Thanks for that info. I'm going to be ordering the Muses fairly soon, one 01 and one 02.
Given Aizukidenshi is an official dealer, I may try ordering from them through one of those ordering services.
I know it's been discussed before, but can someone give a quick overview of how that works? I'm a bit nervous as I've never use such a service.
Or direct me to the post. Yes, that's just me being lazy. Actually, me working too hard and not having time to look through the post.
If you are using Tenso - after registration, log in, then go to 'Usage Guide' tab (not 'my page'), select 'Japanese Buying Service', then click on the application form.
You should see your name and account number already listed. Now, you need 4 things: (1) The link to the product page (*not the manufacturer page, but the store page of the individual product. In this case, the individual MUSES page on Aizukidenshi). (2) The name of the item. Just copy and paste the model name listed in Aizukidenshi's page. (3) Quantity, and (4) Price for single item. Fill these info in. If you need to order a different item, you need to click on 'Add Another Item", and a new info box will be added and you can continue to fill in the info for next item.
Once you have done filling in all the info, submit and wait for Tenso to reply (might take a day or two). They will quote you the total price, then you can decide to pay or request for any chance. Note, the price is only for ordering the item, the buying service fee and any shipping fee from the store to Tenso. Once the item arrived at Tenso, you still need to pay for the forwarding / service fee and EMS fee (to you).