Where do you buy Import Games

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Where do you buy import games ?

  1. YesAsia.com

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  2. Play-Asia.com

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  3. Renchi.com

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  4. Amazon(.co.jp or .com)

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May 20, 2008
  1. JPdensetsu
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    i will buy a Japanese import game, but which site is the best to buy?
     
  2. tomqman

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    i used to use playasia but ive got charged import tax last time so im shopping around for othersites.
    also a lot of sites wont sell sony products to the uk [​IMG]
     
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    I've ordered from Yesasia, Play-asia and Amazon.co.jp but not Renchi.
    I have it shipped to HK so it's pretty cheap then I have it sent from HK to here while avoiding tax/duty/etc.
     
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    Have you heard of lik-sang?
     
  5. ScuberSteve

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    I lol'd.

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    YesAsia and Play-Asia are very badass.
     
  6. xJonny

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    Anyway, my comment on this topic is that I don't import games (regardless of from asia)
     
  7. jalaneme

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    YesAsia.com are import tax friendly although they don't like to ship sony stuff to the UK though.
     
  8. Bob Evil

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    But Renchi do, and they are just as tax friendly [​IMG]

    Plus Play-Asia ship PSP & PS2 stuff to the UK, just not PS3 stuff, right now ...
     
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    I buy all my imports from videogamesplus.ca (it's not on the list but highly recommended)

    Cheap and reliable, accept Paypal and various other payment methods.

    They've shipped everything I ordered to the UK in less than 5 days.
    Worth looking into when you have the chance
     
  10. jalaneme

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    yeah that's what website i use, they are completely import tax free, only problem is they charge in dollars so when i buy stuff from them i get charged a fee for currency conversion, they are good overall though and their shipping is fast too.
     
  11. Bob Evil

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    Renchi have a drop box, in the payment screen, for selecting the invoice listed price ... the box shows percentage ... so what are you on about?
     
  12. jalaneme

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    i'm just saying what they said to me, i personally won't take the risk, especially for hardware that's costs a lot, also when i used their website i'm sure there wasn't a invoice box there to choose what price you want shown.
     
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    I've used Play-Asia for many of my foreign DS/PSP/PS3 games.
    (I really want Taiko and Bemani for PS2 and a couple games for 360 but curse the region lock)
    Some games were cheaper on yesasia so I've bought a DS game from yesasia once, but usually I find play-asia cheaper.

    Mainly because I'd rather pay taxes than having to deal with my lost $150 shipment when its value was declared $20.
     
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    Playasia, renchi and eBay
     

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