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  • RenaulRegular Boarder
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    I tried to create an account on Otamart in order to check the momments on certain listings, but after filling in the login details and clicking the create account button, I keep getting an untranslated popup which doesn't allow me to proceed further. I even tried to fill in the details in Japanese, but I keep getting the same message. I was wondering if it's even possible for somebody in the US to create an account on Otamart?
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    Renaul (4 months ago) #31419950I tried to create an account on Otamart in order to check the momments on certain listings, but after filling in the login details and clicking the create account button, I keep getting an untranslated popup which doesn't allow me to proceed further. I even tried to fill in the details in Japanese, but I keep getting the same message. I was wondering if it's even possible for somebody in the US to create an account on Otamart?
    It should be; I'm in Canada, but I created an account just fine a couple months ago for the same reason. Can you take a screenshot of the message you're getting? Maybe someone can translate it for you.
  • RenaulRegular Boarder
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    Thank you very much. I initially couldn't figure out what was going on with the account creation process. However, it turned out that the issue was simply the fact that I didn't click on the two check boxes on the creation page.
    (The only reason I figured it out was because Chorome managed to translate the pop up message, after several failed attempts.)
    I have an account now though, but I was worried that I wasn't able to create an account on Otamart.
  • RenaulRegular Boarder
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    I am not certain if this was asked before but I was wondering if anybody had a bad experience buying something on Otamart before?
    The reason I ask is because I tried buying three Danganronpa keychain's from a seller on Otamart, only to find out that the seller had hidden buying clauses that was not mentioned in the item description.
    Here is the original description for the item in question,
    "It's all sold together.

    In the case of selling roses, all the price camakura Fuji Saki Enoshima (2 pieces) Foggut Tanaka (1 piece) please hold the tie-up!

    It's all in one and putting direction first.

    Thank you!

    Danganronpa Graph Art Camukura Fuji Saki Enoshima Mist cut Ceres Tanaka Noda Yoshiko Monaka Kuwata"

    The item description states that in order to buy Chihiro you have to buy two other keychain's.
    That is fine and dandy since some sellers have that as a requirement so I chose Celestia and Kyoko Kirigiri,from the sellers available keychain's and the Chihiro Keychain, then paid my charge 1 on the proxy.

    However,after creating my account on Otamart, I started to read through the comments inn the listing to see how things were going. But, It turns out that the seller wants you to buy two characters of their choosing(Souta and Kuwata),which none of the characters I initially were apart of. Plus,the seller wants you to buy an initial keychain to get Kyoko Kirigiri(a character I chose initially to meet the sellers perceived three item quota.)
    Thus,instead of buying three key chains total I would have to buy a total of five key chains, which includes Chihiro, along with Souta and Kuwata,(two characters of the sellers choosing), and then Celestia and Kyoko Kirigiri.

    The worst thing was the fact that the item description for the listing states nothing about having to buy Kuwata and Souta to get Chihiro Fujisaki, and it says nothing about having to buy an extra keychain to get Kyoko Kirigiri.


    At this current point in time I have heard nothing back from the proxy regarding this situation,(probably sometime tomorrow or so,but more then likely the order will be cancelled given the fact that the seller on otamart and the proxy couldn't come to an agreement.)
    But, the fact that the seller left critical details and clauses out of their listing description really leaves a sour taste in my mouth, and I probably will not be buying from that seller using a proxy again.
  • thargletRegular Boarder
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    Renaul (4 months ago) #31420457
    (The only reason I figured it out was because Chorome managed to translate the pop up message, after several failed attempts.)


    If you have a smartphone, then you can point Google Translate at your screen, and have it translate that way (I have the instant translation turned off, and take a pic and have it scan it... the instant translate can be annoying).

    If it was a "fake" popup, you can also copy the text from the popup to the Google Translate site if the site translator's being a pain.
    https://dragcave.net/image/3jwrb.gif
  • JohnnyRayfloRegular Boarder
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    Can anyone explain how otamart work, please? I can buy from any seller by using a forwarding service?
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    Renaul (4 months ago) #31420561I am not certain if this was asked before but I was wondering if anybody had a bad experience buying something on Otamart before?
    The reason I ask is because I tried buying three Danganronpa keychain's from a seller on Otamart, only to find out that the seller had hidden buying clauses that was not mentioned in the item description.
    Here is the original description for the item in question,
    "It's all sold together.
    In the case of selling roses, all the price camakura Fuji Saki Enoshima (2 pieces) Foggut Tanaka (1 piece) please hold the tie-up!
    It's all in one and putting direction first.
    Thank you!
    Danganronpa Graph Art Camukura Fuji Saki Enoshima Mist cut Ceres Tanaka Noda Yoshiko Monaka Kuwata"
    The item description states that in order to buy Chihiro you have to buy two other keychain's.
    That is fine and dandy since some sellers have that as a requirement so I chose Celestia and Kyoko Kirigiri,from the sellers available keychain's and the Chihiro Keychain, then paid my charge 1 on the proxy.
    However,after creating my account on Otamart, I started to read through the comments inn the listing to see how things were going. But, It turns out that the seller wants you to buy two characters of their choosing(Souta and Kuwata),which none of the characters I initially were apart of. Plus,the seller wants you to buy an initial keychain to get Kyoko Kirigiri(a character I chose initially to meet the sellers perceived three item quota.)
    Thus,instead of buying three key chains total I would have to buy a total of five key chains, which includes Chihiro, along with Souta and Kuwata,(two characters of the sellers choosing), and then Celestia and Kyoko Kirigiri.
    The worst thing was the fact that the item description for the listing states nothing about having to buy Kuwata and Souta to get Chihiro Fujisaki, and it says nothing about having to buy an extra keychain to get Kyoko Kirigiri.
    At this current point in time I have heard nothing back from the proxy regarding this situation,(probably sometime tomorrow or so,but more then likely the order will be cancelled given the fact that the seller on otamart and the proxy couldn't come to an agreement.)
    But, the fact that the seller left critical details and clauses out of their listing description really leaves a sour taste in my mouth, and I probably will not be buying from that seller using a proxy again.


    Honestly it depends wholly on the seller.

    I've had a sorta similar experience where I wanted to buy 1 trading card and some bromides from another listing (same seller tho). She had all the prices listed separately so I commented on the trading card listing to get a quote for the total.
    She replied back that I needed to buy all that characters trading cards if I wanted that one. I agreed and she made a special page charging well over 100USD. Except she completely ignored my comment about the bromides and the charge was JUST for the trading cards.
    I commented to let her know there was a misunderstanding and I thought the total charge was for the trading cards and bromides, not just the trading cards.
    I received a 2 page essay in return on what a terrible being I was for mistreating her like that, she deleted the listing without giving me a chance to explain and blocked me.

    Over 1 silly trading card.
    I'd be hella pro a list of nice and not nice otamart sellers like these to spare other foreign users the trouble.
  • AkibaMelonRegular Boarder
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    Wow O.O I never used Otamart before and I certainly don't intend to use it in the future (unless I live in Japan, and even then.. ehhh >.>) even though there's quite some cool stuff but a lot of sellers on there sound absolutely hideous O__o What's wrong with these people and why are they so hostile?? I've been reading about these experiences time and time again and I really don't get it <.<
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    JohnnyRayflo (4 months ago) #31474514Can anyone explain how otamart work, please? I can buy from any seller by using a forwarding service?
    Otamart is basically an online flea market. You will need to communicate with the seller so a forwarding service is not recommended unless you are decently fluent in Japanese. I believe people frequently use FromJapan as a proxy for the site.

    AkibaMelon (4 months ago) #31475033Wow O.O I never used Otamart before and I certainly don't intend to use it in the future (unless I live in Japan, and even then.. ehhh >.>) even though there's quite some cool stuff but a lot of sellers on there sound absolutely hideous O__o What's wrong with these people and why are they so hostile?? I've been reading about these experiences time and time again and I really don't get it <.<
    I think a lot of the mindset has to do with the fact that Japan is still pretty exclusionary. You see this with many stores as well which are not willing to ship overseas. While that most likely has to do with logistics and licensing (e.g. hiring a team to handle international orders, providing reliable translations for their website, etc.) I've seen some stores, such as The Chara, state that they will cancel your order if they suspect a proxy is ordering. Even on YJA, some sellers refuse to sell to proxies.

    Some sellers are also very protective of their merchandise. Perhaps that has to do with the fan culture there, but I've seen sellers only willing to sell to people they deemed as a true fan of the series/character by answering questions about them. I've never read Otamart's ToS so perhaps there isn’t anything regarding this which is why you see the behavior popping up on Otamart and catching people's attention more frequently than other flea market sites.

    You may want to keep in mind that people tend to point out and discuss hostile behavior more often than successful transactions in general. It's also wise to do a little research on each seller before trying to purchase from them, as you would do with other marketplaces such as eBay or third-party sellers on Amazon. Every time I've come across a difficult seller, I just pass on the item as it's not worth my time/money and I'd rather not hassle my proxy. Otamart is unfortunately much better suited if you can interact with the seller yourself.
  • darkinsanity13Regular Boarder
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    What noctisity said. Otamart is hardly anything out of the ordinary when it comes to these kinds of things, as I've seen similar negative behaviour (unresponsive, rude, demanding, contrary, or some combination of them all) with places like Kijiji or Craigslist. It's a mixed bag, and it's up to you as a buyer to do your research and decide whether or not it's worth your time and money. Personally the majority of my Otamart experiences have been positive, with the few negative being sellers refusing to interact with my proxy. Whenever that happened, I simply moved on and looked for another seller, or decided the item wasn't worth it anyway.
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    noctisity (4 months ago) #31475075[...]You may want to keep in mind that people tend to point out and discuss hostile behavior more often than successful transactions in general. [...]
    I totally agree. I certainly didn't mean to paint every Otamart seller with the same brush. I even completely understand the "not wanting to deal with foreign buyers" argument. But if you're fluent in japanese and provide a japanese adress than I still don't get the rather harsh rules some sellers seem to place upon their buyers. I guess Otamart just doesn't strike me as a particularily nice place. The whole notion of 'I'm a better fan', 'I only sell to you if you comply to do a, b, c, d...', 'Prove to me that you're worthy to buy my merch' doesn't really sit well with me :p I guess I prefer fellow fans who act more inclusionary than exlusionary (even when it comes to doing business with one another) :)

    darkinsanity13 (4 months ago) #31475113What noctisity said. Otamart is hardly anything out of the ordinary when it comes to these kinds of things, as I've seen similar negative behaviour (unresponsive, rude, demanding, contrary, or some combination of them all) with places like Kijiji or Craigslist. [...]
    I simply might not be too familar with fleamarket site in general to be used to these kinda things ^^ Whenever I've been buying and selling privately, I did it in FB groups or here on MFC and I never had to prove anything to anybody. I guess what caught me offguard was this rather strange behaviour that imho goes well beyond usual business practice. But you're right, at the end of the day you just gotta decide if an exclusive piece of merch is worth the hassle :)
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    For every shitty seller making a big deal out of a sale I've had 5 other sellers who were wonderfully nice and polite. Turns out that the Japanese are only human as well.
    I guess a part of the mentality might just be protecting 'their' series to make sure the item will go to someone who actually loves it and not just some reseller looking to make a quick buck.
    In the end it's up to the buyer to use a good pair of brains and judge whether the seller is worth their trouble or not. Which goes for any sales platform, not just Otamart.
    I really love Otamart cause it's less of a hassle for me than auction sites and with pretty minimal Japanese you can buy a ton of super cheap goods
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    Hello, I have a question,

    So I read a few of the comments in here, and I tried to google it elsewhere but nothing specific showed up. I found this sale on Otamart, but I am very weary about it. The item I am interested is a nendodoird that is in the "over $100" aftermarket price section. On Otamart however, it is listed at $50... And as if that isn't enough the description supposedly says that it's unopened and new. To me that screams bootleg, but there is no 'overseas version' or 'china version' stated anywhere. The description only says the name of the series, the character and that is new. Then, there is only one photo available and it's a super zoom in of the box to the point that is visible but blurry. The GS logo is barely sort of visible on the top, but it's cut off form the camera so I can't tell clearly that its there. The bootlegs I found on ebay of that figure don't have the logo, so I am not sure if this is means that is actually legit.
    Now the main issue is that since Otamart is like a sort of ebay site, but I need a proxy I don't think I could even fight to get my money back if it turns out to be a bootleg....

    Any suggestions, guidance or opinion would be greatly appreciated m(_ _)m

    TLDR: What are the odds of getting sold bootlegs at Otamart without the seller stating they are bootlegs?
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    630_LOV (4 months ago) #31523675Hello, I have a question,
    So I read a few of the comments in here, and I tried to google it elsewhere but nothing specific showed up. I found this sale on Otamart, but I am very weary about it. The item I am interested is a nendodoird that is in the "over $100" aftermarket price section. On Otamart however, it is listed at $50... And as if that isn't enough the description supposedly says that it's unopened and new. To me that screams bootleg, but there is no 'overseas version' or 'china version' stated anywhere. The description only says the name of the series, the character and that is new. Then, there is only one photo available and it's a super zoom in of the box to the point that is visible but blurry. The GS logo is barely sort of visible on the top, but it's cut off form the camera so I can't tell clearly that its there. The bootlegs I found on ebay of that figure don't have the logo, so I am not sure if this is means that is actually legit.
    Now the main issue is that since Otamart is like a sort of ebay site, but I need a proxy I don't think I could even fight to get my money back if it turns out to be a bootleg....
    Any suggestions, guidance or opinion would be greatly appreciated m(_ _)m
    TLDR: What are the odds of getting sold bootlegs at Otamart without the seller stating they are bootlegs?

    Mmm, if you have the means, perhaps contact the seller and ask for more pictures, but I don't think bootlegs are all that common in Japan? Since they're the main market for figures and whatnot, they have stricter guidelines and policies regarding bootlegs. At that price it could be a bootleg, yeah, but it could be a bootleg even with the $100 aftermarket price, and it would likely have to be someone that specifically imported a bootleg as I doubt any brick-and-mortar store would be allowed to sell them with how strict Japan's rules can be.
    Of course I can't really give a whole lot of advice on this as I haven't bought any figures from Otamart (it's all been smaller stuff like badges and rubber straps), but since Otamart is based in Japan with Japanese sellers who are generally your average person, I think it's more likely it's not a bootleg and the person selling just doesn't want to sell it at the aftermarket price. Honestly I'd be more wary of the "unopened" part, as I feel like there could be some defect or damage that the seller isn't mentioning.
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    darkinsanity13 (4 months ago) #31525363Mmm, if you have the means, perhaps contact the seller and ask for more pictures, but I don't think bootlegs are all that common in Japan? Since they're the main market for figures and whatnot, they have stricter guidelines and policies regarding bootlegs. At that price it could be a bootleg, yeah, but it could be a bootleg even with the $100 aftermarket price, and it would likely have to be someone that specifically imported a bootleg as I doubt any brick-and-mortar store would be allowed to sell them with how strict Japan's rules can be.
    Of course I can't really give a whole lot of advice on this as I haven't bought any figures from Otamart (it's all been smaller stuff like badges and rubber straps), but since Otamart is based in Japan with Japanese sellers who are generally your average person, I think it's more likely it's not a bootleg and the person selling just doesn't want to sell it at the aftermarket price. Honestly I'd be more wary of the "unopened" part, as I feel like there could be some defect or damage that the seller isn't mentioning.


    It’s true that there can be bootlegs even at higher prices, but that’s kind of the first red flag on this sale. Also, I have seen people talk about getting bootlegs from yahoo auctions from Japanese sellers, so I figure it might be a thing in Otamart.

    As you mentioned the unopened part is very sketchy too. Specially when you put it all together. I saw the feedback of the seller, and there was actually one person that complained about the item they bought being listed as “unopened” when it actually was. However they didn’t specify if there was anything wrong with the item. I will try to ask for photos, but I don’t know what to expect.
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    630_LOV (4 months ago) #31525586It’s true that there can be bootlegs even at higher prices, but that’s kind of the first red flag on this sale. Also, I have seen people talk about getting bootlegs from yahoo auctions from Japanese sellers, so I figure it might be a thing in Otamart.
    As you mentioned the unopened part is very sketchy too. Specially when you put it all together. I saw the feedback of the seller, and there was actually one person that complained about the item they bought being listed as “unopened” when it actually was. However they didn’t specify if there was anything wrong with the item. I will try to ask for photos, but I don’t know what to expect.

    Perhaps email the proxy you're thinking of using about what to do in case something is a bootleg? I have the feeling they may just say "it's the buyer's risk", especially if you're suspicious, but it wouldn't hurt to check.
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