
For non pre order stuff I get from Solaris Japan. $20 ish shipping, I buy a couple of figs at the same time since the shipping stays the same. If you order on monday, it seems to arrive around saturday.
no figma of tenryuu and tatsuta, guess I'll just have to get every other one til they make it
Shit, she looks so good. Not as expensive as it could have been either. Hopefully her hair turns out better than Olivia's.
There's Pulsar Max in Wellington. It's maximum jew though. They sell nendos for like $120 and never put stock on clearance. There are figures there that have been sitting around since at least 2006.
Just buy from Japanese stores. NZ is a pretty good place to buyfag from, other than our shitty currency. Fast shipping from Japan, no GST or customs fees under $400 (for now), and we have a decent postal service.
Once you know what you doing, you can get some sweet deals from trademe as well. I've found shit for like half the Japanese market price on occasion.
>Am I the only person on the internet that just wants their statuettes to look either benign or badass?
Also, i'm currently on the lookout for some Bleach bikini-clad statues, preferably Yoruichi or Matsumoto. I can't find them anywhere, though.
thanks which one do you prefer?
What does this card error on Mandarake mean? What the fuck is .3D? Is there any way to pay using the english site?
Will koto do any other panzers? Yukari is gorgeous and a Mako would be absolute perfection.
I'm a newfag to being a buyfag...
Alright, so, any idea why my card is not working? It's a visa debit card linked to my bank account, and I was under the impression that it could also be used as a credit card online.
>Are you sure it's a debit card and not just a cash card?
Yup. It's my checking account card.
>Have you set up all the online for it as well?
Uhh... I don't know? How would I do that for US Bank?
To be fair, that's a really shitty looking website, and the copyright is only listed "1996-2012", so it's pretty fishy.
>How would I do that for US Bank?
Well, have you set up online banking? You should have to set up some secret questions or whatnot when you do and those are your Verified by Visa answers. Probably worth giving your bank a call and asking if your card is set up to use online desu
Got this for a decent deal at a local con. $140, which is roughly the price Mandarake wants or an open one sans postcard before shipping. Box is a solid B, but the figure itself was unopened, no postcard.
I recently made a purchase on AmiAmi, so I should think? I've emailed Mandarake and am hoping they will just let me pay with paypal.
Yeah, the bank was pretty useless in helping me with this problem.
Sure, spoiled for nipples.
What's the general opinion on bootlegs?
Does anyone else own any?
I've discovered I have no problem with getting lewd/h-figures for $15-$20 + free shipping since I'm more likely to get tired of them.
Dear, sweet, Jesus, this Verified by Visa thing is a useless piece of shit. I've talked to the right part of my bank at this point and they've said that I'm cleared for it, and my purchase still won't go through. Fucking hell, whydid I not choose paypal to begin with?
Oh god, those safety pins.
What country do you live in? I'm from Aus and you can either use parcel lockers here or have it delivered to your local post office. Maybe there's something similar where you're from?
Hey Japan, why you no make best Vivid?
Since I missed the Sentinel one I think I'll pull the trigger on this one.
Where do you buy in germany? I'm using an euro site but not based in germany.
>tfw this is probably the only Meat scale we'll get
I find this arousing. Anyone else getting it?
>superior loli will never get a good scale
Though I'm sorely tempted
>Smooth untouched back
>Those detailed high heels
Is the release of Marisa fumo out yet? Looks like it'll be late january.
Mushimaro is such a hack.
>samefaces every male and female
>batantly rehashes entire parts from his previous designs over and over again.
None of his designs look like individual characters with unique touches, it's the same modified design.
though any Sato character scales are fine by me, shame we'll never get dfc police girl from HotD
He's not that bad, but I do think Olivia and Forte are way too similar.
I wish to buy this, but have no money to do so.
Side note, one of you shits recommend me a display case for some figurines plz, medium sized, possibly fit on a desk or self standing.
Yeah it's fine.
No. Not yet. I like keeping her nice and clean. Maybe on Valentine's Day I'll make us some nice tea and cake, light a few candles. Make an experience out of it.
Oh I forgot about that image. She's standing, it's lame.
>Why can't that Ritsu cover exist in reality?
Why can't Ritsu exist in reality?
oops meant to post the resized picture. oh well.
here she is assembled. truly this is a good year to be a monogatari fag
I'm not one to complain about picture quality but god damn anon.
Small update, I posted a couple of weeks ago about ordering a lewd dakimakura to a country where any girl <18 is child pornography, well she is here and no police in sight.
>Umaru moved to February
But nothing else is on my february order.
I ordered the Josuke SAS rerelease a couple of weeks ago (didn't preorder in time so I had to order after it came out)
I paid for EMS shipping, it got here (England) from Japan in 2 days. In total, it cost me about £31ish, £9.50 for the shipping and about £21 for the figure (I think).
Then it was in customs for a full fucking week
After it got out of customs it got retained at the post office, been held there for days. Just got a letter today asking for another fucking £20 with VAT and the handling fee.
What the fuck? This is a pisstake. I didn't expect this and I never wanted to pay this much. Is there anything I can do about this?
>Is there anything I can do about this?
Not use EMS in the future. The only thing you can do from this is learn.
The time an EMS package spends in customs usually means that it actually takes longer to be in your house than it would have been if you had used SAL.
SAL usually slips through customs also, if the cost of shipping is low. In my experience a parcel with 3+ cheap things in it will get snagged by customs whereas two, at the most, more expensive things will be fine.
EMS is 100% guaranteed customs, but in my experience Registered SAL takes a month to arrive and since I resumed using RSAL every single one of my parcel has been hit by customs as well
Not paid anything yet. I paid for the order from Japan, that's it. If I'd known this bullshit would happen I wouldn't have ordered the figure in the first place, it's not worth all this fucking effort and money - I wanted to pay £30 for it, that was fine, not £50.
You're right i misread it, i thought the £31 he mentioned was the first fee.
and now you know using EMS is only slightly less faster than using SAL. SAL usually takes around 2 to 3 weeks average.
You can't do shit about it at this point. You can either pay it or let them send it back to HLJ. I don't know what HLJ's return policy is, but i doubt they'll refund you shipping.
It took 2 days to get from Japan to here though, it's the shitty customs that held it back. Here's my tracking report thing
I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I don't want to drop another £20 on this but I do want the figure, and I really doubt I will be able to order another at this point. So I have no idea what I'm going to do.
probably have to pay the £20 sadly
I'm going to pick my Yuuna up tomorrow. It spent over a week in customs and had multiple jewtax revisions about it.
I got a lovely letter from parcelforce this weekend saying that they want 40 pound from me.
They used to not always do that, I bought a life size standee, valued it at 6000 yen and sent it via EMS without being hit by customs.
More recently I bought a 1/4 Miku and valued that at 6000 yen yet it still got hit by customs when shipped via EMS
I probably will do. What pisses me off as well is that I'm going to have to pay more again for the Crazy Diamond figure to go along with Josuke. I'm gonna preorder that via AmiAmi this time though and I might use SAL instead, hopefully it will go better with that figure than it has with this one.
Managed to grab it without any of the shipping with EMS.
Have fun with her, anon.
I'll have fun with the local customs office.
Love these perks of living in freedomland.
>They got a nice ugly otaku box and plenty of clearfile junk though.
Why do people care about the outside appearance of the shipping box so much? Do you guys display the shipping box? I never understood this complaint.
And I bought a few things from there a few weeks ago, they gave some nice posters along with the clear file. Then again it's free shit so I don't get the issue anyways.
Because not everyone wants to inform their neighbors about his hobbies.
Not to forget that the packaging is very cringy even by /a/ standarts. Reminds me of those Narutards running around in cosplay on some stupid cons.
You guys are assuming most normalfags even know what the work otaku means, and on top of that if they'll really see the word on the box. The only person that'll get a good look at it is the person delivering the packages. Then again it's no less embarrassing than the delivery person seeing the label of the contents inside, knowing that you buy plastic butts.
People here always shit on normalfags here but get embarrass to let normalfags know of their hobbies just seems pretty dumb to me. To me it makes no difference, I just care about whether or not they package it well and arrives safely.
>these are the same people who would wear a shirt saying LETS OTAKU LIFE and cat ear headphones
You clearly care enough to defend TOM, are you that tom shill? People don't like the box, get over it.
Anon, I have to work to get plastic bucks. All my packages get delivered to my neighbors. Those are already nosy enough because it comes from Japan, no need to give them more information.
Been stocking up on posters and wall scrolls. If my parents came to my apartment, at least they would see that I'm not gay.
There's people in this thread that wear idol shit all the time.
Yes, anyone that makes a point that says anything against what you think must be that guy right? You don't even try to prove my point wrong.
If you're already sending stuff to your neighbors and on top of that they're nosy, I'm sure they've got a good idea of what it might be considering what's on the label. If that makes you think you're safe from them finding out, that's fine then.
Is getting my plastic butts two to three weeks earlier worth 15 JPY?
Everyone else who comes into my apartment are friends like my shit and like looking at it. It's all in a gameroom/mancave. I also mix in a ton of normalfag stuff, posters and prosports shit that I like to make it seem like I'm not a total weeb.
Only fags hide their stuff.
What point, that people shouldn't care about TOMs advertising? Your point is worthless, its entire rationality is based on your own opinion. Its as simple as you either like it or you don't.
Forgot pic, fuck.
>lives in burgerland
>13 cents difference between EMS and SAL Parcel
>asking that question
>guise i was only retarding to be pretended
>i-i knew that EMS was the best choice
No, but I ordered her from somewhere else after I saw the markup AmiAmi was selling a used figure of her for. I meant soon as in "I will be getting her soon".
The place I ordered her from apparently still has some in stock, if you're interested.
It's a great sculpt.
I was thinking of also getting Freddy, but her figure doesn't interest me as much. I think it's probably the non-matching legs that ticks me off.
I have a good track record of hiding my power level but I couldn't resist the robutt
guess the factories ran out of pvc or maybe the ships carrying the pork sank.
My Kiss-shot got here today after the postman was a lazy cunt and didn't deliver it yesterday even though it went out for delivery.
This is for people wondering what the hell went on with shipping prices. First, it was purely a weight thing, The package was 1.9kg so the price for the EMS was correct, although it had 900g of packing material including the shipping box. The box AmiAmi sent it in isn't that much bigger than the figure box, around 4 cm of room on the short side and 2 cm on the long side packed with paper. They could've used a slightly smaller box, but it wouldn't of helped much.
GSC could of made better use of the space in the bubble pack though, but not much. So we would of got fucked with shipping regardless I think.
and everything inside.
Does AirMail usually get through UK customs okay? I went cheap for some CDs and never considered that someone else would look in the package. (I also marked it as a gift, because fuck VAT).
And a huge picture of the figure to piss off some autists
I don't think anyone cares when its high quality and worth being hi res like this pic.
When its a shitty grainy picture that would look better down res'd then everyones autism flares up.
I have only used them once and had no trouble, but since it's not tracked I don't know if customs had considered it.
3 singles + postage came to just under £30, I ordered 6 but split them to two orders to try and avoid VAT (only cost 150 yen extra).
protip: put the sword in before shes in the base. it's much easier to get it in and you won't have to bend the sword to get it in the small slot on the base.
Yeh the box is much nicer in person, the art is great.
>trying to save 15 JPY
Just buy some crack instead, you fucking hobo.
Here is a picture of just the base.
I don't mind paying sales tax. It's the custom fees and import duties i dislike. on the topic of that, I got lucky and Canada customs didn't ding me on Kiss-shot.
Figures are for displaying, like any other form of art.
My detolfs rotate and the backsides are a black reflective like service. Then I just push them in to a walled off section and it looks like it's part of my entertainment center.
The black backs to my detolfs also make my figures stand out more. It's nice.
I only use EMS and I've only gotten hit a few times. Just try to keep the total package cost down under 20k JPY and each thing in teh box less than 10k. Following this I've only even had to pay fees on expensive(13k+) scales. Also I live in Vancouver so its a SUPER high volume customs office, the workers might not give a shit because they got so much stuff to do.
Back of box
Why the fuck would I hide them? They're on display.
I didn't place the naked sexy ones like Imari from Bible Black with her dildo directly at and facing the house entrance, but even they just stay in the room they are in, and people know I have them. I also have porn and bondage toys. No problem, I'm an adult...
I don't recall any. My other overtly sexual figures also aren't from Bible Black, I just have Imari.
Futanari figures are generally very rare, you might have to mod your figures yourself to get a dick.
I'm pretty sure that's the box that's bigger than small packet allows for. Which was the problem. Small packet has a size and weight restriction. it's too long.
BIJ sent me EMS and it was only 1.5kg. Amiami boxes are heavy, but everyone did EMS only except for HS.
>order package from amiami
>amiami sends to old address
>should automatically reroute to my P.O. Box
>package never arrives at P.O. Box
>Return to Sender
What do I do? Do I email amiami?
She got delayed because Demonbane Vortex Blaster destroyed her reality, so the past and present, as well as the concept of Pochaco are falling apart. Just wait a bit and you won't even know she existed.
>Just wait a bit and you won't even know she existed
not until porkchop asspad and nendo come out