Yahoo-Japan and Ebay to link services

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  1. Caterwaul

    Caterwaul Busou Shinki Loremaster

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    Not QUITE sure if this is the best area for this particular bit of news, but it'll be an important one for anyone who imports/bids on toys/figures.

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-12-04/yahoo-japan-ebay-link-online-auctions-across-borders
    I've already been seeing a lot more auctions on Ebay originating from Japan, although I'm not sure if it's related to this yet. :) 
     
  2. Draven

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    Oooo. Lots of god deals to be found on Yahoo Japan, but it's been damn hard to snag them without using a third party like Celga and so on. Interesting news indeed!
     
  3. Foster

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    very cool. thanks for the head's up!
     
  4. flywheels

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    Wonder what kind of impact this will have on proxy services like Rinkya, Celga and ShoppingmallJapan? I'd love to skip the middle man myself as the fees really build up.

    Wonder how the language barrier will be bridged?
     
  5. cobra zartan

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    Shouldnt affect 3rd party services, 95% of sellers will not ship outside of japan
     
  6. Caterwaul

    Caterwaul Busou Shinki Loremaster

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    Not sure on that one. From the article, it looks like Japanese auctions wont show up on Ebay unless they want them to...implying that if you see it, they're choosing for you to see it.

    The question then becomes...how many Japanese sellers will choose to list them on Ebay?
     
  7. Primeconvoy1

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    The fact that the Japanese auctions will have more exposure might increase the percentage of sellers shipping internationally. I hope so. There are some great items on Yahoo Japan. I'll have to keep a close eye on this. Thanks for the info! :) 
     
  8. jason jupiter

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    lol, it wont help much unless the japanese sellers use english in their titles/descriptions or US people do searches in japanese.

    the same thing happened to ebay in korea and taiwan..they had to merge with auction.co.kr and ebay taiwan's url now point to ebay hong kong.
     
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    Once it's up and running, that's not going to be a problem. Actually, I found this announcement covers the news a bit too briefly compared to the news sites. Maybe that's why this part was missed more than once.
     
  10. ranoobu

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    sweet.

    thanks for the info
     
  11. bugmenot

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    Not a good thing. eBay is trying to monopolize the market, it won't be too long until they buyout Yahoo Auction Japan.
     
  12. RoboticPlanet

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    While this is great news to hear since I'm sick of tacking on $50 - $100 in third party fees, I don't how beneficial it will be to non-Japanese users. Compared to US sellers, I've found YahooJapan sellers are far less likely to ship internationally, as it's marked in auctions, thus requiring a Deputy Service to get the item out of the country more than just act as a translator.

    Still though, this is great and there's a lot stuff I'm hoping will show up more often (Diaclone,Masterforce); as well as opening up more sales to Japanese bidders that can't get stuff taken for granted in the US - like Battle Beasts Powerhouse Mouse and Hunchback Camels. Those two are oddly gold in Japan.
     
  13. Sol Fury

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    I can't see it changing much - Japanese sellers who don't ship internationally, probably still won't ship internationally. Could be good for opening up a few things though.
     
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    This and the fact that almost all the auctions are paid for using mostly the services of the Japanese banking system... I'm curious to see how they work this out.
     
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    Now we will just have bidding wars with those that only use ebay. :( 
     
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    I don't see it working out. Most japanese seller won't ship international and don't take paypal. They prefer some bank account transfer thingy (which I have no idea of but I might be work). And most of the auctions listed on there have things like " do not claim me" (translation: don't bitch if you're not happy with it). Which is not how ebay bidders want. They want to be able to claim "bad descriptions" or want refund for unhappy items. I really don't see this working out.

    And like liokaiser said, there's going to be a lot of bidding wars between all of us. Glad I got most of everything I wanted already. Well, almost everything.
     
  17. Might Gaine

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    So much for getting good deals on Yahoo Japan anymore.
     
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    Yahoo jp can change their credit card verification system so that foreign issued CCs can be used as well in their easy payment option. (ATM they don't accept my card :mad )

    I don't think majority of the Japanese sellers will not ship outside Japan anyway unless ebay/yhj guarantees there'll be a very good translation service available to communicate with buyers.
     
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    :cry 

    Well, the only good thing is now all those G1 japanese sellers that overprice all their stuff will have a run for their money.
     
  20. ILoveDinobot

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    cool cool
     

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