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If I have a friend staying in Japan, he can get to order for me? 

 

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He`ll also have to be living here, not just visiting.  They require foreigners to show proof of residence : utility bills with matching address or something similar. (If you can believe it). 

 

Isn't that what the residence card is, which I mentioned? Or for foreigners, formerly known as the Alien Registration card. If they have that, I don't think they need to present any utility bills, etc. at least I never did with Fujiya when I bought my MH335DW.

But aside from that I have a gut feeling the buyer of the universal would have to sign that they won't export it overseas either.

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Haven't read back far enough.  What is the reason for the policy against shipping out of country?  Thanks!

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Wow, that strict?! She is overseas at the moment, but her parents are in Japan. Does one need to go down personally with the documents or just order online with relevant details?

Okay, which store would I be able to pre-order a TG from, or straight from FitEar?
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Haven't read back far enough.  What is the reason for the policy against shipping out of country?  Thanks!

Many manufacturers have problems with trans-shipping hurting their dealer base overseas. There are different solutions but the approach used by Fitear is extreme. UM are making country specific models to try to curb the same problem. In the end, there is no complete solution as this has been going on for decades. The internet has made trans-shipping a simple process. Dealers work on 40-50% margin and if they can't get that they can't stay in business. The internet has changed everything for the brick and mortar stores. 

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So Fitear is doing that simply to protect the rice bowls of their dealers? I find that rather hard to believe. I could not buy a TG334 from their official distributor/Jaben in Singapore when I wanted to. This certainly does not allow their dealers to make anything!

 

I wonder if it is to create exclusivity, or maybe Fitear reckons it works best as a small, niche company. Whatever the case, I did manage to get my hands on a couple of Fitear IEMs and enjoy them very much. Just wish it is easier to purchase. 

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Wow, this silliness makes FitEar very unappealing to me for a multitude of reasons.
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Originally Posted by SGHLT View Post
 

So Fitear is doing that simply to protect the rice bowls of their dealers? I find that rather hard to believe. I could not buy a TG334 from their official distributor/Jaben in Singapore when I wanted to. This certainly does not allow their dealers to make anything!

 

I wonder if it is to create exclusivity, or maybe Fitear reckons it works best as a small, niche company. Whatever the case, I did manage to get my hands on a couple of Fitear IEMs and enjoy them very much. Just wish it is easier to purchase. 

And if I recall, the creator, Suyama-san, really is doing this for fun. Not really for the business.

 

Most of their earnings come from making dental equipment. 

 

So if their incentive isn't quite for sales, it'll definitely be really hard to change the rules/we'll have to play by theirs. 

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