So, you want to bid? You've come to the right place. This section talks about the process of buying from Yahoo or any other site in Japan. I try to make things as simple as possible.
Step 3: If you win I'll contact the Seller, make payment, and receive the item. I track everything with an Excel spreadsheet that I'll send to you. It will show the items you've bought and all of the costs. Once the item arrives at my shop I'll give you the international shipping options.
Step 4: You'll make a second and final payment for the international shipping as well as the other fees/costs that have not been paid up to that point. After I receive the payment I'll ship the item to you.
Some Frequently Asked Questions....
Can you buy from other sites, or just Yahoo?
I can buy from just about any website in Japan. If I can create an account and login then I can buy. The process and the fees are the same for all sites.
Can I bid myself?
Not yet. My old site had auto-bid, and my next site will as well. But until it's finished I have to bid manually for you.
When do you place the bid?
Usually on the day the auction ends. If your bid isn't high enough then we need time to contact each other so you can decide if you want to raise your bid or pass. It's best to decide your maximum bid amount and stick to it from beginning to end. Yahoo isn't a race. Anything you want to buy will probably appear again in the future, so don't get carried away and you'll get everything you want.
Can you snipe?
Sniping isn't really workable on Yahoo. If there is a bid in the last 5 minutes of the auction then Yahoo will add another 5 minutes to the timer. So bidding with 1 second left will reset the timer to 5:01. I've seen auctions get extended for hours while people keep bidding with a minute left.
What can't you buy?
Larger items, usually related to car parts, cannot be shipped. There are things like engines, doors, hoods, or items over 2.00 meters in length or over 30 KG. No adult/graphic items and no firearms/airguns.
Can I send my PayPal payment as a gift to save on fees?
No. Please do not do this. PayPal will eventually suspend the payment and start asking questions.