Should I Trust Sellers from Japan?

  1. oh well, they told me donot import cheap fake, they only import 1:1 same quality copy and they also very picky for item quality. request tag dust bag, so they can let their buyer believe it is " authentic"
  2. As someone who lives in Japan, I find these posts offensive.
  3. a little post script about trust and Japan.

    Today, my daughter, left her mobile phone in a park, with her sports towel.

    Several hours later, at night, she realized it was missing. She and my husband went back to the park a short time ago and found it. It was exactly where she left it, except that someone had neatly wrapped it in the towel to protect it.

    Boy! I can hear some people thinking - that was lucky!

    Actually, this is a pretty common scenario here in Japan. Would this happen where you live?
  4. Hi, I would disagree with you. Usually its the Chinese or Koreans who has these super fakes. I am not from Japan but I am always impressed with their standard and quality. It would not be fair to them for you to say this as I do know of many Jap eBay sellers who are honest. But of course, before we buy any bags from anywhere, we MUST always auth it before buying.
  5. Sorry, this question might be off the subject. If I buy an item from a Japanese seller, does anybody know how much the custom charged for tax . Does the item goes thru custom if it send by air. Thanks
  6. All items have to go through customs if coming from a different country. As for custom charges I have never had to pay any. From the research I have done on tpf there are very few ppl who have, however it also depends on the amount and if customs wants to charge you or not. It really is luck of the draw regardless of what your item is worth.

    Oh and I live in the US, not sure if that is where you are from. Different countries will have different custom practices.
  7. This is so true. I was a flight attendant for 20 years & Japan was like my 2nd home. Japanese are one of the most honest & trustworthy people I have ever encountered. I have experienced this first hand. While I was doing some shopping, I accidentally lost a diamond earring in one of the shops while trying on clothes. I only realized I lost it after an hour. When I came back to look for it at the dressing room, the sales lady directed me to the counter & the cashier handed me my earring. I wasn't at all surprised coz like what I said, they are honest people.
    Preowned bags, watches & jewelry stores started in Japan more than 20 years ago. Japanese are very fashionable & trendy. They love branded stuff like LV, Prada, Gucci. They always follow the trend, so they sell their last seasons bags to purchase the newest style at the department store & pay full retail prices. And since they're very minimalist, they just dispose of their things before purchasing a new one. Thus, the birth of this preloved shops.
    I have been buying from the preloved shops in Japan for more than 20 years, & I have never encountered fake bags & watches. Japanese government is very strict regarding counterfeit goods. It is actually illegal to sell fake goods in Japan. As far as online sellers from Japan are concern, I am not too familiar with that coz I personally buy the bags in the stores in Japan. Well, like what everyone else is saying, you just have to be more cautious & careful in buying online. And you'll have to do a lot of research on your seller before finally doing your purchase.
    Happy shopping!