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post #1861 of 4916
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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post

I'm in the midst of planning a trip to Japan for FitEar. I was wondering if any foreigners have tried ordering directly from Japan and perhaps could share some experience?

The worst thing I won't be looking forward for is leaving Japan empty handed.


*I'll be staying for a week. I don't know if it's "legal" (condoned by FitEar) to ask a friend to act as a proxy for the completed CIEM. Also, is it possible to do without a Japanese speaker helping with translations?

Yeah a week you won't get your customs in that time. And you will waste your time if you don't go with a Japanese speaker.
post #1862 of 4916
I think she meant having the friend to collect on her behalf once the iem is ready.
So she's just going there to make the impressions.
post #1863 of 4916
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Originally Posted by delancyst View Post

I think she meant having the friend to collect on her behalf once the iem is ready.
So she's just going there to make the impressions.


If that is indeed the case, I think that would not be a problem. If there is a Japanese address that is easier so they could just send it there. But the more important point is to have someone who speaks Japanese.

post #1864 of 4916
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Originally Posted by skoog5600 View Post


If that is indeed the case, I think that would not be a problem. If there is a Japanese address that is easier so they could just send it there. But the more important point is to have someone who speaks Japanese.

I don't really want to overburden my friend with requests, so I'm trying to find maybe another Head-fier in japan who could help me with language? Would there be anyone willing to help translate? Maybe under the guise of a head-fi meet wink.gif

What sucks is that I can understand the basic gist of some conversation, but I'm have zero speaking skills...
Edited by EveTan - 1/21/14 at 8:34am
post #1865 of 4916
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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post
 

I'm in the midst of planning a trip to Japan for FitEar. I was wondering if any foreigners have tried ordering directly from Japan and perhaps could share some experience?

 

The worst thing I won't be looking forward for is leaving Japan empty handed.

 

 

*I'll be staying for a week. I don't know if it's "legal" (condoned by FitEar) to ask a friend to act as a proxy for the completed CIEM. Also, is it possible to do without a Japanese speaker helping with translations?

 

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Originally Posted by tranhieu View Post
 

A week's probably too short, unless you manage to persuade Suyama-san to have it rushed, which is quite unlikely if you don't have anyone knowing Japanese tagging along. Believe me, don't rely on English when you arrive in Japan, I have worked with quite a lot of Japanese and most of the time conversing in their own mother tongue solves problems much faster. 

 

I emailed them a few months before I went to Japan and they got me my 335s in a week. It was a lot of hoops though and I brought a friend who could speak Japanese.

post #1866 of 4916
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post


I emailed them a few months before I went to Japan and they got me my 335s in a week. It was a lot of hoops though and I brought a friend who could speak Japanese.

I've heard that after your trip, Fitear started tightening its policies.. So the one week plan might not work...

Though I have emailed them about the process in general. Eagerly awaiting their response...
Edited by EveTan - 1/21/14 at 10:06am
post #1867 of 4916
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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post


I've heard that after your trip, Fitear started tightening its policies.. So the one week plan might not work...

Though I have emailed them about the process in general. Eagerly awaiting their response...

 

I got lucky >_<

 

Good luck!

post #1868 of 4916
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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post


I don't really want to overburden my friend with requests, so I'm trying to find maybe another Head-fier in japan who could help me with language? Would there be anyone willing to help translate? Maybe under the guise of a head-fi meet wink.gif

What sucks is that I can understand the basic gist of some conversation, but I'm have zero speaking skills...


Why go to Japan? Why not go to another country that has a FitEar representative that speaks English? Sounds like this is a potential for problems if you go without a Japanese speaker and are demanding a quick turnaround.

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Its really disappointing to be in Japan for 15 days and get back to home without a Fitear.

This is what Fitear answered me when I asked them if  I could have my CIEM in 15 days (the time that I would be in vacations in Japan).

 

"I’m sorry to again reject you, but we do not sell FitEar products to individual oversees customers no matter if they want after service support or not. It is beyond a desire to sell, it an agreement we have made that cannot be broken.

So I’m sorry because I know how much you want to purchase a FitEar earphone. But we cannot sell it to you."

 

 

Im sorry does not solve my problem at all. Im really.. really disappointed. I will have my CIEM whether they want or not via a reseller

  :mad:

post #1870 of 4916
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Originally Posted by Chefano View Post

Its really disappointing to be in Japan for 15 days and get back to home without a Fitear.



This is what Fitear answered me when I asked them if  I could have my CIEM in 15 days (the time that I would be in vacations in Japan).



 



"I’m sorry to again reject you, but we do not sell FitEar products to individual oversees customers no matter if they want after service support or not. It is beyond a desire to sell, it an agreement we have made that cannot be broken.



So I’m sorry because I know how much you want to purchase a FitEar earphone. But we cannot sell it to you."



 



 



Im sorry does not solve my problem at all. Im really.. really disappointed. I will have my CIEM whether they want or not via a reseller



  " src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/mad.gif" />


 



You might have more luck with e-earphone or Fujiya Avic.
post #1871 of 4916
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Originally Posted by skoog5600 View Post
 


Why go to Japan? Why not go to another country that has a FitEar representative that speaks English? Sounds like this is a potential for problems if you go without a Japanese speaker and are demanding a quick turnaround.

Hmm, well I'd rather not spend a plane ticket plus the premium the reseller sells it at. If I cannot get it in Japan directly, I'll probably cancel the trip. The cost really would not be worth it in my opinion. 

 

But man....that reply above by chefano... yea... it isn't inspiring much confidence... Looks like FitEar really will be unobtainium now.... sigh...

post #1872 of 4916

The real question is: did they reject your request for it done within 15 days (to which the other answer would be "please get in line"), or just no more sales to overseas people?

 

Probably the former, but alas.

post #1873 of 4916
i think its better to go through resellers than fitear direct unless u r Japanese staying in Japan.
post #1874 of 4916
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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post
 

Hmm, well I'd rather not spend a plane ticket plus the premium the reseller sells it at. If I cannot get it in Japan directly, I'll probably cancel the trip. The cost really would not be worth it in my opinion. 

 

But man....that reply above by chefano... yea... it isn't inspiring much confidence... Looks like FitEar really will be unobtainium now.... sigh...


Yeah that reply from Chefano pretty much seals the deal that you are unable to purchase directly from FitEar as a visitor and not someone who lives in Japan. I would say save your plane ticket money and spend it on a place that has a FitEar reseller and go that route.

post #1875 of 4916
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Originally Posted by charlie0904 View Post

i think its better to go through resellers than fitear direct unless u r Japanese staying in Japan.


You do not have to be Japanese to purchase FitEar. You just have to be able to speak the language and live in Japan. I am from the US, live in Tokyo and bought a pair of 335s no problem.

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