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This sore loser deleted all the bids because he didn't like the maximum bid. Then don't start at 1,000 yen you knob!!!!
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I'm not having much luck lately. My previous package has apparently been lost after arriving in my country. Of course it is insured delivery and Buyee will let Japan Post investigate, but that will take a while:

Thank you for using our service.

We apologize to keep you waiting for the package arrival.

At this point, we consider that there is a possibility of delay or lost happened in transit on delivery company side.

Therefore, we will file a claim to Japan Post Office to investigate your package status from now.

Please note that it may take several weeks to several months because the investigation will be taken between Japan Post office and the local post office of the destination.

If you receive the package while you are waiting for the result of the investigation, please kindly let us know.


Then I bought something from Mercari, and it wasn't being shipped. Now it has been cancelled all together, so Buyee refunded me.

Thank you for using our service.

Unfortunately, your successful purchase of the item below was cancelled for the following reason:
< <Canceled due to the convenience of the seller.>>

Any payments you have made so far will be refunded.


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damn, it's a shame.

as predicted, i bought something else, the watch is on it's way to buyee. i wouldn't normally buy something new this quickly again, but this watch was on my wishlist for a while and i never thought it's going to be available for purchase, unless i go to japan myself and roam around second hand watch stores. i searched for the model number and it popped up, so i had to get it. will post when i get it. the other purchase is a nighthawk bracelet. got a nighthawk havana on a local market, but, as it's almost always the case with the havana model, it comes on a leather strap. again, looked for the bracelet on buyee and got lucky. EVERYTHING IS COMING TOGETHER, GUYS.
 

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i wouldn't normally buy something new this quickly again, but this watch was on my wishlist for a while and i never thought it's going to be available for purchase, unless i go to japan myself and roam around second hand watch stores. i searched for the model number and it popped up, so i had to get it.
this will keep happening and you will convince yourself this is an opportunity you have to take, and that's how you end up addicted like the rest of us ;)

thankfully the seller intervened by cancelling my last purchase :ROFLMAO:
 

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well it's not my fault there are so many good watches! 😅 for example, i don't usually wear dressy watches, although i have few in my collection, but when i look at all the gorgeousness on buyee i just want to get them all. i won't, but i want to 🤣
 

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I bought a parts watch from Mercari Japan.

I have an Seiko Elnix that is missing a case spring(sits in the case back and applies pressure to the movement ring) and movement ring. I guess a former owner had the battery changed and the battery changer forgot to put the stuff back. I wanted a broken one so that I did not have to take parts from a working watch to use on this watch. Of course with my luck, I will wind up with another working Elnix and still have to hunt for parts

Now the wait begins

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My bad luck continued, when the missing package finally arrived, it turned out that the watch had left the poorly taped up bubble wrap and it was sliding around in the cardboard box.
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Fortunately it is a DLC coated watch, so the cardboard can't have done much damage, only the DLC parts rubbing against each other. I already feared something like this happening though. When I consolidate a package, even without buying "extra protective packaging" they put all the watches in a bigger box, and they stuff it full of cushioning plastic, so it always arrived safe and sound. Now I shipped a single watch, and they just reused the package it arrived in at their warehouse, and they didn't even bother taping it up properly after verifying the content. So while I am not too happy about Buyee, I can only blame myself for not preventing it, because pretty much the same thing happened to aafanatic, but fortunately for him that was also a DLC coated watch.
I skipped the repackaging service this time and my watch was shipped in an envelope without even bubble wrap:( The good news is that it arrived ok in spite(y)(y)

 

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The thing I always got a kick out of was the Buyee emails letting you know they bought the item or it arrived at Buyee warehouse or that they sent it. They always start with please connect to the internet to view this message. I find this funny because if you were not connected to the internet then you would not know you got this email.
 

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The thing I always got a kick out of was the Buyee emails letting you know they bought the item or it arrived at Buyee warehouse or that they sent it. They always start with please connect to the internet to view this message. I find this funny because if you were not connected to the internet then you would not know you got this email.
Still there. Perhaps related to push notifications?
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Hopefully this order won’t get cancelled!
 

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thanks, i saw the notice about FedEx being slow, but i brushed off the second part. Not sure if i should just opt for EMS or do indeed choose the new "Air" delivery.
I used EMS a number of times and found it a good balance of price and speed. Purchases usually got to me in Seattle in under a week.

While it was suspended I used DHL, which was more expensive, and only a day or two faster. Not worth it, for me.
 

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thanks, i saw the notice about FedEx being slow, but i brushed off the second part. Not sure if i should just opt for EMS or do indeed choose the new "Air" delivery.

I don't know how it is with going to Germany, but at least to the USA, when i use Buyee Air Service, they ether ended up sending it via DHL or EMS. So I got it shipped via EMS for a lower cost then choosing EMS.

Of course up until this week, I had not bought a watch using Buyee. I only bought Japan market clocks (the main reason i signed up for Buyee in the first place) so a large item like a clock probably has a different shipping set up due to size.

I did choose the EMS shipping for my parts watch that i just bought because who knows what will happen with the new covid variant and I would rather the parts watch arrive sooner then later so I can extract the two parts from the watch to use in the watch i bought it for.
 

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In the end i opted for Air and they sent it via DHL. They offer a coupon for new Air method, so i think it came down to around same price as EMS or even bit lower.
Have some other non-watch items in the storage and will most probably use the regular air mail to see how quickly it will arrive.
 

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So my first observation: it seems like the local bidders don't like the Buyout option, even when the price is reasonable. Of course Buyout defeats the purpose of an auction, but I just bought a Citizen (to be revealed when I actually receive it) that was reasonably priced, and this model went for considerably more the last time people were allowed to bid on one starting at 1000 yen.

I agree with your assessment. I just bought a working Seiko Elnix from Yahoo Japan auctions for the Buyout price of 5000 Yen (about $45 and some change). I have watches the bidding on some of the other Elnix and those that were the same as this one (funky 1970's style) were going higher bid wise. Even the not working one. This one is reported at running about 10 secs +/- per day. I can easily dial it in a bit better using the timing machine.

It came out to about 6000 Yen ($55) with Buyee fees so far. I expect it will have the same shipping price as the other Elnix I bought so it will come out to a total of $70-$76 when all is said and done. This was an auction that the seller was paying the shipping so I will not get stuck for local shipping

Buyee has this thing called Ship Directly which apparently streamlines the process so that you pay everything upfront and they do their thing and ship it out without having to wait till you get an email telling you your items have arrived at Buyee and now you have to pick your shipping before it will be sent. While I can see some benefit to this as you can pay upfront and not have to worry about what the shipping costs are or having to give the ok to ship (pay up front and you don't have to do anything else) but this does not work if you have many auction wins or buyouts as they don't consolidate. This Ship Directly did not benefit me as it would have added $14.00 extra to my order over just doing it the regular way with waiting for Buyee to get it and then picking the shipping type and paying the shipping cost. This is because Buyee is also calculating there is a local shipping price and will not issue a refund if the price comes to be lower then what I paid or gave you back the part of the amount if there is no local shipping cost.

However i can see a time that i will use Ship Directly as when if buy more Japan market clocks using Yahoo Japan auctions. This will give me the total price upfront. Last summer, I bought a bunch of Japanese clocks and worried what the shipping costs would be as I could only rough estimate it using the Buyee estimate tool

Finally if you like a watch sold from a Japanese seller on ebay, check Yahoo Japan first as a lot of them seem to be listing watches listed on yahoo japan with a buyout on eBay and jacking the prices up. This exact watch I just bought for a buyout price of about $45(before fees) is being sold for $153 on eBay by a Japanese seller. It is the same watch. Even adding up all the fees from Buyee and the shipping, it still comes out to be over $80 less then buying it on eBay

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