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  1. For whatever reason, Rakuten Global Market is closing in two weeks. I have shopped a couple of times with them and must say I am unhappy with the news. Not sure what the alternative is exactly or where to go from here, esp if you're a regular shopper. Though they now have some country specific shops, Germany, France, US and Taiwan (alongside their native Japanese one, obvs). If you have alternatives or know anything more about this, please share. Last possible shopping: 1st June (2 PM JST). Last payment completion: 11th June (10 AM JST) Last shipment: 15th June. More info: https://gl
  2. Has any of the following members bought anything from Rakuten. How much time do they generally take to ship order and how much time does it take shipment to arrive. Do we have to pay any custom...??? Also how reliable is this Ecommerce platform for international buyers....
  3. As Rakuten Global Market does from time to time, it is running another campaign where you get a fixed amount (in Japanese yen) discounted off the total if you meet the minimum threshold, on a single order from a single seller before international shipping is calculated. The current offers are: ¥700 off a minimum spend of ¥7,000¥1,200 off a minimum spend of ¥10,000¥3,000 off a minimum spend of ¥20,000¥10,000 off a minimum spend of ¥50,000so it's up to 20% off. For that kind of campaign, this is about as high a discount as I've seen in the past twelve months.
  4. As it does from time to time, Rakuten Global Market is running another free international shipping promotion campaign, effective now until 22 March 2019 09:59 (Japan Standard Time). Australia and NZ are sadly not included (as usual), but UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Canada, USA and Russia are in scope. Minimum spend on a single order to qualify is ¥12,000 from a single shop that is on a somewhat limited list of participating shops; retailers of fountain pens and inks of interest are even fewer. I know AT-N Nagasaka and Nagasawa S
  5. Lucky me, Rakuten Global Express (RGX) – the Japanese reshipping service associated with Rakuten Global Market and Rakuten Ichiba – has activated another 30%-off international shipping charges promotion campaign in the last couple of hours. It's something RGX does from time to time throughout the year. I bought some items on Amazon.co.jp yesterday, and unfortunately these days the only way to get the goods here to Australia is to use a reshipping service, at my additional expense as the consumer; that often kills good deals on Amazon.co.jp and Rakuten for products that are difficult and/or e
  6. I just ordered ink from rakuten website. It seems order has been processed and ink will be dispatched soon. I want to know if the ink straightaway reaches me through post. It will be dispatched through Japan EMS with tracking (not small shipment). If so, how is customs paid? If not, who pays the customs and gets customs clearances? Anyone with experience in this matter please let me know what to expect. So that I prevent any impending problems. Thanks Sanjay Bangalore
  7. I recently made couple of fountain pen purchases on the Japanese website Rakuten. I bought the following pens from the vendor Pen House: TWSBI (twice by) fountain pen diamond 580 AL brand (9400); Nib size : F; Price JPY 9,400 Pilot Fountain pen Custom Heritage 92 FKVH-15SRS-TB Transparent Black; Nib size : FM; Price JPY 11,248 The prices of these pens on Amazon.in are as follows: TWSBI: INR 9,000 Pilot: INR 12,000 The communication was prompt - I had made a special request asking the vendor to mark this as gift but the vendor refused. I think it was right on the vendor's part. The vend
  8. Most of the Chinese pens I own have been purchased on eBay. There are a few sellers I use most frequently because they've been extremely reliable. One seller, "jewelrymathematics", used to contribute to FPN. But almost all of my Chinese pen transactions on eBay have been positive, regardless of seller, and particularly when they have extremely high satisfaction ratings. During the last year I've become more comfortable with Rakuten when purchasing inks from Japan. But I have had a difficult time understanding Taobao, and have not yet tried to experiment with Alipay. Even with an English-langua
  9. This is a first of four reviews of different Rakuten stores. Like they say: Weak Yen; Strong Dollar means shopping is entertainment! I placed an order for several Pilot Somes Cases (pictured below) at pricing that was almost 40% less than eBay sellers. I love these pen cases. The leather is exquisite and the finishing is professional. Even the zip around case can hold three King of Pens and a Midori Passport sized notebook The order was confirmed by email and then I reconfirmed the shipping charges, which were reasonable considering the package got to the US in a couple of days! Here
  10. Here's the link: http://global.rakuten.com/en/search/?k=Iroshizuku&sid=voice&l-id=gs_product_search The pricing was incredible, even with shipping. Ten bottles came out to about $15 each! Each ink bottle came in a sealed plastic bag put inside of the original Iro bottle. The box then had a thin layer of high density foam all around the boxes, then put in the shipping box. Enjoy!
  11. This is the third of four mini-reviews of another really great and perhaps the best pen seller on the global Rakuten site. To give you an example and thanks to FPN member Algester, I was able to get a really unique Sailor pen with sparkles (not flashy, really elegant), gold trim and one of Sailor's legendary nibs. It was one of their last ones and they've been out of stock, in case anyone is interested, for a coupe of months (image below). http://www.pen-house.net/contents/html/images/pent/27598_top2.jpg Their selection of all the crazy and unique things I like is amazing, from Sailor Re
  12. While browsing Rakuten I came across these pretty little notebooks. http://image.rakuten.co.jp/eightrond/cabinet/bunbougu/img59678259.gif http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/eightrond/item/10000411/ Does anyone know if these are fountain pen friendly? Or if there is any other place to purchase them? My searches on Bing, Google, Ebay and Amazon have been fruitless. I did find one website (via Pinterest) that sells them wholesale only. Any information would be helpful! Thank you!
  13. I'm so happy! It left on the 14th of April, and arrived today on the 20th! I didn't even know that things could ship from across the world so quickly! I'd like to do a review of them at some point, as I haven't seen any of these on the reviews sub or anything. Granted, it is only a recolor of the Clear Candy, but it doesn't seem many people have reviewed it, anyway. What do y'all think? http://i.imgur.com/LqyZcAR.jpg?1 http://i.imgur.com/vlYSAMx.jpg?1
  14. I bought a custom heritage 91 from bunkidou stationery shop, rakuten global market. The consignment seems to have left japan but there's no sign of landing in india. please suggest what to do? earlier experiences with japan ems have been pretty fast. should i head to delhi foreign post office, ito? the delivery address is kalkaji,delhi 3/8/2015 11:30:00 AM JAPAN TOKYO INT BAG Send item abroad (EDI-received) Air DELHI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE

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