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The ordering, shipping and arrivals thread

Discussion in 'General AKB48 Discussion' started by Kyobu, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. sscrla

    sscrla Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    I am going to cheat as this is not AKB48 merchandise, but Hallyu merchandise, specifically, BLACKPINK. Yes, I caught the bug, in particular I love "Don't Know What To Do."

    I pre-ordered the day before Flying Get (as far as I could tell - the web was somewhat ambiguous - there was a release day and an available day), April 23 (all dates and times are Los Angeles, CA) from a Korean seller on Amazon (US). I got a shipping notice the same day. I didn't pay for expedited delivery, so I was ready to wait (expected delivery May 9 - May 24). My reasoning: the music isn't going to be any different if it arrives a week or two later, plus I am known to be thrifty.

    Amazon is good because they show all the tracking information on one page.
    4/24 Received by carrier: Korea Republic of
    4/25 Package left carrier facility: Seoul International Post Office
    4/26 Package has left carrier facility: International Service Center, Los Angeles (Usps)
    [It seems the post office doesn't work on the weekends :)]
    4/29 Package arrived at carrier facility: Los Angeles International Distribution Center
    5/1 (starting at 12:59 am and ending at 1:39 pm) Seven stops to my house.

    That covers the ordering and the shipping, and here is the arrival.

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  2. JoltFiend

    JoltFiend Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    I went to Music Plaza earlier today and got this Iz*one sticker sheet with my purchase.

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  3. dutchie

    dutchie Upcoming Girls Stage48 Donor

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    not really a 'shipping and arrival' .... but I bumped into this magazine in a family mart in Kyoto .... :)

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  4. infinitehippos

    infinitehippos Kenkyuusei

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    Anyone picked up Sasshi's Graduation concert boxset on BD? ... if so do you have issues playing it? My (multi-region, set to Region A and confirmed with other disks to be set to it) BD Players both just reject the disks with a message about them not meeting specifications so cannot be played.
     
  5. David61

    David61 Upcoming Girls Stage48 Donor

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    Mine's due to arrive on Monday. What model of BD players are you using? What exactly is the message you're getting? (Thanks for the heads up)
     
  6. infinitehippos

    infinitehippos Kenkyuusei

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    Its on Samsung UBD-M7500 which have been multi-region chipped. This is the only media I've had with issue on them (and I'm in the UK (region B) and have _a lot_ of media from other regions which have played back without issues). The error I was seeing was "disc does not meet the specifications" at which point it is spat out.

    I do have a multi-region Panasonic BD Player somewhere (I think) so I'll try and dig that out later and try the disk on there.
     
  7. David61

    David61 Upcoming Girls Stage48 Donor

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    Thanks, let me know how you get on. I've a Samsung BD-F5100 player which hasn't been multi-region chipped (so it's UK region B but it plays anything from Japan, not just 48G stuff) plus a Samsung SE-506 portable USB BD drive which is potentially 'tweakable'. I won't have time to properly watch the disks for at least another week so I was just going to open the box on Monday evening but following your problems I'll test the disks then.
     
  8. infinitehippos

    infinitehippos Kenkyuusei

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    Ok, firstly I'd note that Makemkv happily chewed through disk1 without giving any errors so the disc looks valid. Next I managed to not only find my spare multi-region BD player but even found its remote too! Its a chipped Panasonic DMP-BD55, and that seems to play back the first disk just fine (loaded up to the menu ok and started playing and switched to some random other song performance from the pop-up menu ok). So it looks like its just some random compatibility issue with the Samsung player.

    edit@ Watched all of the first concert on the Panasonic without issues
     
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  9. frblckstr1

    frblckstr1 Kenkyuusei

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    My Xbox One also did not like it, the BL player locked solid. Had to dig up my old PS3 and that is region B so its not region locked.
     
  10. David61

    David61 Upcoming Girls Stage48 Donor

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    I've just quickly put disk 1 into my Samsung player and it loaded the menu and started playing the concert OK. If I hit any snags as I play each disk over the next couple of weeks I'll report them here.
     
  11. Ian905

    Ian905 Kenkyuusei

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    This is more or less all of my 48 group purchases for the last year that I was too lazy to post until now. :p

    First, Rena Nozawa goods! I went on a grief induced spending spree on the AKB48G buyee site when Rena announced her graduation lol.
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    I also picked up what turned out to be Maho Yamaguchi's last photo set with NGT48, and her first photo book. The post card came with the book. <3
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    And from an international seller on eBay I found two BNK48 perfumes! :approve: I mostly bought them to display with my other idol goods but I couldn't help trying them. The flowerite one is very sweet it smells kind of like cotton candy but the Cherprang one smells very nice, green and citrusy. I've worn it a few times now. [hehe]
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  12. sscrla

    sscrla Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    This is a post that doesn't involve ordering, doesn't really involve shipping, but does have some arrival, but no unpacking (yet).

    As those of you who read Wasamin's or the Minyo Girls' thread know, Cristafari has found a job in Japan. As a result, he offered me most of his J-Pop collection that has been stored in California. Yesterday, I went to pick it up. Here are some pictures of packing my van and what is now sitting in my house waiting for the new bookcases I just ordered from IKEA. There will be a follow-up post once the bookcases arrive and I can sort through all the goodies that Cristafari gave me.

    Here is Cristafari in his DESU RABBITS shirt helping me load (he actually did most of the work)

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    the back fully loaded
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    the front passenger seat
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    waiting for the bookcases
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    Paruru! in Team B.
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    the big "Surprise," to be revealed later.
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  13. shining445

    shining445 Kenkyuusei

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    I wish I had that kind of collection :cute: Mine is so small lol

    Personally, I haven't been able to buy anything in over a year....
     
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  14. Cristafari

    Cristafari Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

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    Re @sscrla

    Yeah, it was an emotional hit giving away most of my collection, which you can see was fairly big. But since it looks like I will be living in Japan for the foreseeable future, it became impractical to store all this stuff, and I couldn't burden my family with it. Not to mention, it wasn't just my collection that I sold/got rid of/gave away, it was pretty much everything I owned in America. But I'm glad this collection went to someone who appreciates it. And I did keep the things that meant the most to me, which pretty much means anything Wasamin-related, signed stuff, and a few other things.

    Enjoy sscrla!
     
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  15. patapataful

    patapataful Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    @sscrla wow this is really something!<3 Always nice if you give stuff away to people who appreciate it:inlove:
     
  16. sscrla

    sscrla Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    And here is a follow up on my "inheritance" from @Cristafari. The bookcases from IKEA arrived and I assembled them, but my daughter warned me that they wouldn't hold everything.

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    What is not here are photo books and related videos which are in my bedroom and up high away from my young granddaughters and all the "stuff" (mementos, posters, etc). Here is the core of the AKB48 music collection, from Sakura no Hanabiratachi to Kimi wa Melody in 2016 followed by the best albums. The shelf below is stages, Team Surprise, SKE48 and HKT48 (NMB48 didn't fit in the middle section and is just to the right). The cds stacked on top are duplicates. I now have nine KFCs and nine dog songs, followed by eight Sayonara Crawls. (actually, I already had a LR of my own, so that makes it ten, but it's in another room as I haven't merged things)

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    While I expected lots of Wasamin (and I got a lot!), I was surprised by some things that were before my time, specifically Cristafari's interest in Komori Mika and Matsuura Aya from Hello Project (not pictured).

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    Here are two of my favorite from the mementos. While some might think an empty shopping bag is not interesting, this one, from the sale of the Japanese soccer team jerseys at the time of the World Cup, is a hit with me, with Mako and Yuko front and center (even if from the back), and of course I like anything with Paruru on it.

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    Finally, the "Surprise" - a pachinko machine, but not just any pachinko machine, but the Team Surprise pachinko. (It is still in my living room and hasn't made it to it's new home yet)

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    P.S. I think it is going to take me four years to listen and watch all that Cristafari gave me.
     
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