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04 March 2008 @ 09:33 pm
Me and my anime merchandise... .__.;  
Good news: Special-ordered Densuke plush today! ♥ And for much cheaper than he's going for on Ebay, too. He's totally coming with me to Fanime to go with my Densuke costume.

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Bad news: I was keeping my eye on this life-sized Mew plush on Ebay, and I decided I'd splurge and buy it for myself as an early birthday present, because I really want it a lot. I was willing to spend...a lot more for it than a normal nearly-twenty-year-old person should be spending on a plush, but it just went over $100 and...I can't justify spending that much on it. ;__; Now I'm looking at it on Yahoo! Japan, but I'm a little worried that with fees, internal shipping, and shipping to the US it'll still be too much for my budget.

(Actually, lineaalba, if you happen to read this, could I ask you some things about Yahoo! Japan? Just quick questions, I promise. ^^;;)

[/weird collector behavior]

Today was kind of busy. I got up at 9:30 AM and took a bus into Grass Valley so I could mail some packages from my recent sales post at pkmncollectors. Well, I only had about twenty minutes to get to the post office and back to the bus stop, so I ran there and back and only barely made it. It was sort of thrilling in a dumb way. XD

Then I went to Brunswick so I could go to the back and verify my account for Paypal. This was actually done in planning for that Mew plushie mentioned above, but it'll be helpful for a number of other things, too.

Well, mom was supposed to pick me up in Brunswick basin at around noon, but...well. She's my mom. She's always late, especially when her horse is involved in the equation, which he almost always is. So she picked me up at 1:15 PM when my class starts at 2:15 and is an hour away. Thankfully, we did make it on time, but just barely.

While I was at Brunswick, I loitered in pet stores and Ben Franklin, and then got a burrito. \o/

In Zoology today, we looked at starfish, sand dollars, and sea anemones, and watched Planet Earth. That's about it.

Ah, I want to go off on so many awesome tangents, but alas--I must go to bed now, as I have to be up at 6 AM tomorrow. :(
 
 
Feeling: dorkydorky
 
 
 
☆make believe with you☆: awww shucks ah'm blushin'sammywhatammy on March 5th, 2008 06:18 am (UTC)
AWESOME. CONGRATS ON THE DENSUKE \o/
Pii pika pikachuu?: OMFG HARAKENpacificpikachu on March 5th, 2008 06:46 am (UTC)
Thanks! \o/

He's on Amazon.co.jp for half off right now, so that's why I was able to get him cheaper than what everyone else is selling him for. (Psst, Oyaji is half-off, too! You should get one!)
☆make believe with you☆: sparkly shiny has my attentionsammywhatammy on March 5th, 2008 06:57 am (UTC)
W-WANT OMG D8 Is there still Densuke available, 'cuz...I do want both xD; Does Amazon.jp work the same?
Pii pika pikachuu?pacificpikachu on March 5th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
Yep, they're both available! :D

The problem is, you can't just buy them straight from the website because they don't ship outside of Japan. You have to use a "middleman" of sorts. I'm using Celga.com, but there's also shoppingmalljapan.com and a few others. D: B-but it's worth it!

I want an Oyaji, too, but I don't have the money for one right now. Especially if I splurge on a Mew like I want to so badly. ;__;
☆make believe with you☆: ooooh i love it!sammywhatammy on March 5th, 2008 07:40 am (UTC)
Cool :D Thanks Kristin~

I want a Lugia eventually ;3;
Pii pika pikachuu?pacificpikachu on March 5th, 2008 07:45 am (UTC)
No problem! I hope you get your plush! Dennou Coil merchandise is so rare... We need something! All I've got so far merchandise-wise is the OST, so Densuke is a welcome addition.

Oh, there's some awesome Lugia plush out there! :D I know there's some big ones out there, but they're quite rare. I hope you find a good one someday.
☆make believe with you☆: i go helplessly sky highsammywhatammy on March 5th, 2008 09:01 am (UTC)
AGREED. WHY we don't get anything is beyond me D: I kinda want the artbook too =3=

Thanks! :D There are a few on eBay, but...they're kinda ugly xD;
Pii pika pikachuu?: OMFG HARAKENpacificpikachu on March 6th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
I'm definitely planning on getting the artbook. I adore artbooks! I try to buy them for every series I get really into that has one, too. ♥ I'm just waiting to find it at a convention, as I don't want to pay how much Ebay has it up for. :/

Yeah, I looked. Nothing too impressive. I know there are some beautiful ones out there, so keep an eye out!

LOL, be warned, though--Pokémon collectors are slightly insane and tend to pay crazy amounts for things. So, uh, just so you know. XD
Vulpeculaastralvulpes on March 5th, 2008 06:25 am (UTC)
Sure. You can hit me up on AIM/MSN or just ask here.
Pii pika pikachuu?pacificpikachu on March 5th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
Well, it was mostly regarding internal shipping.

I'm thinking of buying one of these Mew plushes (http://page15.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/t65580205) off of Yahoo Japan, and I have no idea what to expect for internal shipping. The service I'm using charges $12 fees total for something of this price, plus shipping to the US (of course), so that leaves just internal shipping to wonder about.

I was just wondering if you had any idea what they might charge for internal shipping for that size of a plush? And is there a way to find out how much the internal shipping would be before bidding on it? I just want to avoid spending more than $80 or so on this plush, because I can't really afford more than that. ;__;

Even if you don't have any idea, thanks for being willing to help. :)
Vulpeculaastralvulpes on March 5th, 2008 11:15 am (UTC)
(o_O Wow, I have that doll in Orlando! It's lovely.)

Internal shipping can really vary, but I'd expect at least $25-35 for that - at least - it's a very big box. It might be more, since it's got decent weight on it, too.

If there is a way to figure out how much internal shipping it, I don't really know. ^_^; You might be able to ask SMJ about a specific item through email, and perhaps they can ask the seller the dimensions and give you an estimate.

Keep in mind the internal shipping also covers handling/unpacking/other lame fees like that. I can defininately say the internal shipping will not be cheap on that, though. Sorry. :/
Pii pika pikachuu?pacificpikachu on March 6th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
Yes, I need one. ;__;

Thanks so much for your help. That's what I figured, but perhaps I'll lurk around and hope to find it cheaper at some point. I'm really hoping I'm able to get it, I just have to be reasonable with my spending because I have no actual source of income. I'll probably just do some investigating and see if I can find out exactly how much it would be.
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Pii pika pikachuu?pacificpikachu on March 6th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
Yeah, I found that earlier...but Toys N Joys has a super-bad reputation among the Pokémon communities for having awful service and claiming they have items they don't. :( Thanks for looking for me, though! I appreciate it.
Kim: Denno Coilkirarakim on March 5th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
Aww Densuke...I am so jealous. I definitely can't afford it now.
Pii pika pikachuu?: OMFG HARAKENpacificpikachu on March 6th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
Maybe sometime soon? :D I hope so.
Lord Ace of the Fictional Lands: Haraken Blushensuing on March 5th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, the Densuke is so adorable! ♥
Pii pika pikachuu?pacificpikachu on March 6th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
I know, isn't it? ♥ I can't wait until he arrives!
Lurrid: Lise Meitnerhitchi on March 5th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
This is a non-sequitur, but aren't you a fan of Hemingway? I'm trying to remember from your entries back in high school, and I thought that you raved about one of his books. We're reading The Sun Also Rises in English class, but I don't like it very much at all.
Pii pika pikachuu?: Simon <3 <3 <3pacificpikachu on March 6th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
No, no, no! I very strongly dislike Hemingway. XDDD I think his life story (or at least, how it was told by my English teacher) is hilarious/interesting, but I detest his writing style and absolutely abhor The Sun Also Rises. In fact, I think it's one of my least favorite books of all time. D:
Lurridhitchi on March 8th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
Oh, okay! XD I thought I might've been remembering your old LJs incorrectly. I'm starting to like it more now, but overall, I still don't really like it.