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leodegranz
post May 26 2004, 11:44 AM
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I ordered my C860 directly from a store in Osaka, Japan

http://www.mcljapan.com/
email: sales@mcljapan.com

Here are the specifics for my transaction that ended up as $635 on my credit card:

SL-C860
JPY 65,000
Delivery 2,500
Total JPY 67,500
Handling 3,375
Discount 0
Grand total 70,875
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highfell
post May 26 2004, 01:38 PM
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To where did they ship it to?

Did you get charged import taxes or did they mark it as a gift?


Nigel Bamber
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leodegranz
post May 26 2004, 01:47 PM
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Hi,

Shipped to California, and I don't think they marked it as a gift. In fact, I believe it clearly listed 65000 JPY on the outside, and they just handed it to me when I picked it up at the post office, i.e., no one tried to collect any taxes from me.
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post May 26 2004, 01:51 PM
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Hi,

Shipped to California, and I don't think they marked it as a gift.  In fact, I believe it clearly listed 65000 JPY on the outside, and they just handed it to me when I picked it up at the post office, i.e., no one tried to collect any taxes from me.


Did you communicate with them at all (in english) or just buy it over the net without any?

Also - have you anglicised it yet and did you find that quite easy. I am aware of various websites offering advice but it would be good to know from some one who ahs actually done it as to how easy or difficult it really is?!

Thanks

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leodegranz
post May 26 2004, 02:05 PM
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Hi,

My initial inquiries were performed via email, and at least one person, T. Sunder, understands English. The final order submission was performed via fax.

The english conversion was easy, and I went from Japanese->English->Japanese->bi lingual support->English in about two hours.


hope this helps
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post May 26 2004, 03:57 PM
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Hi,

My initial inquiries were performed via email, and at least one person, T. Sunder, understands English.  The final order submission was performed via fax.

The english conversion was easy, and I went from Japanese->English->Japanese->bi lingual support->English in about two hours.


hope this helps


WHat was the final out the door price?
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leodegranz
post May 26 2004, 04:05 PM
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It was $635 plus change for everything including the EMS shipping to the door (I live in California).

The post office (I had to pick it up at the post office because it arrived a day earlier than expected) didn't ask for the import tax referenced by Nigel; I don't know if I was just lucky.
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whit
post May 26 2004, 05:41 PM
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I've been told that the US doesn't charge duty on electronics. I have no confirmation on this - US Customs' website isn't comprehendable.
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post May 28 2004, 08:11 AM
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Hmmm, his price has gone up. My quote from this place came out to 74550 Yen = $676 USD shipped and payable by credit card, 71000 Yen = $646 USD by wire transfer.

Also, he wants a fax of your driver's license or Social Security card if paying by credit card. That sounds like a recipe for identity theft.
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post May 28 2004, 08:16 AM
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I've been told that the US doesn't charge duty on electronics. I have no confirmation on this - US Customs' website isn't comprehendable.


As far as I can tell the US does atleast list things like portable computers in a import tax group so it should be taxed. I didn't get taxed when I imported mine so ho knows.

for refrence things like portable computers seem to fall under the grouping headed by neucular power devices and equitment. least thats ware I found it.
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post May 28 2004, 08:19 AM
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Interesting....I got a $685 quote from him...but with no identity checks as wmadan mentioned. I think I am going to wait and see if there are other suppliers I can work with. Price fluctuation is never a good sign.
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musashi
post May 28 2004, 08:21 AM
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I take it back- wrong store.... :roll:
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leodegranz
post May 28 2004, 09:10 AM
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I faxed my driver's license and credit card number. Basically they required the address on your credit card to synch with your driver's license. I didn't think it was an unusual request given the nature of the transaction (sight unseen), but I would not send anyone my ssn...

I am assuming the price is rising due to supply and demand issues.
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post May 28 2004, 12:12 PM
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leodegranz,

I, too, live in California. How long did it take to ship from Japan once you faxed over your order? I'm leaving on a trip and wondering if the post office will hold it until my return.

Bill
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leodegranz
post May 28 2004, 12:28 PM
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Shipped Monday 20:44 (Japan) / Sunday (USA)
Arrived in SF on Tuesday
Attempted Delivery on Wednesday 14:21
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I wasn't home because I didn't expect it to come so quickly :!:
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