Share your experience buying at Yahoo Auctions

summer

08-22-2005, 01:39 PM

I would like to ask about Yahoo auctions (particularly at the Yahoo.co.jp auction site). Siguro may mga members dito na nakapag-try buying from the auction site. Paki-share naman ang mga experiences ninyo at magbigay na rin ng recommendations and advice. I want to try pero wala pa akong ka-alam-alam about it :frowning: Salamat po!

goldhorse

08-22-2005, 02:43 PM

Hi summer!

I’ve bought a couple of things from the Yahoo! (Japan) site. If your dealing with a Japanese, you have to be able to read Japanese, as those are the rules. If not try finding a fellow foreigner (which would limit your options) Although I haven’t had any bad experiences myself, it is true that there are scammers, even among the Japanese. Try reading the evaluations (hyoka) of the person from whom you are planning to buy from. (Again, you have to be able to read Japanese) As much as possible buy from someone who has done a lot of trades (it’s the number beside the handle name) Be especially careful of people who don’t contact the buyer immediately after the close of the auciton. If you have a question, about the product or the auctiioneer don’t hesitate to ask. Also if possible, buy from persons who accept credit card payments. It will give you a chance to possibly cancel a payment if the auctioneer turns out to be a scammer. Or better yet, COD. So far these are the things that come to mind.

summer

08-22-2005, 03:52 PM

Thanks Goldhorse for the tips. I would really like to buy something there but I think I need to learn more before doing it so. With your response, at least nakakatulong sa learning process ko. Thanks again.

neblus

08-22-2005, 04:14 PM

Additional is “do not entertain” direct email from someone saying na nakita pangalan mo sa Yahoo Auction or gusto niyang madaliin iyong pag-benta ng products niya. Maraming scammer na ganito ang ginagawa - Papadalhan ka ng email to say na iyong nanalong bidder nag-backout so gusto niyang malaman kung interested ka pa or hindi.

Happened to me once but good thing only for a 5,000 yen merchandise. I heard some people even got ripped for as much as a 1M yen for “phantom” Aquos TV etc.

reon

08-22-2005, 09:33 PM

hello summer, marami na akong nabiling gamit mula sa yahoo japan auctions at sabi nga ni goldhorse, kailangan marunong ka ng nihongo para makipag-deal sa mga japanese. wala pa naman akong experience sa mga bad sellers, at lahat ng nabilhan ko wala namang problema, kailangan mo lang talagang tignan ang reputation ng mga sellers.

addition sa sinajest nina goldhorse at neblus: kung masyadong “mababa ang presyo” at walang nagbi-bid, you should be suspicious. lalo na kung may kamahalan ang bibilhin mo, you should stick with sellers who have impeccable records. mas maganda na ang sigurado kasya mag-risk ka para sa maliit na savings sa price.

pointblank

08-22-2005, 10:17 PM

Hello guys.

Apparently, hindi fool-proof ang mga rating systems (evaluation, performance records, history, buyer comments) ng mga auction sites. I am not sure what the details are, but there was a discussion on TV on how some sellers manipulate their ratings by setting up trades - or by dealing in very cheap, small items at first to build up a good success rating, then defaulting eventually on the expensive items.

Basta ang key diyan, mutual safety. Meron payment system (am too tired now to look for the correct name) na parang bond o escrow - parang COD na iri-release ang bayad sa seller only after you have received the merchandise. This way, hindi ka kabado na baka di dumating sa iyo ang binayaran mo na, at di rin takot ang seller na baka di mo bayaran after delivery.

summer

08-23-2005, 02:28 PM

Hello sa lahat. Thank you sa mga suggestions ninyo. It is educating me a lot (natututo ako nga husto).

Paul

08-23-2005, 06:08 PM

ako yata kulang na lang bumili ng bahay sa auction e. pati kotse namin galing yahoo auctions.

eto lang ang aking maipapayo (actually napayuhan ko na si summer thru PM). mag-online auction ka lang kung alam mo ang ginagawa mo at preparado ka sa mga risk na kasama nito. siguraduhin mong alam mo ang binibili mo (at alam mo kung ano ang itatanong sa seller). siyempre yung kasabihan na “if it’s too good to be true then it probably is” ay naaangkop din sa online auctions. at kung sa yahoo auctions japan naman, hindi na siguro kelangang banggitin pero kung hindi ka magaling magbasa at magsulat ng nihongo ay kalimutan mo na lang.

summer

09-09-2005, 04:08 PM

Hello again. I would like to say thanks sa mga advice ninyo. I received my first deal with yahoo.co.jp auctions ( i was able to buy the telescope) and as was advised pinili ko yung mga sellers na pwede yung cash on delivery. Nahirapan ako sa Japanese and I tried to seek help from Altavista (na most of the time e nakakasira ng ulo yung mga translations niya) and was able to ask help from my Japanese friends dito sa lab. Thanks talaga kasi without your suggestions and advice, maybe hindi ko na-build ang courage to buy through the auctions. I really got the item half the price and it was new.

stanfordmed

09-09-2005, 05:21 PM

Beginner’s Guide (http://yjaa.hp.infoseek.co. jp/index.html) to: http://yjaa.hp.infoseek.co. jp/img001.gif (http://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/)

summer

09-09-2005, 07:33 PM

Thanks Stanformed for this very useful information.

pcbuildersam

09-19-2005, 10:49 PM

Re: Japan auctions
Nakakabasa ka ba ng Kanji? Kung hindi eh bakit ka magtyatyaga pa ryan when in fact there is a much better one.Try EBAY! English pa 'to no? Buong mundo pa audience mo.Meron din namang EBAY Philippines.Try this site I guarantee… u gonna like it.

stanfordmed

09-19-2005, 11:00 PM

Thanks Stanformed for this very useful information.
You’re welcome! :slight_smile:


Re: Japan auctions
Nakakabasa ka ba ng Kanji? Kung hindi eh bakit ka magtyatyaga pa ryan when in fact there is a much better one.Try EBAY! English pa 'to no? Buong mundo pa audience mo.Meron din namang EBAY Philippines.Try this site I guarantee… u gonna like it.

True, much easier on eBay if you’re willing to pay international shipping and sometimes custom fees. Unfortunately, it didn’t do well in Japan so it closed its business and bought Taiwanese auction site NeoCom Technology instead.

puting tainga

09-19-2005, 11:08 PM

Ayon sa balita,
Troubles with Yahoo auction auction are in part covered by the providers.
(Up to 50 lapad and once a year)
Total of these compensations is increasing and the Jan-June total now exceeds 500 million yen.

The same is true for Rakuen.
They are now pressuring the Internet Cafe Owners Association to increase security measures, for most fraudulent cases are posted from Internet cafes that don’t require you to show your ID or that don’t have security cameras.

Pay on cash is a tamang payo.

"if it is too good to be true, then most probably it isn’t. "

Paul

09-20-2005, 11:43 AM

Re: Japan auctions
Nakakabasa ka ba ng Kanji? Kung hindi eh bakit ka magtyatyaga pa ryan when in fact there is a much better one.Try EBAY! English pa 'to no? Buong mundo pa audience mo.Meron din namang EBAY Philippines.Try this site I guarantee… u gonna like it.

kasi may mabibili ka sa yahoo auctions na hindi mo makikita sa ebay.

@puting tainga
i think the quote is “if it’s too good to be true, then it probably is”.

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