Hi Topher,Check out this article:
What does everybody think?
I'm not quite sure how this is going to work. I don't think that under the stated parameters, we are going to be able to buy G Shocks on Yahoo Japan. It seems like initially,there are just going to be select products that will be available through eBay.Check out this article:
What does everybody think?
Hi Petew,That said, it would be wonderful if we could bypass the bidding services. However, I can't help but wonder if the cost savings we realize by not using the services will be offset by the higher auction prices due to the greater number of bidders. Also, the article mentioned a number of things eBay and Yahoo will do to facilitate this process. My guess is that this will result in higher fees for either the sellers, buyers or both.
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.
Pete you hit the nail on the head right here. Most seller on Yahoo Japan simply are not willing to ship over seas. If they did they would already be listing items on Ebay. What does it take to list items on Ebay? A valid credit card and internet access. Most major cities have that now. There are a lot of people from all over the world on Ebay already.Additionally, you still will need sellers who are willing to ship overseas. eBay and Yahoo can't control that variable.
Doh. Ambiguous. Too fast with the spell checker there.Ambiguous?
And surely Dragon could indicate male or female? ;-)
This I find surprising as in Japan the consumer market is way ahead of the US. They get the newest fastest stuff a year or so before it makes it to the US market. I mean cell phones, computers, and tech items.When I first came to Japan 7 years ago, credit cards were the new "in" thing, and were being heavily promoted in Japan. It's only in the last three or so years that I've been able to pay for my groceries with my credit card (with Hello Kitty on).
Is this like the system they use in Europe or more like the Debit card system in the US?they're all used to getting their money in their bank first (charge free to the seller, but buyer gets stung with the transfer fee) before sending goods out.
No. How much is the fee? If you do not mind me asking?Oh, and did you know you have to pay a monthly fee to use YA in Japan if you want to buy anything over 3,000 yen?
The Japanese are very advanced in many things, but in some things comparativly seem positively backwards. The banking industry is a prime example. When I first came, ATM's were only open during bank hours (10-4/5). Not much good if you have a day job. The queues at lunch time were insane. At least now they usually stay open till about 8PM, but you get charged for using it after a certain time. The only place to find 24h ATM's is in a convenience store, where you definitely get charged.This I find surprising as in Japan the consumer market is way ahead of the US. They get the newest fastest stuff a year or so before it makes it to the US market. I mean cell phones, computers, and tech items.
Proper credit cards in Japan. The good news is you have a much better chance of your foreign card working in Japan. The chances were about 2% 7 years ago.Is this like the system they use in Europe or more like the Debit card system in the US?
I think it's about 300 Yen a month.No. How much is the fee? If you do not mind me asking?