Buying rods thru buyee/yahoo jp

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Buying rods thru buyee/yahoo jp

Postby spookybaits » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:58 am

Has anyone ever bought a rod through buyee/yahoo jp?
It troubles me that I can't send a message to the original seller asking him to package it for international shipping, and I don't know how well buyee packs rods.

Would love to hear anyone's experiences doing it.

Also, one of the purchases I was considering is a 3 rod package deal (from the same seller/auction listing). Ultra rare & pretty expensive, and I'd be heartbroken if they were damaged. I'm torn on if I should take the gamble.

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Re: Buying rods thru buyee/yahoo jp

Postby pharmboy2010 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:01 am

I've ordered a couple of rods through Buyee. Paid for the extra packaging from Buyee. Both rods arrived just fine and well packed.

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Re: Buying rods thru buyee/yahoo jp

Postby LowRange » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:04 pm

Don't do it. They don't upgrade the shipping container so whatever container is used in Japan will be what comes to your door. The shipping costs can be outrageous too. I got my Orochi XX JPN through Buyee and it cost like $200 in shipping alone and there is no easy way to back out of a purchase and no way to know shipping costs until it is time to ship. You win a bid, Buyee buys it and let's you know it is at their warehouse waiting for you to pay them + shipping. You don't pay them and they hammer you with storage fees until they get their money. I payed $500 total for my EMTF JPN and it arrived in a Megabass single wall thickness triangular box and I am one of the fortunate ones. Others have had rods arrive broken and been SOL.

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Re: Buying rods thru buyee/yahoo jp

Postby poisonokie » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:30 pm

That's crazy. How on Earth can Shimreels send rods from Singapore with free shipping and tracking, but buyee charges $200 and uses a cardboard box? I would never ever ever use them. JDM grass is not THAT much greener...
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Re: Buying rods thru buyee/yahoo jp

Postby Hogsticker2 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:41 pm

poisonokie wrote:That's crazy. How on Earth can Shimreels send rods from Singapore with free shipping and tracking, but buyee charges $200 and uses a cardboard box? I would never ever ever use them. JDM grass is not THAT much greener...

With Shimreels, often the shipping expense is already included in the price. That's why the rods are more expensive than most other places. Sometimes you can catch a better deal though through them, or the overall expense will be a bit less.


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