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post #481 of 1512

Have you guys seen this? http://www.pricejapan.com/front/e_good_info.php?code=1048&category=10

 

STAX SR-009
lowest price in Japan: YEN  309,800
Price to USA / Canada USD  4,120
Price to Europe EUR  2,932
Price to Australia or NZ

AUD  4,064

 

I thought they were going to be quite a bit more expensive, so this seems like good news for us!


Edited by jontti - 3/30/11 at 10:47am
post #482 of 1512
I think that 309,000 is incorrect.

It says on the top of their website, they sell based on the lowest price in Japan +5% , and they list a link in the SR-009 ad to the lowest price in Japan which is 349,650.
post #483 of 1512

so what if we go through with the purchase... will they honor the price?

 

 

post #484 of 1512
I may be wrong, might be worth a shot. I went through the whole process and it came out to around $4300 to the US.
post #485 of 1512
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Originally Posted by blubliss View Post

I may be wrong, might be worth a shot. I went through the whole process and it came out to around $4300 to the US.


All in all, it is more likeLY between $4400 to $4450 including the EMS shipping.  For pricey item like this, EMS shipment is a must.  Plus most EMS packages spend a whole lot less time at custom & checkpoint as well, so less possibility of get the imported tax.


Edited by purk - 3/30/11 at 5:51pm
post #486 of 1512
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Originally Posted by purk View Post





All in all, it is more like between $4400 to $4450 including the EMS shipping.  For pricey item like this, EMS shipment is a must.  Plus most EMS package spent a whole lot less time at custom & checkpoint as well, so less possibility of get the imported tax.


I'd say you'll still get taxed through your nose. Not sure if anyone will be willing to ship these not insured for the full amount and hence stating the full value.
post #487 of 1512
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I'd say you'll still get taxed through your nose. Not sure if anyone will be willing to ship these not insured for the full amount and hence stating the full value.


True.  But $1500 insured for it is likely enough.  Most EMS package gets special treatment from postal office so it likely won't get lost anyway.  BTW, I'm not advising anyone not to fully insured their items but in my past experience I just never have any problem with items shipped via EMS service.


Edited by purk - 3/30/11 at 5:54pm
post #488 of 1512
Thread Starter 
I'd be surprised anyone can sell for less than 350,000 JPYen (local tax included, 5% I believe). Fujiya Avic usually has the lowest retail price and probably anyone selling for less in JP is not an authorized reseller (no chance for servicing the product under warranty).
In my view, price japan rate is a typo.
post #489 of 1512
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Originally Posted by arnaud View Post

I'd be surprised anyone can sell for less than 350,000 JPYen (local tax included, 5% I believe). Fujiya Avic usually has the lowest retail price and probably anyone selling for less in JP is not an authorized reseller (no chance for servicing the product under warranty).
In my view, price japan rate is a typo.

But I've seen something like this

"Thanks for inquiry.

We are not allowed to disclose the price source of 309800 Yen, sorry.

After you pay $1000 deposit, you will be asked to pay the rest when we get your SR-007 (before shipping).


Kaneda
www.pricejapan.com"

If I can get it for 309800 I would like to choose to buy in Japan and have my friend ship to me....
post #490 of 1512

In pricejapan    from the price quoted (if correct, I have written to Kaneda Sensei for initial price confirmation)  you have to

add 5% commission fee and then for the shipment cost via EMS or DHL to the initial price

There is an automatic price quote in that website so you can know the total price before you order.

They will ship internationally so we don't have to ask our friend in Japan to do that.  You have to

ask them about your custom also.

There may be some delay of one month or so.   For Thailand , it seems that we will have to pay 4000-4100$

for one pair.    However I need the initial price confirmation.  Or if anyone has tried that please let me know .


Edited by kiertijai - 3/31/11 at 4:17am
post #491 of 1512

PJ makes me nervous.  The USA typically adds a ~3% tax on imported electronics and headphones;  to avoid this, PJ stated they ship with a declared value of $200.  If this is the case, how can they insure for the full $4100?  If they can insure for this amount, and customs notices, won't they get suspicious? 

 

In the end, is the relatively small percentage savings really worth all this risk, plus the headache of a non-domestic warranty? 

 

 

 

For those outside the USA, PJ may be a fantastic idea. 

post #492 of 1512
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Originally Posted by El_Doug View Post

PJ makes me nervous.  The USA typically adds a ~3% tax on imported electronics and headphones;  to avoid this, PJ stated they ship with a declared value of $200.  If this is the case, how can they insure for the full $4100?  If they can insure for this amount, and customs notices, won't they get suspicious? 

 

In the end, is the relatively small percentage savings really worth all this risk, plus the headache of a non-domestic warranty? 

 

 

 

For those outside the USA, PJ may be a fantastic idea. 


I just shipped something expensive to Hong Kong via FedEx International.  OK, it was a pair of headphones.  I was told that I could declare the value of whatever I wanted, they would only be responsible for the first $1,000.  The other interesting fact was that declared value and customs value are two different things. The first is internal only to the carrier, the other is disclosed to Customs.  Liability--at least with FedEx--is determined by the declared value.  Other carriers may sell insurance above the declared value.  Not sure how EMS or DHL do it.

 

post #493 of 1512
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I just shipped something expensive to Hong Kong via FedEx International.  OK, it was a pair of headphones.  I was told that I could declare the value of whatever I wanted, they would only be responsible for the first $1,000.  The other interesting fact was that declared value and customs value are two different things. The first is internal only to the carrier, the other is disclosed to Customs.  Liability--at least with FedEx--is determined by the declared value.  Other carriers may sell insurance above the declared value.  Not sure how EMS or DHL do it.

 


pretty sure it's similar for EMS, unless you take extra cover (insurance) and that can be up to $5000 (for a 3.5-4kg parcel from JP it would be approx $125 for 5k insurance )
post #494 of 1512

I bought my O2 Mk I from Price Japan for $1700. Is the C32 worth another $3 grand? eek.gif

post #495 of 1512

Heck yeah!

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