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Old 10-23-2022, 04:09 PM   #861
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But you have to pay 10% Japanese sales tax on top of the proxy fees so it's hard to imagine getting a better deal. Been a long time since I used a proxy though.
Strangely enough, the difference is smaller than 10%, at least on the ones I was testing.

Royal Space Force 4K, for example, price difference is only like 250 yen at checkout. 10% would be 1000 yen or so.
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Old 10-23-2022, 07:46 PM   #862
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If I buy from Amazon.co.jp, I don't have to worry that I will have to pay taxes / duty on delivery. With cdjapan it is certain that I will pay something, so I end up paying a lot more. For me, the choice is obvious. Additionally, I have already bought from Amazon many times and have never had a problem with packages.
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Old 10-23-2022, 07:57 PM   #863
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Strangely enough, the difference is smaller than 10%, at least on the ones I was testing.

Royal Space Force 4K, for example, price difference is only like 250 yen at checkout. 10% would be 1000 yen or so.
I'm getting the same thing when I compare costs to a JP address to costs to a US address. Maybe the IRS is forcing Amazon JP to collect sales tax or something. Or they're not taking off the full 10% and pocketing the difference. Pretty slimy either way, considering they aren't showing any added/subtracted amounts during checkout.
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Old 10-23-2022, 09:51 PM   #864
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I'm getting the same thing when I compare costs to a JP address to costs to a US address. Maybe the IRS is forcing Amazon JP to collect sales tax or something. Or they're not taking off the full 10% and pocketing the difference. Pretty slimy either way, considering they aren't showing any added/subtracted amounts during checkout.
Amazon Japan now charges sales tax for shipments to the US. The sales tax is for your area, so they charge me the Minnesota sales tax rate for example. You will only see the rate charged if you look at "Tax Invoice" in your order history. I've been charged 7.375% tax since sometime in 2020.
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Old 10-24-2022, 12:43 AM   #865
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Amazon Japan now charges sales tax for shipments to the US. The sales tax is for your area, so they charge me the Minnesota sales tax rate for example. You will only see the rate charged if you look at "Tax Invoice" in your order history. I've been charged 7.375% tax since sometime in 2020.
I did not know that. They've been charging me since my December 2019 order. The April 2019 order did not have sales tax.
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Old 10-24-2022, 06:49 PM   #866
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To the price shown on the Amazon.jp page you have to take off the Japan 10% tax, and then add your state tax, and that's the price that should appear on your invoice.

Example from the Thor3D thread where someone ordered from the UK.

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The price goes from;
¥6,783 when added to the cart
to
¥ 7,399 at the checkout.

I'm going to assume that it is tax bing added on.
Price shown on Amazon.jp: 6783¥
minus 10% Japan tax: 6783¥ x 0.90 = 6166¥
plus 20% UK tax: 6783¥ x 1.20 = 7399¥
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Old 10-25-2022, 09:48 AM   #867
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Amazon Japan now charges sales tax for shipments to the US. The sales tax is for your area, so they charge me the Minnesota sales tax rate for example. You will only see the rate charged if you look at "Tax Invoice" in your order history. I've been charged 7.375% tax since sometime in 2020.
And now Hobby Search is going to charge sales tax. I just got this email. Won't be surprised at this point if more Japanese stores charge US state sales tax.
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Dear Scott

This mail is sent to all customers registered in states we are
to start Sales Tax collection for.

Nowadays, most states in the US require remote sellers to collect
sales tax on their behalf, although conditions differ for each state.
As the state registered on your account also requires us to collect
the sales tax for them, we will begin doing so as of November 1st, 2022.

We understand this will affect you greatly, so we are offering
a special 20% off shipping discount to support you with your orders
(with exception of orders using DHL shipping).

If you need to change shipping method for your orders,
please do so from your account page.

[Hobby Search account page]
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/login

Please be noted that this offer is valid only on orders addressed to
states we are collecting sales/use tax for.

For more detail, please see below.

[Regarding collection of tax by Hobby Search]
https://www.1999.co.jp/tax_collection_e.html

If have any inquiry, please free to contact us.
Sincerely yours,
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We are finding that a number of countries are introducing laws, requiring for the oversea shops to collect VAT and GST etc. on behalf of their customs authority.We intend to comply with such laws, and will be collecting such VAT and GST etc. from customers in the applicable countries.

Countries we are currently collecting taxes for:

Australia
EU countries (IOSS program)
USA (17 states): from 1st November, 2022
California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin
https://www.1999.co.jp/tax_collection_e.html

There's more info in the link, but that's the most relevant at the moment.
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Old 10-26-2022, 05:36 AM   #868
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It's pretty ridiculous, isn't it? Collecting domestic sales tax when the sale happens in another country.
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Old 10-26-2022, 06:01 AM   #869
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It's pretty ridiculous, isn't it? Collecting domestic sales tax when the sale happens in another country.
I don't object to paying a sales tax, but I do object to paying a tax to the state I live in, instead of the state/country I'm buying from. If I go to Iowa and buy something, I'd pay their tax rate, not mine, and it would rightfully go to their state, to maintain the infrastructure and services available to that business. The fact that the transaction is being done remotely shouldn't change anything. Why should a polity with no stake or connection to a business benefit from the tax revenues from that sale?

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Old 10-28-2022, 01:16 AM   #870
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Amazon.uk stopped international shipments when Covid, and later they ended just like Amazon.jp is right now: Only shipping Pre-orders and a few sprinkles of the already released, but the older "already released" items shipping, has never come back.

It's so peculiar cus you can order the Doctor Who: The Abominable Snowmen Steelbook but you can not the regular edition even tho they have the same release date.

The difference? Regular's pre-order listing came out a long time ago I think when they still had the shipping "clamp", before they reinstated the availability of ordering pre-orders, while the Steelbook pre-order listing came out after they did the partial lifting of the "clamp" and you could order stuff like pre-orders again.

Before "Snap" and after "Snap".

Is a mystery
I have noticed quite a lot of the items like the std Doctor WHo/Snowman item are often available on AmazonUS via the Amazon UK Global Store -- sometimes a lower price once VAT is gone and shipping added (at least individual items). If you're making a larger order, then sometimes the price advantage shifts to the UK. Preorders rarely are on AmazonUS, but the current release items frequently are.

I usually just search with the ASIN which should be the same across different Amazon portals.

I don't know exactly why Amazon does this since items from teh Global Store appear to be shipped identically from teh UK just like direct orders.
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Old 10-28-2022, 11:49 PM   #871
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Yeah, I play the ASIN game with UK releases but with Japan items I guess I'll have to play the YesasiaCDJapanPlayasia game too. Just got my 1rst order from CDJ for the amz.jp unavailable items that were to be in my order when I found out I couldn't order as I've always done. How this is a economies decision for amz.jp, I don't know
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Old 10-29-2022, 02:00 PM   #872
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TIGER & BUNNY 2 to be released in 8 Blu-ray volumes in Japan (25 episodes). English subtitles listed.

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*JP release

Tiger & Bunny 2: Volume 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray

Release date: October 28, 2022

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Includes episodes 1-3. English subtitles listed.

PREORDER:
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[Show spoiler]Volume 2: November 25
Volume 3: December 23
Volume 4: January 27
Volume 5: April 26
Volume 6: May 26
Volume 7: June 28
Volume 8: July 28
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Old 10-29-2022, 03:37 PM   #873
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Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise 4K

Release date: November 25, 2022

https://twitter.com/honneamise1987/s...-sL7B2AbXf2ksA (October 27)







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Old 10-29-2022, 05:11 PM   #874
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*JP release

Tiger & Bunny 2: Volume 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray

Release date: October 28, 2022
Ok I've added all volumes to the database. Too bad about Vol.1 which became unavailable 2 seconds after the 27th's midnight.

Would somebody care to check the specs on them, specially Vol.1 as amazon.jp for example says 1 discs in some and others 3 and says Vol. 1 is 72m and the cover/images are exactly the same:

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movie...w=newpreorders

(click on the at top right to discard other countries on the list)




Also Honneamise, is this one: Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise 4K Blu-ray ?, or is that ^^ another edition?
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Also Honneamise, is this one: Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise 4K Blu-ray ?, or is that ^^ another edition?
There are two versions of the 4K JP release: one with the storyboard collection that is scheduled to be released on November 4th, and one without on November 25.

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Here’s the different sets based on release date:

https://v-storage.bnarts.jp/royal-sp...rce/rsf-items/
https://a-onstore.jp/shop/royal-space-force/

Retailers LE Exclusive (November 4th)



General release (November 25th)

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Old 10-29-2022, 05:45 PM   #876
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To me storyboards are just a waste of space, I have no interest in them. If I grab this it will just be the general release, for sure.
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Old 10-29-2022, 06:03 PM   #877
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There are two versions of the 4K JP release: one with the storyboard collection that is scheduled to be released on November 4th, and one without on November 25.

Gotcha. Added an entry for the storyboards one: Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise 4K Blu-ray w/ storyboards
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Old 10-29-2022, 09:18 PM   #878
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Ok I've added all volumes to the database. Too bad about Vol.1 which became unavailable 2 seconds after the 27th's midnight.

Would somebody care to check the specs on them, specially Vol.1 as amazon.jp for example says 1 discs in some and others 3 and says Vol. 1 is 72m and the cover/images are exactly the same:
Each volume has 3 discs, a main feature disc with some bonus features on it, a bonus disc that has the various cast specials like weekly "watch along" episodes where cast members would watch the episode and talk along side it, and a special CD with drama parts and so forth.

Each volume's length is indeed 72 minutes for the main feature, so that'll be consistent each time for 3 episodes.
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Old 10-30-2022, 10:19 AM   #879
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Was there any announcement for BD release of Odd Taxi movie?
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*JP release

Gundam Reconguista in G Movie Part 4 Perfect Pack Blu-ray (import)

Release date: February 24, 2023

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Gundam Reconguista in G Movie Part 4: Love Screaming in the Face of Battle contains the anime film directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, and is housed in a storage box featuring art by animation director Ikuro Kuwana and inner jacket art by mechanical designer Ippei Gyobu. It also includes a 16 page booklet in Japanese and English, a 56 page special description guide, storyboard vol. 4 book, and 2 books of dubbing scripts vol. 4.

Subtitles are available for the main episode. (Bonus footage does not include subtitles except the short videos "Mobile Suit School" with English subtitles only.)

PREORDER: https://www.rightstufanime.com/Gunda...Blu-ray-Import
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