Are there customs/duties on my items? What if there are?
It depends on the value of the items that you purchase. You must check with your local post office (or check online at your country's postal service) to see if there are customs/duties on your items. If there are, they are your responsibility. I will not pay customs/duties for your items.
What types of payment do you accept?
I accept Paypal only, including Paypal Balance/Bank Transfer and Paypal Credit/Debit Card payments. You may pay through Paypal with a Credit/Debit Card without having to sign up for a Paypal account.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, I do. The international shipping costs for some countries have already been added. If your country is not listed, please email me for international shipping rates. I will also update the shipping prices to include your country.
Will you be able to get more of a certain item?
Most likely not because all of these items are from my personal collection. I have collected these items over the years so many of them are much harder to find now. Sometimes, I may have multiples, but the quantities I am selling will already have been listed.
What is my combined shipping cost?
Proceed to checkout and fill out all of your information. This will let you know your combined shipping cost. You do not have to complete the purchase to find out the total shipping cost. If you do not want to place an order, simply close the window. Click "Place Order" if you are still interested in purchasing the items.
Why don't you accept money orders or personal checks?
The main reason is the hassle it puts the buyer and me through. I am unable to cash money orders at this time. As for personal checks, the amount of time it takes for me to receive the check can be up to a week. If the check bounces, I will have to request another payment method. As a result, the buyer will experience a greater delay in receiving their items. Money orders and checks can also be lost in the mail.
Why are your international shipping rates so high?
I charge international shipping rates based on USPS shipping rates. If they increase their postal rates, I increase mine accordingly. I also add about $0.50-$1.50 to cover the cost of packaging supplies (envelopes, bubble wrap, tape, etc.) and any extra amount not for packaging supplies goes into my traveling costs (subway fare).
Do you have any other Q-Lia/Kamio/Crux/San-X/Mind Wave items for sale?
It takes me awhile to scan the photos of the items, write the descriptions, and list them in my store so I might have additional items for sale that are not up at the moment. Please be patient and bear with me. I try to update once every week, if not more, so check back often! =) Due to my job, I update less frequently than I do over holidays and vacations.
Do you accept concealed cash?
I no longer accept concealed cash payments because this poses a great risk to the buyer. Concealed cash payments can be stolen or lost by the post office and there is no evidence of payment.
If I buy multiple items, will you give me a discount?
Prices are as notated and are non-negotiable. Please keep in mind that because I buy these items for my collection (and later decide to sell them), I pay the full retail/selling price plus shipping and handling charges.
Why don't you charge exact shipping?
I add a small handling fee, which is for the cost of packaging (envelope/box, bubble wrap, tissue paper, etc.). Anything that doesn't go into the packaging cost goes into transportation costs for me to go to the post office. Subway fare is $2.50 per ride and I need to make a round trip so it costs me $5.00 per week. At its cheapest, an envelope costs $0.20, the bubble wrap costs $4 a roll ($0.30 per package), and the cello bags costs $5 per package of 100 ($0.05 per bag). The total cost of packaging alone, on average, comes out to about $0.55, depending on the size and weight of your order. If you buy multiple items, then the packaging costs increase.
I do occasionally reuse boxes so this may save you a little in shipping costs.
Can you combine shipping for multiple orders that I made?
Unfortunately, I package your orders as soon as they are paid for (within 12 hours) so I cannot combine shipping. This is because sometimes, I am unexpectedly able to make a trip to the post office and your orders can then be mailed out sooner if they are already packaged.