Godz wrote:How does ordering from Hobby Search work, anything a first time customer should know?
No tricks, just sign up and order like you would from any American site. It's all in English and not an issue at all. I ordered a Megalon from them a few months ago, piece of cake.
What most of the talk on this thread about dealing with the hassle of third-party Japanese services like JapanToDoor, revolves around trying to get the Internet Exclusives. Those are the editions that come with some sort of bonus and are only sold through the X-Plus store. Unfortunately, the X-Plus store is entirely in Japanese and won't ship to any address outside of Japan. Hence, you have to get some third party Japanese service like JapanToDoor to get involed. Sometimes they buy if for you, sometimes you buy it and just send it to them first, but either way, it gets sent to them and then they send it to you, for a big fee of course, plus the additional cost of shipping to them first. In the end, it's not unusual to pay a huge (>$100) premium in fees and shipping for these "exclusives", in addition to all the headache and hassle. However, if you don't care for the exclusives and you just want to buy the regular version while they can be ordered, Hobby Search is an excellent choice.