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Old 01-26-2007, 02:54 AM   #1
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Buying reader from japan

Hi all,
I've been following this forum for a while and decided I'd like to get my hands on a reader. No ironically enough the reader is not available here in Japan and it doesn't seem like it will be for some time. So I was looking for recommendations on vendors who would ship out here. The most likely candidate I've found so far is :
http://www.bhphotovideo.com
but they won't ship outside the US if your billing address doesn't match the delivery address ( I have an Australian credit card but live in Japan ). Can anyone recommend a good alternative ?
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:02 AM   #2
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I'd recommend having it shipped to a family member in the US and they can flat-rate it to you vis USPS. Of course this will only work if you have an APO/FPO address ($ony, in their infinite wisdom, does not regard these types of addresses as legit US addresses even though it's a California zip code). Seems the other methods are pretty darn expensive to ship here and the odds of you finding the first-gen of this device; i.e., the Librie, are slim to none. Believe me, I was looking for it for the past 4 months w/o success even in downtown Tokyo. Good luck!
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Old 01-26-2007, 08:10 PM   #3
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I bought Reader from http://www.bhphotovideo.com using Japanese credit card. You just need to fax them a copy of both sides of your credit card.They delivered reader to Yokohama in 4 days.
By the way, I called an Overseas department of Sony Support Center in Japan and they even do not know the name of this device.
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Old 01-27-2007, 11:39 AM   #4
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I'd recommend having it shipped to a family member in the US and they can flat-rate it to you vis USPS. Of course this will only work if you have an APO/FPO address ($ony, in their infinite wisdom, does not regard these types of addresses as legit US addresses even though it's a California zip code). Seems the other methods are pretty darn expensive to ship here and the odds of you finding the first-gen of this device; i.e., the Librie, are slim to none. Believe me, I was looking for it for the past 4 months w/o success even in downtown Tokyo. Good luck!
I like your designation of $ony! It's philosophically correct!
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:23 AM   #5
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It is the most ridiculous things I have heard so far. Sony gadget is NOT available in Japan! Where our words is going?
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