Eric Posted December 28, 2022 Report Share Posted December 28, 2022 4 hours ago, Pim said: Sure Eric. https://www.recordcity.jp/ is my favorite. Prices are very, very reasonable. A lot of times below the Discogs median price and description is accurate plus there are photos of the product. They have a flat shipping rate trough FedEX and shipping mostly takes a maximum of 5 days from Japan to the Netherlands. I also order from: https://www.discogs.com/user/ella_records very decent store. Accurate description and friendly service. Also: https://www.discogs.com/user/madpierrot bit of a weirdo who doesn’t communicate at all. But mostly under grades the condition of his records and asks a fair price. Have bought some beautiful and rare records from him. Always ask them to set invoice value low as you have to pay a lot of import fees and it could get very expensive. Trough Discogs this is now only possible on 150+ dollar orders. in my experience ordering from Japan could be very interesting from financial perspective but only with very large orders to keep shipping costs low. This is how I buy records now mostly: instead of ordering 3 or 4 records a month I now save money every month and spend it all at once and make a big order. Interested to hear if they sell anything interesting for you Eric Thanks Pim - my habit with Discogs has been to search for what I want with a US seller (to manage shipping), but never really aligned with a specific seller. Most of my Japanese Blue Note purchasing came 10+ years ago on eBay (the "Buy It Now" option). I took the approach you suggested - buy in bulk to manage shipping. So I will check out both these Discogs sellers - thank-you for the recommendation! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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