For people in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia, vPost allows you to place an order with the Japanese merchant and will provide you with a Japanese (vPost) address. Then vPost will ship from their Japan address to your address. Shipping charges will escalate if the shipment is heavy.
You need to register a vPost account and it takes a few days to activate an account depending on the requirements and efficiency of vPost in your country.
I’ve been quiet on this topic because my JKS craze and my rational side have been warring with each other for days and I cannot make up my mind whether to buy or not. Just this morning when I’ve come to the painfully rational conclusion to wait for it to be available on YesAsia, then while writing this post and calculating the costs, I decided to just go ahead and buy it anyway!!!
Well, I know a few of you from Singapore and if you wish to place an order through my vPost account, I can help but you will need to pay the full (estimated) amount upfront in cash via bank transfer.
Please note though, there is always a possibility that any Jplus Limited left over from this pre-order round MAY be available on YesAsia at a later date, and YesAsia’s delivery may be free. So please make your own decision. For details,
For Malaysia & Australia
At the bottom of the vPost Singapore homepage is some information on shipping rates and how to calculate shipping charges.
* Deadline for J-plus pre-order: 10 May 2011
* DEADLINE for J-plus pre-order though Aphrael77: Friday 6 May 2011 (COB, Singapore time)
If you want to order through me, just leave a comment under this post, and I will contact you at your email address you have input here. Order is only confirmed when I receive your funds transfer.
My estimate is based on 3 kg.
Purely an estimate. If you have ever bought art paper at bookstores (or Popular) by weight before, you’ll know that a few pieces of paper can easily weigh 100 grams, not to mention 160 B4 pages and including the packaging that the merchant will use. I’m hoping it does not exceed 3 kg just for Jplus Limited.
If your shipment exceeds 3 kg and additional shipping charges are incurred, these costs will be passed on to you and have to be paid to me before you collect your shipment from me. Erm, if you don’t pay (which I don’t think any of you dear friends are like that), I get to keep them! Haha!
* Please note in my currency conversion to SGD, I round up a few dollars because credit card rates are usually not favourable.
If the total actual cost is less than what you’ve paid, I will return the excess to you upon shipment collection.
Based on 3 kg