I appreciate the offer but have ruled out ebay. The going rate for the Hope VIs seems just a bit too high though as sellers need to factor ebay's fees into their asking price.
There's two classifieds. I'd say jump on one of those?
And I highly recommend that you check out these guys for a shipping service from Japan: http://request.whiterabbitexpress.com/
Hadn't I had the great help of a kind member on here I would have definitely went with them. They're all English speaking and accept Paypal which sets them apart last time I checked.
I'm still rocking the Pandora. Great headphone! It does so well with electronic music. De-li-cious.
Glad to hear you're enjoying your Pandora and I really appreciate the links moriez. Had seen the pair listed in the classifieds but it's good to have another shipping service to consider.
It's definitely a plus that whiterabbit offer English speaking support as whilst Buysmart's website is in English I'm really not sure what their behind-the-scenes support is like. Both accept Paypal for payments which is a big plus as I can also use a CC as my funding method for double protection.
Thanks again for all the help guys!
Update: decided to rule out buysmartjapan. According to the t&c's if your purchase arrives faulty then they don't want to know.
Update 2: Looks like Tenso are the same and possibly whiterabbitexpress too, although they are a wee bit more vague on the subject. Guess that's the gamble you take.
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Edited by jellofund - 7/21/14 at 8:04am