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CheapyD's Japan Deals Bragging Thread


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17467 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2006 - 03:50 PM

For those who care, I figured I'd keep a running list of my game-related deals thus far in Japan.
I will only list items that I consider deals (no full price items).

Purchased
:360:
King Kong $17 - ¥1980 used/mint
NFS: Most Wanted $25 - ¥2980 used/mint
Memory Card $12 - ¥1480 new
Rechargable Battery Pack ¥480 new

:gc:
Super Mario Strikers - ¥1980 used/mint


:ds:
Daigasso! Band Brothers $13 - ¥1500 used/complete
Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! $25 - ¥3000 used/mint

:psp:
Katamari PSP Case - Free! new

:gba:
Kid Icarus (English title) $9 - ¥980 used/mint




#2 ananag112   CAGS FOR COCO! CAGiversary!   4294 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2006 - 04:07 PM

Which Katamari case is it CheapyD? Is it the same one that EBgames and GameStop gave out for preorders here in the US?

Also, good job picking up Xbox 360 games for so cheap. It would probably be cheaper for US 360 owners to just import games.
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#3 botticus   GHM4Life CAGiversary!   16519 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2006 - 04:31 PM

Wow, how much would it cost you to ship me a Daigasso and Ouenden? (this is both a curious request for an estimate and a half-hearted request for you to buy me some if it's well below a $40-$50 total I would pay one of the import stores ;))

#4 Scorch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   37483 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2006 - 04:33 PM

$17 for King Kong? Wow! I want one.

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#5 2Fast   S2000 CAGiversary!   4847 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2006 - 04:43 PM

CML for Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

#6 Visc   That Weird Guy CAGiversary!   2555 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2006 - 04:57 PM

Will you buy me some Tonkatsu sauce? :-P

#7 gaelan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3138 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2006 - 05:00 PM

let the import begging begin


#8 buya89   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   131 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2006 - 05:09 PM

Do japanese games work on American xbox360? and do mem cards?

#9 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17467 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2006 - 05:14 PM

Wow, how much would it cost you to ship me a Daigasso and Ouenden? (this is both a curious request for an estimate and a half-hearted request for you to buy me some if it's well below a $40-$50 total I would pay one of the import stores ;))


Most of these deals are not easily duplicated (only 1 or 2 in-stock)...that Daigasso deal was 2x as cheap as ive seen it anywhere else.
Regardless, I'm really not too interested in opening a mail-order business at this time, but I don't blame you for asking ;)

Do japanese games work on American xbox360? and do mem cards?

Accessories...yes. Games...no. Some Asian Region games do though... http://www.play-asia...uide-49-en.html

#10 SteveMcQ   I love Panda! CAGiversary!   7942 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2006 - 05:30 PM

Damn, I want a memory card. I'll be flying into Nagoya...wanna take that drive/bike down from Tokyo and hand it to me at the airport?

Cheapy's up late. Nice deals.

#11 asianxcore   ...to the moon CAGiversary!   6077 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2006 - 06:09 PM

awesome deal on Daigasso :)

#12 Yusuke-Urameshi-   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   645 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 09:46 PM

If you're opening a mail-order business, even against your will, how much would it cost to send one of those cool-looking Final Fantasy "energy drinks" ti the US, Ohio?
And, nice deals on those Xbox360 games, guess the Japanese really do hate MS
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#13 Gameboy415   16-bits of awesome CAGiversary!   3400 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2006 - 10:11 PM

Damn, I want a memory card. I'll be flying into Nagoya...wanna take that drive/bike down from Tokyo and hand it to me at the airport?

Cheapy's up late. Nice deals.


Drive/bike "down" from Tokyo? :shock:

Nagoya - Tokyo takes 2-3 HOURS by BULLET TRAIN (Shinkansen).
I couldn't fathom how long it would take by BIKE.... :lol:

Anywho, if you make it over to the main Nagoya station, go to the JR side and look for Sofmap. They have some great deals on used and new games and a pretty huge selection. Also, Bic Camera is right across the street for all your new releases.

My deals in Japan (sorry Cheapy, I HAD TO! ;) ):

PS2 - Guilty Gear X Plus DX pack (includes light up statue, keychain, metal necklace and OVA DVD, USED & COMPLETE) - 1450 yen (~$12)
PS2 - Namco X Capcom (USED, complete) - 2500 yen (~$22)
PS2 - Garou: Mark of the Wolves LE box set (NEW) - 4400 yen (~$42)
DC - SEGAGAGA LE Box set (only available from SEGA Direct, USED & COMPLETE) - 8500 yen (~$83)
DS - Children of Mana (NEW) - 2600 yen (~$24)(this is just DAYS before the Play-Asia sale)
DS - Puzzle Bobble DS (NEW) - 2000 yen (~$28)
DS - Ouendan (USED, complete) - 2400 yen (~$22)
PS1 - Tobal 2 (USED, complete minus spine card)- 680 yen (~$5!!) :shock:
PS1 - Rival Schools 2 (NEW) - 1450 yen (~$12)
PS1 - Parodius (USED, complete) - 4400 yen (~$42)
PS1 - SEXY Parodius (USED, minus spine card) - 4400 yen (~$42)
N64 - Sin & Punishment (NEW) - 1280 yen (~$10)

*grin*

*EDIT* Updated with approximate prices in USD!

#14 botticus   GHM4Life CAGiversary!   16519 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2006 - 10:30 PM

*Japanese monetary gibberish*

Currency conversion would make your deals more brag-worthy ;)

#15 Gameboy415   16-bits of awesome CAGiversary!   3400 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2006 - 12:21 AM

Currency conversion would make your deals more brag-worthy ;)


Haha, at first I was like "......I don't remember saying that.....?" :lol:

Above post update'd.

#16 SteveMcQ   I love Panda! CAGiversary!   7942 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2006 - 12:23 AM

Drive/bike "down" from Tokyo? :shock:

Nagoya - Tokyo takes 2-3 HOURS by BULLET TRAIN (Shinkansen).
I couldn't fathom how long it would take by BIKE.... :lol:

Exactly. Might give him a chance to appreciate the scenery. Besides his tall American frame lets him cover 3x as much ground in one whole pedal than the typical Japanese.

#17 dastly75   Resident Squirrel CAGiversary!   3561 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 April 2006 - 12:34 AM

Hey how do you like Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!. I'm addicted to it, it's a lot of fun. On my 17 hour bus ride, I got a lot of attention with people watching me play. I got it for $34 shipped new imported via ebay

Cheap Ass Giraffes Grifball Team Captain

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#18 qualitydisc   with Rare Y-fold seal CAGiversary!   1512 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 09:09 PM

I just found out last week that I'm being given an all-expense-paid trip to Japan and South Korea in June (from a college journalism competition) which includes a trip to Akihabara (this'll be my second), so hopefully I'll have a list of my own in June :)

-Alex
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#19 Deadpool   I club baby seals CAGiversary!   2345 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2006 - 08:34 PM

Now if only youd ship extras back to your CAG's in the states... :D

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#20 Pookymeister   I like almonds Super Moderators   15472 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 09:01 PM

PS1 - SEXY Parodius (USED, minus spine card) - 4400 yen (~$42)



Yay for shooters with chicks in tubs!

#21 Gameboy415   16-bits of awesome CAGiversary!   3400 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:05 PM

Yay for shooters with chicks in tubs!


And a soundtrack featuring a MIDI cover of "That's The Way I Like It"!!!!!!! :D

#22 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17467 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 May 2006 - 03:58 PM

picked up Super Mario Strikers - ¥1980 used/mint
Also paid full price for New Super Mario Brothers
¥4100

#23 Chrono72090   Gaming since birth. CAGiversary!   1353 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 05:02 PM


Also paid full price for New Super Mario Brothers
¥4100


Wow, that's a lot considering most people here picked it up for $25 new ;).

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#24 Sailorneorune   (laughs) CAGiversary!   1533 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 07:41 PM

Well, from what I can tell, new games in Japan have been the opposite of cheap (even more so when getting them from import stores), and very few games have been worth paying full price for in recent years (in my opinion).

HOWEVER, New Super Mario Bros. is one of these games.

/paid $5 for hers
//well, I threw in a gently used Pokemon Emerald ;-)

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WATCHING Sailor Moon, Space Brothers
READING Honor of the Queen, Planetes


#25 Gameboy415   16-bits of awesome CAGiversary!   3400 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2006 - 12:43 PM

During Golden Week I found:

Radiant Silvergun for SS for about $120
Gamera 2000 for PS1 for about $11
Puzzle Bobble DS for $15
Guilty Gear XX Slash for PS2 for about $45

Boo ya.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 11:58 PM

what's golden week? is Radiant Silvergun easy to find there? is that price for a new copy? why is my mom watching the Fast and the Furious?

#27 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17467 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2006 - 02:17 PM

Picked up a used/mint Kid Icarus for GBA (only released in Japan) for 980 yen.
It's worth it just to hear the songs!

#28 Panda Wizardry   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2635 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 05:13 PM

what's golden week? is Radiant Silvergun easy to find there? is that price for a new copy? why is my mom watching the Fast and the Furious?

Ask and you shall receive: http://en.wikipedia....en_Week_(Japan)