rubicons_closet (rubicons_closet) wrote in egl_comm_sales,

SS: Hawaii Shopping Service (Q-Pot, Fabric, Magazines, etc.) + Osaka/Kobe/Sannomiya and Japan Online

Hello all~♪

This is my official post for my shopping service. This post may be linked back for feedback purposes.

My shopping service is located in Hawaii and was set up primarily to service the Q-pot Hawaii store and provide access to the Hawaii-exclusive releases. I also do fabric purchases as well as any other Hawaii-released or exclusive items, cute stationery and miniatures, as well as Asian fashion items (gyaru/cosplay/etc.), hair dyes, makeup, and magazines/mooks like GothLoli, Gothic and Lolita Bible, Kera or Nail-Up or anything that can be ordered from Japan, Korea and some parts of China. The latter is primarily to save on international purchasing and shipping fees as well as customs fees. I will also do online proxy purchases for those outside the US needing a US receiving address or who have a PO Box and need a physical address.

I have a friend and shopping partner in Japan who runs a shopping service for Sannomiya, Osaka, Kobe, Q-pot and Japanese online shops through me. We have a lot of experience with this so buy with confidence!

15% of total cost or $3 (whichever is higher) + $2.50 transport fee

+ Shipping if applicable
+Paypal fee: 3% + $0.35 (US), 4% + $0.35 (worldwide)
Hawaii tax: 5%

Transport fee is one-time for each store visit and covers 35-50% of the transportation cost.
This rate applies to US domestic purchases only.

Item cost: ¥0 - ¥1000 = + ¥300 commission
Item cost:¥1001 - ¥3500 = + ¥500 commission
Item cost:¥3501 + = 15% commission
+¥300 transport fee (Osaka/Kobe) OR domestic shipping (online stores)

+ Paypal fees: 3% + ¥45 (US), 4% + ¥45 (worldwide)
Shipping from Japan based on weight.
Japan tax: 8%

Transport fee is a one-time fee per order and covers 30%-50% of the transportation cost.
*May convert to US dollars upon request. Rates subject to change*

Proxy Online Buying Service
Proxy bidding: $3 +10%, +15% for multiple items

Proxy bidding: Yahoo!Japan ~ standard Japan commission rate applies + any Y!J fees (
¥300 + Y!J commission)
Proxy bidding:
Item cost: ¥0 - ¥1000 = + ¥300 commission
Item cost:¥1001 - ¥3500 = + ¥500 commission
Item cost:¥3501 + = 15% commission
+¥300 transport fee (Osaka/Kobe) OR domestic shipping (online stores)
~ standard Japan commission rate applies + any mbok fees (¥315 + mbok commission)
Proxy shopping: $5 per item (bulk rate may apply for small items), +10% if order per shop exceeds 5 items or needs to be signed for.
*Proxy shopping fee applicable only if using me as mailbox service
Paypal fee: 3% + $0.35 (US), 4% + $0.35 OR 3% + ¥45 (US), 4% + ¥45 (worldwide)
Will show proof of items and forward all tracking and shipping confirmations from the stores or sellers upon request.
Will hold items until buyer decides to have them forwarded.
All costs are the buyer's responsibility.

*Y!Japan: There is a commission charge stacked onto the total of the auction as charged by Y!Japan + charge to use the system.

**mbok: There is a non-refundable charge of ¥315 which is needed to bid in the system to begin with and then after that will be standard bidding processes. Buyer pays the premium so the commission mbok charges is added to the cost after the auction is won and not taken out of the total that was bid on like eBay does. There is also a fee that is charged for paying for the item.*

UPDATE: Due to Angelic Pretty Japan's ever-increasing release day rules, we will no longer buy Angelic Pretty on release day.

~Fabrics, Trims, Etc.~
Some swatches here. Subject to availability. Average price: $5-$9/yard for fabric (some may be more)
Fabric shopping service fees and swatches

$3.50/yard for cottons and cotton blends (i.e. quilter's cotton, batiks, muslin)
$5.50/yard for all other fabrics (i.e. brocade, faux fur, polyvinyl, etc.) due to weight and bulk
$1.50/ea trims and notions regardless of length
*tasseled/bulky pieces may be more*
$1 each patterns set

I may offer a discount for full-bolt purchases, but only if I am able to get one from my suppliers. I would charge regular rate and apply the discount as a refund after.
Special imports and orders may be requested: Please supply  swatch and/or brand, name of print, and any other information if possible.
Kimono fabrics and imports of brands such as Cosmo Textiles may start at $15/yard up to $55/yard retail if not available through wholesale.
5% tax + necessary Paypal charges apply

All payment types accepted, Paypal preferred. Bank/wire transfer and MoneyGram or well-concealed cash may also be accepted.
All fees must be covered by buyer. Euro, British Pound Sterling, Yen, Australian Dollar, and US Dollar are accepted through Paypal, US dollar and Japanese yen preferred.
Cash and money order/cashier's cheques will be accepted and are sent at the seller's own risk. Tracking or certification on the envelope is recommended. All money orders and cashier's cheques are subject to a 7-10 business day hold.

All store-holds require a non-refundable 50% deposit.
All online orders require 100% pre-payment before the order will be placed.
Additional shipping charges will be assessed after order has been finalized if parcel exceeds shipping estimate if given.
Shipping from Hawaii will be via First Class unless otherwise requested or if items exceed 13oz/369g, free tracking and insurance up to $50 included for priority mail.
Tracking is free worldwide for all parcels shipping from the US. Comprehensive tracking costs more and automatically includes some insurance.

Shipping options will be given for EMS, Airmail, SAL, and Surface Mail for items shipped from Japan.
EMS comes with tracking. SAL may be registered for parcels up to 2kg.
Packaging fees may apply to cover cost of shipping materials.

Request Form
Name: [optional]
Item(s) wanted:
Estimated total cost including tax (
+5% HI tax, +8% JP tax): [Only if known]
Ship-to Zipcode/Country Code:
Shipping preference: [optional]
Payment Type:
Feedback Link:

I prefer payments through Paypal or bank/wire (fees at buyer's cost), but will accept mailed payments at the sender's own risk. I recommend some form of tracking on those for your own protection. I am not responsible for lost or delayed mail. Holds will be placed on checks/cheques of any kind. Postal money orders no longer have a hold as they are verified in real time.

More detailed information may be found at my page ::

My feedback can be found here: and (master feedback post)
My friend and shopping partner in Japan has feedback here: and

I'd love to help anyone out so don't be shy!  I will be glad to answer any questions you may have.
You can contact me through PM or email as well.

Thank you!
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