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Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:21:51 No.3248008

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Since it's come up a few times about the cost differences between the two, I thought since I got my invoice for my AmiAmi December order to make a real 1:1 comparison. Pic related.

So you can see totals, including the AmiAmi better initial discount amounts to about the same as HLJ's cheaper shipping in the end. AmiAmi shipping option is EMS.

AmiAmi needs to learn how to package shit better. There's no justification for their EMS package costing an extra 1800yen. It works out the same, yeah, but that's a fuckload of paper for an extra $21.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:24:12 No.3248010
Also for what it's worth, getting the Mermaid Thetis and Megaman from Amazon alone would be $123, the H-Hangers aren't for sale anywhere in the US that I could see.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:30:02 No.3248022
Jesus fuck, you people pay that much for shipping? You could get another figure for that much, if you were patient enough to wait on SAL.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:31:19 No.3248027
the sale shipping was 5000 something yen, man

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:31:51 No.3248028
*SAL not sale derp

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:32:16 No.3248029
You realize HLJ is 20% off right now right?

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:33:03 No.3248032
You do know that it can be more expensive to go SAL on big packages?

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:33:52 No.3248033
But it isn't that ended on the 19th.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:34:15 No.3248035
>comparing HLJ shipping sale prices to AmiAmi
Obvious troll is obvious. It's only 936 yen more than normal HLJ EMS.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:34:41 No.3248036
the HLJ shipping deal ended the 19th

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:38:08 No.3248043
>normal HLJ EMS
That is normal HLJ EMS you fool

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:39:37 No.3248046
You save a whopping 230 yen with fedex at HLJ, you pay 180 yen more with EMS. Are you mad because you aren't saving more money? Part of why AmiAmi keeps costs so low is their lack of box sizes and tetris'n during packing.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:40:44 No.3248052
The difference is negligible, as we have concluded time and time again.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:41:27 No.3248053
It doesn't use the shipping sale price. You can see there's no 20% off in the HLJ screenshot

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:43:28 No.3248058
Why do you want to pay more money than you have to? $20 is $20. My main point was that they're ultimately the same, but AmiAmi could probably cut out some of their shipping costs.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:43:29 No.3248059

The OP is agreeing with you that the price is about the same. The complaint is that Ami-Ami somehow has to spend more money on packaging you extra paper.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:45:08 No.3248062
lots of AmiAmi defensiveness going on in this thread.
>Part of why AmiAmi keeps costs so low is their lack of box sizes

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:50:38 No.3248073
AmiAmi has cheaper shipping for small/light items though, which is something I find more important. Rarely do I buy multiple items at once.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:50:51 No.3248074
AmiAmi keeps their prices so low because they're making it up on the shipping, like an ebay scalper

The amount of paper they're going to use is not legitimately going to drive up the price of shipping something $20

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:54:44 No.3248081
Sorta unrelated, but is that Wave Hanger good for 1:12 figs?
Also, OP, why'd you get it? For those figures in particular? Or just to add to this month's order?

Anonymous 2012-12-21 16:57:58 No.3248084
yeah it should be good for 1:12 figures. These are good because they're modular and you can make them into different configurations.

I got it for a general background display, probably not for the Megaman or Thetis(definitely not Thetis). I also collect figuarts so I was thinking of using it for a display with them. Probably the Sentai ones.

ValleLator 2012-12-21 16:58:51 No.3248086
I'm assuming it's due to holidays, but HLJ's SAL shipping is WAY slower than Amiami's.

Ordered from both at the same time, both SAL, Amiami's came in like two weeks ago. Still waiting on HLJ.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 17:02:08 No.3248090
People criticize HLJ's shipping speed but I usually order using FedEx from them and it's always super quick. Like I shipped my PW on monday and it arrived thursday.

Maybe they figure if you're using SAL you don't care about waiting and they don't rush those out.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 17:02:46 No.3248091
>HLJ's SAL shipping is WAY slower than Amiami's
It doesn't work that way. SAL moves on a space-available basis, basically when they happen to have extra room on the plane they'll throw your package in. So you could get a SAL package from HLJ in 2 weeks one time, and four weeks another. It's essentially random.

ValleLator 2012-12-21 17:05:09 No.3248093
I don't work the hours to be home.
And even if they DON'T require a signature they leave me a note telling me I have to sign for it, can't sign the note that releases liability and have to drive an hour to pick up my package.
Ohhhhh. Fuckers. I want my Gokaiger's!

Anonymous 2012-12-21 17:13:31 No.3248101
Fucking retards.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 17:15:58 No.3248105

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"Look Gina, the poorfags are whinging again."

Anonymous 2012-12-21 17:19:11 No.3248110
which poorfags? because OP just spent $200 on toys

get a new meme/argument

Anonymous 2012-12-21 17:19:58 No.3248114

Big packages rule out SAL from the get-go most of the time though, so there's no other option here.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 17:20:37 No.3248116
The ones bitching about a measly 20 dollars.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 17:21:03 No.3248118
You can print out and leave a signed form for FedEx that will let them leave the package without signing.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 17:21:49 No.3248123
Send me $20, if it's a pittance to you

Anonymous 2012-12-21 17:23:27 No.3248127
I would have, but since you didn't attach an email now I won't know for sure if it was you, and I'm not giving $20 to every person on /toy/.

ValleLator 2012-12-21 17:23:35 No.3248128
That's actually on the door tags.
A little "rendition" of it.
There's a sticker that you can sign that has the same terms of the form so they can peel the sticker off as proof of your signing and take it back.
They X'd it out.

I couldn't use the form or the stickers for "security reasons."

Anonymous 2012-12-21 17:25:06 No.3248134
>I'm not giving $20 to every person on /toy/.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 17:36:50 No.3248148

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I just don't like HLJ's speed. For other people they get the fast HLJ, but every time I get slow hlj.

Amiami takes at least two days to ship out a EMS package, while hlj takes a week to a week and a half for me.

Amiami usually has cheaper items, that I actually want, while when I search hlj I just see the same sale shit, or old stuff that should be on sale.

HLJ has held out on bonus items, while amiami will still send bonus items for clearance shit if they have it.

I just prefer amiami, with the preowned section, and cheaper items by far i'm willing to take a slight hit on shipping, I just think of it as mandarake.

Anyway thats how I feel.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 17:38:02 No.3248150
Not to mention HLJ doesn't always fulfill orders.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 17:53:19 No.3248196
>the price difference is because of the HLJ shipping sale
>you should've used SAL
>I hate FedEx anyway

Keep sucking that AmiAmi dick. Till you get banned for doing something every other store takes as a matter of course.

>>3248148 has some decent reasons though. The rest of you? AmiAmi fanboys.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 17:56:01 No.3248203
Go away Subjectanon, no one cares.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 18:00:28 No.3248213
>caring about AmiAmi OR HLJ
does anyone even know what Subjectanon is known for trolling anymore? People keep using him in the wrong context

Anonymous 2012-12-21 18:11:15 No.3248239

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that guy calls anyone subjectanon if someone disagrees with his views or just writes too much text.
he's butthurt to the max and sees his rapist everywhere.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 18:12:48 No.3248243
Yep, that's Subjectanon posting.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 18:34:07 No.3248270
retard, subjectanon hates Japanese figures, he wouldn't use HLJ or AmiAmi

Anonymous 2012-12-21 18:35:34 No.3248272
>not being able to recognize Subjectanon's posting style
You're the retard here, silly anon.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 18:44:56 No.3248292
Both of you, be a little less retarded please. Subjectanon wouldn't agree with someone the way he did in that first reply.

That on the other hand reads a lot like Subjectanon lower-case samefagging to go under the radar. For classic flavor Subjectanon, see the toy durability discussion, wherever that went.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 18:52:18 No.3248306
>Subjectanon wouldn't agree with someone the way he did in that first reply.
Maybe not, but the post bears enough of his hallmarks that I'm inclined to believe that it's him.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 18:58:32 No.3248319
Except I posted that, and I'm not subjectanon. So you're a paranoid idiot.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 19:45:58 No.3248394
subjectanon really just needs to get a trip so everyone can filter him and the board can be virtually free of his bullshit.

I use AmiAmi because I like their lowered prices and don't usually have order big enough to necessitate EMS, and can put up with SAL for cheaper shipping. Plus I'm can control my impulse to pre-order a bunch of shit I can't pay for, unlike a lot of the autists here, so I don't run the risk of getting blacklisted for cancelling an order.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 19:56:34 No.3248425
Instead of getting into arguments over which store is better, I just use whichever store has the item(s) I want available for order and at the best price including shipping. Sometimes it's AmiAmi, sometimes it's HLJ.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 19:57:07 No.3248427
While we're talking about retailers, I have a question. Is it possible to get an extension on paying for an HLJ item? My order came in before I thought it was, and I won't get money for it for, like, another week.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 20:04:39 No.3248439
Email them and ask. Include your order number.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 20:11:08 No.3248451
That's exactly why he doesn't have a trip. He wants to rustle people's jimmies and not get filtered.

I think they give you a week to pay, and they should email you if you don't. That's what happened with me anyway. I told them I had a small emergency and couldn't pay for another week, and they extended it for me.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 20:12:02 No.3248454
hmmm what was the HLJ shipping choice?
I'd try to go with the cheaper option if I could, but then I've bought from HLJ for almost a decade.
Since we're doing price comparisons, did anyone else get QB Branwen?
SAL from Hobbysearch was 6123 yen for me. (to Europe)

Anonymous 2012-12-21 20:13:41 No.3248459
/toy/ - AmiAmi customer service

Anonymous 2012-12-21 20:14:31 No.3248461
That's the smart and logical way to go, since there is no clear winner 100% of the time. Of course, it gets tricky when you're someone that imports a shitload of toys at once, like OP did.

Also, did OPs order fall into the very narrow window of time where HLJ had its 20% off shipping deal going? I don't recall the exact time it ended but I do know Rockman only started shipping very recently.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 20:17:44 No.3248467
I got her, but it was with a shitton of other stuff, meaning the price difference between SAL and EMS was negligible, so I just went with EMS, 4700 yen to California.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 20:19:44 No.3248474
I wonder if I could message AmiAmi and ask them to use a smaller box/ less paper.

I have a big order about to go out (that I haven't paid for yet) and shipping is like 5k.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 20:23:10 No.3248481
Email them and find out, instead of asking us.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 20:25:19 No.3248486
>Instead of getting into arguments over which store is better, I just use whichever store has the item(s) I want available for order and at the best price including shipping. Sometimes it's AmiAmi, sometimes it's HLJ.
OP here, I agree with this guy. I just posted this thread because people have been trying to do direct comparisons but had difficulty doing so.

I use both HLJ and AmiAmi, and HobbySearch and Mandarake too. I have no preference. There are good reasons to use any of those stores and good reasons to avoid them. None of them are perfect.

I will say though that any time you bring up shipping costs, defenders of the store call out 'poorfag', but seriously who here's so rich that they can laugh off $20? And if you're shopping at AmiAmi mainly because they have cheaper prices than HLJ, how exactly are you not then a poorfag too?

AmiAmi is a good store that has good prices but their shipping options suck. Saying that isn't being a poorfag, or being subjectanon, or being anti-AmiAmi, it's the truth. If they used DHL or FedEx they'd be the only store I used.

Why be so defensive of your favored store that any criticism needs to be shouted down? As a customer of the store, expressing that criticism is something you can do to maybe make the store better.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 20:26:26 No.3248489
>Also, did OPs order fall into the very narrow window of time where HLJ had its 20% off shipping deal going? I don't recall the exact time it ended but I do know Rockman only started shipping very recently.
They didn't get in Megaman until the sale was over. Plus I made the preorders months ago.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 20:27:48 No.3248492
The time you made the preorders didn't matter, as long as the order shipped during the promotion. Thanks for the clarification though.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 20:29:38 No.3248497
Well what I mean was, I made the preorders at AmiAmi months ago, and you can't cancel without them possibly blacklisting you. So even if Megaman had come out during the shipping deal I probably wouldn't have cancelled.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 20:49:36 No.3248545
I'm just gonna point out, Amiami offers RSAL.

HLJ does not.

But (and this is a big but) HLJ's policy is that they don't offer Registered SAL because they will honor a refund if your SAL shit gets lost.

Seeing as I never use EMS because an extra week of wait time for a toy means nothing to me (and that extra savings goes towards buying more shit), I'd be curious to see how Amiami and HLJ's cheapo shipping compare.

Anonymous 2012-12-21 21:06:02 No.3248573
The promotion applies if you paid for an order before it ended. I got a wave kit for 19€ including the 20%off shipping and I'm still waiting for the lazy fuckers to ship it.

Can't they put RSAL if you ask them to via mail?

Secret Santa 2012-12-21 21:10:31 No.3248579
When you pay for your total through the website it gives you the shipping options and cost for each method, just choose the one feels right for you

Anonymous 2012-12-22 02:39:13 No.3249225
>>3248306 >Maybe not, but the post bears enough of his hallmarks that I'm inclined to believe that it's him.
Yeah, the hallmarks of anyone disagreeing with your views

>>3248486 >Why be so defensive of your favored store that any criticism needs to be shouted down?
Fanboys gonna fanboy.
Say anything remotely critical of their favorite store (didn't know fanboys existed for this) and they believe you said the store is complete shit.

Never been to a gaming forum, /a/, /v/, or anything Transformers related? Fanboy mentalities shouldn't be surprising.

BTW, i deal with my imports through my local import store. They don't get everything the month that it's released, especially things like Figmas , but at least I know whether to buy it or not after seeing the threads here and reviews online. So i don't mind the wait. Prices are usually $40-60 (lower if on sale), like Link goes for $53.99 there.

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