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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.

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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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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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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...

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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 ......

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

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

Iroshizuku is just expensive everywhere outside of Japan, and then in the UK where $1 is typically "converted" to £1 and then VAT tacked on... Edited by EclecticCollector
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A curse on all your houses. Iroshizuku in the Netherlands costs 38 euros a bottle (51 US Dollars) and now I know where to find them online for 17 euros including shipping from Japan. Yesterday I orderered a bottle of fuyu-gaki from Hobby Japan and a bottle of tsuki-yo from 'Lovely Jackie'. Hobby Japan has already shipped the ink off. I figured if I can order different bottles from different sellers I will avoid import taxes (the cap here is 21 euros). I don't really care that the shipping wil take long, because buying the stuff locally is just not an option. All in all this is looking very promising :)

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Wow ! Thanks for the links..Just bagged me a bottle of blue for £13 inc P&P :)

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Iroshizuku is just expensive everywhere outside of Japan, and then in the UK where $1 is typically "converted" to £1 and then VAT tacked on...

 

Oddly some stuff slips through then other packages dont. They hold the package until paid for or it gets returned to sender so no loops holes if they grab yer stuff !

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

We're currently allowed about $25 worth of merchandise tax free (it's a good exchange rate for us at the moment as the GB£ is strong). The problem is that if something goes over that amount then tax of 20%, plus some additional delivery fees, is added onto the total cost inclusive of shipping.

 

Gifts can currently amount to about $60. I believe I saw that someone in the Pay it Forward thread hadn't received a PIF item because the PIF'er had incorrectly declared it as merchandise (paid for) rather than a gift which is what they are.

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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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Sakura kitty's prices fricking rock! Thanks for the link! Gonna order from them now. I usually buy from santa trading japan but they didn't have tsuki yo.

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