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Buying Stax SR-009 From PriceJapan.com??

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by gtiboy, Sep 12, 2012.
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  1. charliex
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    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.
     
  2. David1961
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    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.
     
  3. justin w. Contributor
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    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.
     
  4. gtiboy
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    Did your package go through ok in customs without being charge VAT?
     
  5. johnwmclean
    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?
     
  6. Golfnutz
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    I did, with pricejapan. No issue at all. Additionally, I probably sent them 3-4 emails and they answered all of them very promptly.
     
  7. johnwmclean
    Thank you Golfnutz that is reassuring.
     
  8. Seamaster
    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
     
  9. UWL- Gary
    it is an theft, we paid Pricejapan for HKD24,715 (over USD3,000) in 17th Mar 2016 for buying MITSUBISHI VLT-XD8600LP - 8pcs, but they never shipped the goods. we sent dozens of email, as the beginning, they have someones called KANEDA replied for the delay. Then, they are just disappeared , no email, no goods. 

    If I were you, I will not pay them for buying goods, they are just a theft! I am planning to organise a lawsuit against them. 
    "
     
  10. chry5alis
    Ive saved lots of money in the past by using transferwise.com for international bank transfers
     
  11. juantendo8
     
    It's only been about a month for me, but I am in a similar situation. I have more than $1k on the line on Stax headphones, and PriceJapan refuses to reply to my emails or give me a shipping notice. I have the feeling that I'm not getting my order, or at least in any time that could be considered reasonable. I felt secure in purchasing through them, after reading all the great feedback that they have been heralded with here. Something dramatic has clearly happened since then. 
     
    I recommend skipping PriceJapan at this point until they can prove that they still exist and use the good business practices that built them up in the first place.
     
  12. yates7592
    With the UK Pound falling through the floor after Brexit there is less advantage to buying direct from Japan now.
     
  13. TSAVJason
    So since the warranty is only valid in the country of origin, in this case Japan, what happens when you need service or worse what happens when your local distribution denies you service because you purchased your product gray market?
     
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  14. Music Alchemist
     
    You have to ship the items back to PriceJapan, who then ship them to STAX for warranty service.
     
  15. TSAVJason
    That sounds like several weeks possibly a couple months of down time and close to a couple hundred in shipping. Is it that much savings over buying from a local dealer with a factory authorized local warranty service? I'm not raging on anyone I'm just curious whether it's really worth the savings or not. ....... Just a yoke clip repair on 009's is expensive. In fact almost nothing repaired on 009 is cheap.
     
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