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Originally Posted by gtiboy View Post

Doesn't the insurance cover you in the event that the package is stolen or damaged?

 

If you are successful in convincing the shipper to mark the value down, then THAT will be the insurance cover, regardless of the actual value of the item.  So if you have a $5000 item marked down to $1000, then you will ONLY be covered for $1000.  The insurance value is NEVER more than the declared value.  And many shippers won't mark down value as it is considered to be tax fraud and can get the seller in big trouble.

post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by gtiboy View Post

Yeah pricejapan add the insurance cover on top of all the other charges required including shipping. Just wondered how that would affect the insurance on the product if there is a false price on the box just to escape customs. Most people that have bought items from pricejapan.com live either in the US or else where, have not seen anyone buy from the UK and their experience with UK customs?

 

I'm from the UK and bought my 009's via pricejapan, but I think posting whatever was on the invoice which would allow tax officers to see if they decided to go on head-fi, IMO would be a stupid thing to do.


Edited by David1961 - 9/20/12 at 11:26pm
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by charliex View Post

 

If you are successful in convincing the shipper to mark the value down, then THAT will be the insurance cover, regardless of the actual value of the item.  So if you have a $5000 item marked down to $1000, then you will ONLY be covered for $1000.  The insurance value is NEVER more than the declared value.  And many shippers won't mark down value as it is considered to be tax fraud and can get the seller in big trouble.

 

The insurance protects the seller not the buyer.  If the item is lost or damaged, the buyer is just going to file a credit card chargeback.

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post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

 

I'm from the UK and bought my 009's via pricejapan, but I think posting whatever was on the invoice which would allow tax officers to see if they decided to go on head-fi, IMO would be a stupid thing to do.

 

Did your package go through ok in customs without being charge VAT?

post #20 of 23

I see you can pay via bank transfer and save a lot of money. I’m always weary and prefer PayPal. Has anyone payed with bank transfer successfully?

post #21 of 23
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I see you can pay via bank transfer and save a lot of money. I’m always weary and prefer PayPal. Has anyone payed with bank transfer successfully?

I did, with pricejapan. No issue at all. Additionally, I probably sent them 3-4 emails and they answered all of them very promptly.


Edited by Golfnutz - 11/3/12 at 5:28pm
post #22 of 23

Thank you Golfnutz that is reassuring.

post #23 of 23

PriceJapan is very reliable source IF you are OK with extra fees:

 

Its price in Japan is 98,000 Yen ( 98000 Yen + EMS shipping cost 3000 Yen) x paypal credit card fee 1.04 x our fee 1.05/ 77.00 ( USD-> Yen actual rate )
= US$ 1432
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