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ptolemy
05-14-2013, 06:15 PM
This is pretty good since International s/h can often be $50

Promo can be found here (http://global.rakuten.com/en/event/freeshipping/?scid=rgm_1186?adid=18094&)

I never shopped there but would be interested in getting a knife or a stone if there are some very very good deals available...

berko
05-14-2013, 06:51 PM
ive been surfing there for the last 2 hours, and there are definitely some very very good deals avialable.

ptolemy
05-14-2013, 06:59 PM
ive been surfing there for the last 2 hours, and there are definitely some very very good deals avialable.

can to recommend a few things? I don't know much about quality knives:(. I am looking to get a paring knive and/or utility knife

labor of love
05-14-2013, 07:28 PM
How do you find anything on that website? The search button doesn't do much good for me. I have to scroll through 20 pages every time I'm looking for anything.

Mike9
05-14-2013, 07:29 PM
And here I thought Rachel Ray's "Furi" (or is it furry?) was bad - but what the heck is this??

http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/eagleeyeshopping/cabinet/ab1-24/ab1-5513i.jpg

And this - "Lesbian Leh cheese knife"
http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/yorozuya-kura/cabinet/kitchen/rosle-12724.jpg?_ex=350x350

Gotta love the translations

jimbob
05-14-2013, 07:41 PM
Ordered a doi made Kama usuba at the start of the week so miss out on free shipping:( still it was only 20 bucks. $330 delivered and I have seen same knife in aus going for over double that.

Von blewitt
05-14-2013, 07:42 PM
Ordered a doi made Kama usuba at the start of the week so miss out on free shipping:( still it was only 20 bucks. $330 delivered and I have seen same knife in aus going for over double that.

Doi? Nice

jimbob
05-14-2013, 07:48 PM
As far as I can tell...195mm Aoinokou (bad spelling) ebony handle Sakai Takayuki. It's listed on Takayuki website as well. From a shop called yamakawa, which is where Len chu got his I think.

schanop
05-14-2013, 07:53 PM
Not all shops participate int his promo. Yamakawa is not in for this free shipping, so don't sweat.

Am getting two Asahi cutting boards to upgrading my fish station at home.

MowgFace
05-14-2013, 07:54 PM
How do you find anything on that website? The search button doesn't do much good for me. I have to scroll through 20 pages every time I'm looking for anything.

The only thing I have figured out is numbers e.g. "240" or "270" filters pretty well. Dont know how much im filtering out, but that plus strict price ranges is what i do.

berko
05-14-2013, 08:19 PM
well i couldnt really figure out which shops participating and which not. there is a list on which each shop should be listed, but when browsing other shops it keeps saying "free shipping"... i dont get it. best deals so far seem to be misono ux 10s and shapton stones.

ptolemy
05-14-2013, 08:31 PM
well i couldnt really figure out which shops participating and which not. there is a list on which each shop should be listed, but when browsing other shops it keeps saying "free shipping"... i dont get it. best deals so far seem to be misono ux 10s and shapton stones.


you can search in #2 also look for fs2gm in title to make sure it has free s/h

i have this in cart but can't be sure if it's worth it or not

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/sugiyama/item/10001068/#googtrans/ja/en
http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/sugiyama/item/560089/#googtrans/ja/en

berko
05-14-2013, 08:32 PM
compare it to jck prices.

Anton
05-14-2013, 08:40 PM
needle in a haystack.. !

The good stuff doesn't have the promo..

berko
05-14-2013, 08:51 PM
http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/chubonoie/item/tkgca13-3-0198-2703/#googtrans/ja/en

is this a tojiro 240 western deba? f-815 seems to be it. good deal if so. i guess ill take it.

ptolemy
05-14-2013, 09:04 PM
http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/chubonoie/item/tkgca13-3-0198-2703/#googtrans/ja/en

is this a tojiro 240 western deba? f-815 seems to be it. good deal if so. i guess ill take it.
it sayus 24m, so I assume it;'s a gyuto since deba's are much smaller.. like 16.5cm but it's a guess.

ptolemy
05-14-2013, 09:05 PM
compare it to jck prices.
yup, checked there, these about $10-15 less + free shipping.

berko
05-14-2013, 09:09 PM
so, how can i be sure that ill get my items. theres no feedback section for the sellers, at least i cant find em...

mr drinky
05-14-2013, 09:10 PM
How do you find anything on that website? The search button doesn't do much good for me. I have to scroll through 20 pages every time I'm looking for anything.

Searching on Rakuten is infuriating. I used to search using Japanese words, and that worked better but since I don't know Japanese, it took some trial and error to figure out. But now they bought up buy.com, so I wonder how things are going to develop with the site.

k.

berko
05-14-2013, 09:14 PM
the deals i have in my cart seem to good to be true, i dont trust this.

xuz
05-14-2013, 09:18 PM
the deals i have in my cart seem to good to be true, i dont trust this.

berko, I'm also looking to spend some dollars to help out the Japanese economy.
Show me what you have in your cart!

berko
05-14-2013, 09:28 PM
5 shapton pro stones, although i already own em all, 1 tojiro dp 240 deba, 1 tojiro 240 gyuto, 1 tojiro 150 honesuki.

berko
05-14-2013, 09:47 PM
well, i just noticed that the package would be to heavy to be free shipping.

xuz
05-14-2013, 09:52 PM
well, i just noticed that the package would be to heavy to be free shipping.

That's too bad, what's the limit.

By the way, I've been looking at some of their Shapton ceramics (30k for instance) and I'm not convinced that the prices are that much better?

ptolemy
05-14-2013, 09:59 PM
also, be careful: it has to be from 1 shop owner, otherwise they won't combine items across?

Not all prices are great but some are very good. I am still not sure what knife to get, I wanted a petty and parking but besides those two, I am not sure what's out there.

berko
05-14-2013, 10:13 PM
well im in germany. usually a shapton pro 1k goes for 51 with shipping best price. on rakuten i get it for 27 , with customs, shipping free. to me thats a good deal.

xuz
05-14-2013, 10:30 PM
well im in germany. usually a shapton pro 1k goes for 51 with shipping best price. on rakuten i get it for 27 , with customs, shipping free. to me thats a good deal.

Indeed! 27 Euros for any really good 1k is pretty amazing. I think I spent close to 100 dollars shipped on most of my 1k's. I'm tempted now.

cclin
05-14-2013, 11:27 PM
yup, checked there, these about $10-15 less + free shipping.
just friendly reminder, Rakuten state they aren't responsible for damage/defective/lost in shipping for over-sea order item!! if transaction went smooth...congrasulation, you got good deal!! if not, you have to eat all lost cost....on the other hand, Koki(JCK) will refund/exchange if you are not satisfy the item you order!! for just $17~$22 saving.... I'll choice JCK:2cents:

labor of love
05-14-2013, 11:50 PM
they have suisin inox honyaki gyutos, sugimoto #6 cleavers, and a few masamoto lines all priced pretty low...havent been able to find a misono swed in a 270 length yet...lots of cools looking knives ive never heard of too. I dont know. id rather support a vendor. someone who has your back incase of problems.

xuz
05-15-2013, 12:18 AM
Misono Swed 270

Search with:
スウェ-デン ミソノ 27

There should be a bunch in the $220 range.
Not sure if that's a good deal though.

labor of love
05-15-2013, 12:29 AM
nope. cheaper at jck.

Dave Martell
05-15-2013, 12:40 AM
My favorite knifemakers are on there. Overgrinds R Us (http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/moritakahamono/#googtrans/ja/en)

vinster
05-15-2013, 12:48 AM
HEre's a cheaper one, but probably not cheap enough after shipping...

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/jumi/item/801902/?s-id=borderless_browsehist_en#googtrans/ja/enb

xuz
05-15-2013, 01:07 AM
My favorite knifemakers are on there. Overgrinds R Us (http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/moritakahamono/#googtrans/ja/en)

Never used a Moritaka before. Seeing the word "favorite", I almost commited to a purchase, but I'm thinking it's the opposite and they suffer from poor grind issues?

vinster
05-15-2013, 01:21 AM
Or one more (with free ship, but no dragon):

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/sugiyama/item/744895/#googtrans/ja/en

(sorry, couldn't figure out how to edit.)


HEre's a cheaper one, but probably not cheap enough after shipping...

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/jumi/item/801902/?s-id=borderless_browsehist_en#googtrans/ja/enb

mhelminski
05-15-2013, 01:25 AM
id rather support a vendor. someone who has your back incase of problems.

Yeah, I've used Rakuten a fair amount here in Japan, but U.S. buyers are probably better off with American vendors in most cases.

I do see some of Sakai Yusuke's stuff qualifies, but not their gyuto or petty knives.

jimbob
05-15-2013, 04:24 AM
If jck had what i was looking for, i would use them. Peace of mind, good qc, cheap shipping, friendly helpful service, and non gibberish website more than make up for any price difference, which is minimal from what ive seen.

Patatas Bravas
05-15-2013, 06:19 AM
The shipping offer is nice, if you're buying from abroad and considering the convenience of the Ratuken site (that is, if you can find your way around on it). Not to burst the bubble, but if are able to contact the sellers directly I think they would normally give you free shipping anyway. A standard offer for sizable purchases. ;) Actually, they would be happy to, as I think they'd make more money from a direct sale than through Ratuken.

Lefty
05-15-2013, 09:26 AM
Labor of love, I think this might be what you're looking for. I'm not sure of shipping, but the price is right.

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/sugiyama/item/744889/#googtrans/ja/en

bikehunter
05-15-2013, 10:10 AM
If jck had what i was looking for, i would use them. Peace of mind, good qc, cheap shipping, friendly helpful service, and non gibberish website more than make up for any price difference, which is minimal from what ive seen.

+1 I'd rather buy without confusion, and have complete faith in a proven vendor, than save a few bucks....but that's just me.

labor of love
05-15-2013, 01:09 PM
Labor of love, I think this might be what you're looking for. I'm not sure of shipping, but the price is right.

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/sugiyama/item/744889/#googtrans/ja/en

Case in point, I'm not even sure what knife exactly I would be buying from that page. In the photo it appears to be a misono swed with only 2 rivets, and no dragon(which is fine with me for that price) but the description makes it sound like a misono moly. Can't trust it.

ptolemy
05-15-2013, 05:30 PM
I found some great prices on misono ux10 with free shipping

http://global.rakuten.com/en/search?k=ux10&pf=&pt=&tl=0&sm=0&vm=2&sid=kwtdi#googtrans/ja/en

berko
05-15-2013, 05:44 PM
has anyone bought anything yet? i wonder if the transaction will be processed fast enough to get the free shipping...

ptolemy
05-15-2013, 05:49 PM
has anyone bought anything yet? i wonder if the transaction will be processed fast enough to get the free shipping...
It should be since it's time of ordering...

berko
05-15-2013, 05:56 PM
did you buy anything ptolemy?

vinster
05-15-2013, 06:48 PM
I bought a UX10 Suji before the FS promo. Got the knife in about a week. Payment processing was a little odd with this particular seller. Rakuten took my CC info then passed it along to the merchant, who then processed it. I don't know what system they have in place to pass CC info, but i'm a little nervous that they were doing it insecurely. I'm not sure if that's the case with all merchants. The transaction took 2 days to process because they ran the card while I was sleeping, then my CC company called me to ask about a "fraudulent" charge, then I had to call to straighten things out and alert the merchant.


I found some great prices on misono ux10 with free shipping

http://global.rakuten.com/en/search?k=ux10&pf=&pt=&tl=0&sm=0&vm=2&sid=kwtdi#googtrans/ja/en

ptolemy
05-15-2013, 07:03 PM
did you buy anything ptolemy?

I tried but can't seem to get through checkout. It asks for my Japanese address? Weird :(

cclin
05-15-2013, 07:25 PM
I tried but can't seem to get through checkout. It asks for my Japanese address? Weird :(

that happen when seller/store doesn't shipping the items international!! lots good stuff only sale in Japan Rakuten not in global Rakuten.....

ptolemy
05-15-2013, 07:35 PM
that happen when seller/store doesn't shipping the items international!! lots good stuff only sale in Japan Rakuten not in global Rakuten.....

that makes sense. thanks!

Patatas Bravas
05-16-2013, 01:00 AM
sorry - delete

Von blewitt
05-16-2013, 01:30 AM
Not all shops participate int his promo. Yamakawa is not in for this free shipping, so don't sweat.

Am getting two Asahi cutting boards to upgrading my fish station at home.

I can only find those asahi boards in smallish sizes( 40cm /25cm), any idea if there are larger ones available with free shipping?

schanop
05-16-2013, 01:47 AM
Hi Huw,

Ones with free shipping is on smallish side, but it is not totally free either. Ones I put an order for (still processing after 36 hours) are 45*25 and weight 2.2 kg each for about 6000 jpy each, so 4.4 kg shipping is already a bit more than 5000 jpy.

In any case, if you want to check for larger boards, have a look at this seller:

http://global.rakuten.com/en/search?k=&tl=301501&sid=hanamaru-sealer#googtrans/ja/en

Von blewitt
05-16-2013, 01:52 AM
Thanks Chanop

ptolemy
05-16-2013, 03:26 AM
Has someone been able to checkout with new account and knife in cart? It keeps asking for address here.

berko
05-31-2013, 03:53 AM
my orders have arrived. best deals were a tojiro dp 240 deba for 130$ and 2 shapton pros 1000 and 1 shapton pro 2000 for 135$, including customs and shipping. pretty happy with rakuten.

gentlecook
05-31-2013, 07:48 AM
my orders have arrived. best deals were a tojiro dp 240 deba for 130$ and 2 shapton pros 1000 and 1 shapton pro 2000 for 135$, including customs and shipping. pretty happy with rakuten.

congrats!!

what are the conditions for free shipping ?

labor of love
06-19-2013, 01:27 PM
has anybody here tried to order one of the yoshikanes SKD gyutos off of rakuten? the price is really really good.

labor of love
06-19-2013, 03:58 PM
http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/yminfo/item/10004545/?s-id=borderless_browsehist_02_en

peterm
06-21-2013, 04:17 PM
That does look good - thanks for pointing it out! I haven't ordered one, but I'm very tempted to.