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May. 25th, 2011 09:52 pm
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Update! I'm in the process of moving my sales stuff over to a new comm on LJ. I'll add a link here on DW once it's ready. 

Hey guys, [personal profile] feikoi here, with yet another post on my services. Hopefully, for those of you interested in purchasing doujinshi (fan comics) and other goods in Japan through me, this will make navigating my journal a bit easier! I live in Tokyo, and collect doujinshi myself, so I've started offering shopping services and event pick-up services for people outside Japan. Let me know if I can help you! 

GCC18 pick-up service now live! Deadline August 26th EST. Details here!

First up, let's look at what's currently on offer:
Comiket 80 pick-up service August 12-14
Trial run -- Online shopping service Available until the end of June

Got any questions? Head on over to the FAQ page. It's currently focused on my pick-up services, but I'll be expanding it as I go.

Wanna see what people have said about my services? Check out the feedback page.

You can also contact me off LiveJournal by email: feikoi AT gmail DOT com. Feel free to follow my Twitter account, too!

I use the tag system -- for further related posts, you might want to look through event and shopping service.

Here, you can find my public event calendar. Know about an event in the greater Tokyo area? Let me know! No guarantees I'll be able to make it, but I'd appreciate the info. (Personally, my doujinshi collection leans towards Bleach, SPN, Final Fantasy/Kingdom Hearts, Saiyuki, and a few other fandoms, so if you hear about those... *__*)
 
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Update 4/24: This service is now closed to new orders. I want to make sure I have time to visit all the circles requested so far. If you've already contacted me with your order, you can still edit your request list up to the deadline. Thank you for your understanding. 

Super Comic City 20
is coming up! I'm offering my doujinshi pick-up services again, so please let me know how I can help! Taking place on May 3rd and 4th (during Golden Week), Super Comic City is one of Japan's larger fan conventions, with 24,000 spaces over the two days. Fun, huh? You can follow the link above for the official Akaboo event page, or check out the Pixiv event pages for Day One and Day Two to see some of the circles that will be participating!


So how much does it cost?
The overall cost of the service involves the following:
  • Price of the items (JPY)
  • Y800 per circle, or 30% the cost of items from that circle (whichever is higher)
  • Large/delicate goods handling fee, if applicable
  • Shipping and handling fees
  • 5% PayPal fee
Exchange rate is calculated at the current market rate (Y1000 JPY = $12.00 USD). Payment is through PayPal, preferably in USD, though I will also accept JPY.


Here's how it works:
  1. Get me a list of the circles and titles on your want-to-buy list. Want goods? Let me know! Large/awkward goods may incur an extra shipping and handling fee. 
  2. I'll check the final list with you, and send you an invoice for down-payment. Down-payment is USD $8.00 per requested item, plus agreed-upon goods fees.
  3. Event! You relax, I shop! (And cosplay, as time permits :3)
  4. I'll let you know what items I was able to pick up from your list, the estimated shipping and handling costs, and send you a final invoice, minus down-payment. (If I was unable to pick up any of your list, or the final invoice is less than your down-payment, a refund will be given of the appropriate amount.)
  5. After I receive your full total, I'll ship your package out within a week, via the shipping method you selected and paid for. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment here, PM me, or email me at feikoi [at] gmail [dot] com. Order deadline is April 30th, EST, so get your order in now! In the case of multiple requests for an item with limited availability, it will be first come, first served. Thank you!


EVENT SUMMARY
DATE: May 3-4
ORDER DEADLINE: April 30, 11:00 EST (May 1st, 00:00 Japan)
DEPOSIT DEADLINE: April 30, 23:59 EST (May 1st, 12:59 Japan)
CONTACT: feikoi [at] gmail [dot] com
FEEDBACKView here
NOTES: The pamphlet is no longer available for pre-order, due to earthquake issues. I'll try to help with circle questions, but don't have the official list on me this time.

Hey guys!

Mar. 23rd, 2011 04:10 pm
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Still adding stuff to the help_japan auction over at LJ. The three previous djs are still on offer, and I've just added and Engrish Lucky Pack XD.

I generally do this thing for my sisters -- for their birthdays, or holidays, I'll get a bunch of clothes and accessories here. About half are Japanese fashion items, and the other half are things with random English or foreign language phrases on them that strike me as hilarious or adorable. It's usually wrong, or completely random. So, since I'm familiar with stores that offer these kinds of products, thought I'd make a gift pack to auction off for charity. :D

For example... here are some of the more random socks I picked up on a recent shopping trip:



And hey, if you want to drop a bid (starts at USD 15, including shipping from Japan!), you can follow the link here! Click me!
If you're interested in what doujinshi I have listed, see my collection post here on DW
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I will be offering doujinshi for auction at [info]help_japan . Bidding goes through 3/31. Get doujinshi for a good cause! Here are the titles as I list them:

月光 (Moonlight), by Soul Guardian. Bleach, Ichigo/Renji, tentacles, R20. Starting bid $10.
http://bit.ly/fdiU17





Dead Star EndDEAD STAR END!!!, by Yellow Hacker and Sonic. Bleach ensemble. Starting bid $6.
http://bit.ly/i8Zbgr





Gemeinschaft, by Westgate. SPN, Cas + Sam/Dean, starting bid $10. http://bit.ly/fjVYcH 





Please follow the links to bid!
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I will be offering my doujinshi and goods pick-up services once again, this time for Haru Comic City! This pan-fandom event takes place on March 20th, so I will be taking orders through 3/18 (US time).

Here's a summary of the process:
1. Get me your list of the circles you'd like me to visit, as well as any specific requests. This includes a Do Not Want list, pairing information (if applicable) and flyer requests. Links to circles/titles are appreciated.
2. Want goods, too? Goods that are large or awkward to carry may have an additional fee. Let me know what you're looking for.
3. Have a spending limit? Check out the fee breakdown below and let me know your limit, before or after commission and shipping fees. (Also, put your wishlist in order of priority if your budget is tight!)
3. I'll confirm the list with you, and start prepping lists and maps for the event. Deposit of expected commission fees should be paid through PayPal before the event.
4. Event!
5. After the event, I'll contact you with the results and a tentative subtotal. I typically use SAL small packet service, which takes about 2 weeks to the US, and costs Y80+Y100/100g. If you want to use a different shipping service, just let me know.
6. Once I double check the order list and shipping estimate, I'll confirm the total with you. Please send the payment via PayPal in USD or JPY.
7. Order will be shipped that week (usually the day following payment, if there are no scheduling issues).

Note: Single item requests will be considered on a case by case basis, and are also subject to the minimum commission fee.

Fee breakdown (for this event only):
#Price of dj/goods
#Commission: Y500 per circle purchased from or 30%, whichever is greater. For figurines or large/awkward goods, there is an extra fee, to be discussed. Also, commercial booths and wall circles (popular ones, often with a long wait) will also incur an additional fee of Y500 per circle.
#S&H: Y200 + SAL small packet fees (under 2kgs)
####Payment through PayPal in USD at current exchange rate (or in JPY if you'd prefer) before shipping.

Please comment here, PM or email me with any questions or orders!

DEADLINE: 3/18, EST
CONTACT: feikoi at gmail dot com

(x-posted to LJ)
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I'll be attending this Bleach event in Tokyo on Sunday. Not sure how many on this list are interested in Bleach, but if anyone wants me to pick up doujinshi for them, I'm willing to offer my shopping services.

Please tell me your spending limit (including special 20% commission rate for this event, and shipping), and list the circles you want in order of priority as well as titles you DNW/already have. I can look for specific titles within those circles as well, but can't promise the availability. The pairing you are interested in would also come in handy. (I'll be hitting up all the RenIchi circles I can find for personal shopping, so I'm okay with looking for individual titles there :D)

Shipping by SAL to the US takes about two weeks and comes to about $1+$2/dj, depending on weight. Payment for order is through PayPal in USD.

Feel free to comment here or email me at feikoi at gmail dot com with any questions. I'll take orders through 2/12 11am EST (that's 1am Sunday morning). Event information can be found at http://bbb.moo.jp

Have a good weekend, everyone!
(x-posted to LJ and community doujin-market)
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I'm in Austria! Woot!

The past month has been pretty insane for me -- job hunting, going to interviews, getting a job (assuming I don't flub the Board of Education interview, eek), packing, moving, finishing up paperwork, doing cosplay work, and entertaining visitors to Tokyo... And add a bad case of cicada&stress-induced insomnia, and I've been completely out of it. I haven't been posting fic recs, I've barely been checking LJ and DW, and, well, yeah.

So, news! COMIKET 78 is right around the corner, and I'm in the process of acquiring the catalog now. I have requests for Saiyuki material as well as my normal hunt for Bleach doujinshi...

So! WHO WANTS STUFF? Give me a fandom and I'll try to search the catalog for it, or, even better, give me the artist you want me to look for! At Winter Comiket, I managed to get through a large section of western fandoms -- NCIS, Supernatural, Batman, Heroes, etc. -- cuz they were all grouped together, but this place is massive, so hopefully there will be more preplanning involved.

Also, I have some freebies from previous conventions that are up for grabs -- calendars for FFVII, mini-comics, etc. Just drop me a line if you want anything!

(I'm serious, dudes -- I have this thing where I love shopping, but sometimes I can't justify buying it all for myself, so I need to shop for other people. It's really no trouble.)
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As I sit here typing this entry, a cool breeze is blowing through my apartment -- rainy season here in Japan is to start next week or so. But that's not why I had an awesome day, though the not-sweltering weather probably contributed.

Today was Super Diner, a Supernatural-only fan event in Tokyo. Last week I had gone to a similarly advertised event, for Final Fantasy 7, which was a bit small and quiet (though had awesome cosplayers), so I wasn't expecting too much from this event.  I headed out a bit before noon, to arrive halfway through the event.

Which was AMAZING.

This event was definitely bigger than I had anticipated, though still Japanese-style and thus entirely composed of what we call Artist's Alley in American conventions I've been to. It was... probably comparable to the Artist's Alley at AWA, size-wise. Anyway. Walked in to this lovely sight: <a href="http://s271.photobucket.com/albums/jj136/feikoi/Japan/?action=view&current=CA3D0073.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj136/feikoi/Japan/th_CA3D0073.jpg" border="0" alt="10.6.13 SuperDiner" ></a>

And after getting my little wristband (one of those rubber ones: yay souvenir!), I wandered around a bit. I was kinda being my quiet awkward self as I often am in social situations like, well, happens a lot in Japan, with the language barrier. (I can speak some, I can understand more, but I get easily flustered.) Bought doujinshi -- like lots of it. Yeah.

And then I found someone who had the Supernatural prequel comics at her table. The official, English ones published by Wildstorm? Damn was that an icebreaker. So I stood there, reading all four issues she had, and another girl had come up and was reading them after I finished each one, lol. Apparently the woman had bought them through auctions, but she said that they have them on Amazon, too. So, yes, mental barrier broken!

I then proceeded to wander more, shop more, and chat more. Got a free poster from one artist after it had fallen and I picked it up for her, and commented it was cute. Got stopped by one seller who said she was going to Vancouver in August for a Supernatural convention there! She was really excited -- so would I. So cool! And she spoke a little English after my Japanese came out all broken (I always get tripped up by past time phrases -- I'm starting to hate answering "When did you come to Japan?"). And then I went to another table, and the artist's friend who was hanging out with her was pretty comfortable with attempting English, at least, and so we were chatting half English, half Japanese, about the show and fandom. (By the way, internet, what is this about Misha milk-drinking pictures being posted on Twitter? They couldn't remember the account name, but then they asked their neighbor who said (in good English!) that I could find it on the SuperWiki. When Twitter resumes service, I will be going through twitter.com/mishacollins) They had a lot of questions -- did guys like the show in America too, or was is mainly a girl fanbase? Was there western fanart/comics, or mainly fanfic? Like that. It was fun to talk about, though I'm definitely not fully in the fandom, so it was difficult to answer sometimes. Heck, I only watched the first three episodes yesterday!

And the next table I went to, another fan started chatting with me in very very good English. Turned out she went to university in England. (Crap, I can't remember her name! ;;) And yeah. So I had a lot of fun talking to people. Got a few free things when I commented on how cute they were -- it was the end of the day, and I wonder if part of it was because of being a token foreigner there. Some people wondered how I had heard about the event -- I think they were expecting "the Internet", but I never would have known this existed had I not picked up the event flyer back at December's Comiket.

Really happy I decided to go.

On my way back to the station, I passed the Edo Museum (but decided to save that for another time), and stopped for cheap kitsune soba. Mmm, kistune-style.... And then at the station, on a neighboring platform, there was a taiko drumming performance going on. I happened to be standing next to a few other foreigners, and the leader/teacher guy called us over from across the tracks. Eventually found where the entrance was, and went to watch. Apparently, they were from a taiko-drumming school, and half of them were Westerners! The teacher/leader dude was doing things at least mostly bilingually, and dude, it was so awesome, I want to do that too! So I think, if I remain in the Kanto area, I have a new hobby. <a href="http://s271.photobucket.com/albums/jj136/feikoi/Japan/?action=view&current=CA3D0074.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj136/feikoi/Japan/CA3D0074.jpg" border="0" alt="10.6.13 Taiko"></a>


So. Assuming you got this far...

I have to move soon, but I keep buying stuff. A LOT of fan stuff. I'm kinda a compulsive shopper at conventions. Now, I'm not looking to get rid of it all, but if anyone is interested in fan merchandise for Supernatural, Final Fantasy 7, Bleach, or other series... well. I'll probably be putting up a sales post sometime. (Mostly doujinshi, but also things like calendars and other random shit.)

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