Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Thu May 22, 2014 4:43 am


bouvip

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http://www.fender.jp/topics/news/001702.php

Coming out in June and around 60,000 Yen is a bit expensive for a Squier.


Google translated this and it says something about the USA? anyone know?

"米国フェンダー社にとって、記念すべき"日本人女性アーティスト初"のシグネイチャー・モデルとなるSCANDAL「HARUNA」「MAMI」「TOMOMI」モデル。"

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Thu May 22, 2014 4:59 am


kudo_maharizu

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Yeah, I saw this too. Google translate doesn't translate well due to loss of context hahaha. Tasukete kudasai!!!  (with a translation of the tweet)

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Thu May 22, 2014 5:12 am


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haha you can calm down, guys; the info is nothing new. It just mentions how the American company Fender is coming out its first Japanese female artist signature instruments.

Also, I'll soon be translating and posting their comments posted on that page bouvip linked to.


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2011.07.03 SCANDAL @ AM2 -Anaheim, CA
2012.03.28 SCANDAL vs BUDOKAN @武道館
2012.11.03 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012 @愛知
2012.11.04 SCANDAL HALL TOUR
2012.11.10 SCANDAL @ Happy MUSIC Live 2012
2013.03.03 SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 @大阪城ホール
2014.06.01 Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2014
2014.06.02 SCANDAL Fan Meeting
2015.04.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」 -Paris, FR
2015.04.26「HW」-London, UK
2015.04.30「HW」-Essen, GER
2015.05.15「HW」-Chicago, IL
2015.05.20「HW」-Mexico City, MEX
2015.05.22「HW」-Los Angeles, CA
2015.05.23「HW」-Anaheim, CA
2016.01.12 SCANDAL ARENA TOUR『PERFECT WORLD』@武道館
2016.01.13 PERFECT WORLD
2016.05.21 Welcome Fan Meeting
2016.05.22 SCANDAL @ Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2016
2016.05.23 Farewell Fan Meeting
2016.08.21 SCANDAL 10th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL @泉大津フェニックス
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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Thu May 22, 2014 5:16 am


kenzo9

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Ya, i saw the update and quickly check isshibashi website. yes, u can start to preorder right now. but then all the words are in japanese =\ so i tried to use the english ordering form to get them. hope they reply soon

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Thu May 22, 2014 6:04 am


thoseguiltyeyes

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The instruments are set to go on sale around mid-June.


The band's comments from here about their models.


HARUNA:

「My hands are small so I made the neck to my liking. When I move a regular Telecaster while I'm playing, the angle of the body hits my hips and hurts. However, since the part where the bone of the body's back hits me is shaved down, I can use it for lives. It's easy for girls to play. It stands out even when you're looking at it from far away, and I think it has a design that both girls and guys will like. Of course, this is a model I can recommend to beginners as well.」

◆Squier by Fender「HARUNA TELECASTER® DARK SILVER SPARKLE」
"Skullsilver"
・MSRP: 60,000 yen + tax

Specifications
・Colors : Silver Flake Sparkle w/ Original Graphic Design
・Body : Basswood w/ Body Back Contour
・Neck : Maple, C-Shape (Gloss Polyurethane, Vintage Tint)
・Fingerboard :Maple, 9.5" Radius (241mm)
・No. of Frets : 21F, Medium Jumbo
・Pickups : 2 Chrome Covered Humbuckers
・Controls : Volume, Tone, 3 Way Blade Switch
・Switching : Position 1. Bridge Pickup / Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups / Position 3. Neck Pickup"
・Bridge : Vintage Style 6-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Hardtail Bridge
・Machine Heads : Vintage Style Chrome Tuners
・Hardware : Chrome
・Pickguard : 3-Ply Black/White/Black
・Scale Length : 25.5"(648 mm)
・Width at Nut : 1.625"(41.3mm)
・Unique Features : Skirted Black and Chrome Amp Control Knobs / Bridge pickup w/ PU Ring / Body Back Contour / Autographed signature is printed on back of the headstock"
・Strings :NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042

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MAMI:

「Although it has 3 pickups, it has a humbucker on the rear pickup only (the front and center are single coil), and the thickness of its sound is neither a Strat nor a Jazzmaster. Rather, it's a guitar that reverberates at a very low tone. The ride of the distortion is good, and since it has specifications that pleasantly distorts sound without the sound fading out, it's perfect for when you want to play intense songs. The "painful" parts when you play clean, high-pitched tones are also suppressed!」

◆Squier by Fender「MAMI JAZZMASTER® PEARL WHITE」
"Stratomaster"
・MSRP: 60,000 yen + tax

Specifications
・Colors : Pearl White w/ Original Graphic Design
・Body : Basswood
・Neck : Maple, C-Shape (Gloss Polyurethane, Vintage Tint)
・Fingerboard : Rosewood, 9.5 Radius (241 mm)
・No. of Frets : 21 Jumbo
・Pickups: 2 x Single Coil Strat Pickups w/Black PU covers(Neck & Middle) 1 x Duncan Designed HR-101 Hot Rails Pickup w/Black PU cover(Bridge)
・Controls : Volume, Tone, 5 Way Blade Switch
・Switching : 5 Way Blade Switch (Position 1. Bridge Pickup / Position 2. Bridge and Center Pickup / Position 3. Center Pickup / Position 4. Center and Neck Pickup / Position 5. Neck Pickup)
・Bridge : Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge with Vintage Style Floating Tremolo Tailpiece
・Machine Heads : Vintage Style Tuning Machines
・Hardware : Chrome
・Pickguard : White Pearl
・Scale Length :25.5" (648 mm)
・Width at Nut : 1.650"(42 mm)
・Unique Features : Pearl White w/ Original Graphic Design / Matching Headstock / Autographed signature is printed on back of the headstock"
・Strings :Fender® USA, NPS (.010 to .046)

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TOMOMI:

「Since it's an always active model, I made it a passive type. I think many people choose their first bass by appearance, so I included emotions of hoping this bass could be someone's first and made it an affable primary color: a bright, pop-like blue. Because it's passive, the sound of the original wood comes out straight, and I think it's perfect for a first bass. It's a design I wanted myself (laughs).」

◆Squier by Fender「TOMOMI JAZZ BASS® SKY BLUE 」
"Bluetus"
・MSRP: 60,000 yen + tax

Specifications
・Colors : Sky Blue w/ Yellow competition line
・Body : Basswood
・Neck : Maple C-Shape (Gloss Polyurethane, Vintage Tint)
・Fingerboard : Rosewood 9.5" Radius (241 mm),
・No. of Frets :20 Medium Jumbo
・Pickups :Duncan Designed™ JB101 Single Coil(Bridge) & JB101 Single Coil(Neck)
・Controls : Volume 1(Neck PU), Volume 2(Bridge PU), Master Tone
・Bridge : Standard 4 Saddle
・Machine Heads : Standard Open-Gear Tuners
・Hardware : Chrome
・Pickguard : White Pearl Pickguard
・Scale Length : 34"(863.6mm)
・Width at Nut : 1.50"(38 mm)
・Unique Features : "Matching headstock / Autographed signature is printed on back of the headstock"
・Strings : Gauges .045, .065, .085, .105

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You can also order the models from the Kitty Webshop (they don't ship overseas, btw):



http://kittywebshop.com/?pid=75473592



http://kittywebshop.com/?pid=75471042



http://kittywebshop.com/?pid=75473939


Not sure if it's standard for all stores that'll carry the models, but the ones on Kitty include an original case and strap (a different color depending on which model you get--they're the exact ones and colors the girls use themselves).


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2011.07.03 SCANDAL @ AM2 -Anaheim, CA
2012.03.28 SCANDAL vs BUDOKAN @武道館
2012.11.03 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012 @愛知
2012.11.04 SCANDAL HALL TOUR
2012.11.10 SCANDAL @ Happy MUSIC Live 2012
2013.03.03 SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 @大阪城ホール
2014.06.01 Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2014
2014.06.02 SCANDAL Fan Meeting
2015.04.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」 -Paris, FR
2015.04.26「HW」-London, UK
2015.04.30「HW」-Essen, GER
2015.05.15「HW」-Chicago, IL
2015.05.20「HW」-Mexico City, MEX
2015.05.22「HW」-Los Angeles, CA
2015.05.23「HW」-Anaheim, CA
2016.01.12 SCANDAL ARENA TOUR『PERFECT WORLD』@武道館
2016.01.13 PERFECT WORLD
2016.05.21 Welcome Fan Meeting
2016.05.22 SCANDAL @ Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2016
2016.05.23 Farewell Fan Meeting
2016.08.21 SCANDAL 10th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL @泉大津フェニックス
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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Thu May 22, 2014 6:12 am


bouvip

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Thanks for the translation!!!

Really hope it comes with the case and strap from Ishibashi too. Seriously need to get a pre-order in!

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Thu May 22, 2014 6:23 am


kudo_maharizu

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thoseguiltyeyes wrote:haha you can calm down, guys; the info is nothing new. It just mentions how the American company Fender is coming out its first Japanese female artist signature instruments.

Also, I'll soon be translating and posting their comments posted on that page bouvip linked to.

Thanks. I'm having an OMGOMGOMG moment (think Homer Simpson) as they are accepting pre-orders now. Even contacted a friend in Tokyo to help out. GAS* sufferers unite!!!

[*]Gear acquisition syndrome. I think I should start a thread in the miscellaneous members lounge section for SCANDAL GAS lol...

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Thu May 22, 2014 8:11 am


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Ah Mami's stratomaster has a humbucker at the end of it; I thought it was 3 single coils but I didn't really look clossly. The stratomaster's humbucker along with Tomo's pickups are Duncan Designed and not a squier pickup too. Interesting~ Really wish I could get Haruna's tele, but it's pretty much impossible for me. Now that I think about it, particularly Haruna's and Mami's guitars are quite flashy and unique compared to a lot of Squier/Fender artist series lol.


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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Thu May 22, 2014 8:14 am


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I've just finished to order Haru's guitar on Kitty Web Shop xD


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2012.08.21 - Canal City Hakata
2014.06.28/29 - ARENA FESTIVAL DAY 1&2

2014.08.05 - RIJF 2014
2015.04.25/26/30 - HW TOUR 2015
2015.10.21 - TIMM
2016.09.10/17/20/21/24/25 - YELLOW in EUROPE 2016
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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Thu May 22, 2014 9:04 am


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I am trying to pre-order on the Ishibashi site - anyone knows why the 51k yen is not available for preorder yet the 66k is available? This is for Mami only. Haru's 51k option still there. #jitters #GAS

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Thu May 22, 2014 10:05 am


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The Haruna's Telecaster is the most attractive one to me. I want one! The custom strap and gig bag look nice as well. 
An original Tele body is like a Les Paul don't have a cut at the back for the playing comfort at the player's belly. 
I wonder why she didn't request a beveled cut at the arm rest as well?

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Thu May 22, 2014 12:14 pm


kenzo9

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I got an email from ishibashi. Here's what she said:

Due to national dealership agreements, we are unable to sell brand new
guitars over seas.

I am afraid we can not offer you the SCANDAL models.

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Thu May 22, 2014 12:24 pm


babaloued

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I think you can try through a forwarding service like tenso


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2012.07.16 - バンドやろうよ!vol.3
2012.08.21 - Canal City Hakata
2014.06.28/29 - ARENA FESTIVAL DAY 1&2

2014.08.05 - RIJF 2014
2015.04.25/26/30 - HW TOUR 2015
2015.10.21 - TIMM
2016.09.10/17/20/21/24/25 - YELLOW in EUROPE 2016
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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Thu May 22, 2014 2:36 pm


kudo_maharizu

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kenzo9 wrote:I got an email from ishibashi. Here's what she said:

Due to national dealership agreements, we are unable to sell brand new
guitars over seas.

I am afraid we can not offer you the SCANDAL models.

Ouch.

Glad I went via the 'ask a friend in Japan' route. Snagged the Haru and Mami models on preorder at the Ishibashi webshop. Received the email confirmation forwarded by said friend but will still keep fingers crossed, as s**t can still happen.

Would've been nice to buy at Kitty for the extras like babaloued (great job, dude) but getting the guitars were of a higher priority!

Would like to hear of anyone else who managed to get one (or 3).

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Thu May 22, 2014 4:19 pm


shwimp

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babaloued wrote:I've just finished to order Haru's guitar on Kitty Web Shop xD

O.O How did you do?

I want Haruru's guitar too  Onion Cry


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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Thu May 22, 2014 4:41 pm


HaRuRiNaMaMiToMo

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Looks like it has started, I hope you guys can all buy what you want!! UHUH! 

Expecting some photos when you get it  Common 


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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Thu May 22, 2014 5:09 pm


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well i try using the kitty web shop to preorder it and was successful. in less than a min the automatic confirmation email came. i open i saw lots of japanese words which i dont understand. but then i saw 1 part: SCANDAL MANIA会員限定商品をご注文で、「配送先備考欄」に会員番号の入力がない場合はキャンセルとなりますのでご注意ください。

I used google translate(Please note that as for the order SCANDAL MANIA members-only product, it will be canceled if there is no input of the membership number in the "delivery destination remarks".)

Then again i "think" the guitars are not under SCANDAL MANIA members-only product. anyway 1min after that i receive a sms from my bank telling me the amount has been deducted.

shwimp wrote:
babaloued wrote:I've just finished to order Haru's guitar on Kitty Web Shop xD

O.O How did you do?

I want Haruru's guitar too  Onion Cry

Register an account at Tenso
Open the page to Haru's guitar
Scroll down and click the button
You will see the next page
There you will see 2 more buttons.
Click the 1 on the right
Scroll down and fill in the form
Do note all words are in Japanese, just follow Tenso guide
携帯番号 (*)  just fill in then phone number Tenso gave you. ( that's what i did lol )
At the bottom there's a choice in becoming a member or not. ( i think being a member means just having an account so next time if you wanna shop its easier )
When you're done click the bottom right button ( that word means next )
The next few pages should be easy. If you have any trouble just use google translate.

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Thu May 22, 2014 6:11 pm


shwimp

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Ah thank you very much kenzo9 Praise 


I cross my fingers that it works.  Please


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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Fri May 23, 2014 1:05 am


spacecadet

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Mami's Stratomaster is not available yet for some reason, which is annoying (or maybe it's actually sold out on the sites I'm looking at). So is the fact that Ishibashi won't ship overseas. I might have to have mine shipped to a Japanese address and pick them up when I visit this fall. Probably cheaper that way anyway, but just can't check if anything's wrong with them while I could theoretically return them.

Nothing's ever easy in Japan, is it?

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Fri May 23, 2014 1:48 am


BrokenByDefault

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Just placed an order for the Haruna Telecaster using Tenso, thanks for the tips kenzo9! Hopefully all goes well and I did everything right.  Nervous

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Fri May 23, 2014 2:29 am


babaloued

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spacecadet wrote:Mami's Stratomaster is not available yet for some reason, which is annoying (or maybe it's actually sold out on the sites I'm looking at). So is the fact that Ishibashi won't ship overseas. I might have to have mine shipped to a Japanese address and pick them up when I visit this fall. Probably cheaper that way anyway, but just can't check if anything's wrong with them while I could theoretically return them.

Nothing's ever easy in Japan, is it?
On which sites have you tried? I'm pretty sure it's still available on Kitty Web Shop, there are also Ishibashi or Rakuten


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 SCANDAL live 
 
2012.07.16 - バンドやろうよ!vol.3
2012.08.21 - Canal City Hakata
2014.06.28/29 - ARENA FESTIVAL DAY 1&2

2014.08.05 - RIJF 2014
2015.04.25/26/30 - HW TOUR 2015
2015.10.21 - TIMM
2016.09.10/17/20/21/24/25 - YELLOW in EUROPE 2016
Live!
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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Fri May 23, 2014 3:13 am


bouvip

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Hope some of you guys review it! I'm in the process of placing an order, but really on the fence about getting another guitar so not sure if I'll end up picking up Mami's guitar.  Might hold out till some reviews and then if they are available get 1 at a later date.

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Fri May 23, 2014 3:21 am


spacecadet

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babaloued wrote:On which sites have you tried? I'm pretty sure it's still available on Kitty Web Shop, there are also Ishibashi or Rakuten

Ishibashi and Ikebe (the Rakuten site someone tweeted) both sold out of the Mami Stratomaster pretty much immediately. I was hoping not to have to use the Kitty Web Shop because they charge more, plus they only accept certain credit cards.

I ended up ordering the Haruna Tele and Tomomi bass from Ishibashi and the Mami Stratomaster from the Kitty Web Shop using Tenso (thanks kenzo). It seemed like that would actually be cheaper/easier/faster than shipping them to my in-laws' house and picking them up this fall.

It was *painful*, though! It took me forever to get all of them ordered. I keep forgetting how hard it is to order stuff on Japanese web sites with US credit cards.

I hope I don't get an email from either company telling me they arbitrarily canceled my order because I'm shipping to a forwarding service.

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Fri May 23, 2014 3:30 am


BrokenByDefault

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spacecadet wrote:I hope I don't get an email from either company telling me they arbitrarily canceled my order because I'm shipping to a forwarding service.

This is my fear, as well. I'm wondering I should change the address to have a friend in Japan receive the package for me, and then ship it to Australia.

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Re: SCANDAL's Signature Squier instruments
Posted on Fri May 23, 2014 3:57 am


kenzo9

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Im glad that i was able to help out. i wanted to order all 3 just like you did spacecadet but then im just short of cash. i have to kiss goodbye to Tomo's bass  Tears of Joy

BrokenByDefault wrote:
spacecadet wrote:I hope I don't get an email from either company telling me they arbitrarily canceled my order because I'm shipping to a forwarding service.

This is my fear, as well. I'm wondering I should change the address to have a friend in Japan receive the package for me, and then ship it to Australia.

well im doing my part on my prayers that things will go smoothly. of course having a friend in Japan to receive the package for you would be the best choice. i can say its 99% confirmation (1% for the ultimate sh**)
but then there's always pros and cons in every choice that we make in life.

forwarding company:
pros: professional. receiving, checking, repackaging, delivery. ( depends on the company )
cons: some websites doesn't send their items to forwarding address ( happens to me before )

friend:
pros: whatever you buy, 99% will be able to reach his/her address(1% for the ultimate sh** {i dont believe in 100% nothing's perfect} )
cons: normally they don't check the items unless you tell them to. shipping wise, normal items should be ok. ( try buying 4 car rims and delivery to their doorstep then hear them calling you on your phone saying "WAT THE F***"!!! )

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