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JPN-depot forwarding review + small loot ^__^JPN-depot forwarding review + small loot ^__^Review

mossfoalsmossfoals1 месяц назад
Hello all! A couple of months ago I was looking for cheap forwarding services since I'd been browsing surugaya for a while, and I came across this website called JPN-Depot. They have a flat fee of 200yen (although extra fees for transactions etc) so I thought I'd give them a chance despite previous reviews on mfc. Overall I had a really favourable experience, so I'll do my best to cover both good and bad points from my experience :)

For the postage address I wrote the name from my account in katakana, and emailed them about it so they would know it was my order. I first ordered from surugaya on the 11th of April, and since suru provides tracking I saw that it had arrived just over a week later, but jpn-depot hadn't emailed me for a few days so I sent them an email asking why, and they sent all the packaging info and a shipping request the next day. One thing that's really nice is that they send you a photo of your order free of charge! It isn't great quality but the reassurance is nice, here's the one I received:
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When your package arrives to their warehouse, they send you a form on their website where you confirm what shipping method and payment method you'll use, and a few days after they send a payment request for the total amount of shipping and fees. I sent them an email once it had arrived about undervaluing it, however they said they were not able to do so and I've attached a photo of the customs declaration (although strangely I still wasn't charged a fee even though I live in the UK? I don't know why but I'm very grateful ^__^) so maybe their service would be better for countries without customs tax. My package ended up being shipped about a week after it arrived at their warehouse, and arrived to me just over a month later. Here are some pictures of the box as I received it (opened because I was impatient but everything in place as it was sent :) :
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And the customs declaration:

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Although there was no bubblewrap everything arrived in perfect condition, although I was a little worried that they hadn't bubblewrapped a mug I had ordered, but it arrived safely so overall I was happy.
Overall I think I would definitely recommend giving jpn-depot a chance if you're doing a smaller order or live in a customs tax free country. I would definitely place an order of lower value first though, just to test the waters and see how you feel about it. They're definitely a smaller company than similar forwarding services like big in japan, and they responded quickly to questions when I was unsure and emailed them. Here's a TL;DR:
Pros:
⭑ Happy to answer any questions you have
⭑ Cheap fees (200yen plus a few hundred more for transactions)
⭑ Provide a photo free of charge
⭑ No inflated shipping prices

Cons:
⭑ No undervaluing
⭑ Don't always respond right away
⭑ Ask for ID (I'm not sure if this one is really true anymore, it's listed on their website and users from a couple of years ago were asked for proof of identity but I wasn't asked for it at any point)

Now on to all of the loot ^__^

Here's an overview of everything I received!
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It's mostly cute goods and accessories, surugaya is a real goldmine for obscure things!
First I got some lucky star keychains that aren't listed in the db. These are so cute and I love them so much, the konata one is a phone cleaner and still works really well! I also forgot to take a photo of a kagami tapestry sheet that I got, It's life sized and you can see it folded in the first picture. It was only 300yen and it looks so cute in my room :)
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Next are a few misc things that I thought were really cute; The peropero sparkles mascot is rue #941122 and is really good quality, as is with all of the peropero plushes. The usahana pouch is actually a mcdonalds toy, but it makes such a cute coin purse and the tamagotchi pouch is made for a ds so I'm gonna use it for my 3ds! All of these were about 200yen each so I'm really glad I got them ^__^
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Next is my favourite part, kemono friends! Kemono friends is the only anime I try to be really actively involved in collecting, so I was so excited when I saw this sanrio characters x kemono friends mug come up on surugaya that it was the main reason I made the order. I'm so glad because it came up on ebay but was wildly overpriced and I had wanted it so badly ever since, and I was able to get it for only about 1100yen! I also added in two of the newer serval can badges to make the order worthwhile, and they're much bigger than I expected but so cute!
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Here are some pictures of a turnaround of the mug if anyone's interested, it's so adorable in person!
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And here are the two last things I got: A little chika for me and a hello kitty x vocaloid ball chain for my friend! The chika is so tiny in person, but she's still really cute. The miku kitty is so sweet and it makes me wish I had bought one for myself.
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I hope you enjoyed reading and maybe think about JPN-depot for your next order! I felt really unsure when ordering because of the reviews, but I hope this gives someone some reassurance about it. Thank u for reading and I hope u enjoyed it!
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mossfoals25 дней назад#80515463That sounds like such a hassle, hopefully they’re not too stubborn about it! I wish you luck with their service, they seem like they can be a real pain sometimes!

At this moment, I'm expecting them to ask for some kind of proof of address (which they also did when I opened my account), but let's see. ^^''
23 дня назад
Maakie26 дней назад#80473017Welp, their CS replied to me and now they are giving me a hard time because I'm trying to change the country on my profile + shipping address (as I've moved to a new country). Well, at least I have until October to try to get my stuff sorted with them... ^^''
That sounds like such a hassle, hopefully they’re not too stubborn about it! I wish you luck with their service, they seem like they can be a real pain sometimes!
25 дней назад
mossfoals28 дней назад#80403612Thanks so much! I was so glad to be able to get them :)
And I agree, it made me a little worried at first when they didn't reply for a while but they always do in the end. Good luck with your pre-order!


Welp, their CS replied to me and now they are giving me a hard time because I'm trying to change the country on my profile + shipping address (as I've moved to a new country). Well, at least I have until October to try to get my stuff sorted with them... ^^''
26 дней назад
Maakie1 месяц назад#80326638Aww, that mug is soooo cute! :D And Chika looks super good quality!
I have some mixed opinions about JPN-Depot as well, sometimes their Customer Support replies to me in a split second, other times it takes a reminder after weeks... I will try them a couple more times, currently have a pre-order open with them, so it's going to be a test how their first shipment to me in Finland will be. ;)

Thanks so much! I was so glad to be able to get them :)
And I agree, it made me a little worried at first when they didn't reply for a while but they always do in the end. Good luck with your pre-order!
28 дней назад
Aww, that mug is soooo cute! :D And Chika looks super good quality!

I have some mixed opinions about JPN-Depot as well, sometimes their Customer Support replies to me in a split second, other times it takes a reminder after weeks... I will try them a couple more times, currently have a pre-order open with them, so it's going to be a test how their first shipment to me in Finland will be. ;)
1 месяц назад
BlazeDazzleDusk1 месяц назад#80199097Great haul! The Usahana purse is so cute, she's such an underrated character and the Peropero sparkles is adorable too!
Thank u! And I agree, she's so underrated and it's a real shame there isn't more of her outside of japan :(
1 месяц назад
Great haul! The Usahana purse is so cute, she's such an underrated character and the Peropero sparkles is adorable too!
1 месяц назад
gwendal738-21 месяц назад#80176142imgur doesn't work on MFC... we can't actually see anything from your haul.tharglet1 месяц назад#80176124Yeah, can't use Imgur (imgaes will appear for you as your browser caches them but for us we see broken images).
I looked at your declaration - they marked as gift and ¥3200 is under £39, so technically no VAT due. It's a bit random if customs ignores the gift box or not. For you they didn't.
MajesticOtaking1 месяц назад#80175555Hello! I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but imgur does not work on MFC for some reason. If you can upload your pictures to MFC itself, though, it's really easy to add your pictures to your article!

Thank you all so much for telling me, I really appreciate it! I've reuploaded them through mfc so hopefully they should be working now :)
1 месяц назад
imgur doesn't work on MFC... we can't actually see anything from your haul.
1 месяц назад
Yeah, can't use Imgur (imgaes will appear for you as your browser caches them but for us we see broken images).

I looked at your declaration - they marked as gift and ¥3200 is under £39, so technically no VAT due. It's a bit random if customs ignores the gift box or not. For you they didn't.
1 месяц назад
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