Mandarake, what do you think?

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Re: Mandarake, what do you think?

Postby yumgry » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:16 pm

I haven't bought there before, but if I find a shinki I want there I definitely will. Also, they have so much pretty cure stuff... :headbang:
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Re: Mandarake, what do you think?

Postby Sonja » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:33 pm

I've bought opened items off them before and they were still pristine. They're not like amiami who only gives you an a/b/c rating on the item quality, rather Mandarake tries to give full disclosure. :)
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Re: Mandarake, what do you think?

Postby atl_grunge » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:00 am

I've recently purchased an strarf mk II konami style shinki with the status "box damaged/opened/access code not used". Let's see in a few weeks. :strarf:
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Re: Mandarake, what do you think?

Postby Xehn » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:41 am

... 'access code not used'? there were mk2s with access codes? >_>;a
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Re: Mandarake, what do you think?

Postby yumgry » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:13 am

Sonja wrote:I've bought opened items off them before and they were still pristine. They're not like amiami who only gives you an a/b/c rating on the item quality, rather Mandarake tries to give full disclosure. :)


Huh. I've just been looking on AmiAmi and all of the Shinki's are sold out. (Although they are cheap XD) Is this like a fault on their website? Because you guys seem to be able to buy them from there... :question:
Also on Mandarake do the sellers decide the shipping cost, and if so is it included in the cost shown?
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Re: Mandarake, what do you think?

Postby atl_grunge » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:48 am

Xehn wrote:... 'access code not used'? there were mk2s with access codes? >_>;a

I was wrong, really is "without acces code". check it out:
http://ekizo.mandarake.co.jp/shop/en/item_s-452284.html
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Re: Mandarake, what do you think?

Postby Xehn » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:09 pm

regardless I've seen them put 'access code not used' on things that definitely didn't come with them. I find it amusing.
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Re: Mandarake, what do you think?

Postby Raiski » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:13 pm

yumgry wrote:
Sonja wrote:I've bought opened items off them before and they were still pristine. They're not like amiami who only gives you an a/b/c rating on the item quality, rather Mandarake tries to give full disclosure. :)


Huh. I've just been looking on AmiAmi and all of the Shinki's are sold out. (Although they are cheap XD) Is this like a fault on their website? Because you guys seem to be able to buy them from there... :question:
Also on Mandarake do the sellers decide the shipping cost, and if so is it included in the cost shown?


They mean AmiAmi's preowned section's rating system. There's some used shinkis for sale there, but I wouldn't call them "cheap". >.> As for your other question, yes they mark the shipping price on the package, but you can ask them to declare a lower price for the items you've bought. Just write on the comment section something like "please declare the combined value of these items to be 1500 yen". That's what I do to avoid custom fees. :)

I've had nothing but good experiences with Mandarake, and I've bought items from them more time than I can remember. But just remember that they aren't flexible with payments, and won't usually allow cancellations. If you're a troublesome customer to them, they won't hesitate to ban you.
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Re: Mandarake, what do you think?

Postby yumgry » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:43 am

Raiski wrote:
yumgry wrote:
Sonja wrote:I've bought opened items off them before and they were still pristine. They're not like amiami who only gives you an a/b/c rating on the item quality, rather Mandarake tries to give full disclosure. :)


Huh. I've just been looking on AmiAmi and all of the Shinki's are sold out. (Although they are cheap XD) Is this like a fault on their website? Because you guys seem to be able to buy them from there... :question:
Also on Mandarake do the sellers decide the shipping cost, and if so is it included in the cost shown?


They mean AmiAmi's preowned section's rating system. There's some used shinkis for sale there, but I wouldn't call them "cheap". >.> As for your other question, yes they mark the shipping price on the package, but you can ask them to declare a lower price for the items you've bought. Just write on the comment section something like "please declare the combined value of these items to be 1500 yen". That's what I do to avoid custom fees. :)

I've had nothing but good experiences with Mandarake, and I've bought items from them more time than I can remember. But just remember that they aren't flexible with payments, and won't usually allow cancellations. If you're a troublesome customer to them, they won't hesitate to ban you.


Well, thanks for the explanation :)
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Re: Mandarake, what do you think?

Postby Lock Cade » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:48 am

My best friend and I have ordered Shinkis off of Mandarake before. Not a really bad place to get Shinkis for fairly reasonable prices.

I did get a couple of Shinki that were so floppy that their parts easily fall off. First off my Strarf Mk2; her legs are so wobbly, I can't get her to stand properly. Then, Arnval Tempesta Mk2; she is so floppy, she can't stand properly and I put on her long hair piece, and that falls off quite a lot. But... that's the price one pays for buying secondhand Shinkis. So regardless of that, I've been pleased with Mandarake and will continue to buy from them.
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