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#1 a.zy.lee

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 12:55

Let me start by saying that I have NO affiliation with Amazon or the retailers selling these Pilot Iroshizuku inks

 

On Amazon UK, if you search "iroshizuku", you can find almost the whole range for around only £15! Normally, one would have to pay around £30 for these. They're even shipped for free! I'm not sure if these retailers ship to other countries for free or sell elsewhere for the same price.

So, if you want an Iroshizuku ink, but haven't gotten one because of the price, you're in luck!

Unfortunately, the prices do change from time to time, but you can track the prices using http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/

 

Some links to the more popular inks:

Kon-Peki

http://www.amazon.co...hizuku kon-peki

Asa-Gao

http://www.amazon.co...shizuku asa-gao

Yama-Budo

http://www.amazon.co...izuku yama-budo

Fuyu-Gaki

http://www.amazon.co...ords=iroshizuku

 

Unfortunately, Tsuki-Yo was available, but I can't find it at this time. It will probably be re-stocked soon with the £15 price tag.

I hope this was useful to you.


Edited by a.zy.lee, 11 May 2014 - 12:57.


#2 Bigeddie

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 13:13

This was mentioned previously. There is also an ebay seller called sakura*kitty*Japan who is selling them at £14 each with most of them in stock.

 

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#3 Jdp2496

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 13:42

Wow. How come the prices in the UK are so high for these inks? I thought $25-$28 (about £14-£16) was a bit much for a bottle. But £30 ($50) is crazy!



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 13:42

Thanks, a real help. Might now convince me go stock up and get the handful of absentees.


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#5 phoenixfeder

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 14:34

Thanks for letting us know! I just ordered 3 of them :vbg:



#6 migo984

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 14:52

Just a slight warning. Santa Trading are a bit inconsistent and can take a long time to deliver from Japan.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 16:08

Thanks for the warning, migo984. As long as they arrive this year I'm happy :)



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 19:29

I bought a bottle of asa-gao from santa trading for 17 €including shipping. No problems whatsoever.



#9 migo984

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 19:39

I bought a bottle of asa-gao from santa trading for 17 €including shipping. No problems whatsoever.

 

 I've had both good and bad experiences, which is why I wanted to warn about their inconsistency. There's a thread on here somewhere about them offering Pilot pens at very low prices and then not being able to fulfil the order.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 19:52

 

 I've had both good and bad experiences, which is why I wanted to warn about their inconsistency. There's a thread on here somewhere about them offering Pilot pens at very low prices and then not being able to fulfil the order.

 

Sorry i didn't want to question your statement. I know the reports about the availability of some items. I just wanted to report my sample of 1 just in case it contributes something.



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 20:03

I have just ordered a bottle of Fuyu-gaki from ebay.



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 00:52

My bottle of Tsuki-yo arrived last week - bashed about but unharmed. I was put off by the care taken with the packaging. This was all that was in the box. Putting a few more sheets of newspaper around and over the product wouldn't have taken much, would it?

 

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Although Santa trading had by far the best prices on amazon for a while, these days other amazon sellers have comparable prices once postage is added in.

 

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 12:48

My Yama-budo and Murasaki-shikibu have just arrived in perfect condition from Santa trading. Ordered on April 27. Also ordered a bottle of Takesumi from another Japanese seller on Amazon on the same day and that arrived three days ago.

Wonderful (and dangerous) that these inks are now available at a more reasonable price .....

#14 Mishka5050

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:48

Hi folks,
This offer is back on!
I just wanted to ask if any of you who bought from Santa trading had to pay import tax.
Thanks!

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 14:31

I've bought a Pilot Custom 74 and a few mechanical pencils from Santa - always at a very good price.  No problems with VAT or the dreaded Royal Mail "handling" charge (that's the charge they make you pay when they don't actually deliver, but make you pick it up). 


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 14:39

Brill thanks! :)

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 17:11

I don't know if it's just me but i find £14 for a 50ml bottle of ink to be way overpriced. I'll stick with 30ml Diamines for £2.95 each inc P&P



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 18:14

I don't know if it's just me but i find £14 for a 50ml bottle of ink to be way overpriced. I'll stick with 30ml Diamines for £2.95 each inc P&P


30ml Diamine for less than a £3 is great - glad they have so many colors!

Getting half priced Iroshizuku is awesome - great time to try something different :)

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 19:23

I've have Iro and 30ml Diamine inks, but nothing beats Kon Peki for that W O W factor for me.



#20 Miles Hand

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 13:38

I've recently bought Iroshizuku inks from ebay seller hobby_japan. The price is currently £9.35 ($15.90) plus £4.00 ($6.80) p&p.  Buying more than one means an slight reduction in postage charges, but an increased chance for UK Customs and Revenue and the Royal Mail to charge duty and fees.  I bought them separately to avoid charges and they arrived safely packaged in a reasonable time.



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 00:21

I got Iroshizuku from cerisiersjaponais on eBay (no affiliation) - French gentleman (Olivier Vidal) based in Osaka. Euro 11 per bottle plus Euro 6.5 shipping per bottle. His 'regular'prices range between about USD14 and USD16.99.



#22 Thier.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 11:35

I also use to buy from Ebay. Paying half price for Iroshizuku is so cool that I order ..... The double of what I needed .....

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 15:07

Thank you Thier and Mishka 5050 for the heads up. I can finally have Kon Peki (have just ordered!)! 2 others are in my basket for future purchase. Very excited as this is my second ink purchase this year... and the last one was in Feb. Any ideas why these sellers can offer this price when they have regularly been almost double pretty much everywhere? Has Pilot realised they are excluding serious customers by such high prices. 


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#24 Mishka5050

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 16:32

I also use to buy from Ebay. Paying half price for Iroshizuku is so cool that I order ..... The double of what I needed .....


Lol! Same here! I have ordered Peacock from Ebay and Pine Tree Dew from Amazon...

#25 Thier.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 18:37

It´s so easy on ebay ..... Just have a search for Iroshizuku, worldwide, cheapest first ...... Of course, directly from Japan means no importers, traders or so, the seller buys so much that he certainly has better prices ..... And we can have it for something like 17 €. ...... This very expensive ink is now just an .... a little bit more expensive that the classic ones ......

#26 Mishka5050

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 03:09

Btw santa-trading ink has arrived in 10days, wrapped in amazon style cardboard...very nice!

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 04:45

Is there like a huge import tax on the UK? A "Normal" price for Iroshizuku inks here in the US is around $28. 



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 06:26

well it sells for 14 usd in japan so i guess its expensive elsewhere including here in india


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#29 Chrissy

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 06:35

I also buy my PI ink from hobby_japan on ebay. It is the cheapest price I have found at $21.40 inc P&P. That's less than £13.50. It is wrapped very well; firstly in bubble wrap, then a plastic carrier bag, then plenty of newspaper in a good box, and it arrives much quicker than the items I have bought from Santa Trading. I have bought 4 bottles so far and none have been damaged.

 

I have never had to pay any import duties. Even if it was described as merchandise (which it isn't) it's below the £15 threshold anyway. You need to be a tad careful about sellers who sell it inclusive of P&P because they might mistakenly declare the full price inc P&P which they shouldn't really, just in case it creeps over £15.

 

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In order to find all of the available PI inks, you should do your ebay search on ebay.com.


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Posted 26 July 2014 - 06:44

 

 I've had both good and bad experiences, which is why I wanted to warn about their inconsistency. There's a thread on here somewhere about them offering Pilot pens at very low prices and then not being able to fulfil the order.

I worried about it, but I did get my Prera from him. At the best price I found anywhere. His packaging is variable though


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