Surugaya International Shipping (suruga-ya.jp)
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Surugaya Specialty Store
Surugaya is both an online and retail store in Japan. They sell many new & second-hand items for a reasonable price. Nothing cutting edge about the website and you might be thinking are they a legitimate site to purchase? The answer is yes, as we have ordered many items for our international customers. Looking for Naruto or Gundam items on a budget? You just might be able to find rare items for cheap and might go on a buying binge. Be careful! 🙂
To browse the Suruga-ya.jp website in English or any other language, using Google Chrome browser is highly recommended. If you prefer not to download Google Chrome browser, you can click on the image below to access the site in English from using any web browser.
How to Search for Products
Tempted to search using English? While it is possible, you’ll get better results in Japanese. Take Naruto for example. By performing the search in English, it returned 5,395 results are shown at the time of this blog post.
That is a lot of stuff but let’s perform the same search in Japanese ナルト. This time it returned 11,548 items!!! More than double when compared to the search result in English. Not that you have time to look at everything, but it definitely helps to search in Japanese.
Don’t know the word in Japanese? Please leave us a comment below this blog post and we’ll be happy to assist.
Conditions of the Second-Hand (Used) Items
Here are some of the used Gundam models purchased from Surugaya. Most of the used items they sell are in a range of fair to great condition. You might hesitate to purchase since they don’t show any photos of the actual item other than just saying Used. Rest assured that if the item is severely damaged and unusable, they won’t be selling it.
Domestic Shipping Cost
At the time of this blog post, Surugaya offers free shipping if the total is over 1,500 yen (about $15.00 USD). Even if the total is under 1,500 yen, shipping is reasonable. One important point to note here is that Surugaya takes about 1 to 2 weeks before they ship the items. The reason? They have items in different store locations and they have to first gather all the items first prior to the shipment.
International Shipping Cost from Japan
Some countries, a tariff or tax imposed on goods shipped overseas. To find out if you have to pay, please use Google search engine to find out.
Other Online Shops to Consider
Otamart (Peer-to-Peer Marketplace)
Similar to eBay, they have a lot of anime related goods sold by individuals. Brand new and used items for sale. To learn more about Otamart Japan, read our How to Buy from Otamart guide below.How to Buy from Otamart Japan