QUOTE(KwaiFeh @ Jan 26 2005, 10:30 PM)
I just decided to take the jump for an 860 (the 3k is too rich for my blood at the moment). Anyway, I have an aunt travelling to Japan, and she said she could get me one, trouble is, she isn't very knowledgeable in technology.
Price Japan.com said the price for one of these is about 430,000 yen in Kakaku (sp?) Is this store like Best Buy with stores all over Japan? or is it just a store online. I'm sorry if this question sounds dumb but i don't know any japanese.
I've heard that the place to go is the district of Akihabara. Do you have to walk a lot to find a new one at a great price?
Are there stores like Best Buy or Circuit City (in Akihabara or in Japan as a whole) where I could just point her to go to and get it?
Kakaku is an online service that finds the best available prices - it itself is not a store. A lot of the stores that it lists are web stores. some have physical stores and they are all over the place. If you can read Japanese enough you can find the address and often a map to the store too.
In general the best place to buy electrical stuff is Akihabara. It's quite large and unless you really know the place or stick to the big stores you can easily spend a day wandering around looking for something (when you know the place you often spend several days wandering around
Most of the big chain electrical stores stock the Zaurus, but you will probably pay more like 60,000 yen for one.
Nothing really like Best Buy that I've found here. Places (in Osaka at least) tend to be small specialty shops (often best prices) or the large stock one or 2 of everything stores that have everything at 10-15% off manufactures prices.
Sorry I can't be of any real help.