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Yen depreciation makes this a 180 time to visit Japan

And buy a Grand Seiko in yen prices in Japan. Im booking tic...
clear concupiscible codepig
  11/24/22
It’ll probably recover then
Cream Adventurous Indirect Expression
  11/24/22
it's ridiculous cheap here. wait, shit, that sounds like a g...
orchid cracking milk
  11/24/22
PS5 is only 50,000k yen. This could be a shrewd Arbitrage op...
histrionic pervert chapel
  11/24/22
you'd have to schlep it back to the States.
orchid cracking milk
  11/24/22
It fits in a carry on
histrionic pervert chapel
  11/24/22
Man I had recently bought an SRPE93
Gaped set international law enforcement agency
  11/24/22
Is this true? It seems the Yen prices match the US equivalen...
orchid cracking milk
  11/24/22
Not in Japan they dont. Online yes.
clear concupiscible codepig
  11/24/22
ah makes sense. sigh, gotta get either a Grand Seiko or a Na...
orchid cracking milk
  11/25/22
Bro, Im totally gonna start collecting Namiki pens at some p...
clear concupiscible codepig
  11/25/22
you're absolutely right it seems. https://www.grand-seiko...
orchid cracking milk
  11/25/22
But I guess I have to pay VAT when coming back into the US, ...
orchid cracking milk
  11/25/22
lol just wear it and dont declare
irradiated brunch
  11/25/22
TCR and stick one on the wrist of your wife and each kid and...
clear concupiscible codepig
  11/25/22
Do I ditch the box? Internet says customs look out for this
orchid cracking milk
  11/26/22
if you want to be super cautious i guess but 95% of the time...
irradiated brunch
  11/26/22
how bad is the fine/how much trouble if caught? wanna see if...
orchid cracking milk
  11/26/22
idk you might get fined a few hundred bucks, depends if the ...
irradiated brunch
  11/26/22
(Curtis LeMay)
bateful main people
  11/25/22
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Curious smoky step-uncle's house
  11/26/22
sounds 180 to me. it would be fun to attend an NPB game imo
Heady Lodge
  11/25/22
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Cream Adventurous Indirect Expression
  11/25/22
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Heady Lodge
  11/26/22
i wonder if shit actually feels that cheaper there, dont the...
wild electric hospital
  11/25/22
Nipponese domestic buying power if down full 50% and they ar...
clear concupiscible codepig
  11/25/22
u shld be able to easily find stats abt avg hotel or airbnb ...
wild electric hospital
  11/25/22
You can probably negotiate down a US dealer to that price an...
Lavender new version
  11/25/22
Im assuming you can negotiate down the yen price too but the...
clear concupiscible codepig
  11/25/22
LMAO at a Hublot even at 50% off
Vigorous filthy digit ratio
  11/25/22
Konichiwa. Price lower. Price lower. Me Jew. Me Jew.
Lavender new version
  11/25/22
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Sooty Son Of Senegal
  11/26/22
I was just there. Food is insanely cheap (πyou can get M...
Seedy talented hell
  11/26/22
I bought Aleste for Game Gear off ebay japan
pea-brained insecure legal warrant
  11/26/22


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Date: November 24th, 2022 9:32 AM
Author: clear concupiscible codepig

And buy a Grand Seiko in yen prices in Japan. Im booking tickets for April today. Gonna see the sakura bloom and shit.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45539031)



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Date: November 24th, 2022 9:33 AM
Author: Cream Adventurous Indirect Expression

It’ll probably recover then

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45539035)



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Date: November 24th, 2022 9:35 AM
Author: orchid cracking milk

it's ridiculous cheap here. wait, shit, that sounds like a great idea. what's a good entry Grand Seiko?

i looked at some high end magic cards today, but they seem to be following the US price.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45539039)



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Date: November 24th, 2022 9:38 AM
Author: histrionic pervert chapel

PS5 is only 50,000k yen. This could be a shrewd Arbitrage opportunity imo

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45539042)



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Date: November 24th, 2022 9:45 AM
Author: orchid cracking milk

you'd have to schlep it back to the States.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45539064)



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Date: November 24th, 2022 10:19 AM
Author: histrionic pervert chapel

It fits in a carry on

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45539186)



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Date: November 24th, 2022 10:24 AM
Author: Gaped set international law enforcement agency

Man I had recently bought an SRPE93

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45539204)



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Date: November 24th, 2022 6:31 PM
Author: orchid cracking milk

Is this true? It seems the Yen prices match the US equivalent.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45540681)



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Date: November 24th, 2022 6:46 PM
Author: clear concupiscible codepig

Not in Japan they dont. Online yes.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45540716)



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Date: November 25th, 2022 7:02 AM
Author: orchid cracking milk

ah makes sense. sigh, gotta get either a Grand Seiko or a Namiki Emperor or Sailor King of Pen.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45542326)



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Date: November 25th, 2022 10:25 AM
Author: clear concupiscible codepig

Bro, Im totally gonna start collecting Namiki pens at some point but the truff is my day-to-day pen is a cheapo $150 Pilot Vanishing Point and I really dont need anything better....



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45542706)



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Date: November 25th, 2022 7:40 AM
Author: orchid cracking milk

you're absolutely right it seems.

https://www.grand-seiko.com/us-en/collections/sbga211g

https://www.grand-seiko.com/jp-ja/collections/sbga211

$6200 USD vs 737,000 yen = $5,300

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45542361)



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Date: November 25th, 2022 8:06 AM
Author: orchid cracking milk

But I guess I have to pay VAT when coming back into the US, so savings are less good...

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45542383)



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Date: November 25th, 2022 8:36 AM
Author: irradiated brunch

lol just wear it and dont declare

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45542409)



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Date: November 25th, 2022 10:21 AM
Author: clear concupiscible codepig

TCR and stick one on the wrist of your wife and each kid and the trip pays for itself.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45542686)



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Date: November 26th, 2022 12:41 AM
Author: orchid cracking milk

Do I ditch the box? Internet says customs look out for this

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45545445)



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Date: November 26th, 2022 6:15 PM
Author: irradiated brunch

if you want to be super cautious i guess but 95% of the time they arent gonna even look

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45547971)



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Date: November 26th, 2022 6:56 PM
Author: orchid cracking milk

how bad is the fine/how much trouble if caught? wanna see if it's worth the risk

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45548097)



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Date: November 26th, 2022 7:15 PM
Author: irradiated brunch

idk you might get fined a few hundred bucks, depends if the customs officer thinks you were oblivious or were deliberately trying to avoid the duty

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45548153)



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Date: November 25th, 2022 7:06 AM
Author: bateful main people

(Curtis LeMay)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45542331)



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Date: November 26th, 2022 6:57 PM
Author: Curious smoky step-uncle's house



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45548102)



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Date: November 25th, 2022 8:50 AM
Author: Heady Lodge

sounds 180 to me. it would be fun to attend an NPB game imo

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45542418)



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Date: November 25th, 2022 10:08 AM
Author: Cream Adventurous Indirect Expression



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45542633)



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Date: November 26th, 2022 11:15 AM
Author: Heady Lodge



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45546307)



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Date: November 25th, 2022 8:51 AM
Author: wild electric hospital

i wonder if shit actually feels that cheaper there, dont they import 100% of their energy and shit

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45542420)



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Date: November 25th, 2022 10:23 AM
Author: clear concupiscible codepig

Nipponese domestic buying power if down full 50% and they are having a political meltdown over there because of it. Its very quickly devolving into a second world country and not in the way we joke about the US becoming but 100% for real. Just heating their shit homes is costing the average Nipp 12% of their yearly income.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45542695)



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Date: November 25th, 2022 10:47 AM
Author: wild electric hospital

u shld be able to easily find stats abt avg hotel or airbnb or domestic flight/train price versus 2021 or 2019

that wld be interesting for tourism purposes

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45542831)



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Date: November 25th, 2022 10:23 AM
Author: Lavender new version

You can probably negotiate down a US dealer to that price anyway because GS falls like a rock

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45542697)



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Date: November 25th, 2022 10:30 AM
Author: clear concupiscible codepig

Im assuming you can negotiate down the yen price too but the truff of it is they wont negotiate down the price of hot models like the Snowflake -- only random SBG codes nobody wants to begin with. Core models in the collection arent going to see 20% discounts. This is also true of every single brand that isnt Rolex or Tudor. Omega will come down 20% on random Aquaterras or Seamaster 300s too. With Panerai or Hublot in this market you can pay 50% of retail all the live long day -- but again -- only for none core models you probably dont want anyway.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45542735)



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Date: November 25th, 2022 10:31 AM
Author: Vigorous filthy digit ratio

LMAO at a Hublot even at 50% off

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45542742)



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Date: November 25th, 2022 10:37 AM
Author: Lavender new version

Konichiwa. Price lower. Price lower. Me Jew. Me Jew.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45542769)



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Date: November 26th, 2022 4:04 AM
Author: Sooty Son Of Senegal



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45545719)



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Date: November 26th, 2022 6:18 PM
Author: Seedy talented hell

I was just there. Food is insanely cheap (πyou can get Michelin star food for $70 usd). Most international products are priced pretty equivalently. Japan is a super nice country (its cities are way nicer than the US and so is the food and the people).

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45547981)



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Date: November 26th, 2022 7:15 PM
Author: pea-brained insecure legal warrant

I bought Aleste for Game Gear off ebay japan

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5241286&forum_id=2#45548156)